Fatherless and fat
Children from one-parent families have higher odds of obesity than children from two-parent families.
Happier kids in eight steps
Simple tips for raising your kids to be happy people.
Married parents vs cohabiting parents
Married parents are economically advantaged and less likely to separate.
Don’t hand the kid the phone
A phone’s not a pacifier - 10 reasons to keep technology away from the kids.
The untold story behind child obesity
It's uncomfortable to admit, but childhood obesity often starts with family life patterns.
Electronics in the bedroom add pounds to kids waists
"If you want your kids to sleep better and live a healthier lifestyle, get the technology out of the bedroom," says Canadian public health professor Paul Veugelers.
Working moms spend less time on kids’ diet and excerise
Moms who are employed full-time outside the home simply have less time for everything outside of working hours. It’s a logistical reality, not a moral judgment.
Will Big Government save us from Big Appetites?
The Obama Administration has gone nuts. Literally. The czars fiddle with peanut vending machines while Washington burns ever deeper into multi-trillion dollar debt. But oh, it’s for the children.
Can’t drink milk?
Remember baked rice puddings? I do. In fact rice was pretty well the only milk pudding I could stand as a child.
Child obesity: Tater Tots are not the problem
I have just taken another look at the Obama's Christmas present to the nation -- the nutrition bill and I do not find it to my taste.
Three home routines reduced obesity
With Michelle Obama heading up a new anti-obesity programme in the United States studies analysing the problem of childhood obesity are coming thick and fast.
Help parents and you help the whole family
British family researchers seem to be working overtime to keep up with
trends that have won the UK the label, Breakdown Britain. A new report
from the relationship support organisation One Plus One reviews the
evidence on the effects of marital or partnership breakdown on the
wellbeing of both adults and children. It finds a definite negative
impact and argues that better interventions to support parents could
prevent some family ruptures.
Working mums have less healthy kids
Last night on New Zealand television the British female lead of the
live show Mamma Mia! joked about how she went to work to get away from
her four young children -- a firstborn plus triplets who are on tour
with her. Great for her, but how are the kids doing?
Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com