The importance of Mum-time
Research backs up the fact that there's no substitute for a mother’s care.
Do educated parents prefer home care or day-care?
The higher their education, the more parents prefer day-care to home care - but overall, parents would rather stay home.
Too much, too soon?
Children should not start school until age six or seven, say experts. But readiness, not age is the key.
Happy 1st birthday! Now it’s time to leave the nest
A Swedish mother questions the nation's commitment to early daycare.
Children in daycare are more susceptible to contracting infection.
Who should care for our kids?
76% of Canadians prefer home-care to day-care.
Daycare linked to overweight kids in Canadian study
A study from the University of Montreal reveals that school-age children are 50 percent more likely to be overweight if they were in daycare between the ages of 18 months and four years.
UK govt eyeing toddlers in bad behaviour crackdown
The challenge of dealing with bad behaviour among young people remains on the British government’s agenda following last summers riots, and lectures to the parents cannot be relied on to produce the necessary reform.
Daycare must focus on child, not adult needs, says new report
British psychologist and author Aric Sigman, draws on research indicating that attending daycare for an extended period of time is a significant source of stress for many young children.
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