Gender gaps in college linked to divorce rates
The absence of a father, in a typical post-divorce setting, affects the education of boys.
One-on-one time with parents is crucial
Parents concerned about losing touch with their children as the teen years approach may take some encouragement from a new study.
Time with dad good for self-esteem
The more time kids spent alone with their fathers, the higher their self-esteem, a study has found.
Fathers without jobs
As men sometimes complain, they have tended to be overlooked in the great exodus of women from the home into the workforce and other changes affecting women and motherhood during the past 50-60 years.
Australia to give new dads two weeks paid leave
Sunday was Father’s Day in Australia (and New Zealand) and dads-to-be got a present from the federal government -- or rather, the promise of one.
How much do dads need to help at home?
Four jobs a week. Honestly, guys, that is all it takes after the birth
of your first child to reassure your wife that you want to be helpful at
home, and prevent your risk of divorce increasing. That is what a new
study in the UK has found, and it suggests that those four jobs protect
your marriage even more if your wife is not going out to work.
It’s the simple things in family life that count
It was worth bringing an expert halfway round the world to speak on the subject so perhaps it is worth noting here that spending time with your children is more important than giving them the chance to become a musical prodigy or an Olympic medallist.
‘I was never your father’ - DNA testing and what it can do to children
We are used to the sad stories of children who have never known their
fathers, and of those whose fathers become estranged through divorce;
but there are a growing number of children who risk losing the only
father they have ever known because he discovers he is not their father
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