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They ridiculed my big ears, so I killed them?
Izzy Kalman | 09 February 2016
tags: body image, bullying
How to prevent tragedies motivated by ridicule of body parts.

Belgian artist fights to be recognised as king’s daughter
Michael Cook | 05 February 2016
tags: Belgium, illegitimacy, paternity suits, sperm donation
Truth is more important than legal status.

The Family and the Force
Jordan J. Ballor | 05 February 2016
tags: family relationships, love, Star Wars
The Star Wars narrative invokes dynamics of familial love.

Guns, brains and what really makes an adult
Carolyn Moynihan | 04 February 2016
tags: emerging adults, identity, marriage
A proposal to raise the gun age to 25 in the US raises some deep questions.

A donor-conceived woman speaks out
Stephanie Raeymaekers | 03 February 2016
tags: same-sex parenting, sperm donation
There is a hole in the hearts of people whose biological fathers have been erased from their lives.

Desperately seeking domestic bliss
Ian Dowbiggin | 15 December 2015
tags: Emily Mudd, marriage, marriage counselling, marriage education, USA
Why is the American divorce rate so high if there are so many marriage counsellors?

Defamilialisation: an ideology that shapes our lives
Helen Ward | 08 December 2015
tags: daycare, defamilialisation, the family, work-life balance
The anti-family vision behind McJobs for women and daycare for children.

The Hunger Games herald the ultimate feminist dream
Kathy Gyngell | 30 November 2015
tags: feminism, The Hunger Games, women in military
Women soldiers fighting Islamic State.

The real trouble with not wanting children
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 November 2015
tags: motherhood, sterilisation
Abuse heaped on a young woman who wants to be sterilised tells us something. But what?

Why Paul Ryan matters for parents
Melissa Langsam Braunstein | 15 November 2015
tags: parenting, Paul Ryan, sexism, work-life balance
The Speaker's work-life balance is good for everyone.

Why is America’s youth too fat to fight?
Michael Cook | 09 November 2015
tags: family structure, national security, obesity, US Army
A question for GOP candidates in tomorrow's debate.

Five types of modern couples
Jean-Christophe Demers | 03 November 2015
tags: autonomy, gender roles, marriage issues
The need today is to find a balance between individual autonomy and the life of the couple.

Puritans, Victorians, post-war Catholics: images from America’s sexual history
Allan C. Carlson | 16 October 2015
tags: America, sexuality, social unrest
Sexuality as a litmus test of culture.

To whom do children belong?
Melissa Moschella | 14 October 2015
tags: marriage parental rights education
How same-sex marriage threatens parental rights.

Cynical and amoral: the dark side of the mindfulness fad
Zac Alstin | 13 October 2015
tags: Buddhism, corporate culture, meditation
Critiquing the mindlessness of the mainstream meditation movement.

Around the globe, less marriage = more single parents
Anna Sutherland and W. Bradford Wilcox | 09 October 2015
tags: cohabitation, marriage, World Family Map
More marriage, the more kids living with two parents.

What’s missing in the lives of school shooters?
Carolyn Moynihan | 07 October 2015
Too often, their own father.

Made in Finland: Childcare help for all families
Jonas Himmelstrand | 07 October 2015
tags: daycare, Finland, IMFC, Nordic model
This is the 'Nordic model' to follow, not Sweden's daycare monoculture.

Parenting in space and time
Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 01 October 2015
tags: parenting, time
Time is the most important thing we can give our children.

New research busts myths about universal daycare
Andrea Mrozek | 24 September 2015
tags: Canada, daycare
A major study finds negative effects of a much-lauded system in Quebec.

Reflections of a failed Tiger Mother
Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 23 September 2015
tags: parenting, Tiger Moms, virtue
What is a good parent? One who has a good purpose.

Swedish daycare II: Weak parenting, big problems
Jonas Himmelstrand | 17 September 2015
tags: daycare, Sweden
Why do Swedish youth score low on psychological health and school results?

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