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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?

Swedish daycare: International example, or cautionary tale?
Jonas Himmelstrand | 16 September 2015
tags: daycare, Sweden
A fascinating assessment of the highly-vaunted Swedish daycare system.

The glaring omission from sex education
Peter Jon Mitchell | 08 September 2015
tags: adolescents, IMFC, marriage, sex education
Most teens would like to marry one day – but receive no guidance on how.

Where is Amazon leading us?
Michael Cook | 18 August 2015
tags: Amazon, work ethic, work-life balance
The retail giant is conducting an experiment to see how far it can push white-collar employees.

Who will clip your toenails when you cannot?
Scott Stanley | 26 June 2015
tags: elderly care, family relationships
One more argument for working to create stronger family bonds.

Brave new families: a bedtime story
Carolyn Moynihan | 03 June 2015
tags: family structure, parenthood, rights of the child
Though the plot sounds more like a dystopian nightmare.

What’s work for you?
Zac Alstin | 30 April 2015
tags: careers, philosophy, work
The further our economy drags us from basic doing, the less meaningful work is.

Childless by choice - and happy?
Ada Slivinski | 17 April 2015
tags: childlessness, happiness
Even if it's a free choice, not having kids may leave you less contented.

Cohabitation may be hazardous to your health
Patricia Lee June | 13 April 2015
tags: child wellbeing, cohabitation, marriage
Moving in is not a sound step towards, let along substitute for, marriage.

The healing power of empathy
Izzy Kalman | 01 April 2015
tags: bullying, empathy, rampage shooting, school shootings
What should a Texas community have done when it discovered a 13-year-old fantasising about a rampage killing?

Vodafone’s pitch to moms makes sense, but more options are needed
Ada Slivinski | 17 March 2015
tags: maternity leave, work-life balance, working mothers
What's offering for those who want to cut back on work?

Our Kids: A tale of two Americas
Carolyn Moynihan | 13 March 2015
tags: American dream, child poverty, inequality
Robert Putnam's new book poses a serious challenge, but does he nail the right answer?

Frozen berry health scare puts heat on Big Food
Zac Alstin | 22 February 2015
tags: big business, contamination, food security, frozen berries, global supply chain, Hepatitis A
A frozen berry Hepatitis A scare raises questions about global supply chains and consumer awareness.

The help low income families need
W. Bradford Wilcox | 18 February 2015
tags: family policy, marriage gap, poverty
Economic measures are important, but so are national efforts to reverse marriage decline.

Simplicity parenting: how to raise emotionally healthy children
Eloise Cataudella | 18 February 2015
tags: child development, culture of excess, parenting
Four steps to restoring balance in a child's life. (Part 2 of two.)

Simplicity parenting: it’s time to underwhelm the children
Eloise Cataudella | 17 February 2015
tags: child development, culture of excess, parenting
A family counselor argues that parents are falling into the trap of providing too much. (Part one of two.)

“Not to have children is a selfish choice” says Pope Francis
Carolyn Moynihan | 16 February 2015
tags: fertility rates, Pope Francis, the family
The Pope’s latest message about the family challenges the depressed societies of Europe.

Challenging ideological colonization
Johnpaul Menchavez and Oliver M. Tuazon | 13 February 2015
tags: marriage, marriage law, Philippines
The Philippines is nearly the only country in the world without divorce. An expert on marriage law explains why.

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