Rick Fitzgibbons | 06 September 2012 |
Same-sex parenting deprives children of a mother or father. But isn't the same thing happening with heterosexual adoption?
Children made me
Helen M. Alvaré | 30 August 2012 |
A Catholic academic and feminist tells how she discovered the meaning of marriage and the joy of self-giving.
Babies, birth control, and what teens really want
Meg T. McDonnell | 18 July 2012 |
tags: birth control, teenage pregnancy
A campaign to prevent teenage pregnancy ignores the clues young people themselves give about the real remedies.
“The kids are all right”? Think again
Michael Cook | 15 June 2012 |
There have been no robust academic studies of gay parenting which prove that it is every bit as good as the traditional family.
Does it really make no difference if your parents are straight or gay?
Walter R. Schumm | 15 June 2012 |
New data from a well-designed study suggest that it does, and it's not good news for the kids of same-sex couples.
Protecting children online
Carolyn Moynihan | 01 June 2012 |
tags: internet safety, pornography
Opt-in filtering for porn would be a great help to parents. Why should it be so difficult?
An unknown unknown for gay marriage supporters
Michael Cook | 29 May 2012 |
tags: same-sex marriage, surrogacy
Same-sex marriage has a dark secret: its potential for exploiting women in developing countries.
No Biking in the House without a Helmet
Mary Cooney | 21 May 2012 |
tags: adoption, book reviews, large families
A rollicking account of a large and unusual family.
Is it better never to have been born?
Michael Cook | 08 May 2012 |
tags: bioethics, children, utilitarianism
The joys of bringing a child into the world are not persuasive for some contemporary philosophers.
Mariette Ulrich | 02 May 2012 |
tags: feminism, stay-at-home Mom
Stay-at-home moms are a problem, all right. They think, educate their children and vote.
Enough of parenting misery lit
Mariette Ulrich | 12 April 2012 |
tags: parenting, work-life balance
Raising kids is not a Sunday stroll in the park, but if you never get there, whose fault is it?
Values for life
Louise Kirk | 29 February 2012 |
tags: character education, sex education
Most sex education fails because it does not prepare children for life. A successful values programme is changing all that.
Bullying: governments can diagnose, but they can’t cure
Peter Jon Mitchell | 24 February 2012 |
The Ontario government has vastly over-estimated its ability to solve problems like school bullying. Don't families have a role in this?
The honour killings which shook Canada’s soul
Rebekah Hebbert | 14 February 2012 |
tags: Canada, honor killings, multiculturalism
Wealthy Afghan immigrants murdered the first wife and three daughters because they had become too “Western”.
A parental defence of highly effective nagging
Mary Santangelo | 10 February 2012 |
tags: character, emerging adults, parenting
When a deadly habit becomes a useful tool in the parental armoury.
The parental happiness curve
| 19 December 2011 |
tags: marriage, parenthood, religion
Why are parents with four-plus children happier, on average, than those with just a couple?
A hospice in the womb
Carolyn Moynihan | 09 December 2011 |
When prenatal diagnosis brings bad news about their child, parents deserve a real choice of paths. Happily, there is a beautiful option available.
What The Wizard of Oz can teach us about bullying
Izzy Kalman | 30 November 2011 |
The underlying message of this iconic film is how to grow out of childhood fears
Misconceptions about a new vein of comedy
Damian Adams | 21 November 2011 |
tags: IVF, sperm donation
Not knowing your biological father is hardly a fit topic for Hollywood slapstick.
Same sex adoption is not a game
Rick Fitzgibbons | 18 November 2011 |
tags: parenting, same-sex adoption, US
Allowing same sex couples to adopt children deprives them of a mother or a father and subjects them to a dangerous social experiment.
Bringing up baby
Angela Shanahan | 27 October 2011 |
tags: childcare, motherhood, parenting
Why are there more than 900 books on baby care in print in Australia?
My daughter’s paradoxical genes
Mark W. Leach | 24 October 2011 |
tags: abortion, Down syndrome, girls
Why are parents encouraged to abort Down syndrome children and banned from aborting girls?
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