Lessons from Sandy Hook
A government report on a school shooting in which six adults and 20 children died fails to establish a motive.
Where are the fathers? We need them
Scholarly research backs up common sense: fathers bring unique gifts to parenting.
The myth of “normal” sibling rivalry
How can it be healthy for brothers to fight like cats and dogs if school bullying is pathological?
Journalist Lauren Sandler, an only child and the mother of one, has written a popular book celebrating the joys of time for yourself. Is that the way to happiness?
Not so fast!
A one-page report on the success of same-sex parenting was reported around the world this week. How reliable is it?
A boy’s life with unisex scouts
The Boy Scouts of America will vote today on whether they will admit homosexual scouts. Will they become the Unisex Scouts, as they are in Canada, where the scouting movement has collapsed?
Same-sex parenting deprives children of a mother or father. But isn't the same thing happening with heterosexual adoption?
Children made me
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
A campaign to prevent teenage pregnancy ignores the clues young people themselves give about the real remedies.
“The kids are all right”? Think again
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?
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
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
Same-sex marriage has a dark secret: its potential for exploiting women in developing countries.
No Biking in the House without a Helmet
A rollicking account of a large and unusual family.
Is it better never to have been born?
The joys of bringing a child into the world are not persuasive for some contemporary philosophers.
Stay-at-home moms are a problem, all right. They think, educate their children and vote.
Enough of parenting misery lit
Raising kids is not a Sunday stroll in the park, but if you never get there, whose fault is it?
Values for life
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
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
Wealthy Afghan immigrants murdered the first wife and three daughters because they had become too “Western”.
A parental defence of highly effective nagging
When a deadly habit becomes a useful tool in the parental armoury.
The parental happiness curve
| 19 December 2011 |
Why are parents with four-plus children happier, on average, than those with just a couple?
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