Child Wellbeing

The three love diet
Patrick F. Fagan | Dec 9 2016 | comment  
Only a fraction of our children are fully nurtured, thanks to the breakdown in marriage.

Parents’ church attendance linked to positive child development
Nicole M. King | Mar 16 2016 | comment  
Church attendance exerts a consistent and positive effect on five measures of child development.

Troubles tend to multiply for kids in broken families
Carolyn Moynihan | Mar 30 2015 | comment  
They are more likely to live with someone who's had substance abuse or mental health problems.

Raise kids religious
Mariette Ulrich | Jul 17 2012 | comment  
A large US study shows that growing up in a religious household has advantages for children.

Daycare must focus on child, not adult needs, says new report
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 9 2012 | comment  
British psychologist and author Aric Sigman, draws on research indicating that attending daycare for an extended period of time is a significant source of stress for many young children.

Should we desire happiness for our children?
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 1 2012 | comment  
A British media personality has pricked the country’s happiness bubble by declaring that she does not want her kids to be “happy”.

How divorce ruins children’s lives
William West | Jan 31 2012 | comment  
Divorce puts some children on a “downward trajectory from which they might never fully recover”, says a new study.

Open marriage? A terrible idea for kids
Carolyn Moynihan | Jan 22 2012 | comment  
The New York Times has rounded up some experts to discuss the merits of open marriage. Brad Wilcox of the National Marriage Project, provides common sense and objectivity.

“Please don’t call me a foster kid”
Hank Mattimore | Jan 9 2012 | comment  
I am proud to be a foster parent but I find myself sort of dancing around the word when I refer to Tony as my foster kid.

Only 51 per cent of Americans are married
Carolyn Moynihan | Dec 16 2011 | comment  
We know that marriage has been losing “market share” in the sexual culture of the developed world so the news that barely half of American adults today are married comes as not much of a surprise.
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