Family Values

Whom should you love more: your spouse or your kids?
Tamara El-Rahi | Apr 3 2017 | comment  
This is less controversial than it sounds!

This Is Us - a show that honours marriage and respects fathers
Alysse ElHage | Feb 3 2017 | comment  
Entertainment media can tell good stories about the family.

Generosity is… taking six children into your family
Carolyn Moynihan | Jun 8 2016 | comment  
Faith and friendship flower in a heroic gesture.

Bowls or plates for family meals?
Joanna Roughton | May 17 2016 | comment  
"Bowling alone" - bowls might be encouraging TV dinners over family time.

Justice Antonin Scalia on family life
Ashley McGuire | Feb 23 2016 | comment  
Here's what we can learn from the father of 9 and grandfather of 36.

Video: Hilary Swank turns down roles to care for her sick father
Tamara El-Rahi | Jul 15 2015 | comment  
We need more role models like this!

South Carolina church shooter comes from a broken family
Nicole M. King | Jun 26 2015 | comment  
Shouldn’t family background also be part of the conversation?

The red and blue of family stability
Carolyn Moynihan | Jun 16 2015 | comment  
New US research shows that traditional family values are an important source of stability for kids.

7 tips for a happier home
Tamara El-Rahi | Mar 20 2015 | comment  
Superfast wifi? Nice neighbours? A lock on the bathroom door?

The Obama girls are bored
Tamara El-Rahi | Dec 3 2014 | comment  
Do they deserve a reprimand?

Global family values and Spanish schizophrenia
Carolyn Moynihan | Mar 19 2013 | comment  
The World Family Map -- a final report, in which we find that 80 percent of adults in Spain support the idea of a woman deciding to have a child on her own, while 78 percent think a child is happiest with a mother and a father. Go figure.

Are close family ties bad for the economy?
Carolyn Moynihan | Jun 20 2012 | comment  
Today’s post provides a sort of commentary on our last one about Italy. It’s about the relationship between family culture and the labour market.

Hope for the Italian family
Things are not looking so great in Italy. But the seventh World Family Meeting held a week ago in Milan showed a way forward.

Aren’t babies good?
Mariette Ulrich | Apr 30 2012 | comment  
My youngest child (7) is crazy about babies.

Cartoonist captured “family moments” fondly
Carolyn Moynihan | Nov 17 2011 | comment  
Not living in America, I had never heard of family values cartoonist Bil Keane until this week, when someone alerted me to his death. Seems like I have been missing a great tradition all these years.

Boomer parents: the good news
Mariette Ulrich | Sep 29 2011 | comment  
A couple of weeks back when I posted a piece about the baby boomers who don’t plan to leave any inheritance to their children, I came down rather hard on that generation.

Asian marriage in trouble
Carolyn Moynihan | Aug 24 2011 | comment  
Asian marriage is in the news, with The Economist reporting on “the flight from marriage” in that part of the world and the London Telegraph noting the materialism which is delaying marriages in China.

The price of progress in China?
Carolyn Moynihan | Aug 10 2011 | comment  
Some see it as a sign of greater freedom in China and therefore progress, but not all Chinese are happy that the divorce rate is burgeoning, reports China Daily.

Children change climate for the better
Mariette Ulrich | Dec 8 2009 | comment  
As the climate change summit opens in Copenhagen, the UN Population Fund’s recent message is still ringing in my ears: more babies will undermine attempts to stop global warming.
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