Cosima Marriner Children raised by same-sex parents fare just as well in their education, emotional and social development as those raised by heterosexual parents, new research shows.
John Bingham Open University study finds that when people were asked to rate the quality of their relationship those without children emerged as happier overall.
Richard Orange Sweden's liberal approach to raising children has bred a nation of brats, an expert has warned.
Cosima Marriner Children with involved fathers have better social skills, more successful relationships, stronger self esteem, more self-control and higher grades than those who do not.
Graeme Paton in London Children are developing permissive attitudes to sex and are viewing women as objects after being raised on a "diet of pornography", a major British study has found.
Rachel Browne For an increasing number of long-term marriages, it's no longer a case of until death do us part, it's a matter of until the children depart from the family nest.
Sandy Smith Do you tell your daughter how beautiful she looks in her new party dress or how handsome your son is in his favourite super hero outfit? You had better stop says the UK’s women’s minister, Jo...
Nick Allen After a long day at work, Jessica Stilwell sat down amid the clutter left by her three daughters and decided enough was enough.
Sandy Smith MOVE over Barbie, a new range of fashion dolls has been launched in Australia to address growing concerns about the impact on young girls of negative body image issues associated with dolls such as...
Heidi Davoren While I'm sick and out of action, the kids see opportunity.
Sandy Smith Parenting experts warn against overly ambitious child-rearing styles.
Max Mason How a loveable spoodle treats traumatised children.
Malcolm Moore in Shanghai China's Little Emperors, a generation of chubby, spoiled children, have given way to a new era of Precious Snowflakes, youngsters so coddled they cannot tie their own shoelaces.
Adele Horin PLAYGROUPS are considered the poor cousin to formal childcare, even though about 150,000 Australian children attend them regularly, usually with their mother.
Adele Horin TURNING 18 can be a difficult experience for many teenagers, but for young people who have been raised in foster care it brings a set of unique problems.
Adele Horin MANY childcare centres have failed to prepare for the most significant reform to quality childcare in NSW in two decades even though the new standard has been signalled for two years.
Amy McNeilage The dangers of peer pressure are back in the spotlight after the death of an American teenager who was encouraged by friends to inhale helium.
Adele Horin Unstable relationships have caused a sharp decline in children's wellbeing, a study has found.
Amanda Talbot Comfort! When you ask a designer, furniture buyer, magazine editor, advertising agency or customer what we want when it comes to our homes, the first answer is always comfort.
The secret to a long life
Julian Ryall Misao Okawa, a Japanese woman born in 1898, shares her recipe for longevity: eating lots of sushi and sleeping eight hours a night.