The demographics, which include declining numbers of adult children free to step up and potentially fewer immigrants, suggest that this big problem society faces will get bigger.
It's widely accepted that young people living in children's homes or foster care are vulnerable to mental illness, but new research shows that social media can actually help.
Parents only want the best for their children, but caring for the environment doesn't happen overnight.
Families are changing, and our political leaders should reflect on this diversity to ensure social policies reflect these differences, so that all families are well supported.
Parents killing their children is uncommon, but there are some risk factors around the crime such as mental illness, previous abuse and domestic violence.
New research shows that, too often, grandparents who are primary carers are being locked out of decisions about their grandchildren's welfare.
New research shows that families in Japan and the US struggle in very similar ways with how technology is affecting their lives, their relationships and each other.
Having a newborn can be rough, whether you're a mom or a dad. New research ties men's testosterone to their postpartum depression – with some surprising upsides for their partners.
The majority of academic research is either non-committal or in favour of the benefits afforded by legalising same-sex marriage.
The appearance a hot dish on your doorstep does more than relieve the burden of meal preparation. It says someone is looking out for you.
Australia will be left behind without adequate planning and preparation on fertility issues.
There has been a decrease in the proportion of Australians who are married, and an increase in co-habitation of both heterosexual and same-sex relationships.
Wives sometimes chide their husbands for being cold or distant toward their sons. But men express their love in subtle ways that deserve to be honored rather than belittled.
Homelessness among veterans overall is on the decline. But researchers see an increasing number of homeless vets who are single mothers or supporting young families.
The nation needs a more comprehensive approach to family leave and relief for parents with child care expenses. But the proposals the Trump team rolled out initially fell short.
Many are embarrassed to publicly show too much grief over the death of a dog. But research has shown just how devastating the loss can be.
Families are suffering emotionally and financially because of the minimum income threshold in the UK’s family migration rules.
Supreme Court upholds controversial immigration rules for families introduced in 2012. It means families will have to earn a minimum income to bring over spouses from abroad.
Politics and religion at the dinner table, over Christmas with all the relatives – what could possibly go wrong?
A guide to steering your family away from a dialogue of the deaf about poverty and inequality this festive season.