A parent’s attention is gold to a child, and even negative attention is better than none.
Research shows if time out is used occasionally, briefly and the child understands the process, it can be a useful parenting tool for kids aged two to eight.
Science doesn’t appear to support the modern myth that women are super-human multitaskers.
The myth that women are superior multitaskers has just been busted. So, let's divide work in and out of the home so women aren't left running themselves ragged.
Families can use their EITC to improve their housing.
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The Earned Income Tax Credit was established in 1975 to reduce payroll taxes and help with rising prices for low-income families. Today, it could help poor families with housing.
Most new apartments were not designed with families in mind and parents of young children can struggle to make social connections.
Almost half of apartment residents in Australia are families, but few high-rise dwellings were built with them in mind. Many find these apartments present barriers to building social connections.
Excluding high earning dads from paid parental leave is not the answer.
Research with Canadian families found that modelling of healthy food intake by fathers, but not by mothers, was associated with a healthier diet among their children.
Most Canadian children spend too much time on screens and don't eat enough fruit and vegetables. Fathers can help by modelling healthy behaviours and getting involved in research.
It’s not all smiles and cups of tea.
Young people can make big savings living with their parents, but it throws up some thorny issues.
Families come in all shapes and sizes, and Australian picture books are starting to reflect that.
In Australian picture books, family representation has been overwhelmingly traditional. But this may be changing.
Women’s education levels affect when they have children.
How do women decide how many children to have and when to have them? The data reveal a few major patterns.
Family is far more important for developing engagement of young people in civil society than previously thought.
Families and the state are equally responsible for contributing towards human capital.
Human capital is a key contributor to a country's economy. Here's how families and the state can nurture this asset.
Single parent and extended families are the dominant family forms in South Africa.
More attention needs to be paid to aligning South Africa's family policy with the realities of everyday life.
In 2016, nearly 10 percent of American kids were living in three-generation households, like this one in Detroit, Michigan.
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Over the past 20 years, the number of American households that have grandparents, their kids and their grandkids living under the same roof has nearly doubled.
Volunteering as a family.
Whether they stay with the same organisations or not, family members have a strong influence on each others' volunteer habits.
Neve Te Aroha Ardern, just three months old, discovers UN headquarters in New York with his father and mother, who holds the highest political office in New Zealand.
The media interest in the New Zealand leader, who gave birth this summer, is an illustration of the difficulties faced by women who choose to pursue a career without sacrificing their lives as mothers.
Poorer families don't have the resources to achieve the same as better off families – yet they're being blamed for their situation.
More families are living in high-rise apartments.
Urban policies are based on assumptions of a "normal household" and what buildings for it should look like. So this research project explored how people feel about children in high-density housing.
A new female offender strategy in England and Wales plans to put fewer women in prisons. Here's why that's so important.
Women with children in their arms protested the separation of families seeking protection at U.S. borders, as DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen addressed a Senate subcommittee.
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Simply based on how they are housed, forcibly separating immigrant kids from their families is bound to make a bad situation worse.
New research shows childhood in Europe lasts on average until age 25, while old age starts at 60.