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.
A luxury home near Philadelphia.
Middle-class houses in the US have grown ever larger. The average single-family home is almost twice the size of a home in the 1960s. It's time to consider the downsides of sizing up.
The modelling shows that Coalition governments tend to be much more fiscally conservative in their tax and welfare policies than Labor governments.
Preschool today, success tomorrow.
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Research suggests that government spending on very young children is a good investment.
Most caregivers today are assisting their relatives. What will happen in the years ahead?
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.
Grandparent-led families are increasingly significant in Australia.
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.
Comparatively little is known about the crime of filicide.
Parents killing their children is uncommon, but there are some risk factors around the crime such as mental illness, previous abuse and domestic violence.
Grandparents reported being overlooked and routinely sidelined in decision-making by child protection workers.
New research shows that, too often, grandparents who are primary carers are being locked out of decisions about their grandchildren's welfare.
How does technology affect family relationships?
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.
New fathers can feel low, too.
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.
There are considerable mental health and wellbeing benefits conferred upon those in the fortunate position of being able to legally marry.
The majority of academic research is either non-committal or in favour of the benefits afforded by legalising same-sex marriage.
When someone gives away a casserole, care and concern are among the ingredients.
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.
Australian women are having two or fewer babies over their life-course.
Australia will be left behind without adequate planning and preparation on fertility issues.