When can a donor be a legal parent? The latest High Court ruling doesn't make it clear how much involvement a donor needs to have.
Soothing babies with song is a natural instinct for some parents, and research has shown just how powerful it can be for premature babies.
Before the advent of genetic testing, definitions of paternity were primarily social and legal. Science has destabilized these older definitions, but it has not replaced them.
The number of births in the US is down 2% – to what the CDC calls 'the lowest number of births in 32 years.' This drop brings the US more in line with its peers.
Research suggests that parents and babies communicate in remarkably similar ways despite striking variation in cultural practices.
Just because your children are learning about LGBT relationships, it won't make them gay.
The teacher strikes that have swept the US represent a new shift in teacher activism that has led teacher unions to align with broader social and racial justice movements, an education scholar says.
Young people can make big savings living with their parents, but it throws up some thorny issues.
How do women decide how many children to have and when to have them? The data reveal a few major patterns.
Making good friends in primary school is not always an easy task. Here's how teachers and parents can help.
Fertility apps aim to help women understand their bodies. But while some find tracking their data a positive experience, others may feel burdened or trapped.
Family is far more important for developing engagement of young people in civil society than previously thought.
School reports are coming soon. Here's a guide for how to interpret and make best use of your child's school report.
Values – and capital – are clearly passed down from one generation to the next.
Most dads aren't taking shared parental leave – new research reveals why.
Poorer families don't have the resources to achieve the same as better off families – yet they're being blamed for their situation.
Parent blaming has taken a new turn – no longer just criticised for failing to attend to their child’s every need, parents are now being condemned for 'over-parenting'.
Most parents worry how their child will fare after divorce. Most will be fine, so long as they don't witness conflict.
It’s very difficult to measure whether a conception was intended. But those data are vital to understanding women's choices.
Reading styles vary in effectiveness. Here are six things you can do, based on research, to help your child get the most out of shared reading.