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Should a future parent consider the impact more people will have on the Earth? child via www.shutterstock.com

Bioethicist: The climate crisis calls for fewer children

A philosopher of 'procreation ethics' at the center of a controversy over having kids explains why we can't ignore the population question in an era of climate change.
The issue of child poverty and its links to housing costs are not widely acknowledged in Australia. from www.shutterstock.com

By 2030, ‘no Australian child will be living in poverty’ – why can’t we promise that?

Income poverty statistics tell us relatively little about why Australian children live in poverty, or how to alleviate it. But housing plays a critical part in the problem.
Children can easily be exposed to porn online. Shutterstock/bikeriderlondon

Is that porn your child is watching online? How do you know?

Online porn is big business and has plenty of adults viewing the content. But young children can also be exposed to porn, and much of that comes from accidental or unwanted exposure.
Iraqi security forces detain a boy after removing a suicide vest from him in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

How the Islamic State recruits and coerces children

A young boy is strapped with explosives and sent to detonate himself and those around him at a school. An expert on terrorism explains how and why children become embroiled in militant conflicts.
Residents are rescued in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, August 15, 2016. Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Disasters and kids – how to help them recover

It's not uncommon for kids to experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress after a disaster. How can parents help kids bounce back?
Head lice are an itchy problem to solve. But don’t panic, there are alternatives to insecticides. Cameron Webb

Here’s how you beat ‘indestructible’ head lice

New research confirms what many parents already know: head lice are getting harder to kill. How else can we control these itchy pests plaguing our playgrounds?

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