Bundles of joy.
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Fall in love, have a baby, watch your happiness and satisfaction plummet. Psychology researchers know the transition to parenthood can be rough on relationships.
School fee exemptions that are meant to help poor families can actually cause them major problems.
South Africa's fee exemption system is at the heart of a deepening divide in the country's school sector. It's time for a major relook at how this policy is applied.
Not the right building blocks for a childcare policy.
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Plans to double free childcare will only be available for 'working parents'.
Even for middle-class families, the growing costs of youth sports can be a huge burden.
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In a $5 billion industry, there's no longer a level playing field.
Oprah Winfrey’s academy for girls in South Africa is well-resourced and produces good results. These factors mean it is in the minority.
Parents want to know how much they need to spend to secure a good education - and job prospects - for their children. But is it as simple as balancing your own books and ignoring the bigger picture?
Playtime, Swedish style.
Childcare is likely to be a key battleground for the UK’s 2015 general election. The Labour party has committed to a universal quality childcare service. It sees it as a strategic political, social and…
Prior assumptions about the impact children have on wealth may need to be changed.
Highly publicised estimates of the cost of raising a family in Australia suggest that parents must make hefty financial sacrifices to meet the needs of their children. In a recent paper, we challenge the…