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What’s the point of homework?

Studies on homework are frequently quite general, and don’t consider specific types of homework tasks. So it isn’t easy to measure how effective homework can be. But here’s what we do know.
Anxiety may affect many more children than usual this fall. Cavan Images/Cavan Collection via Getty Images

How parents can help kids deal with back-to-school anxiety

It’s no surprise kids are feeling a lot of anxiety after a year and a half of a global pandemic. Here’s what signs parents can look out for, and what to do if their child is feeling overwhelmed.
Domestic violence and coercive controlling behaviours are occurring in shared parenting arrangements more than was previously thought. (Cottonbro/Pexels)

Divorce Act update will help protect children, mothers from violence and coercive control

There’s a need to better understand coercive control as an important component of domestic violence when it comes to making decisions around co-parenting.
The stay-at-home order appears to have been mostly beneficial for parents, who reported improvement in their co-parenting experience despite the many challenges they faced. (Shutterstock)

It’s not all negative: The experiences of parents with a newborn during COVID-19 lockdown

Parents with a newborn were doing significantly better on most parental and relational outcomes during lockdown.
The study found that child-free people were just as satisfied with their lives as those with kids. Aleksandr Faustov/EyeEm via Getty Images

Far more adults don’t want children than previously thought

While past studies have placed the proportion of child-free American adults at somewhere between 2% and 9%, a new study found that in Michigan, over 1 in 4 adults don’t want kids.

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