Despite the popular guidance, marriage can be an economic risk for single parents with unstable partners.
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Marriage on its own won’t do away with child poverty, and in fact it can create even more instability for low-income families.
We found no discernable difference in how people rated family scenarios with one, two or three children.
Sonnets still have a reputation for being about the unrequited love of a man for a woman.
These moving poems are a reminder that on Valentine’s Day, it’s OK to celebrate a broader definition of love.
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet – but would it sound as sweet?
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Pleasant-sounding words might have a leg up.
People protesting against inclusive sexual orientation and gender-identity policies in schools are seen next to protestors supporting such policies in Saskatoon, Sask. on Sept. 20, 2023.
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In the wake of transphobic protests, the ‘rights’ of parents are being falsely positioned in opposition to the rights of transgender and non-binary children rather than focusing on supporting families.
Both homes and businesses in rural areas struggled with digital connectivity during the pandemic.
New research reveals the digital divide that was exposed by the COVID pandemic.
Gentle parents often feel overwhelmed and alone, researchers found.
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The gentle parenting movement has exploded in popularity on social media. But is it good for kids or parents?
Parents can model good media habits, like using online tools to connect with family and friends.
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Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 17 Philadelphia parents about how their family uses digital media. Here they offer tips to promote healthy, balanced media habits for kids.
Disability may place constraints on a family’s ability to take vacations during the school holidays.
The State of the World’s Fathers report found that men reported ‘caring about care.’
The latest State of the World’s Fathers report found a shift in attitudes. In 15 countries, between 70% and 90% of men agreed with the statement, “I feel as responsible for care work as my partner.”
Philly schools counted 4,675 homeless children in the 2021-22 school year – but the numbers are likely higher.
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A professor of counseling who researches homelessness offers tips so parents can make sure their child gets the school support and accommodations they are entitled to.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford visits a child-care centre in Brampton, Ont., on March 28, 2022.
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For vulnerable and marginalized groups, access to early learning and child care remains uncertain. Inclusive access must become a top priority to achieve affordable care for all families.
Caregiving in South Asian communities is characterized by close family bonds that emphasize respect for elders.
Dementia care in South Asian households is shaped by cultural, familial and societal forces that bring benefits and challenges.
With dads being the primary earners in many heterosexual households, it was often the mother who gave up work to manage extra work at home during the pandemic. But what about heterosexual households where the mother was the primary earner?
Sean Tuohy, Michael Oher and Leigh Anne Touhy pose for a photo before a University of Mississippi game in 2008.
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Two very distinct legal processes are at issue in the Michael Oher case.
Students with ADHD who get a daily report card had 4.5 fewer rule violations per 30-minute class than those without one, one study found.
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Traditional report cards sent home every few months are fine for most students. But for kids with behavioral issues, a daily report card can be a better option.
A family photo of Andrea Yates, her husband and four of their five children. Yates killed all five by drowning them in a bathtub in 2001.
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The framing of these stories of murder and mayhem have remained remarkably consistent since the invention of the printing press – and may reveal our own hidden fears and desires.
Parents and emergency responders repeatedly said evacuation centres should have a separate space for families with very young children. Here’s what else we could do.
Moms get about 25 minutes less sleep each weeknight when their kids’ school is in session.
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Parents spend more time actively engaged with their kids – such as helping with homework or reading together – during the school year than during summer. But the difference is almost three times greater for moms than for dads.
Would you decline a free upgrade to first class in order to sit next to a companion in coach?
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New research on our desire to create shared memories with the people we care about offers insights for companies that want to improve their customer service.