Parents of young children are reporting alarming increases in anxiety and depression during COVID-19. This is not only a risk to parents' mental health, but also to children’s long-term well-being.
We've got this: parents can build kids' resiliency in by focussing on what's going well, maintaining some predictability and order, modelling belief in their own abilities and caring for themselves.
From livening up household chores to connecting kids with relatives who are far away, music can a play a vital role.
For new mothers with postpartum depression, social distancing limits some of the best ways to improve their mental health.
Working long hours and want to make the most of time with your children? Your local park is an ideal place for sharing experiences that benefit the whole family.
Nearly half of apartment residents are now families with children whose quality of life suffers if their neighbourhoods don't provide the spaces and activities they need to thrive.
A dive into the archives shows that pets developed a special place in Victorians' hearts.
Children now spend more time at home and alone with their parents – new research.
A regular family ritual like a dinner and games night contributes to the rhythm and predictability of life and becomes part of a family's unique DNA.
All of us have allergies to people whose seemingly inconsequential behaviour repulses us. Here's how to deal with it this holiday season.
Over the past 20 years, the number of American households that have grandparents, their kids and their grandkids living under the same roof has nearly doubled.
The Wife: my research shows that this self-sacrificing form of wifehood is hardly history.
In the 1970s, a young urban planning professor, Dolores Hayden, believed that city design was the key to unlocking patriarchal structures that trapped women in the home. How much has the city changed?
In Sydney, families with children now account for one in four households living in apartments. The expectations and design of apartments have not kept up with this rapid demographic change.
Older relatives often object to younger people using their smartphones and tablets during family gatherings. But digital devices can connect distant relatives year-round.
A new study provides a more nuanced understanding of the role food plays in healthy eating and family life.
A snapshot of what HILDA survey results have to say about families, working mums and childcare.
Access to loved ones helps reduce reoffending.
Parental separation substantially raises the risk of homelessness by the age of 30 for girls and boys, but only boys are affected by a break-up after the age of 12.
Why is it all about mom? Fathers want to be more involved in their children's lives, but are limited by public policy and social institutions. This is a bad deal for dads, kids and moms alike.