A narrow definition of family can neglect the experiences of many people and can impact policy and programs. It's time to expand our ideas of what family means.
The world's first study of how grandmothers experience the death of their stillborn grandchild exposes a unique kind of grief. But there are many ways we can support them.
What was once imagined as a time of exploration and reinvention has become marked by financial and emotional strain.
Research suggests that parents and babies communicate in remarkably similar ways despite striking variation in cultural practices.
In many households, Christmas means visits from relatives eager to smother kids with kisses. But respectful parenting means giving the kids fair warning so they can decide whether that's ok.
Family is far more important for developing engagement of young people in civil society than previously thought.
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.
New research shows that parenting stress is lowest if grandparents do some of the care - as opposed to more formal arrangements.
New research shows childhood in Europe lasts on average until age 25, while old age starts at 60.
Apps which encourage children to develop language, literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills through play are excellent gifts this Christmas.
New research shows just how key grandparents are to childcare.
New research shows that, too often, grandparents who are primary carers are being locked out of decisions about their grandchildren's welfare.
Millions of American children are being cared for by grandparents. To honor Grandparents Day we ask: What are the social and health impacts of this often unexpected turn of events?
Family care arrangments likely to come under pressure under new migration rules.
Gaming is a way to connect to family members. Those relationships can improve mental and physical well-being, in addition to creating meaningful personal bonds.
Children growing up with other relatives are more likely to be from an ethnic minority.
The role of grandparents as the biggest providers of childcare is a huge blind spot in policy-making for workforce participation, childcare, early childhood education and retirement.
Almost three million American children are being cared for by grandparents. To honor Grandparents Day we ask: what are the social and health impacts of this often unexpected turn of events?
Prehistoric grandmothers helping out with the kids may have led to a surplus of older men competing for a comparatively small number of young, fertile women. Could this have created long-term couples?
With more health information going online, it has never been easier to proactively manage our health. Problem is, the people who would benefit the most are using it the least.