Children protect against divorce contagion

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 July 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: children, divorce, social networks
A study showing the contagious nature of divorce among social networks has been receiving a good bit of attention this week. Not only friends, siblings and people you work with, but also friends of friends are more likely to divorce if you do. Children can protect you from this contagion (although not, apparently, from more direct causes of divorce) -- the more children the better.

Orphaned at conception

Michael Cook | 01 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: children, IVF, sperm donation
Is it high-tech child abuse to rob children of their biological heritage?

Heather and her mommies at 20

Carolyn Moynihan | 05 March 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: books, children, same-sex parenting
It is not everyone’s idea of an occasion to celebrate but a publisher named Alyson Books has brought out a twentieth anniversary edition of the famous child’s primer on same-sex relationships: Heather Has Two Mommies.

Why British children are sad

Joanna Bogle | 16 February 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Britain, children, happiness
And why 'happiness classes' in schools won't help them cheer up.

Kids online every waking minute

Carolyn Moynihan | 22 January 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: children, communication, media
Just when experts thought that children could not swallow another mouthful of media time, the kids went on to devour almost another meal of it, a new Kaiser Family Foundation study reveals.

Is climate change killing children?

Michael Cook | 18 November 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abortion, children, poverty

What is the biggest killer of children in the developing world?

Obamafiction for children

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 November 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Barack Obama, children, literature
If American children do not know that President Barack Obama is a hero, bridge-builder and uniter of people it is not the fault of the publishing industry.

Europeans too selfish to have children, says Chief Rabbi

Michael Cook | 11 November 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: children, Jonathan Sacks, population
It’s not very often that you find an eminent public figure who combines shrewd political observation with philosophical depth. But the other evening Britain’s chief rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, who entered the House of Lords last week as Lord Sacks of Aldgate, proved that he is such a person. In a speech at Demos, a theological thinktank in London, he examined the deep cultural reasons behind the decline in the British birthrate. The last paragraph is the best.

The spiritual world of children

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 September 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: children, religion, United Kingdom
News that the spiritual welfare of young children is being neglected somewhere will not surprise anyone, but the evidence adduced by a British researcher produced an eye-catching headline in the London Telegraph. “Angel sightings ‘should not be dismissed’”, it read.

Children are worth having

Barbara Lilley | 17 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: children, parenting
Are people who have children selfish? Would the world be better off if more of us were childless?

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