Family

Is same-sex parenting good for the gay community?
When I came out as a lesbian in the late 1970s, lesbian mothers were demonised as the root of all evil. Their "unnatural acts" meant that if they
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Midday nap helps pre-school children learn, new study finds
A midday nap can help pre-school children remember what they learned in the morning, according to a study by psychologists in the US. The research suggests that carers
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Why women have a right to sex-selective abortion
As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't matter why any woman wants to end her pregnancy. If it's to select for sex, that's her choice. When you talk
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4th Trimester Bodies Project
September 18, 2013
The 4th Trimester Bodies Project is an ongoing photodoc created by photographer and mother Ashlee Wells Jackson. This project is dedicated to embracing the beauty inherent in the ...read more
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Touching, unguarded portraits of sleeping parents-to-be
September 18, 2013
A few years ago, Russian photographer Jana Romanova's social life took a turn. All of a sudden, it seemed, all of her friends had become pregnant. Just as ...read more
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We post nothing about our daughter online
September 18, 2013
Knowing what we do about how digital content and data are being cataloged, my husband and I made an important choice before our daughter was born. We decided ...read more
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Major Lazer: ‘We need to teach kids how to do drugs’
September 16, 2013
Major Lazer have called for young people to be taught "how to do drugs [safely]" following two drug-related deaths at a New York music festival. Diplo and Jillionaire ...read more
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Why choosing not to have children isn’t selfish OR admirable
September 12, 2013
A childless-by-choice friend recently shared an article, Why not having kids is admirable, not selfish, on Facebook. The article was an interesting read that laid out why we ...read more
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50 best Android apps for kids from 2013
September 12, 2013
Traditionally, most children's apps developers have focused on Apple's iPad and iPhone, as that's where they believed most app-buying parents would be found. In 2013, though, there's been ...read more
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Sexy selfies may upset parents, but they’re part of growing up
September 12, 2013
"Dear girls," wrote mother-of-four Kimberley Hall on her blog a few days ago. "I have some information that might interest you." The irony is that Hall's post seems ...read more
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If I could do it all over again
September 11, 2013
On January 4 2012 I was blessed with my second child -- a boy. He was so perfect, so beautiful and once again I experienced the magic of ...read more
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Testicle size may indicate men’s childcare aptitude, suggests US study
September 10, 2013
Men's aptitude for childcare may be reflected in the size of their testes, according to a study by US scientists. Researchers found that men with smaller testes were ...read more
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Mother and daughter
September 9, 2013
I worry I don’t spend enough time doing homework with my daughter. I worry that I don’t take her to enough plays, or to enough museums. I worry ...read more
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Are your kids getting too much homework?
September 9, 2013
Homework is an essential part of learning independent work and self-discipline ... and I think that kids are getting far too much of it. Homework should be given ...read more
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Why Mumsnet and social media are important new forums for feminism
September 2, 2013
Where should a 20-something feminist go when faced with a online barrage of rape and death threats? Unsurprisingly, Laura Bates turned to an anonymous talkboard to ask for help soon after ...read more