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Children & Family

How to make this Father’s day different!

How to make this Father’s day different!

How to make this Father’s day different for your “real life hero”? Father’s Day is a day which holds significance throughout the world and is celebrated to acknowledge the contribution of fathers, paternal parents, or father figures in the society. Although, it is celebrated all across the globe but the date varies from place to […]

If the parent-child relationship starts well, it tends to stay well

If the parent-child relationship starts well, it tends to stay well

A study has found links between early secure attachment between a 2-year-old and his or her mother or father and the quality of their relationship at the age of 10 and 12. But it’s more complicated than simple cause and effect. For example, a child who rejects a mother’s (but not a father’s) rules at […]

Girls do more housework than boys, particularly when mothers work long hours

Girls do more housework than boys, particularly when mothers work long hours

A new study reinforces a familiar story by finding that girls aged 8-18 do more routine housework than boys. However, the difference didn’t grow as the children aged: time spent doing housework increased from middle childhood to mid-adolescence for both boys and girls. But when mothers worked longer hours, it was girls, not boys, who […]

Divorce causes greater pain for parents than for childless couples

Divorce causes greater pain for parents than for childless couples

Divorce hits men and women much harder if they are parents—particularly of younger children—than if they are childless, according to our research. These findings suggest that we could find new ways to help protect children from the trauma of divorce. Experts have tended to conclude that divorce per se damages children. Our research identifies problems […]

Mothers going back to work early doesn’t harm child development

Mothers going back to work early doesn’t harm child development

Research from three industrialised countries finds that early returns to work after childbearing do not pose threat to the healthy development of children. Mothers’ going back to work soon after childbirth poses no harm to children’s development, according to our recent studies in the US, UK, and Australia. Studies of children born a generation earlier, […]