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There’s Evidence on How to Raise Children, but Are Parents Listening?

There’s Evidence on How to Raise Children, but Are Parents Listening?

Does anything you do as a parent matter? This is a question that surely most parents have asked themselves, as they push through some of the harder parts of raising children — sleepless nights, tantrums, vomiting illnesses, harassing children to finish their homework....

When are they ready to leave the nest?

When are they ready to leave the nest?

In the European Union (EU), more than one third (35.3%) of males aged 25 to 34 were still living with their parents in 2017, compared with only one fifth (21.7%) of females in the same age group. On average, around one young adult in four (28.5%) still lives in the...

What Number of Kids Makes Parents Happiest?

What Number of Kids Makes Parents Happiest?

Bryan Caplan is an economist and a dad who has thought a lot about the joys and stresses of being a parent. When I asked him whether there is an ideal number of children to have, from the perspective of parents’ well-being, he gave a perfectly sensible response: “I’m...

If we’re honest about parenting, we’ll feel so much better

If we’re honest about parenting, we’ll feel so much better

When Louise McSharry was pregnant with her first son Sam, now two-and-a-half years old, she had certain assumptions about what motherhood would be like. "I thought that overnight I would become this patient and benevolent creature, who would never use a harsh word and...