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Essay/Family Life

Latte pappas

Sweden’s hands-on dads represent an alternative male form forged by lowered testosterone and the potent hormones of attachment

Richard W Orange

Idea/Family Life

We need a contract for co-parenting, not just for marriage

Laurie Shrage

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Essay/Family Life

How to be a patriarch

His duties are many, his challenges weighty, but his glory can be great. A guide to family management, by a Roman nobleman

Marcus Sidonius Falx & Jerry Toner

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Essay/Meaning & the Good Life

Dreadful dads

Few of the great existentialists had children. How can their philosophy help with the anxiety and dread of fatherhood?

John Kaag & Clancy Martin

Video/Love & Friendship

Fighting the tide: a Louisiana bayou couple’s 70 bittersweet years of marriage

13 minutes

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Essay/Family Life

Jamie’s place

Like any adult, my son wants to work, travel and socialise, and his Down syndrome won’t stop him. But can he live independently?

Michael Bérubé

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Idea/Fertility, Pregnancy and Childbirth

Can surrogacy ever escape the taint of global exploitation?

Katharine Dow

Video/Childhood & Adolescence

A monk dedicates himself to giving unwanted children the childhood he never had

40 minutes

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Essay/Stories & Literature

Books for life

There is something deeply revealing about the books one truly loves in childhood and adolescence

Adam Gidwitz

Video/Family Life

‘Space to grow’: on being young, anxious and American in a Zen Buddhist family

12 minutes

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Essay/Gender

Is motherhood gendered?

For a new generation of trans parents and their children, the meaning of motherhood is undergoing a thorough renovation

Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

Video/Family Life

What family means to the world’s longest-married couple after 88 years together

7 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

The joys and struggles of living on the world’s most crowded island

19 minutes

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Idea/Family Life

How game theory can help you do a better job of parenting

Paul Raeburn

Essay/Religion

Spare the rod

Christian Domestic Discipline and the erotics of religious submission raise the possibility of a new concept of God

Tara Isabella Burton

Idea/Family Life

Want less parent-child conflict? Follow the path of Confucius

Ryan Nichols

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Idea/Family Life

Why mothers of tweens – not babies – are the most depressed

Lucia Ciciolla & Suniya Luthar

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Idea/Family Life

If babies were randomly allocated to families would racism end?

Howard Rachlin & Marvin Frankel

Idea/Family Life

There is a better way to parent than the nuclear family

Vicki Larson

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Essay/Childhood & Adolescence

My secret life

Parents expect to know everything about their children’s lives. They need to remember that secrets are part of growing up

Tiffany Jenkins

Idea/Ethics

What should geneticists do when they find out family secrets?

Amulya Mandava & Joseph Millum

Essay/Family Life

Korean Thanksgiving

‘Take a photo of the spread,’ my mother says. ‘This way you can remember what to arrange when I’m dead.’

Mary H K Choi

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Idea/Love & Friendship

A temporary marriage makes more sense than marriage for life

Vicki Larson

Essay/Bioethics

Made to order

Parents already put their children under intense pressure to compete in the world. Will gene editing make it worse?

Erik Parens

Essay/Family Life

Is that my baby?

Sperm donation is socially acceptable but donor eggs still provoke a wave of unease about blood relations and motherhood

Amy Klein

Video/Family Life

How a group of women from the Pacific Islands find redemption on the rugby field

4 minutes

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Video/Family Life

Working full-time and mothering small children – is the juggling act worth it?

12 minutes

Video/Love & Friendship

How much can love endure? A couple’s therapy session tests the limits of honesty

12 minutes

Video/Childhood & Adolescence

‘Have you ever lied to me?’ What do you wish you’d asked your mother as a child?

4 minutes

Essay/Demography & Migration

The marriage calculus

Women with money and education tend to get and stay married in America. Why aren’t working-class women the same?

Naomi Cahn & June Carbone