Self-marriage promises love and fulfilment – but is it a radical act or a depressing concession to self-absorption?
Sweden’s hands-on dads represent an alternative male form forged by lowered testosterone and the potent hormones of attachment
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
Few of the great existentialists had children. How can their philosophy help with the anxiety and dread of fatherhood?
Like any adult, my son wants to work, travel and socialise, and his Down syndrome won’t stop him. But can he live independently?
Books for life
There is something deeply revealing about the books one truly loves in childhood and adolescence
Is motherhood gendered?
For a new generation of trans parents and their children, the meaning of motherhood is undergoing a thorough renovation
Spare the rod
Christian Domestic Discipline and the erotics of religious submission raise the possibility of a new concept of God
My secret life
Parents expect to know everything about their children’s lives. They need to remember that secrets are part of growing up