Tag Archives: Parenting

Guides on parenting: an endless race for well-being?

Guides on parenting: an endless race for well-being?

One can have the impression by looking at the shelves of bookstores that the guides intended for parents are multiplying. This phenomenon is not, however, new. It was after the war that counseling for parents became a real market. The domain experts form a long chain, more or less inscribed in the academic world, going in the United […] … learn more→

Single-parenting through a PhD

Its 8.30 in the morning and I’m just back from the school run. I have five and a half hours before I pick up my son. How to make the best use of that time? The eternal dilemma! As a single parent this time is precious. I have a long To-Do list, with everything ranging […] … learn more→

Parenting your way to a PhD

PhD study while also parenting can’t be described as easy. Of course I never really expected it to be, but it’s difficult in ways I never anticipated. As my youngest child approached primary school age I realised that I was going to be bored when he went to school. Already I was spending far too […] … learn more→

Does Madeleine McCann deserve never to be found?

Several news sources reported recently that Scotland Yard has launched a formal investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, following the emergence of ‘new evidence and new theories’. Madeleine disappeared from her family’s holiday apartment in Portugal in 2007, a few days before her fourth birthday. Her parents had left her and her siblings alone […] … learn more→

Why are we not much, much, much better at parenting?

We’ve come a long way, as a species. And we’re better at many things than we ever were before – not just slightly better, but unimaginably, ridiculously better. We’re better at transporting people and objects, we’re better a killing, we’re better at preventing infectious diseases, we’re better at industrial production, agricultural and economic output, we’re […] … learn more→

Banned Books Awareness: “The Family Book”

Todd Parr has written over 30 children’s books, and he is the winner of two National Parenting Publication Awards, as well as three Oppenheim Gold Awards; but his The Family Book (preschool-grade 2; 2004) has stirred up some controversy. In a whimsical, engaging way, the daily lives of all kinds of families are depicted, celebrating their […] … learn more→

Parenting comes at a price for male fish

Being a great dad can mean starving to protect the kids, putting up with a jealous spouse – and often, dying young. At least, if you’re a cardinalfish. A survival strategy that has been a triumphant success for cardinalfishes for going on 50 million years could come unstuck under rapid global warming, scientists from the […] … learn more→