Category: Family

Forget Halloween. Children Are Frightening Year-Round.

Some parents don’t need spooky stories or horror movies. The real terror already lives within the walls of their homes….

Are ‘Kidfluencers’ Making Our Kids Fat?

Parents beware: Many YouTube channels that are wildly popular with young children are targeting them with thinly veiled ads for…

The moment that Daddy became ‘Sheemiss’

The Séamas O’Reilly column Parents and parenting The moment that Daddy became ‘Sheemiss’ Séamas O’Reilly It made my baby boy…

How we stay together: ‘I’m always surprised when people don’t talk about sex with their partners’

How we stay together Life and style Communication and making time to be intimate – or just hold hands –…

Grace Dent: ‘Sometimes I see the terror in Dad’s eyes, and it hurts my heart’

Grace Dent: ‘Sometimes I see the terror in Dad’s eyes, and it hurts my heart’ Grace Dent: ‘There were a…

Tim Dowling: ‘By week three of not drinking, I imagined I’d be in a better mood’

I am restored to consciousness by the sound of my wife’s voice. “It’s lovely,” she says, loudly. “Getting woken up…

Footprints Mark a Toddler’s Perilous Prehistoric Journey

Several thousand years ago, a young adult moved barefoot across a muddy landscape. A toddler was balanced on the adult’s…

5 Tips for Reducing Screen Time

A scene from “The Social Dilemma.”Netflix 1. Start the conversation. As a family, watch a documentary like “Social Dilemma,” “Screenagers”…

I want to move back to the UK. How can I convince my husband to give it a try? | Annalisa Barbieri

I met my husband at university, while he was studying in the UK. He returned to his home in mainland…

Outside entertainment options are now limited. Time to dust off the board games

The joy of small things Board games Playing chess or Scrabble with someone in concentrated but comfortable silence is an…