Family Life Archive

The kids who beat autism

Doctors had thought autism was irreversible. Now, new research suggests that one in ten autistic children sheds symptoms before adulthood At first, everything about L’s baby boy seemed normal. He met every developmental milestone and delighted in every discovery. But at around 12 months, B seemed to regress, and by the age of 2, he [&hellip

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The rise of the breadwinner mom: it’s the women bringing home the bacon

It was a hot sunny day when Aaron Traister took his children to play at their local park this week. Like all doting dads, the 35-year-old cherishes those precious moments of quality time with the kids. “It was beautiful. It reminded me of the mornings I used to spend with them when they were little [&hellip

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Parental split ‘worse for rich children’

The separation of parents affects children from richer families more than those who are from poorer backgrounds, according to a report. Researchers from Georgetown University and the University of Chicago found that children were more likely to have behavioural problems after their parents split up when they came from higher-income families. It also found that [&hellip

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The 12 rules of a healthy separation

Is there such a thing as an amicable split? After that celebrity break up, Anna Maxted asks the relationship experts They may not give it the same title, or make a public statement, but every year, thousands of British couples separate in ways that are not disimilar to Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow. Announcing her [&hellip

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