What Experts Say — Good and Bad — About Attachment Parenting

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Attachment parenting is a parenting style that emphasizes a strong bond between parents and children, with parents being highly attuned and receptive to their child's needs.It's most often associated with things...

Domestic abuse survivors and children sleeping rough, survey finds

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Women unable to get refuge place also having to sofa-surf or stay with abuserSurvivors of domestic abuse and their children are being forced to sleep rough as they struggle to find...

The art of listening has been lost in these polarised times

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The BBC’s Listening Project turns seven this month. It offers a window into a gentler, more compassionate BritainWhat was it? At first I couldn’t tell. I was listening to the...

Be honest, be kind: five lessons from an amicable divorce

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Consciously uncoupling is possible: choose your battles, build a support network and learn to play the long gameIt’s not always infidelity that leads a couple to split – sometimes a...

I Don’t Want My Peanut-Allergic Son to Attend This Birthday Party

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Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Email careandfeeding@slate.com or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group.Dear Care and Feeding,My 3-year-old was just invited to...

Why You Should Never Be Ashamed to Get a Divorce

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As a child of divorce, I grew up wanting a different life. I swore I would never have a family and put them through that mess. I would do whatever it took to...

I’ve left my damaging childhood behind me, but why do I feel guilty?

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You must delve into your own past, Mariella Frostrup tells a social worker who has no contact with her own familyThe dilemma I’m 28 and was born and raised in a...

Blind date: ‘I sensed she wanted to stay out longer’

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Natalie, 30, freelance journalist, meets Antonio, 34, structural engineerNatalie on AntonioWhat were you hoping for?A bit of flirting with someone new who doesn’t take themselves too seriously.First impressions?I arrived three...

Can too little sleep ruin your relationship?

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Lack of shut-eye has long been linked to a range of serious health problems. Now a study confirms that it can also be at the root of strife between couplesIs...

Divorce, Islam and me: ‘I will for ever be the woman who left two...

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When my arranged marriage ended, my parents decided to set me up again. But finding love isn’t that easy...Iwas 19 the first time marriage was mentioned. My mother told me...

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