Children

Enjoyably plummy and male: Battleground – The Falklands War podcast reviewed

14 May 2022 9:00 am

The Battlegroundpodcast on the wars of the 20th century, said presenter Saul David happily, ‘will have lots of bombs and…

Letters: The hard truth about soft power

23 April 2022 9:00 am

Soft ground Sir: We have heard much over the years from the overseas aid lobby about the value of soft…

A question of bravery

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Joe Biden announced in November: ‘Transgender people are some of the bravest Americans I know.’ When Conservative MP Jamie Wallis…

Our children are at breaking point – and it’s our fault

9 April 2022 9:00 am

I think it’s time we stopped scaring the children. I think they’ve had enough. They’re at breaking point now, every…

Anxiety is killing parenthood

7 April 2022 10:40 pm

Britain is on a slow descent to oblivion. Scotland is even closer to the abyss, with a birth rate of…

What really happened when my wife left me in charge

12 March 2022 9:00 am

I’m currently standing at the top of Brownie Point Mountain, having spent the past two weeks looking after our three…

The Pope is right: it is selfish to choose pets over children

8 January 2022 7:00 pm

Well, we’ve been terrifically amused and amusing at the expense of Pope Francis, who this week declared at a Vatican…

Would the ancient Greeks have agreed that children are born evil?

6 November 2021 9:00 am

The ‘social mobility tsar’ Katharine Birbalsingh has suggested that children, born evil, ‘need to be taught right from wrong and…

My family and the scars of forced adoption

30 October 2021 9:00 am

My family still bears the scars of the forced adoption scandal

Why I’m paying my daughter to go to church

30 October 2021 9:00 am

Why I’m bribing my daughter to get confirmed

It's no wonder young people have 'eco-anxiety'

8 October 2021 9:29 am

Is it any wonder that children and young adults are going down with ‘eco-anxiety’ , as claimed in an opinion…

The rise of the secular godparent

4 September 2021 9:00 am

The rise of the secular godparent

The sorry state of the modern apology

31 July 2021 9:00 am

I think I would like to apologise for this article in case someone who reads it takes offence. I will…

It’s time to repair the damage done to the Covid generation’s education

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Aswitch of personnel at the Department of Health this week has brought a welcome change in the government’s tone. No…

Why Chinese women don’t want more children

5 June 2021 9:00 am

Chinese women can’t afford a large family

The problem with Britain’s mental health

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Experts tell us that we are facing a mental health ‘time bomb’ in the UK, partly as a consequence of…

Bad news, Boris – childcare has cost me £500,000 (and counting)

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Welcome to the cripplingly expensive world of childcare, Boris

The problem with ‘role models’

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Who needs role models anyway?

Westminster and the truth about the class ceiling

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Social mobility is more urgently needed than ever

Do schools really have a problem with sexual violence?

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Schools and the problem of ‘rape culture’

Britain's Covid baby bust is bleak news

2 April 2021 4:30 pm

These are lean times for hospitality and retail. But at least pubs and shops have their champions, popping up on…

Why is it racist to wonder what colour your child’s skin will be?

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Why is it racist to wonder what skin colour your child will have?

The conservative appeal of drug gangs

6 March 2021 9:00 am

According to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, the easing of lock-down will be accompanied by a rise in crime…

The true cost of school closures – an interview with the children's commissioner

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner, on why schools must reopen

What has happened to parenting?

28 December 2020 6:00 pm

During a recent webinar with British MPs, I learned that parents in Bradford were up in arms because their children…