Families with a difference: the reality behind the hype

12 Mar 2015

Families come in many guises. Some parents are same-sex; others are single by choice. Growing numbers of children are conceived through assistive reproductive technology. What do these developments mean for the parents and children involved? Professor Susan Golombok’s book, Modern Families, examines ‘new family forms’ within a context of four decades of empirical research. 

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I’ve got two dads – and they adopted me

04 Mar 2013

Research into adoptive families headed by same-sex couples paints a positive picture of relationships and wellbeing in these new families. The study, which was carried out by Cambridge University, suggests that adoptive families with gay fathers might be faring particularly well. 

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Children Walking on Trail

Sibling rivalry and brotherly love

08 Apr 2011

Siblings, and even sibling rivalry, can have a positive effect on children’s early development and their ability to form social relationships later in life, according to a new study.

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Dying Gaul from behind

How ancient Roman teens had it tough too

19 Apr 2010

Professor Kathleen Coleman, Professor of Latin at Harvard University and renowned author on Latin literature and history will give Newnham's biennial Jane Harrison Memorial Lecture on Friday, 23 April 2010.

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nest

Mother knows best even before birth

10 Mar 2010

Mother birds communicate with their developing chicks before they even hatch by leaving them messages in the egg, new research by a team from the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, has found.

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