parenting

1. That first smile and laugh are just around the corner!

Babies start smiling and laughing much earlier than parents expect – smiles arrive in the first month or two, while laughter begins at two to five months. And you don’t need to be a comedian to...

I was delighted to see that the January 2016 issue of The Psychologist was a fertility special, as my partner and I are hoping to start our own family through fertility treatment. I am interested in the...

Western cultures place romantic ties on a pedestal. Taxes, legal decisions, property and social life pivot around the couple. Yet, for individuals who are widowed, divorced, never married or between partners, a tie to a parent or grown child may be the...

My mother, Voula Grand, is a Chartered Psychologist and novelist. Her professional practice focuses on the development of leaders in global corporations. She has 30 years’ experience working with teams and individuals using a range of psychological techniques to enhance...

Susan Golombok’s work has influenced family policy and law in the UK and around the world. It has been, and still is, controversial.

Susan is Professor of Family Research and Director of the Centre for...

Was there a moment in your life when you felt you had finally become an adult, when everything made sense? Or are you just muddling through the best you can, learning to do a better impersonation of being a grown-up? Romy, the teenage girl at the heart of this story, looks to...