St Michael's Mount
©Mike Newman

Penzance: new life at the end of the line

The arty Cornish town is becoming a destination in its own right

©Ariana Lindquist

Part of my girls will be forever China

Notebook: Lucy has not let me forget Xiao Hong’s dog diner. Sometimes I took authenticity too far

©Brian Saffer

City firms hire parenting consultants

Professionals seek advice at the office on their children

Lessons learnt from our youngest readers

Letter from a 14-year-old FT reader sparks conversation on shared parenting

Catholic tone towards the family changes

Pope Francis starts high-risk devolution of absolute Vatican power

Ben Moody and baby Stanley photographed at home. Wife is Sara.

Fathers need solid parental leave policy

Employers can help change attitudes — if managers are on message

Arriving by boat at Mitico Puelo lodge
©Sophy Roberts

Hiking and biking in Chile’s lake district

Family adventures in a little-visited corner of Patagonia

Illustration by Matthew Cook of Go Ape's high-wire treetop trails
©Matthew Cook

Postcard from . . . London

Go Ape’s high-wire treetop trails open in Battersea Park, its first excursion into a city

Seasonal Appeal: China’s missing children

Thousands are trafficked each year. But parents are working together to fight organised kidnapping

Helping hand: Liza Caldwell, right, and Kimberly Mishkin say clients feel paralysed by the decisions they face
©Pascal Perich

Ready to shake up the break-up blues

Divorce coaches help the newly-single navigate a split

A plan to help Britain’s precious little burdens

More than subsidy is needed to make childcare affordable for parents

Can you be a good dad and businessman?

Children of high achievers often long for more attention from their workaholic father

Into the swing at Celtic Manor

Once a derelict maternity hospital, the Welsh resort has grown into a golf club grand enough to host Nato’s next summit

Don your 3D glasses to fight Scotland’s ‘auld enemy’

A new attraction at the historic site enables visitors to relive the confrontation between Robert the Bruce’s followers against a mightier English invasion force

The five-star cottage

British hotels are reinventing the traditional country cottage, offering a cosy retreat - with a concierge on call

On the road in a classic V Dub bus

Production of the VW van finally ends next month but rental companies are keeping the hippy dream alive

Great River Journeys: the Dordogne

In our series on great river journeys, Robert Twigger and family tackle the Dordogne in canoes

The expert selection: where Mr and Mrs Smith can take the kids

Guidebook publisher Tamara Heber-Percy picks six Mediterranean favourites

We will survive

Adventurer Bear Grylls has launched a ‘survival academy’ – aimed not just at adults, but families too. Neville Hawcock and his son sign up for its first course

Land of lakes and volcanoes

Explosive scenery and teeming wildlife make Nicaragua the ideal destination for a family holiday


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