Readers reveal: What it’s really like to give birth in Spain
Spain

Readers reveal: What it’s really like to give birth in Spain

Having a baby is an exciting experience, but it can also be daunting with many unknowns. Even if you’ve given birth before, having a baby in a new country where the language and customs are not your own, can be difficult. Here's everything you need to know about what it's like to give birth in Spain.

Seven quirky things German parents do while raising their kids
Germany

Seven quirky things German parents do while raising their kids

Should stay-at-home parents in Switzerland be paid a salary?
Switzerland

Should stay-at-home parents in Switzerland be paid a salary?

What you need to know about Germany’s new parental benefits reforms
Germany

What you need to know about Germany’s new parental benefits reforms

How parents in Germany can take paid time off to care for their children during lockdown
Germany

How parents in Germany can take paid time off to care for their children during lockdown

From Kindergeld to tax benefits: What changes for families in Germany in 2021
Germany

From Kindergeld to tax benefits: What changes for families in Germany in 2021

France to double paternity leave allowance
France

France to double paternity leave allowance

Parents to share child custody in Switzerland
Switzerland

Parents to share child custody in Switzerland

Despite changing attitudes, Swiss women still fear having a baby will harm their career
Switzerland

Despite changing attitudes, Swiss women still fear having a baby will harm their career

Spanish millennial loses case to force parents to pay for his upkeep
Spain

Spanish millennial loses case to force parents to pay for his upkeep

Photo of the Day: Meet the gay Berlin penguins who’ve adopted an egg
Germany

Photo of the Day: Meet the gay Berlin penguins who’ve adopted an egg

These are Spain’s most popular baby names
Spain

These are Spain’s most popular baby names

The embarrassing dads causing trouble for Italy’s top politicians
Italy

The embarrassing dads causing trouble for Italy’s top politicians

Italian watchdog blocks Salvini’s attempt to put ‘mother and father’ on kids’ ID cards
Italy

Italian watchdog blocks Salvini’s attempt to put ‘mother and father’ on kids’ ID cards

Free for all? How Germany plans to tackle its childcare problem
Germany

Free for all? How Germany plans to tackle its childcare problem

Italian parents forbidden to name their baby Blu
Italy

Italian parents forbidden to name their baby Blu

Police union calls for children to be taken away from anti-Semitic parents
Germany

Police union calls for children to be taken away from anti-Semitic parents

Italy amends law to allow kids to go home from school alone
Italy

Italy amends law to allow kids to go home from school alone

St Gallen school sports day cancelled due to over-competitive parents
Switzerland

St Gallen school sports day cancelled due to over-competitive parents

Police launch child abuse investigation over photo of baby smoking
Germany

Police launch child abuse investigation over photo of baby smoking

Germany to require nursery schools to report anti-vaxxer parents
Germany

Germany to require nursery schools to report anti-vaxxer parents

Women do 60 percent more unpaid work than men: report
Germany

Women do 60 percent more unpaid work than men: report

These are Germany’s most popular baby names of 2016
Germany

These are Germany’s most popular baby names of 2016

German parents go to court after police seize kids over homeschooling
Germany

German parents go to court after police seize kids over homeschooling

Parents outraged as brothel adverts tossed out during kids’ carnival
Germany

Parents outraged as brothel adverts tossed out during kids’ carnival

In landmark ruling, Italy recognizes gay couple as dads to surrogate babies
Italy

In landmark ruling, Italy recognizes gay couple as dads to surrogate babies

Guess which Swiss group lives at home longest?
Switzerland

Guess which Swiss group lives at home longest?

The best and the worst things about having kids in France
France

The best and the worst things about having kids in France

70 percent of young German men still live with mum
Germany

70 percent of young German men still live with mum

Swiss court rules child ‘too pampered’ for school
Switzerland

Swiss court rules child ‘too pampered’ for school

Baby who was auctioned on eBay taken away from father
Germany

Baby who was auctioned on eBay taken away from father

Cheating Swedish parents to pay back millions in benefits
Sweden

Cheating Swedish parents to pay back millions in benefits

Mum must tell daughter who her dad is: Swiss court
Switzerland

Mum must tell daughter who her dad is: Swiss court

Study: stereotypes still rule in Swiss family life
Switzerland

Study: stereotypes still rule in Swiss family life

Law to force mums to give up identity of child’s real father
Germany

Law to force mums to give up identity of child’s real father

One-year-old vegan weighing 5kg hospitalized in Milan
Italy

One-year-old vegan weighing 5kg hospitalized in Milan

Court makes pregnant woman induce labour against her will
Spain

Court makes pregnant woman induce labour against her will

Federal fund aims to reduce childcare costs
Switzerland

Federal fund aims to reduce childcare costs

Spaniard arrested for locking daughter in car to go boozing
Spain

Spaniard arrested for locking daughter in car to go boozing

New father’s tragic herpes warning touches 1000s online
Germany

New father’s tragic herpes warning touches 1000s online

Swedish parents caught faking kids’ sick leave
Sweden

Swedish parents caught faking kids’ sick leave

Swiss parliament rejects paternity leave plea
Switzerland

Swiss parliament rejects paternity leave plea

French parents held after girl found in ‘unspeakable’ state
France

French parents held after girl found in ‘unspeakable’ state

Fathers should share parental leave, says commission
Switzerland

Fathers should share parental leave, says commission

Outrage as teacher uses suicide case in physics lesson
Switzerland

Outrage as teacher uses suicide case in physics lesson

Mum arrested for chaining up son while she was at work
Spain

Mum arrested for chaining up son while she was at work

Cheating Swedes fake children’s sick leave
Sweden

Cheating Swedes fake children’s sick leave

Why half of Italy’s young live with mum and dad
Italy

Why half of Italy’s young live with mum and dad

British holidaymakers abandon son in Mallorca following family row
Spain

British holidaymakers abandon son in Mallorca following family row

Child gets stuck in plush toy claw machine
Germany

Child gets stuck in plush toy claw machine

Nursery was wrong to expel vegan child: court
Italy

Nursery was wrong to expel vegan child: court

Having kids later makes for a happy family
Germany

Having kids later makes for a happy family

A third of parents OK with smacking children
Germany

A third of parents OK with smacking children

Hamburg battles over ‘stove bonus’ benefit
Germany

Hamburg battles over ‘stove bonus’ benefit

Couple told they can’t call their child ‘Nutella’
Italy

Couple told they can’t call their child ‘Nutella’

French parents ‘forced child to eat faeces’
France

French parents ‘forced child to eat faeces’

Cops probe poor parents who keep kids at home
Italy

Cops probe poor parents who keep kids at home

‘Growing up bilingual can be a challenge’
Italy

‘Growing up bilingual can be a challenge’

Italian schoolgirl killed herself over China trip
Italy

Italian schoolgirl killed herself over China trip

Spanish cop jailed for beating up his parents
Spain

Spanish cop jailed for beating up his parents

Police crackdown on parents over truant kids
Italy

Police crackdown on parents over truant kids

Italian couple ‘kidnapped and beat’ son-in-law
Italy

Italian couple ‘kidnapped and beat’ son-in-law

Dos and don’ts for bringing up bilingual kids
France

Dos and don’ts for bringing up bilingual kids

Malaysians face court over child abuse claims
Sweden

Malaysians face court over child abuse claims

Malaysians charged in Sweden for hitting kids
Sweden

Malaysians charged in Sweden for hitting kids

Most young Italians still live with their parents
Italy

Most young Italians still live with their parents

Malaysian fury after slap parents are held
Sweden

Malaysian fury after slap parents are held

Malaysians arrested for hitting kids in Sweden
Sweden

Malaysians arrested for hitting kids in Sweden

German parental leave – your guide
Germany

German parental leave – your guide

Expats: Germany great for kids, bad for friends
Germany

Expats: Germany great for kids, bad for friends

Is child-centred Sweden ruled by bratty kids?
Sweden

Is child-centred Sweden ruled by bratty kids?

Missing parents dumped kids to go on holiday
France

Missing parents dumped kids to go on holiday

Kids stash record pocket money cash
Germany

Kids stash record pocket money cash

German parents want more state support
Germany

German parents want more state support

Dads to get joint custody even if mum says no
Germany

Dads to get joint custody even if mum says no

Bearded baby bouncers on the rise
Germany

Bearded baby bouncers on the rise

‘What’s a euro crisis?’ German kids get raise
Germany

‘What’s a euro crisis?’ German kids get raise

German families still function as important social glue
Germany

German families still function as important social glue

Extension to parenting payments scrapped
Germany

Extension to parenting payments scrapped

Fewer Germans consider children essential part of life
Germany

Fewer Germans consider children essential part of life

Deadbeat parents should be fined, FDP politician says
Germany

Deadbeat parents should be fined, FDP politician says

Minister moots shorter work week for parents
Germany

Minister moots shorter work week for parents

‘Marie’ and ‘Maximilian’ top Germany’s 2009 baby name list
Germany

‘Marie’ and ‘Maximilian’ top Germany’s 2009 baby name list

More parents lose custody rights
Germany

More parents lose custody rights

Child payment from stimulus package delayed until April
Germany

Child payment from stimulus package delayed until April

Parents in east get smaller benefit cheques
Germany

Parents in east get smaller benefit cheques

Parliament approves leave benefits for grandparents
Germany

Parliament approves leave benefits for grandparents

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Sweden

Swedish woman sent to Denmark for child benefit

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Sweden

Parents to get more study support

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Sweden

No more trips to Finland for lesbian couples

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Sweden

Parliament approves lesbian IVF law

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Sweden

Longer parental leave proposed

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Sweden

‘Force dads to take more leave’

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Sweden

Woman stopped from adopting her own daughter

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Sweden

Parents ‘allowed to smack children’

Swedish dads steer clear of paternity leave
Sweden

Swedish dads steer clear of paternity leave

Report: mothers in Sweden have it best
Sweden

Report: mothers in Sweden have it best

Baby bikini withdrawn after massive protest
Sweden

Baby bikini withdrawn after massive protest

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Sweden

Pensioners in long wait for benefits

Parents in Sweden face fines for ‘nameless’ children
Sweden

Parents in Sweden face fines for ‘nameless’ children

Sweden tops child welfare ranking
Sweden

Sweden tops child welfare ranking

Maja and Lukas top popular names list in Sweden
Sweden

Maja and Lukas top popular names list in Sweden

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Sweden

Swedish supermarket ends sales of ‘sexy’ child bra

‘Baby bonus’ would pay Swedish parents to have children
Sweden

‘Baby bonus’ would pay Swedish parents to have children

Sweden invests in parental support
Sweden

Sweden invests in parental support

Sweden’s teenagers cut back on booze
Sweden

Sweden’s teenagers cut back on booze

Checks prompt decline in child sickness benefit cheats: report
Sweden

Checks prompt decline in child sickness benefit cheats: report

‘Make parents pay for children’s crimes’: Ask
Sweden

‘Make parents pay for children’s crimes’: Ask

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Sweden

Charges filed for torture- like parenting methods

Swedish dads spending more time at home: study
Sweden

Swedish dads spending more time at home: study

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Sweden

’51 years to shared parental leave’: report

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Sweden

‘Parental equality bonus has no effect’: report

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Sweden

Hands-on dads boost mums’ pay curve: study

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Sweden

Adopted daughter left behind in The Gambia

Cost of parenting rising sharply: report
Sweden

Cost of parenting rising sharply: report

Swedish mums seek more kids time: study
Sweden

Swedish mums seek more kids time: study

Swedish men happy to focus on family: study
Sweden

Swedish men happy to focus on family: study

Yes, I can dress my kids for the Swedish weather
Sweden

Yes, I can dress my kids for the Swedish weather

Preschool pickup pressure ‘hampers careers’: Swedish union
Sweden

Preschool pickup pressure ‘hampers careers’: Swedish union

Kids’ team suspended after parents attack ref
Sweden

Kids’ team suspended after parents attack ref

Shaving guide for young girls pulled after criticism
Sweden

Shaving guide for young girls pulled after criticism

‘Hot-saucing’ couple to pay damages to their kids
Sweden

‘Hot-saucing’ couple to pay damages to their kids

Ban pushy parents from games: survey
Sweden

Ban pushy parents from games: survey

Swedish parents livid over girls’ sex book
Sweden

Swedish parents livid over girls’ sex book

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Sweden

‘Missing’ toddler fools Swedish police

‘Anorexic’ doll leaves Swedish parents livid
Sweden

‘Anorexic’ doll leaves Swedish parents livid

More Swedish parents track kids with GPS
Sweden

More Swedish parents track kids with GPS

Three in ten parents ‘manhandle’ kids: study
Sweden

Three in ten parents ‘manhandle’ kids: study

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Sweden

Parents in massive brawl at kids’ hockey game

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Sweden

Couple guilty of trying to burn parents alive

Leo, 3, rescued after five hours in rock crevice
Sweden

Leo, 3, rescued after five hours in rock crevice

Agency to probe Swedish mothers’ sick leave
Sweden

Agency to probe Swedish mothers’ sick leave

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Sweden

Researchers map out child-custody battles

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Sweden

Swedish teacher taped toddlers mouths shut

Swedish dads working less as mums work more
Sweden

Swedish dads working less as mums work more

‘Toddlers could go diaper-free at 3 months’
Sweden

‘Toddlers could go diaper-free at 3 months’

Stockholm cafe’s kid ban has parents frothing
Sweden

Stockholm cafe’s kid ban has parents frothing

Law professor calls for ban on parents drinking
Sweden

Law professor calls for ban on parents drinking

Swedish parents more stressed than Europeans
Sweden

Swedish parents more stressed than Europeans

Why France needs a total ban on smacking kids
France

Why France needs a total ban on smacking kids

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France

French parents boycott ‘useless’ homework

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Germany

Parents in Germany to get up to 20 weeks pay to cover costs of caring for kids

Parents arrested after daughter found dead
Switzerland

Parents arrested after daughter found dead

Dads often keep custody after killing kids’ mums
Sweden

Dads often keep custody after killing kids’ mums