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Homeschooling in Wales: children ‘flourishing’ as numbers rise

Lucy Ballinger and Alex Jennings - BBC, 26 November 2020.
27-11-2020
Local authorities said children were being deregistered for a number of reasons, including anxiety, coronavirus and lifestyle choice.
 

Can children be persuaded to love a parent they hate?

Barbara Bradley - The Atlantic, December 2020.
27-11-2020
When one parent in a divorce has worked to prejudice the kids against the other parent, the last-ditch solution for some judges is to send the children to ‘reunification camp’ with the mom or dad they can’t stand.
 

Disparity between Indian states in terms of children’s health

Neetu Chandra Sharma - Mint, 25 November 2020.
27-11-2020
A new report provides data on various child-centric indicators and analyses them through nine dimensions namely—life, bodily health, bodily integrity, senses, imagination, thoughts, emotions, practical reasons, affiliation, play and control over one’s environment.
 

Children’s media groups teach streamers to adopt new approach

Patricia Nilsson - Financial Times, 25 November 2020.
27-11-2020
Although there is a limit to how many different streaming platforms individual viewers will pay for, platforms are differentiating between expensive prestige shows, which double up as marketing, and content that generate fewer subscribers but millions of people will watch for hours, such as shows for toddlers.
 

The corporate ideals driving ‘secret parenting’

Melissa Hogenboom - BBC, 23 November 2020.
27-11-2020
Many parents downplay caring responsibilities at work to show commitment. Covid-19 has exposed the challenges that parents face – but will it change anything?
 

Will the pandemic lead to a shift in parenting roles?

Alexandra Topping - The Guardian, 19 Nov 2020.
22-11-2020
Men are spending more time with their children and businesses are seeing economic benefits of flexible working.
 

Some parents have experienced severe burnout in lockdown

MedicalXpress - University of Canterbury, 18 November 2020.
22-11-2020
10.5% of parents in New Zealand experienced as a combination of chronic stress, exhaustion, feeling like their parenting is not as good as it was, loss of pleasure or fulfilment in parenting, and emotional distancing from their children.
 

Authoritative parenting raises confidence and independence

Kelly Burch - Insider, 17 November 2020.
22-11-2020
Authoritative parents set clear expectations about how they want their children to behave.
 

Parenting through illness prepared me for parenting in a pandemic

Jennifer Bringle - Healthline, 17 November 2020.
22-11-2020
An unexpected breast cancer diagnosis changed my life. It also provided valuable lessons that have given me hope during a global pandemic.
 

Shutdown hurts children, parents say

Eliza Shapiro and Juliana Kim - The New York Times, 19 November 2020.
22-11-2020
As schools close again in New York, frustrated and angry parents say the decision does not make the city safe
 
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