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One third of women think they’re a better parent than their partner

Sarah Young - The Independent, 15 August 2018.
15-08-2018
Parenting isn’t easy and it’s common for mothers and fathers to worry about how well they are raising their offspring but, according to a new survey, women feel considerably more confident in their roles than men.
 

Malaysia: eliminating child marriages requires a shift in mindset

Puteri Nor Ariane Yasmin and Puteri Amida Afsha Afzan - New Strait Times, 15 August 2018.
15-08-2018
The topic of child marriage has once again thrust Malaysia into the spotlight, especially after the social media uproar over the marriage between an 11-year-old Thai girl and a 41-year-old man from Kelantan.
 

Thousands of couples “exaggerate marriage faults to get divorce”

The Telegraph, 14 August 2018.
15-08-2018
A third of divorcees lie about cheating, a partner’s unreasonable behaviour and length of separation to get their divorce through the courts, a study has found.
 

You 2.0: when did marriage become so hard?

NPR, 13 August 2018.
15-08-2018
Social psychologist Eli Finkel says the way to improve marriage may be to expect less of it.
 

We need to protect the children

The Star, 15 August 2018.
15-08-2018
Malaysian paediatricians remind that injuries are an important preventable cause of death among children.
 

Parenting the teenage brain: a user’s guide (II)

Fred Ehresmann - The Irish times, 12 August 2018.
15-08-2018
Some principles that can help parents to maintain their relationship with their developing child, manage conflict, stay involved and play an active part in supporting them through this challenging time.
 

Children as young as eight feel the pressure for the ‘perfect’ body

Aisha Dow - The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 August 2018.
15-08-2018
Young girls and boys with higher hormone levels have the greatest rates of body dissatisfaction, and the effect is more pronounced in girls, a new study has found.
 

Children stare at screens 6 hours a day... How can we reduce that?

Matt Berger - Healthline, 14 August 2018.
15-08-2018
Experts say excessive screen time is causing serious health issues for children. Obesity is among them. Here’s some ways parents can limit mobile devices.
 

Your workplace isnít your family (and that’s OK!)

Tim Herrera - The New York Times, 13 August 2018.
15-08-2018
It’s fine to have warm, supportive relationships with your co-workers. But remember the context.
 

How to raise a happy kid in the digital age

Caroline Knorr - The Washington Post, 10 August 2018.
11-08-2018
As more research emerges on the effect of media and tech on kids’ mental health, it confirms that supportive relationships, a feeling of self-worth, strong character and other positive influences are what really matter to be happy.
 
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