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Spain sees worst demographic balance since 1941

Xinhua, 12 December 2018.
15-12-2018
The main reason for the falling birth rate is that less Spaniards are getting married.
 

US: Most parents – and many non-parents – don’t expect to have kids in the future

Gretchen Livingston & Juliana Menasce Horowitz - Pew Research Center, 12 December 2018.
15-12-2018
About seven-in-ten US parents younger than 50 say it’s unlikely they will have more children in the future – and among childless adults in the same age group, about four-in-ten (37%) say they don’t ever expect to become parents.
 

On cultural and technological parenting

Julian Vigo - Forbes, 11 December 2018.
15-12-2018
After her second suspension from the bus for bullying, Ohio student was made to walk to school by her father.
 

Australia: is marriage changing?

Caitlin Fitzsimmons - Sydney Morning Herald, 9 December 2018.
15-12-2018
Some see evidence of the institution of marriage declining in popularity, but the author considers it as reflective of the fact there’s less social pressure to marry for the sake of it.
 

Marriage can protect against tribulation

Paul Enck & Nicole Simon - Science Trends, 14 December 2018.
15-12-2018
Researchers have now noticed a certain degree of protection against depression.
 

How to save your family from holiday stress

Jeremy Brown - Fatherly, 14 December 2018.
15-12-2018
From festivity fatigue to setting unreasonable holiday expectations, there are a lot of relationship stressors lurking in the holy season.
 

UK: Government review to improve the lives of autistic children

Department of Health and Social Care, 5 December 2018.
06-12-2018
The government will collect evidence from autistic children, their families and their carers on how to improve the support they get.
 

UK: Private firms are making big money out of children’s social services

Ray Jones - The Guardian, 5 December 2018.
06-12-2018
Companies have colonised social work, with those at the top taking the profits while families in difficulty continue to suffer.
 

Parenting: Stretch legs, not voice, to get someone’s attention

Kathy Lynn - North Shore News, 30 November 2018.
06-12-2018
If you are a parent who is tired of listening to kids screaming, first examine your own behaviours. Are you yelling instead of walking to them and using your ‘inside voice’?
 

New Zealand: Parenting key to improving national mental health

Scoop, 5 December 2018.
06-12-2018
The evidence is very clear that parenting is one of the most influential factors governing a host of physical, financial and emotional outcomes for individuals across their lifetimes, both positively and negatively.
 
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