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Let’s tell the truth about single parenting

Joan Thatiah - Daily Nation, 5 June 2018.
19-06-2018
While it is possible to live a happy and fulfilled life while being a solo parent, the truth is there is nothing glamorous about it.
 

UK: Primary school children affected by hygiene poverty

Sally Weale - The Guardian, 19 June 2018.
19-06-2018
Primary school children are arriving for their lessons unwashed and in dirty clothes because their parents cannot afford to buy washing powder, soap or shampoo, according to a survey by a UK charity.
 

Fathers forgotten when it comes to services to help them be good parents

The Conversation, 14 june 2018.
19-06-2018
Most programs were offered in clinic or hospital settings, and they range from general education programs to relationship and co-parenting programs to clinical and case management programs.
 

The dangers of distracted parenting

Erika Christakis, The Atlantic, july-august 2018.
19-06-2018
When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.
 

Marriage is (literally) good for the heart

The Business Times, 29 June 2018.
19-06-2018
A sweeping survey of research conducted over the last two decades covering more than two million people aged 42 to 77 found that being hitched significantly reduced the risk of both maladies.
 

What separation from parents does to children

William Wan - The Washington Post, 18 June 2018.
19-06-2018
Child-parent separation is driving pediatricians, psychologists and other health experts to vehemently oppose the Trump administration’s new border crossing policy, which has separated more than 2,000 immigrant children from their parents in recent weeks.
 

Helicopter parents may prevent children from flying high

Shandria Sutton - Science, 18 June 2018.
19-06-2018
Instead of helping, helicopter parents may be hindering their kids by hovering too close, causing trouble managing their emotions and behavior as they grow up, leading to problems in school.
 

US: a third of children use dietary supplements

Alexandra Sifferlin -Time, 18 June 2018.
19-06-2018
A third of kids and adolescents under age 19 regularly take supplements like omega-3 fatty acids, multivitamins and melatonin, a finding that researchers say is concerning because there is no proven benefit for healthy children.
 

What do dads want for Father’s Day? How about parental leave?

Michael Kimmel - Fast Company, 16 June 2018.
16-06-2018
When men take parental leave, they’re happier, their partners are happier, and their children are happier, too. Everybody wins.
 

Why the old way of parenting no longer works

Elissa Strauss - CNN,13 June 2018.
13-06-2018
Change takes time, and our approaches to behavioral problems will likely require a fair amount of experimentation, forgiveness and patience along the way.
 
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