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Science suggests parents are taking parenting too far

Patrick A. Coleman - Fatherly, 13 June 2019.
20-06-2019
Parents who want to give their kids every advantage are spending more and more time and money on kids, but science is finding that it’ s better to step back and find balance.
 

The damage of dad-shaming

Perri Klass - The New York Times, 16 June 2019.
20-06-2019
In the US, more than half of the fathers in a national poll reported being criticized about their parenting decisions.
 

Korea: 65% of young people think marriage, childbirth unnecessary

Kim Rahn - The Korea Times, 18 June 2019.
20-06-2019
More than six out of 10 people in their 20s to 30s do not see marriage and childbirth as necessary, mainly because of financial pressure, a survey showed.
 

Jailed mothers: the ‘ terrible damage’ to children

Frankie McCamley - BBC News, 17 June 2019.
20-06-2019
About 17,000 children are separated from their mothers every year by the prison system in England and Wales, and some MPs say the courts may be denying the human rights of these children.
 

A new series to help families spend less time on screens and devices

Róisín Ingle - The Irish Times, 18 June 2019.
20-06-2019
Devices may be everywhere, but they don’ t have to take over your summer.
 

Half of Britons socialise with family and friends at most once a month

The Guardian, 17 June 2019.
20-06-2019
Some 8,000 Britons were surveyed on every aspect of their live, with an average ‘wellbeing score’ of 60.4 out of 100.
 

When parents try to do it all, they do it poorly

Emily Oster - The Atlantic, 14 June 2019.
15-06-2019
New parents are given a lot of rules to follow, but little guidance for how to choose among them when constrained.
 

Why giving children fewer toys could make the whole family happier

Irish Examiner, 14 June 2019.
15-06-2019
According to a child development expert, if parents try to live according to the basic ‘roadmap’ of buy less, fear less, referee less, hurry less and entertain less, life will be a whole lot simpler, and thus less stressful.
 

The future of men and marriage is bleak

Suzanne Venker - Washington Examiner, 14 June 2019.
15-06-2019
It’s the breakdown of marriage, in other words, or the collapse of the family, that results in father-absent homes.
 

UK: Half of parents get financial help from their children

The Sun, 14 June 2019.
15-06-2019
While the younger generation is well known for having to scrimp and save to climb onto the housing ladder, it has emerged many are also having to help their families at the same time.
 
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