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It’s not easy to be a housewife

Sandhya Varma - Mathrubhumi, 24 April 2017.
24-04-2017
For one thing, a housewife need not necessarily stay locked up at home the entire day – you can still go out, meet friends, volunteer, join classes etc.
 

When adult children abuse their parents

Patrick Kelleher - Irish Times, 24 April 2017.
24-04-2017
Psychological and financial abuse of older people are on the increase. As older people go into their 80s, and particularly if they have dementia, they’re more likely to be at risk.
 

How to nurture better communication with your children

Linda Blair - The Telegraph, 24 April 2017.
24-04-2017
A study at Harvard by Courtney Cazden showed toddlers develop linguistic skills quicker if carers respond to the meaning of what they're saying, rather than if they correct mistakes. Children who are listened to and encouraged also grow up believing you value them and that you're there for them. So, later, when they encounter problems, it will seem natural to turn to you.
 

Regular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight

Camilla Turner - The Telegraph, 24 April 2017.
24-04-2017
Regular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight, a study by Ohio State University has found. Eating meals at the same time every day and watching less than half an hour of television a day will also help to stave off obesity later in life, research suggests.
 

Parents’ mobile use harms family life, say secondary pupils

Judith Burns - BBC News, 23 April 2017.
24-04-2017
An overuse of mobile phones by parents disrupts family life, according to a survey of secondary pupils. More than a third of 2,000 11 to 18-year-olds who responded to a poll said they had asked their parents to stop checking their devices. And 14% said their parents were online at meal times, although 95% of 3,000 parents, polled separately, denied it.
 

What is sharenting? Are you sharing too much about your children online?

Hannah Bouckley - BT, 21 April 2017.
21-04-2017
Many people overshare pictures of their children online. Discover the consequences of this feature of modern parenting and the impact it could have on a child’s life.
 

Mom, dad set in their ways?

Peter Reuell - Harvard Gazette, 20 April 2017.
21-04-2017
A Harvard study is breaking new ground by uncovering links between the activity of specific genes and parenting differences across species.
 

To stay married, embrace change

Ada Calhoun - The New York Times, 21 April 2017.
21-04-2017
It’s unrealistic to expect your spouse to forever remain the same person you fell in love with. The author wonders if perhaps the problem isn’t change itself but our susceptibility to what has been called the “end of history” illusion.
 

Belarus orphanage children found on brink of starvation

Alasdair Sandford - Euronews, 21 April 2017.
21-04-2017
A scandal has broken in Belarus where nearly 100 children and young adults living in orphanages in the capital Minsk have been found on the brink of starvation.
 

Can parents stay connected with their teen sons?

Phyllis Fagell - The Washington Post, 18 April 2017.
19-04-2017
Teen boys have powerful feelings, but parents often mistakenly assume their silence means they prefer to be disengaged. They have rich inner lives, and they care deeply about loyalty, friendship and protecting the people they love.
 
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