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UK: Families failing to meet basic costs of raising children

Ben Chapman - Independent, 21 August 2017.
21-08-2017
Low-income parents are increasingly struggling to meet even the basic cost of raising children amid rising inflation, falling real wages and frozen benefits, according to new research.
 

Strong families help child development

Melissa Sparks - Winchester Sun, 21 August 2017.
21-08-2017
Nearly all parents when asked, say they want to raise a happy and healthy child. Sometimes, the path to achieving that might have bumps along the way. Being the best parent you can be involves taking steps to strengthen your family and finding support when you need it.
 

First Comes College — Then Comes Marriage

Robin White Goode - Black Enterprise, 20 August 2017.
21-08-2017
College and marriage seem to go together these days. Although it’s true that marriage is on the decline in the U.S., and that the majority of black children are raised by single mothers, it’s also true that college-educated women have seen the least decline in marriage.
 

Is pushy parenting ever a good idea?

Amy Harris - Evening Standard, 20 August 2017.
21-08-2017
A 12-year-old boy from north London has been named Child Genius 2017. However it was the boy’s father, rather than the child genius himself, who bagged most of the headlines.
 

Throwing my children out might be an act of kindness

Saskia Sarginson - The Guardian, 19 August 2017.
19-08-2017
When it comes to her four grownup, stay-at-home children, the author is caught between wanting to push them away and wanting to draw them closer. She and her husband often discuss ways to help them move out, but a corner of her heart feels bleak at the prospect of an empty house.
 

Things to find before an aging parent has a medical crisis

Candy Arrington - Market Watch, 18 August 2017.
19-08-2017
As long as aging parents are handling their own finances and managing day-to-day living at home, adult children don’t think much about needing to know the location of their parents’ important documents. However, a parent’s unexpected health event could precipitate an immediate need to get your hands on key information and secure valuables.
 

Study: Families bear majority of dementia-related costs

Amy Wallace - UPI, 17 August 2017.
18-08-2017
Families bear the majority of the burden of the cost of caring for a family member with dementia, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
 

Is your child addicted to technology?

Sandy Bauers - Philly, 18 August 2017.
18-08-2017
Lisa Strohman, a clinical psychologist and technology wellness specialist, says many kids really are addicted to their phones, their tablets, their technology.
 

Are smartphones really making our children sad?

Ian Tucker - The Guardian, 13 August 2017.
15-08-2017
US psychologist Jean Twenge, who has claimed that social media is having a malign affect on the young, answers critics who accuse her of crying wolf.
 

A lot of our ideas about bilingual children are total myths

Masha Rumer - Quartz, 13 August 2017.
15-08-2017
The author wishes that raising a bilingual child was as simple and breezy as many books and articles suggest. But in practice, many foreign-born parents struggle when it comes to passing on—and preserving—their linguistic roots.
 
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