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UK to prepare children to fight cyberterrorism at school

Robert Hackwill - EuroNews, 11 February 2017.
11-02-2017
Britain is launching a cyber skills programme for thousands of teenagers and investing 23.4 million euros on developing extra-curricular activities and a core curriculum. The idea is pupils will later be able to better protect the businesses or institutions they will one day work for.
 

Would you give up pay for more family time?

Katie Johnston - The Globe, 9 February 2017.
11-02-2017
As younger generations increasingly demand more work-life balance, the workplace has become more accepting of fathers’ family obligations. And some of them are sacrificing money, and sometimes high-powered careers, in order to better tend to their family’s needs.
 

Marriage as a cause of stability, not just an effect

Megan McArdle - Bloomberg, 8 February 2017.
11-02-2017
Well-adjusted children and functional marriages go together. But are the kids thriving because the parents’ marriage works, or does the marriage work for the same reasons that the kids are thriving? This is what social scientists call “selection effect,” and it is always lurking, threatening to confound seemingly clear-cut results. Unfortunately, in studies about marriage, there’s no definite answer.
 

Married men are healthier, wealthier, and happier with their sex lives

W. Bradford Wilcox and Nicholas H. Wolfinger - National Review, 9 February 2017.
11-02-2017
Research suggests that men who get and stay married live almost ten years longer than their unmarried peers. And, on average, the quality of married sex trumps that of unmarried sex.
 

Parenting: A before and after study

Stephanie Nusbaum - News Herald, 6 February 2017.
11-02-2017
Once you have children, your perception of everything around you changes, from the philosophical to the pragmatic. Plus, your daily routine is long gone. What was once a quick trip to the store is now a half-hour "Ninja Warrior" challenge of keeping a kid in the cart, at an acceptable decibel level, without letting her notice there are cookies on this aisle.
 

Alternative facts about parenting

Nicole Scobie - The Huffington Post, 25 January 2017.
11-02-2017
“I was thrilled to learn that we now have an officially acceptable way to distort the truth to our liking. This new trend is called alternative Facts, and it is one which my kids had mastered at an early age of course. But I always shied away from it, feeling that, as an adult, fI should stick to actual reality. This new approach however, has opened my horizons up to a whole new world of possibilities.”
 

First-born children have better thinking skills

Alexandra Topping - The Guardian, 9 February 2017.
11-02-2017
Eldest siblings score higher in IQ tests than younger brothers and sisters because they get more mental stimulation from parents. They may be jokingly referred to as PFBs – precious first borns – on popular parenting websites, but a study says first-born children really do reap the benefits of being number one.
 

Staying in an unhappy marriage could be the best thing

Rozina Sabur - The Telegraph, 8 February 2017.
11-02-2017
Having a child puts a strain on relationships, but staying in an unhappy marriage is the best thing you can do for its long-term success, according to a study. Researchers found the majority of couples who are unhappy when their first child is born feel fulfilled a decade later.
 

Millennial fathers are getting more involved in parenting

Venessa Lee - Asia One, 5 February 2017.
05-02-2017
Although there seems to be a trend of more fathers being hands-on parents in general - possibly the result of more mothers entering the workforce and having less time for child-rearing - the phenomenon seems to be more pronounced among millennials, some of whom are more comfortable switching up traditional gender roles in the household.
 

Dads are more involved in parenting, yes, but...

Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan - The Conversation, 2 February 2017.
05-02-2017
Even though significant progress has been made toward gender equality in parenting, more subtle inequalities remain. Many fathers – even those in the households most likely to have progressive views on parenting – have not achieved equality with mothers in key areas. In other words, mothers are more likely to make child care arrangements, schedule doctors’ appointments and sign the permission slips. Mothers remember and mothers remind.
 
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