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Parenting advice and regrets from empty nesters

Doug Flagler - Fox News, 16 April 2018.
23-04-2018
Dr. David Schramm has surveyed more than 400 empty nest parents across the US, asking them to look back on their parenting now that their children have launched, and they offered their advice and even some regrets.
 

Five parenting tips from around the world

Chelsea Ritschel - The Independent, 18 April 2018.
23-04-2018
Lisa Lewis, a paediatrician and author of ‘Feed the baby Hummus,’ first began researching cultural differences in child-rearing techniques 20 years ago.
 

How well do we understand the tech habits of parents?

The Atlantic, 20 April 2018.
23-04-2018
When it comes to digital addiction, kids aren’t the only ones who have a problem—and that can take a toll on the whole family. Research is still in its early stages, but parents would be wise to heed the warnings.
 

How do you know if a parenting strategy works?

Katherine Reynolds Lewis - The Washington Post, 20 April 2018.
21-04-2018
This is the part of parenting style that skeptics sometimes fail to understand — just because parents should tolerate a fair amount of chaos and include their kids’ input in decisions, that doesn’t mean there are no limits.
 

Australia: divorce rate drops, for better or worse

Nicola Berkovic and Elias Visontay - The Australian, 21 April 2018.
21-04-2018
Research shows de facto relationships are less stable than traditional marriages. About 80% of married couples are still together after 11 years, but just 57% of de facto couples survive this long.
 

One in four Americans feel US children are not respected

Steve Crabtree - Gallup, 18 April 2018.
19-04-2018
The student-led reaction to recent school shootings in the U.S. has sparked a national discussion about how best to protect America’s children from violence. However, about one in four Americans feel that the country can make progress in the way children are treated in their everyday lives.
 

Thousands of Android apps may be illegally tracking children

Hamza Shaban - Chicago Tribune, 17 April 2018.
19-04-2018
Seven researchers analyzed nearly 6,000 apps for children and found that the majority of them may be in violation of the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA. Thousands of the tested apps collected the personal data of children under age 13 without their parent’s permission, the study found.
 

USA: 20m immigrant children could be affected by evolving immigration policies

Samantha Artiga and Anthony Damico - Kaiser Family Foundation, 18 April 2018.
19-04-2018
Potential changes to public charge policies intended to reduce use of public programs by immigrant families, including their citizen children, could further increase strains on immigrant families and lead to losses in health coverage.
 

Children’s Justice Centers: helping kids on the road to recovery

Jeff DeMoss - The Leader, 18 April 2018.
19-04-2018
Twenty-five years ago, less than 6% of child abuse cases in Northern Utah ended up being prosecuted in court. Today, that number has increased to more than 20%. That leaves room for a lot more progress, but those involved in finding justice for abused kids say they have a lot to be encouraged about advances in the field over the last two-plus decades.
 

Start the rules early to stop screen addicts

Sarah Carey - The Times, 18 April 2018.
19-04-2018
Take it from a parent who has learnt from experience: setting time limits must be the first thing you do, not the last.
 
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