How family traditions are created
John Valentine - The News Obserer, 27 September 2014.
Every young family develops their own routines, sometimes for simplicity, sometimes for identity, sometimes for survival, always for togetherness, always for fun.
Stay-at-home mothers have “worthwhile lives”
John Bingham - The Telegraph, 24 September 2014.
New findings from the UK’s national “well-being” index show that mothers who have put their career aside to care for their children have a stronger sense that their lives are “worthwhile” than the rest of society, official figures suggest.
Children as young as three are online
Victoria Woollaston - Daily Mail, 24 September 2014.
Research has discovered that children as young as three are online by the time they start nursery school, thanks to child-friendly devices like tablets and smartphones. But it has also led to growing cyber safety fears among parents with more than half admitting they do not know how to teach their youngsters about internet security.
Giving vulnerable children a voice
Kate Murray - The Guardian, 24 September 2014.
With children’s services facing budget cuts in an era of soaring demand, how can vulnerable young people be best supported? And is the sector in need of systemic change? It’s no wonder that many who work to keep our children safe warn that children’s services are in crisis.
Learning to cope with Alzheimer’s
Sarah Mchaney - PBS, 24 September 2014.
‘The Genius of Marian’ shows how one family tries to start that conversation about how loved ones can cope while adjusting to life with Alzheimer’s. This documentary tells that every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. Two-thirds of those people are women.
6 signs your marriage is falling apart
The Huffington Post, 23 September 2014.
Is your marriage at risk of falling apart? Take Dr. Phil’s “Marriage Inventory Quiz” — these are 6 signs that you or your spouse could be landing your marriage in a ditch.
Children need sex and relationships education
Richard Gardner - The Independent, 24 September 2014.
Children should have compulsory lessons in sex and relationships education at both primary and secondary school to combat the growing tide of online pornography they are subject to as they grow up, campaigners are urging.
Children whose parents did badly more likely to fail
Steve Doughty - Daily Mail, 24 September 2014.
Children are held back in life by bad education rather than a poverty-stricken home, a major state study found yesterday. It said that children whose parents did badly at school are much more likely than others to fail at school themselves, and end up working in low-paid jobs or not working at all.
Is U.S. now a nation of singles?
Richard Florida - City Lab, 15 September 2014.
The United States is now a nation of singles. Single people make up just over half of all American adults for the first time since statistics have been collected, according to a study reported by Bloomberg last week.
Half of children “are not ready to start school”
Laura Donnelly - The Telegraph, 23 September 2014.
Experts said child development in Britain is languishing behind most western countries, with standards of literacy, numeracy and physical skills far behind those of almost every western country.
Researchers from University College London’s Institute of Health Equity said the study shows too many children being left damaged by early years.