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UK: Government review to improve the lives of autistic children

Department of Health and Social Care, 5 December 2018.
06-12-2018
The government will collect evidence from autistic children, their families and their carers on how to improve the support they get.
 

UK: Private firms are making big money out of children’s social services

Ray Jones - The Guardian, 5 December 2018.
06-12-2018
Companies have colonised social work, with those at the top taking the profits while families in difficulty continue to suffer.
 

Parenting: Stretch legs, not voice, to get someone’s attention

Kathy Lynn - North Shore News, 30 November 2018.
06-12-2018
If you are a parent who is tired of listening to kids screaming, first examine your own behaviours. Are you yelling instead of walking to them and using your ‘inside voice’?
 

New Zealand: Parenting key to improving national mental health

Scoop, 5 December 2018.
06-12-2018
The evidence is very clear that parenting is one of the most influential factors governing a host of physical, financial and emotional outcomes for individuals across their lifetimes, both positively and negatively.
 

Marriage gets happier over time

Dan Bates - Daily Mail, 4 December 2018.
06-12-2018
Bickering decreases the longer a couple are married and is replaced by humor and understanding, scientists have found.
 

If we want our children to thrive, teaching them to read is not enough

Cressida Cowell - Independent, 5 December 2018.
06-12-2018
New research demonstrates just how crucial reading for pleasure is to children’s future mental health and economic success.
 

should you raise independent children the ‘Swiss’ way?

The Local, 4 December 2018.
06-12-2018
Swiss children are encouraged to explore, play outside for hours without adult supervision and the philosophy “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only badly dressed children” is upheld.
 

Parenting with the end result in mind

Montgomery Adviser - Jenni Stahlmann and Jody Hagaman, 25 November 2018.
28-11-2018
What would change in our parenting if we could see the future adults in these little people we are raising?
 

Low-income parents want a white picket fence before getting married

The Conversation, 28 November 2018.
28-11-2018
More money in a paycheck might not be enough to increase marriage rates. When asked why they donít get married, low-income couples say that there is an “economic bar to marriage.”
 

Finding love in China’s marriage markets

Layne Vandenberg - The Diplomat, 27 November 2018.
28-11-2018
One man’s experience explaining the search for love in China.
 
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