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Decades of putting all eggs in one basket

Carlos Barria - Reuters, 6 October 2014.
06-10-2014
China’s Communist Party leaders have praised their one-child policy for preventing the population from spiraling out of control, but critics say it has spawned decades of forced abortions, infanticide and child trafficking.
 

Choosing your elderly parents’ carers

Fiona MacRae - Daily Mail, 6 October 2014.
06-10-2014
Choosing care for an elderly parent is one of the most stressful decisions we will ever make, a survey found. It ranks higher than getting married, choosing a school or buying a house in terms of worry. Even getting divorced is rated less stressful, say members of the ‘sandwich generation’.
 

What children need most when their parents divorce

The Huffington Post, 6 October 2014.
06-10-2014
When parents go through a divorce, children’s psychological needs greatly increase as they live in the middle of an emotional (and perhaps economic) roller coaster filled with guilt, fear and confusion. Dr. Phil explains the most profound needs of children during this challenging time.
 

More employees ‘taking time off to care for relatives’

Julia Kollewe - The Guardian, 5 October 2014.
06-10-2014
More than one in three employers report that absenteeism has increased because workers need time for caring responsibilities, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Simplyhealth.
 

Most new parents aren’t ready for their babies

Kate Johnston-Ataata and Renata Kokanovic - The Washington Post, 4 October 2014.
06-10-2014
Primary care parents find they need to re-orient their lives around their baby, at least in the short term. And partnered parents confront a changed dynamic in their relationship and the need to accommodate a third family member.
 

Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

Malcolm Ritter - ABC News, 29 September 2014.
03-10-2014
A massive new study suggests that for some U.S. women, living through a recession can mean they will never have children. In fact, the authors project that among women who were in their early 20s in 2008 — early in the so-called "Great Recession" — about 151,000 will forgo having any children as a result, at least by age 40.
 

The american family is making a comeback

Michael Wear - The Atlantic, 1 October 2014.
03-10-2014
Marriage is on the decline, birthrates are down, and divorce rates are high. But politicians in both parties are finally putting forth proposals to help—and strengthen society.
 

Parents forced to cut back to pay university costs

Sean Coughlan - BBC News, 2 October 2014.
03-10-2014
Hundreds of thousands of parents are cutting down on their “basic outgoings” to pay for their children's university costs, says a financial data company.
 

America is defunding its children

Catherine Rampell - Daily Press, 2 October 2014.
03-10-2014
The Urban Institute’s eighth annual “Kids’ Share” report takes stock of all the different kinds of government spending that directly benefits children, focusing on the spending controlled at the federal level. The authors found an uptick in federal spending on children last year, with the share of the budget benefiting the young rising from 9.7 percent in 2012 to 10.2 percent in 2013. But don’t expect the party to last.
 

Why parents hinder the success of their children

Katina Stefanova - Forbes, 1 October 2014.
03-10-2014
The current helicopter parent culture delivers immediate results such as better grades and extracurricular activities’ awards, but it may hinder the qualities most needed for entrepreneurship and more generally, for success in adulthood – adaptability, resourcefulness and creativity.
 
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