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Why educated women are embracing marriage

Linda and Richard Eyre - Chronicle Independent, 12 October 2014.
13-10-2014
College-educated women have discovered a new marriage model combines the best of the old, traditional marriage model and adds to it a more realistic and equal partnership. It rises above the debate about equality by stressing the superiority of the oneness and synergy of a true yin and yang partnership. It rises above the debate about independence and dependence by opting instead for interdependence -both partners needing the other- and admitting it.
 

How the dinner table affect kids’ weight

Alice Park - Time, 13 October 2014.
13-10-2014
“Eat together” is a mantra that doctors and nutritionists use regularly when they talk with families about eating healthy and maintaining normal weight. Children who eat regular family meals tend to have lower rates of obesity and eat more nutritiously. A new study published Monday morning in the journal Pediatrics takes a novel look at why.
 

Dealing with helicopter parents in the workplace

Joyce E.A. Russell - The Washington Post, 12 October 2014.
13-10-2014
Today, helicopter parenting has gone beyond just the classrooms and schoolyards. It has entered the workplace as the millennial generation grows up and moves beyond college. There are many examples about parents who have been involved in everything from job interviews to performance coaching sessions.
 

Raising financially, socially responsible children

Stacy Francis - CNBC, 12 October 2014.
13-10-2014
Making the effort today to teach our children personal financial responsibility along with social responsibility may go a long way toward both helping to solve worldwide problems in the long run and taking kids’ focus off themselves.
 

How genes influence children’s success in school

Eva Krapohl and Kaili Rimfeld - The Washington Post, 12 October 2014.
13-10-2014
The idea that children can inherit the ability to get good results at school can spark heated debate. But, put simply, all this means is that children differ in how easy and enjoyable they find learning and that these differences are to a large extent explained by differences in their genes, rather than differences between schools or teachers.
 

Cutbacks concern children’s commissioner

BBC News, 13 October 2014.
13-10-2014
Services to protect vulnerable children could be lost due to a lack of vision and leadership by the Welsh government, claimed the children's commissioner.
 

Children of divorce want ‘open access’

Lois M. Collins - Deseret News, 9 October 2014.
09-10-2014
Parents who prioritize routine after divorce to afford their children stability may not be giving them what they really need. Research says children have a very different take on what it takes to thrive post-divorce.
 

Children are ditching TV in favour of the iPad

Ellie Zolfagharifard – Daily Mail, 9 October 2014
09-10-2014
Tablets are now more important to children than their TVs, with more than one-third of young people aged five to 15 owning their own device. Around 34% of children in this category own their own tablet, which is up from 19 per cent last year, according to official figures.
 

Want your children to be happy? Talk to them…

Richard Spillett - Daily Mail, 8 October 2014.
08-10-2014
A report on Britain's children found youngsters who talk to their parents regularly are happier than those who don't. Those who often argue with their parents said they are less satisfied with their lives.
 

Key factors affecting your family’s stability

Lois M. Collins - Deseret News, 7 October 2014.
08-10-2014
The headlines surrounding marriage and family stability make family life in America appear less complex than it is, according to a series of reports on family trends presented by researchers for the Council on Contemporary Families.
 
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