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UK: Less than 30 minutes/day of quality time with children

Astrid Hall - Daily Mirror, 4 September 2019.
05-09-2019
British fathers and daughters get less face-to-face time than any other parent-child combo, survey reveals.
 

Netherlands: key to raising the world’s happiest kids

Rina Mae Acosta - CNBC, 29 August 2019.
05-09-2019
As part-time champions of Europe, the Dutch work an average of 29 hours per week the lowest of any industrialized nation, according to the OECD.
 

Canada: How social media altered the good parenting ideal

Michael Brown - MedicalXPress, 4 September 2019.
05-09-2019
Social media has altered perceptions of what good parenting is and may play a role in the reduction in the amount of time kids spend just playing, according to a University of Alberta study.
 

South Africa: New marriage law

Linda Ensor - Business Daily, 30 August 2019.
05-09-2019
The major overhaul will address issues of under-age and fraudulent marriages, as well as marriages of convenience.
 

It’s a national crisis: UK’s birth rate is falling dramatically

The Conversation, 14 August 2019.
29-08-2019
The birth rate in England and Wales is now the lowest it has ever been since records began. With an increasingly ageing population, and Brexit due to impact on the number of non-British workers in the employment market, the UK is facing a population crisis.
 

Singapore: More can be done to help parents build strong families

The Conversation, 14 August 2019.
29-08-2019
Increasing subsidies, enhancing accessibility and developing pre-school professionals are welcomed, but it is important to remember that having children and enabling them to succeed are more than just an issue of economic ability or physical convenience.
 

China’s lowest marriage rate adds obstacle to boost consumer spending

Frank Tang - South China Morning Post, 24 August 2019.
29-08-2019
The number of marriages fell 4.6 per cent in 2018, with the trend continuing at the start of 2019, with a 7.7 per cent drop in the first six months of the year.
 

US: Advocates fear census will undercount kids

Savannah Smith - NBC, 26 August 2019.
29-08-2019
One expert said ‘negative forces’ affecting the 2020 survey could make a recurring problem worse.
 

Excessive screen time is killing children’s imaginations

Sarah Young - Independent, 28 August 2019.
29-08-2019
According to a poll of 1,000 nursery workers, almost two-thirds of childcare professionals believe that screens are making children less creative.
 

Everything you need to know about ‘snowplow parenting’

Leigh Weingus Parade, 26 August 2019.
29-08-2019
Originally rising to popularity as a way to describe what parents like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, many parents have been left wondering if they fall into it, too.
 
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