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Neglected children end up with ‘smaller brains’

James Gallagher - BBC News, 7 January 2020.
09-01-2020
The researchers at King’s College London were following adopted children who spent time in Romanian orphanages. They grew up with brains 8.6% smaller than other adoptees.
 

Parents of poorly children feel isolated and lonely

ITV, 6 January 2020.
09-01-2020
A charity has warned that the families of seriously ill children are much more at risk of suffering from social isolation and feelings of loneliness.
 

To be a better parent in 2020, don’t forget to take care of yourself

Erin Anderssen - The Globe and Mail, 30 December 2019.
02-01-2020
Parents alone can’t fix most problems. So, for now, reducing parental burnout falls largely to mothers and fathers themselves.
 

10 New Year’s resolutions to help improve family life

Breaking News, 1 January 2020.
02-01-2020
Here are some resolution suggestions from family organisations and experts.
 

How has parenting changed over the past 10 years?

Lorraine Candy - The Times, 29 December 2019.
02-01-2020
We helicoptered, we overshared, we felt inadequate. So are we learning from our mistakes?
 

9 parenting trends to watch out for in 2020

Jia Ling - The Asian Parent, 2 January 2020.
02-01-2020
While there really is no one-size-fits-all way of parenting, there are certain notable trends and cultural shifts to consider.
 

The surprisingly good news about American family life

W. Bradford Wilcox and Alysse ElHage - USA Today, 30 December 2019.
02-01-2020
The story of the death of marriage has been greatly exaggerated. If we look at three key trends over the last decade in the United States, there are bright spots on the family horizon.
 

How did children’s homes become centres of profit-making and abuse?

Sonia Sodha - The Guardian, 29 December 2019.
02-01-2020
The state has a duty to protect the vulnerable young, not simply entrust their care to the highest bidder.
 

Depression in children as young as seven

Victoria Allen - The Daily Mail, 27 December 2019.
27-12-2019
US researchers who studied almost 100 children found they could predict which would suffer depressive symptoms at the age of 11 by scanning their brains when they were seven.
 

Japanese, Korean birth rates drop in 2019

Andrew Salmon - Asia News, 27 December 2019.
27-12-2019
With Northeast Asia leading, demographics plummet across the industrialized world.
 
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