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It’s time to normalize pregnancy, parenting and politics

Tiffany Gooch - The Star, 4 October 2020.
10-10-2020
We let process and ceremony dictate our politics, forgetting that our political leaders and advocates are humans, with families, and our systems need to be designed to fit their needs.
 

Parenting in today’s society is exhausting, so let’s be like ’90s moms

Stephanie Sullivan - Omaha World-Herald, 3 October 2020.
10-10-2020
Being a mom in today’s world is a new level of exhausting that our mothers never experienced. We live in an over-stimulating, content-crazed world where we place more value on what’s trending than what’s actually best for our children.
 

Parenting was never meant to be this isolating

Jessica Grose - The New York Times, 7 October 2020.
10-10-2020
Parents have never, ever raised children in isolated nuclear units the way they have been doing for much of 2020, with little to no hands-on family or community support.
 

The parents in England refusing to send their children back to school

Liz Lightfoot - The Guardian, 9 October 2020.
10-10-2020
Families unwillingly home schooling for fear of Covid say they have been threatened with fines and cut adrift.
 

Why not all screen time is the same for children

Melissa Hogenboom - BBC News, 28 September 2020.
29-09-2020
Screens are a fixture in children’s lives from a young age, but giving them access to television, tablets or phones doesn't always mean it will have a negative impact on their development.
 

India: Minimum Age for Girls’ Marriage

Sanjay Kumar Rout - EPW, 26 September 2020.
29-09-2020
On the 74th Independence Day of ­India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi specified that the government will consider the minimum age of marriage for girls. The discussion has been flourishing widely.
 

Missing your grandchildren during lockdown

Sheila Wayman - The Irish Times, 29 September 2020.
29-09-2020
For many older people, the worst part of the pandemic was not seeing the grandkids.
 

The truth about parenting and the pandemic

Gabrielle Gayagoy - The List, 24 September 2020.
29-09-2020
A survey of more than 1,500 people conducted by Rutgers University found that both women and men have been doing more unpaid labor while working from home, with almost double the number of men pitching in with at least five hours of active childcare and more than five hours of regular cooking and cleaning than in pre-pandemic times.
 

How parents should talk to their children about sex

Aine Aventin - The Conversation, 22 September 2020.
29-09-2020
Parents and children need to be able to discuss sex – but often they avoid these conversations.
 

Parenting questions I’m asked most as a child therapist

Oliver Sindall -Newsweek, 24 September 2020.
26-09-2020
After 11 years of working in children and family services, the author has learnt that if you want to make a lasting impact on a child's life you have to support their care-givers.
 
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