Positive about parents

Posted on August 7 2009 by 4Children

A_LongfieldHardly a day goes by without someone decrying the state of parenting today but an interesting report recently published by the Nuffield foundation (highlighted in a piece in the Independent today) has found that parents today are more conscientious than they were 20 years ago, spending more time with their kids and paying more attention to where they are outside the home.

 Academics at Oxford University who carried out the study found there was “no evidence of a decline in parenting” over the past two decades, though they did conclude that there was evidence that parents were more stressed. 

 This resonates with 4Children’s belief that what we need is more support for families and parents.  This is one of the key areas The Family Commission are going to be looking at in the months ahead.

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