Archive of 4 August 2011
The CentreForum report setting out five ways parenting can be improved is a start, but the recommended 45 minutes of attention for children a day is akin to starving them of nurture.
Whether debating the death penalty or pushing the phone-hacking scandal forwards, it looks like MPs are finally getting their act together.
Philip Davies, Conservative backbencher, labels the CentreForum report's parenting suggestions "ridiculous" in the Daily Mail.
Baroness Joan Walmsley, Liberal Democrat education co-chair, points to importance of early years in a child's life and pledges to ensure parenting has right status and support.