Archive: Parenting

The share of single parents in London in work drops significantly for those with pre-school aged children

Single parents are being locked out of work

Research shows half of single parents are forced to borrow money to meet childcare costs in London.

Opinion Former Articles

  • ESRC: Good parenting is just a joke

    Parents who joke and pretend with their toddlers are giving their children a head start in terms of life skills. Most parents are naturals at playing the fool with their kids, says a new research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). However parents who feel they may need a little help in doing this can learn to develop these life skills with their tots.

  • ESRC: Festival of Social Science: Berlin Wall marked a difference in parenting

    After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the birth rate in East Germany effectively halved.

  • Parents prefer degree apprenticeships

    New research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) asked 1,000 parents of 16-21 year olds how they valued Degree Apprenticeships. 61% of parents surveyed preferred to see their child take this route than a degree from Oxford or Cambridge university.

  • Voice: Cutting child benefit punishes children not parents

    Commenting on a recommendation by Charlie Taylor, the Government’s Expert Adviser on Behaviour, that parents of children in England who persistently truant should have their child benefit cut, Philip Parkin, General Secretary of Voice: the union for education professionals, said:

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