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.
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.
Philip Davies, Conservative backbencher, labels the CentreForum report's parenting suggestions "ridiculous" in the Daily Mail.