A follow-up to a series by a parent of a disabled child.
Lots of clever technology – but are things better for children?
Advice for parents
There’s time to plan something special.
Bedwetting is still a taboo issue for worried UK parents.
This is one of the Family Doctor Books put out by the British Medical Association. At £4.95 for 208 pages of useful information it is clearly aimed at a mass readership, and in the introduction it says that the book is intended for “anyone bringing up, caring for or working with children – parents, carers, … Read more…
A large-scale programme designed to prevent marriage breakdown
What are the benefits for baby of dad bonding from day one?
Learning from children
Social networks matter at key change points in children’s lives.
Following a cohort through adolescence
Including child poverty, the lessons from Baby Peter, foster care recruitment, family eating habits, fitness, fun and football, archiving theses, disciplining children, ‘research’, changing the clocks, the NCBC and the NCB.
How do you turn children into life-long readers? This has been my concern over the last three decades, and I’ve given it a great deal of thought. At last I’ve come up with three ingredients that you have to throw into the pot to produce the desired effect – and here they are! First of … Read more…
The importance of links across the generations and of ‘family’ connections
The first comprehensive study
The next issue is out.
Is there a future for a boy with a past?
A touching classic about creating the right space to let healing happen
A collation of child care research which challenged current thinking
Helping children to come to terms with absent fathers
Any further responses to this moving book?
What creates a good environment for bringing children up?
How to have a hassle-free home
What parents should ask before choosing an out-of-school club or play setting
Lessons about what does – and does not – damage children
The third part of a personal account of becoming an adoptive parent
The second part of a personal account of becoming an adoptive parent
Personal experiences of the care system shaped professional thinking.
Learning about disability as a parent
The danger of labelling and sending frightening messages
The first part of a personal account of becoming an adoptive parent
Success (and fun) in battling against prejudice and professional expectations
The need for optimism in the face of problems and a good sense of humour
Eliminate the negative; accentuate the positive.
Teaching children about STIs, and the need for good parenting
We shall be considering health in February, Parents’ Views in March and Disability in April. Why not write for us?
The historical classic about services for young offenders
Ideas for the next six months – and authors are wanted.
The danger of dogma in meeting individual needs
Observing parenting in action
Childhood is a concept that has intrigued researchers for many years. There have been historical accounts which trace the evolution of childhood through the centuries. There have been some interesting cultural comparisons written. I would like to begin the ‘Children Webmag – recollection and understanding of childhood’. If any readers wish to contribute, just email … Read more…
Well, it’s happened and it wasn’t at all bad for a first one.The seminar had as its working question: Where is Childhood Going? A small number of professionals managed to find their way to the University of Northampton campus despite traffic, road works and no one else on the campus having a clue where the … Read more…
Then A hundred years ago, when I was very young, my Mother always said the same things when I went out to play, “Don’t go anywhere other than where you said you are going”; “Don’t do anything you shouldn’t” and “Enjoy yourself”, in that order. I knew what time to come back. I knew what … Read more…
When I look back on my childhood, I remember happy times on family holidays, playing in the garden or playing in the snow. The memories are selective and often avoid difficult periods when I experienced failure and times when I felt alone. This rather idyllic and selective view also ignores the back-drop of some of … Read more…
Last month I introduced the concept of accountability as opposed to responsibility. I want to explore some of those issues in this article, especially the perception of parenting.When we produce children, we are automatically a mother or a father. We have no choice. Being a mother or a father does not, however, make us a … Read more…