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Being truly present with our families
From a blog by Bacon from Acorns
Constitutive of a happy and satisfied life is living in the presence of those we love. Consistently.
The Church of the Table
From a blog by Together for the Common Good
Every day, anybody who wishes to join for lunch can knock at our door. It is a “family table”, everyone is asked to help in some task, like in every family.
From a blog by Apolitical
How do you reach migrant families that stretched social services do not have time to relate to? Berlin trains unemployed mothers that are long-established in Germany but are themselves from immigrant backgrounds.
2018 Modern Families Index
From a report by Working Families and Bright Horiz
A significant proportion of UK’s working parents are struggling to cope with long work hours – and stalling and downshifting their careers for family life.
Presence is better than presents
From a study in the Journal of Social and Personal
A recent study suggests that small acts of kindness, not grand overtures, make people feel most loved and supported.
Family breakdown - a major influence on teen mental health
From a report by The Marriage Foundation
More than a third of children whose parents had split up reported poor mental health, compared to only a fifth with parents who were still together.
Reducing reoffending by keeping mothers and children together
From a blog by Pew Research
Diverting women from prison and keeping families together can save money and help break the intergenerational cycle of incarceration.
The World Family Map 2017
From a report by The Institute for Family Studies
Confirms family stability and marriage but it also contains some observations which run counter to media headlines. You may be surprised.
Grandparents and children - two-way benefits?
We intuitively know that grandparents contribute to children's wellbeing but what are those benefits and are there reciprocal ones to grandparents?
Forecasting which children will cost society the most
From research by King’s College London, Duke Unive
20% of the population accounts for the lion’s share of social costs such as crime and welfare dependence as adults. Can we predict at age 3 and intervene?
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