Almost Two-Thirds of Children Worry “All The Time”

We tend to assume that kids have it better than ever, but in reality, parents may have reasons to be concerned. New research shows that two-thirds of children worry “all the time.”The mental-health charity Place2Be surveyed 700 children, all ten or eleven years old, across twenty schools throughout England, Scotland, and Wales. The results of the study showed that children deal with a wide variety of anxiety inducing concerns every day, the most prominent topics being family, friends, and fea … [Read more...]

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What is parenthood?

One dimension of the debate about what homsexual unions should be called is "What is parenthood?"  What are parents?  What is their function, exactly?  Who are the "best" parents and is there even such a thing?Family Scholars Blog is having an interesting discussion of that question.  The best contribtution IMO is by Laura Rosenbury, a Law Professor at Washington University in St Louis.  In sum, she says that the question, "What is parenthood?" is the wrong one.   Instead, we should be asking … [Read more...]

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Peer Pressure–Not Always a Bad Thing

Peer pressure cuts both ways.  It's not always a bad thing.  In fact, under the right circumstances, it can be an incredible force for good.  For example...Good grades could be contagious.Students surrounded by friends who earn better grades than they do tend to see their own grades rise over the next year, according to a new study. "The smarter that your friends are today, there's a higher chance for you to become smarter as well tomorrow," said study co-author Hiroko Sayama, a systems … [Read more...]

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