Parenting news: archive
The ‘generation war’ over abortion rights
spiked, 22 January 2013
Among abortion activists, there’s a worrying shift from supporting choice to demanding ‘justice’. By Jennie Bristow.
What future for the family?
spiked, 16 January 2013
When it comes to parents, the Lib-Cons are as manipulative and distrustful as their predecessors. By Jennie Bristow.
From freewheelin’ Sixties to fearmongerin’ Noughties
spiked, 27 December 2012
Everyone talks about the impact, whether good or bad, of the tumultuous Sixties - but two in-depth books about that decade say and reveal more than most. By Jennie Bristow.
How the nationalisation of parenting stoked the riots
spiked, 17 July 2012
The state’s relentless undermining of parental authority has created a world in which no one knows how to control children or teens. By Jennie Bristow.
Abortion and the thirty-something woman
Abortion Review, 14 June 2012
Women in their early thirties are having both more babies and more abortions. How do we account for this shift? By Jennie Bristow.
Keep abortion out of adoption policy
spiked, 12 June 2012
Encouraging women seeking abortion to give birth and do adoption instead ignores the birth mother’s feelings. By Jennie Bristow.
How anti-abortionists are upping the ante
spiked, 19 March 2012
Heated debate about abortion is good - but pro-lifers' new tactic of harassing individual women and doctors is cowardly and wrong. By Jennie Bristow.
Divorcing marriage from morality
spiked, 10 January 2012
By promoting it as a least worst lifestyle option, modern defenders of marriage are undermining its best aspects. By Jennie Bristow.
A fresh-faced look at growing old
spiked, 23 December 2011
In Never Say Die, Susan Jacoby elbows aside old prejudices about ageing and the ‘illderly’ and asks instead how society can sensibly cope with having lots of older people. By Jennie Bristow.
We don’t need to talk about hating kids
spiked, 28 October 2011
Lionel Shriver’s Orange Prize-winning novel turned award-winning film about a woman who can’t love her son has been hailed for revealing a hidden truth about motherhood. This mum isn’t empathising. By Jennie Bristow.
Parents should rise up against this neurotrash
spiked, 19 September 2011
Dodgy neuroscience is being used to justify unprecedented levels of state intrusion into family life. By Jennie Bristow.
Lib Dems announce free parenting classes
Sunday Times, 18 September 2011
Free parenting classes are to be offered to all families with children under the age of five in a new scheme announced at the Lib Dem conference.
Come back ‘Superwoman’: the lost ideal of combining motherhood and work
Guardian, 17 September 2011
The ideal of the 'Superwoman' juggling motherhood and work has been scotched. Now the pressure on women is to be perfect carers, with careers like a dirty secret. By Zoe Williams.
Why parents shouldn’t feel guilty if they can’t devote time to their toddlers
The Observer, 11 September 2011
Critics are rejecting the theory that children need close attention in their first three years, dismissing neuroscience as 'neurotrash'. By Viv Groskop.
The London riots were not a product of permissiveness
spiked, 30 August 2011
Blaming the looting on the ‘liberal experiment’ of the 1960s is not only wrong - it could also make the real problems in urban communities worse. By Jennie Bristow.
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