A badly handled divorce can impact child’s health

May 26, 2017 3 comments

family law

Children’s health can suffer if their parents do not handle divorce well, new research suggests. While previous studies have found a link between parental divorce and ill-health in children, Spanish academics claim it is not the divorce itself which is the real problem. When a couple bring their marriage to an end, “improper handling of…

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London: UK’s ‘worst city’ for raising a family

May 16, 2017 1 comment

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London is the worst city in the UK to raise a family in, according to new research. The online study ranked 35 major British cities based on a number of criteria which affect day-today family life. These included average salaries, house prices, the quality of local schools, access to parks, and how common burglary is…

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Housing and the bank of Mum and Dad

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May 4, 2017 4 comments

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Housing is notoriously expensive in the UK and for one very simple reason: there just isn’t enough to go round. Efforts to build new homes have been sluggish and patchy for decades and the inevitable result has been a relentless climb in prices, thanks to the iron law of supply and demand: great for those…

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YouTube ‘prank parents’ lose children

May 3, 2017 2 comments

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Two children who were victims of YouTube pranks which some claimed was abuse have been taken away from their father and stepmother. The Maryland couple would film their children’s reactions to a series of practical jokes and then post them online under the username DaddyOFive. Footage included a clip of the couple harshly punishing one…

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House of Commons publishes guide to contact orders

May 2, 2017 12 comments

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The House of Commons Library has published a guide to residence and contact for parents and grandparents. The Library conducts research and publishes information on a variety of legal topics for MPs to use when adivising their constituents. Children: residence and contact court orders and related matters for parents, grandparents and others explains these legal…

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Couple plan divorce for shared girlfriend’s benefit

April 28, 2017 1 comment

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A married couple in the United States are planning to divorce in order to give their shared girlfriend legal rights as a parent. Benno and Cristina Kaiser have been married for 12 years. They met while serving in the US Military Police Corps in Virginia and have since had three children. At some point in…

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Children ‘don’t feel safe’ on social media

April 27, 2017 2 comments

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Four out of five British children do not feel safe when using social media, according to a new survey. Research conducted by the NSPCC has found that the lack of strict controls on social media platforms leaves young people vulnerable to bullying and “hurtful messages”.  In a poll of 1,696 children, 80 per cent believed…

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‘Free childcare’: 50,000 could miss out

April 19, 2017 1 comment

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As many as 50,000 children could miss out on a place on the government’s upcoming free childcare scheme. From September parents of three and four year-olds will be eligible for 30 hours’ worth of childcare each week at no charge. The Department for Education estimates that around 390,000 children will qualify for a place on…

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