Siblings to be adopted as parents struggle

January 4, 2018 2 comments

family life

Three children of parents struggling with stress and depression should be adopted, a Family Court Judge has ruled. In A Local Authority v G the couple’s two daughters were aged 12 and three, while their younger brother was 19 months. The father of the oldest daughter died when she was just three. Her mother later…

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Surrogate mother loses care of child

November 21, 2017 2 comments

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A surrogate mother has lost the right to care for a child she gave birth to. The woman met a gay couple online and entered into a surrogacy agreement with them back in 2015. However, during the pregnancy she and her husband changed their minds about giving up the child, despite neither one of them…

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Parents of boys save more for college

September 25, 2017 0 comments

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Parents who only have boys save more money for their children’s college education than those who have girls. In a recent survey of more than 1,000 parents with children between eight and 14 years old, half of those who only had sons already had money saved for higher education. However this was only true of…

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Parents get 1 hour a day to themselves

September 23, 2017 0 comments

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British parents get less than one hour to themselves every day, a new study has revealed. A poll of 2,000 parents found that, on average, the amount of time they have to themselves in a single day is just 48 minutes. For most this does not occur until almost 9pm but one in ten does…

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Iceland asks: what’s in a name?

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September 15, 2017 0 comments

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Inhabitants of the isolated North Atlantic nation of Iceland have begun t to chafe against strict rules on what they can and can’t name their children. An official government organisation – the Mannanafnanefnd (|Personal Names Committee) – has specified the names which Icelandic parents may give their children since 1991. Staffed by three academics, the…

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Grandparents hate ‘unusual’ baby names

September 13, 2017 1 comment

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Grandparents hate it when their children choose unusual names for their babies such as Aurora, Noah and Finn. In a recent survey of 2,000 parents and grandparents by parenting sites Mumsnet and Gransnet, 19 per cent of grandparents said they hate or have hated names their children chose. This displeasure is not always kept a…

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Australian parents demand their children get prenups

September 12, 2017 0 comments

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Australian parents are increasingly asking their adult children to get prenuptial agreements before they agree to help them financially. The ‘baby boomer’ generation has “unprecedented levels of wealth” and many want to assist their children in getting a home in an increasingly expensive job market, Business Insider reports. Baby Boomers are generally classed as those…

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School transport: parents of disabled kids must work less

September 11, 2017 1 comment

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Many parents of disabled children have had to cut down their working hours or leave their jobs in order to get their children to school. In a newly published survey from disabled children’s charity Contact, almost half – 48 per cent – of parents claimed that problems with school transport had negatively affected their work….

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