Christian Alternative to Boy Scouts Sees Increase in Membership

Feb 22, 2017 by

from Family Policy Alliance: The Boy Scouts of America recently announced it will accept girls who say they identify as boys into its ranks. The move brought a rush of interest in Trail Life USA, a Christian alternative to the Boy Scouts. The group’s website was busy with families asking how to...

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The New Research: Missing Fathers, Swelling Waistlines

Feb 20, 2017 by

from The Family in America: With good reason, public-health officials have spared no effort in combatting the epidemic in childhood obesity, typically by advocating dietary reforms. If they attend to a study recently completed in Denmark, however, they may realize that they need to direct their...

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Lone parents cause child poverty

Feb 14, 2017 by

by Kathy Gyngell, TCW: Sir Paul Coleridge’s devastating account of the decline of marriage and the inexorable rise of lone parenthood and cohabitation should give Mrs May’s ‘social reform’ team at Number Ten pause for thought. What’s crystal clear is that Britain’s rising level of illegitimacy – a...

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Two UK schools trial use of police-style bodycams for teachers

Feb 8, 2017 by

by Peter J Walker, Guardian: Teachers in two UK schools are trialling using body cameras in class because they are “fed up with low-level background disorder”, a criminal justice academic has revealed. Tom Ellis, principal lecturer at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of...

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UK families among most unstable in the developed world

Feb 6, 2017 by

from Marriage Foundation: The United Kingdom has among the highest rates of family instability in the developed world, a study by an international group of academics has found. Three in five (62 per cent) British children born to unmarried parents living together experience family breakdown before...

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Claims of child sex offences committed by other children almost doubles in just four years

Feb 5, 2017 by

by Isobel Frodsham, Mailonline: Claims of child sex offences committed by other children have almost doubled in four years, according to new reports. The number of alleged offences reported to police in England and Wales rose from 5,215 in 2013 to 9,290 in 2016, children’s charity...

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