You can’t outsource family life

Sep 2, 2019 by

by Mary Harrington, The Conservative Woman: MEASURING ‘wellbeing’ in schools, incentivising feckless parents and micromanaging the rest – that’s the suggested solution to child unhappiness. As if schools did not have enough to do, the Children’s Society charity now wants teachers to monitor pupils’ wellbeing.  UK children are among the unhappiest in the world and it is no wonder. Everyone has to work to make ends meet so children routinely spend 40-plus hours a week in often noisy, chaotic...

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Why this surge in parents who can’t look after their own children?

Aug 29, 2019 by

by Laura Perrins, The Conservative Woman: This week we’ve been republishing a series of articles by Laura Perrins that argue that a radically different social conservative frame of reference is required to stop the social disintegration and dispossession in our society unleashed by 40 years of Left-liberal/feminist/state interventionism. If and when Boris Johnson extricates us from the clutches of the EU, amongst the many questions he needs to address through a brand new set of spectacles is...

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Children in UK least happy they have been in a decade, says report

Aug 28, 2019 by

by Matthew Weaver, Guardian: Charity describes finding that 200,000 are not content with their lives as ‘national scandal’. Childhood happiness has fallen to its lowest level in a decade, with more than 200,000 children unhappy with their lives, according to a report. For the first time since it was launched in 2009-10, the annual Good Childhood report found overall contentment among 10- to 15-year-olds has dipped below eight on a scale of one to 10. It now stands at 7.89 on average, down from...

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The fatherless culture behind the surge in violence

Aug 28, 2019 by

By Laura Perrins, TCW: MORE policing, more knife arches. This was how knife violence at the Notting Hill Carnival was addressed this year. Essential, without doubt, but since last year we’ve seen no challenge to the culture that has long contributed to this ‘spike’ in deadly violence. All this week we’ve been calling a radical new vision that rejects the Left-liberal-individual-feminist tradition (the cause of family disintegration) and that unashamedly returns to our social conservative...

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Losing Sleep Over Michaela – why children aren’t coming to church

Aug 26, 2019 by

by Richard Peers, Quodcumque – Serious Christianity: In today’s (23rd August 2019) Church Times, I draw a small parallel between developments in education and what we do in Church. That parallel could be drawn much wider. Data in the diocese of Liverpool shows that in the last year we have information for the number of under 16s attending our churches declined by a staggering 8.9%. Like everywhere else there weren’t that many to start with. In my Sunday cover and visiting preaching...

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Another victory: Texas city stops “Drag Queen Story Hour” after MassResistance pressure

Aug 26, 2019 by

from Mass Resistance: MassResistance notches another victory in the battle against “Drag Queens” targeting young children in public libraries! On August 15, The Leander, Texas, City Council voted 5-2 to stop renting out their public library meeting rooms to outside organizations. The Council also voted 6-1 to require background checks for guest presenters for programs in the library involving children 17 and younger. By all accounts, these policy changes will completely stop the “Drag Queen...

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