“I see you, mum and dad”

It’s what children see that affects them, not how parents feel Happy parents -especially happy mums – tend to have happy kids. If parents get on well together, kids generally do fine. A load of research backs this up. So it’s easy to assume that if the quality of the parental relationship changes for better […]

Divorce has no effect on children? Not so fast …

Parents at war ‘more harmful than divorce‘, ran a headline in the Times yesterday. The accompanying article reports on a new study that claims “interparental conflict may be even more harmful to a child’s development than parental dissolution itself“. The study – which you can read in full here – attracted my attention for a […]

Cohabiting parents now account for majority of family breakdown

PRESS RELEASE FROM MARRIAGE FOUNDATION   Cohabiting couples now account for over half of family breakdown despite making up only a fifth of parents, a report by Marriage Foundation has found. Previous Marriage Foundation has shown around one per cent (1.3 per cent) of married parents split in the course of a year, compared to […]