Key Quotes - Family

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Last update: Friday 24th January
 
Parents in some of England’s most deprived communities are to be given £200 grants in return for taking part in programmes to improve the health and social development of their children. The £13 million Child Development Grant Scheme will be unveiled by the Prime Minister as part of what he will identify as “the greatest of our time – to build a fairer, more prosperous and upwardly mobile Britain”. Ten pilot projects in low-income neighbourhoods will trial the one-off grants as part of a £125 million three-year drive to find innovative solutions to child poverty. The pilots will test whether offering cash incentives can encourage parents to participate in action to improve children’s well-being.
FamilyThe Sentinel - June 23rd 2008
 
“Shameless”-style parenting is becoming the norm in many parts of Britain, Conservatives were warning today. Too many mothers and fathers do not know what good parenting is and follow the example of Frank Gallagher, the feckless father in the hit Channel 4 comedy, shadow work and pensions secretary Chris Grayling was expected to say
FamilyThe Sentinel May 14th 2008
 
The Italian government’s Ministry of Health reported that the 127,038 abortions performed in Italian hospitals and clinics in 2007 represented a three per cent drop compared to 2006 and an almost 46 per cent decline from 1982
FamilyThe Universe May 4th 2008
 
It was with conviction that King George V stated a view that few of today’s leaders would dare to endorse, “The foundations of national glory are set in the homes of the people and only remain unshaken while family life is strong and pure”. The broken homes of the very nation he addressed no longer contribute significantly to his nation’s glory.
FamilyPrecious Seed May 2008
 
Two-thirds of the British public is ‘seriously misled’ in their belief that there is little difference between marriage and living together, the Mothers’ Union said in February. Calling for tax benefits for married couples, it announced a training initiative later this year to ‘help people get real’ about how marriages ‘need to be worked at’ in contrast to media depictions of ‘fairytale hopes’, ‘celebrity weddings and marriage breakdowns’.
FamilyEvangelicals NOW - April 2008
 
Poor parenting and the erosion of family life are leaving schools as the only moral framework in many children’s lives, according to a head teacher’s leader. The Association of School and College Leaders was told that schools have a much stronger role in bringing up children than in previous years, and for many children school was the only solid bedrock in their lives.
FamilyEvangelical Times - April 2008
 
New parents could be offered the opportunity to take leave for the first 6 months of there baby’s life, under proposals unveiled by Tory leader David Cameron. Mr Cameron said that a Conservative administration would extend the Governments current plans to reform maternity and paternity leave, in order to give new mothers and fathers more flexibility to decide how they will care for there child.
FamilyThe Sentinel - March 14th 2008
 
Young people believe that learning and school is more important than cultivating family relationships, according to a survey by the BBC’s Newsround programme. The study also found that 13% of respondents never have a meal with their family.
FamilyYouthwork - February 2008
 
Today, single parents head 62 per cent of African-American households, and 68 per cent of African- American children are born out of wedlock. The percentage is more than double that of white single-parent households (27 per cent) and nearly twice as high as that of Hispanic single-parent families (35 per cent.)
FamilyCharisma and Christian Life – February 2008.
 
Earlier this month TV news carried details of research carried out for the Children’s Society. In it’s Good Childhood Inquiry, the society found that 61% of parents say they don’t get enough time to spend with their children, and almost half (48 per cent) said they’d put their career first, even if it adversely affected family time.
The vast majority of children surveyed (70 per cent) said the most important thing they wanted from their parent(s) wasn’t a bigger house or the latest must-have video game, it was love.
FamilyWar Cry 26th January 2008
 
Efforts to combat child poverty are failing to help poor parents who are holding down a job, a leading think tank has warned. The number of youngsters in poverty despite having at least one working parent has stayed at the same since 1997 at 1.4 million, the Institute of Public policy Research said.
FamilyThe Sentinel - January 3rd 2008
 
New mothers who do not get enough sleep are less likely to get their figures back quickly, researchers say.
They have discovered a crucial link between sleep deprivation and the inability to lose those extra pounds once the baby has arrived.
An extra two hours a night can make a major difference, say the researchers, who suggest lack of sleep triggers hormonal changes which make women hungrier.
FamilyDAILY MAIL - November 2007
 
Cohabiting relationships do not have the stability nor permanency of marriage. They are far more fragile and regardless of age or income, are more liable than marriage to fracture. In the UK, of those which do not convert to marriage only 18% endure for ten years. The reason for their fragility is largely dependent on the attitude of the cohabitees. They do not enter into the partnership with the same commitment as their married counter-parts.’
Another issue is that of faithfulness. In the UK, 43% of cohabiting men have reported being faithful to their partners in a five year period, compared with nearly 90% of married men. Indeed 24% reported running two or more relationships at the same time! Data from a US survey of 1,235 women in relationships in 1991 show how 20% of women of the cohabiting women cheated on their partners, as opposed to only 4% of the married women.
FamilySword - November/December 2007
 
Consultations have been made to see whether people supported relaxing the law to allow women who want abortions to get one doctors opinion rather than two. The survey revealed that the public, and many MPs, would rather the law remain at two doctors. And public opinion is even more hostile to plans for nurses, in addition to doctors, to be allowed to perform abortions.
FamilyThe universe - November 4 2007.
 
A BBC poll claims that three-quarters of the British public are positive about the future of their families. This figure is 24 percent higher than when it was first asked in 1964. The results fly in the face of the damming Breakdown Britain report, commissioned by the Conservative Party last year, in which the family unit appeared to be fragmenting. The BBC poll is part of a series on the modern British family and found that 96% of respondents said that family life was important to them.
FamilyThe Church of England Newspaper - 9th November 2007
 
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