Key Quotes - Family

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Last update: Tuesday 16th July
 
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
 
Unmarried couples who split up should have the right to claim financial support from their former partners, according to a report today. The Law Commission has concluded that cohabiting couples with children or those who have lived together for a minimum period should have more protection if the relationship ends. The report says the financial value of each partner’s contribution to the relationship, should be taken into account.
FamilyThe Sentinel - 31st July 2007
 
Teenage mothers and young fathers will be given more access to contraception in an attempt to stop girls becoming pregnant again under plans announced today. Young mothers will be encouraged to stay with their parents in their family homes, and teenage fathers will be made to feel more welcome. The proposals came in a new strategy to help teenage parents cope with the demands of bringing up children.
FamilyThe Sentinel - July 19th 2007
 
A fifth of all claims for accidental damage to the home happen during the school summer holiday, an insurer said today. Halifax Home Insurance said it saw a 23% surge in claims for accidents around the home during July and August. It urged parents to check their policy covered accidental damage, as claims could run into hundreds of pounds.
FamilyThe Sentinel - July 23 2007
 
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