In the Papers

Hardly a week goes by without at least one paper publishing an article that supports or opposes our cause. We do our best to keep up with the papers and place links to these articles for you to read and also for our own use in our campaigning work.

Radio 4 – Today programme on Parenting Classes

The government are launching parenting lessons, but Jill Kirby, former Chair of Mothers at Home Matter, argues that this is an unnecessary state intervention. http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9721000/9721872.stm

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Child Benefit cuts ‘unworkable’

An article in The Telegraph on the 14th May highlights how “The Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales has told the Treasury that the controversial plan to deny the benefit to families with a high earner “is seriously flawed in principle and in practice”. For more details read here.

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Care at Home Counts

A recent study for the think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Nuffield Foundation has found that children looked after at home by grandparents have better vocabulary and are more emotionally secure.  Sue Palmer, author of Toxic Childhood says, “You get a variety and a range of abilities but it is the element […]

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Educated women are not ‘wasted’ at home

A recent article in the Evening Standard, by the journalist Anne McElvoy, has defended mothers’ rights to stay at home to pass on their education to the next generation.  This could never be classified as a ‘complete waste’ regardless of what the Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt thinks. What’s more, she also brings up David […]

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Poor Child Development

On the 15th February The Telegraph published a piece by Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, author of a recent report on Child Development in the under 5s. His findings show that worryingly, 41 per cent of children don’t achieve a good level of development at age 5. How […]

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MAHM in the Daily Mail

In response to the news last week that David Cameron was considering a re-think of the cuts to Child Benefit, Kathy Gyngell wrote an article in The Daily Mail (13.01.12) urging the Prime Minister not to cut the Child Benefit for a single earner family with an income that is just over the higher rate […]

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