Research suggests the quality of parenting skills has deteriorated..
Today’s scientific views of parenting seem to be flawed.
There is a lack of parenting literature written in a straightforward way.
The available advisory material does not reflect current academic thinking.
Some of the issues are contradictory in nature.
They are understandable given the challenges of modern life.
They cause a disproportionate amount of stress in family relationships.
The balance between work and family life is only a secondary problem.
They want to live an adult life before they are mentally ready.
They are unaware of the opportunities provided for them.
They are unable to appreciate the value of money.
They fail to demonstrate a sense of purpose.
Its core objective has remained constant.
Its ideology stems from contemporary social issues.
It traditionally placed strong emphasis on the protection of the child.
It currently benefits from techniques tried and tested by previous generations.
There is an absence of consensus on child-rearing among the experts themselves.
Educational policies should be revised in the light of recent findings.
Strict parents tend to have children who are academically unsuccessful.
One approach to child-rearing appears to be more effective than all others.
It repeats theories which have no solid foundation.
It places too much importance on formal education.
It encourages parents to neglect their responsibilities.
It undermines the role of friends in children’s development.