In 2001, Professor Frank Furedi wrote ‘Paranoid Parenting’, arguing that a ‘culture of fear’ pervades parenting today, with parents perceiving their children as vulnerable, and as being perpetually at risk from several threats: from strangers, traffic, toys, and from the threat of falling behind in their development. Parenting today has become an ordeal in which…
700 000 children in the U.K. are currently registered with an emotional disorder, that’s 7.2%, of 5-19 year olds, or about 1 in 13, according to a recent survey by NHS Digital. And that’s just those children who have been formally diagnosed. That figure of 7.2% represents those children who have reached the clinical diagnoses…
Applying material from Item A, analyse two changes in the position of children in society over the last 100 years.
A 10 mark ‘analyse with item’ practice question and answer for the AQA’s A-level paper 2: families
From Parenting to Sharenting
In a recent poll, 42% of parents said they happily engage in the practice of ‘sharenting’ – or posting pictures and images of their adorable children online. No doubt this brings joy to parents and relatives alike, but this practice can become obsessive… A 2010 survey showed found that 92% of children in America had…
Is There a Crisis in Youth Mental Ill Health?
Girls are more than twice as likely to report mental health problems as boys Poor girls are nearly twice as likely to report mental health problems than rich girls. One in four teenage girls believe they are suffering from depression, according to a major study by University College London the children’s charity the National Children’s…
Assess the View that the Family has Become More Child Centred (20)
The view in the question is associated with the ‘March of Progress view’ of childhood – that society and the family have both become more child centred. Four possible points for the view in the question Point 1 – Child welfare policies protect children in the family – Laws prevent them from working, children MUST…