Tag Archives: children

More Evidence for Toxic Childhood

Ten times more children are being drugged to combat sleep disorders* compared to ten years ago, according to recent analysis of NHS data by the BBC’s Panorama programme. On the surface this seems to be strong supporting evidence for Sue … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood, Families and Households | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Toxic Childhood – Sociology In the News!

Sue Palmer’s (2006) book Toxic Childhood argued that children were being harmed by a combination of technological and social changes such as increasingly screen based lifestyles, a hyper-competitive education system, the decline of outdoor play and the commercialisation of childhood. … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood, Families and Households | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment