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The impact of parenthood on environmental attitudes and behaviour: a longitudinal investigation of the legacy hypothesis | SpringerLink
This paper explored whether having children leads to changes in individual-level environmental attitudes and behaviours, possibly as an effect of having greater consideration for future generations (the ‘legacy hypothesis’). Using the Understanding Society Survey, changes in three environmental attitude items and the frequency of 11 environmental behaviours were assessed for those who had children in between two waves of data collection. We examined four groups of people: those who had at least one new child (irrespective of whether this was a firstborn or not), those who became a parent for the first time, first-time parents with high environmental concern and first-time mothers. Our analysis showed only small changes in individual-level environmental attitudes and behaviours following people having a new child. In contrast with expectations from the legacy hypothesis, all changes were negative, indicating the environmental behaviours were performed less often. The only observed positive change was an increase in the desire to act more sustainably amongst first-time parents who already had a high level of environmental concern. Overall, the results do not provide support for the legacy hypothesis. Where there are any changes, these are more likely to be negative, suggesting that having a child reduces self-reported environmental behaviours.
climatechange  psychology  parents  children  research 
december 2017 by juliusbeezer
Grouse-moor shooters of Britain be warned: your time is running out | Patrick Barkham | Opinion | The Guardian
I was delighted by a new piece of idiomatic Swedish I learned this holiday. We British see Swedes as perfect parents, with their progressive leave and forest nurseries. But Swedish parents have the same anxieties about their shortcomings as we do about ours. Curlingföräldrar is their term for mums and dads who seek to obsessively smooth the way for their offspring, just as curlers sweep the ice in front of a gliding stone. Forget “helicopter parents” – “curling parents” sums up our follies much more precisely.
sweden  parents  psychology 
august 2017 by juliusbeezer
New Parenting Study Released - The New Yorker
A recent study has shown that if American parents read one more long-form think piece about parenting they will go fucking ape shit.

The study was conducted by Susan Waterson, a professor of behavioral psychology at the University of Massachusetts and the author of zero books, because, Waterson says, “another book at this point would just be cruel.
parents  funny 
march 2017 by juliusbeezer
Children who spend time with their fathers have a higher IQ - Telegraph
Children who spend large amounts of time with their fathers have higher IQs, according to a new study.
education  parents 
january 2016 by juliusbeezer
Bike Snob NYC on Riding in the Family Way | BikeNYC
What’s so mindblowing to an American about cycling with your kid in a place like Amsterdam is how absolutely normal it is, and because it’s normal lots of people do it and because lots of people do it it’s safe and easy. You get glimmers of that here in certain parts of the country, and in certain parts of New York, but for the most part we’re still really far from that level of normalcy. So coming home I was a little bit inspired and a little bit depressed
cycling  parents 
june 2014 by juliusbeezer
We Found Our Son in the Subway -
The story of how Danny and I were married last July in a Manhattan courtroom, with our son, Kevin, beside us, began 12 years earlier, in a dark, damp subway station.

Danny called me that day, frantic. “I found a baby!” he shouted.
writing  parents 
june 2013 by juliusbeezer
How the War on Drugs gutted African-American families - Democratic Underground
Just how damaging is it for a child to grow up in a fatherless home? Well, they produce: 71% of our high school drop-outs, 85% of the kids with behavioral disorders, 90% of our homeless and runaway children, 75% of the adolescents in drug abuse programs, and a striking majority in one final category. Out of all the kids in our juvenile detention facilities, 85% of them come from fatherless homes.
prison  politics  parents 
june 2012 by juliusbeezer
Choose Life - Logging in
Reinventing the wheel in dodgy green fonts from the west end of princes street
They mean well though
parents  environment  religion 
february 2010 by juliusbeezer

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