New Vanier Institute Report – Kids First Summary

The Rise in the Number of Children and Adolescents Who Exhibit Problematic Behaviors: Multiple Causes A new report by the Vanier Institute for the Family speaks of the context in which children have developed dramatically increased problematic, anti-social behaviour.It very…

New Vanier Institute Report: The Rise in the Number of Children and Adolescents Who Exhibit Problematic Behaviors: Multiple Causes (broken link)

New Vanier Institute Report: 2007. The Rise in the Number of Children and Adolescents Who Exhibit Problematic Behaviors: Multiple Causes (broken link) Kids First summaryPress Release (broken link)Globe and Mail article and readers’ comments (broken link)Recent related reports: UNICEF report…

Head Start, Sure Start, Success by 6… Questioning the benefits of pre-school

Head Start, Sure Start, Success by 6… Questioning the benefits of pre-school: We need to ask if children would be better off if the huge sums of public money going into these programs, related bureaucracies and research went directly to…

Read excerts from Patricia Morgan’s book, Family Policy, Family Changes—Sweden, Italy and Britain Compared:

Read excerpts from Patricia Morgan’s book, Family Policy, Family Changes—Sweden, Italy and Britain Compared: or try: Book City (toronto) June 2006. CH. 2 EXTRACT ON SWEDEN: "Sweden: Socialist Engineering in Family Policy" (PDF)June 2006. Ch. 5 EXTRACT: "Overview and Conclusions"…

Major study from University of London, England: What is known about the long-term economic impact of centre-based early childhood interventions?

Major study from University of London, England: What is known about the long-term economic impact of centre-based early childhood interventions? “Politicians and policy-makers should stop basing the case for expanding early years provision on old, inaccurate and decontextualized data about…

Some Dutch and US 2nd-wave feminists Condemn University Grad Mothers who Reduce their GDP-Sector Time (broken link)

Some Dutch and US 2nd-wave feminists Condemn University Grad Mothers who Reduce their GDP-Sector Time: March 31, 2006. "Dutch Feminazis Want to Punish Educated Mothers": An article from The Brussels Journal by Alexandra ColenFebruary 22, 2006. "‘Mommy Wars’: To Work…

Best-selling author on parenting, therapist Steve Biddulph

March 13, 2006. The Telegraph - (web): "Best-selling author on parenting, therapist Steve Biddulph: “My warning to parents is simple: one in five children put into nursery early will develop mental health problems”"

Reality Check on Quebec Daycare: Research Finds Low Quality, High Costs, Negative Outcomes, Worse Family Finances

Feb 2, 2006Helen Ward, PresidentKid First Parent Association of Canada604-291-0088 Who cares about the children and families in Quebec? Outright lies go routinely unchallenged about the Quebec daycare system. "Don't worry—be happy!" is the mindless new Canadian way. We are…