Monday, June 02, 2008

Changes in Parenting attitudes

Dorling Kindersley, the family reference book publishers, Practical Parenting magazine, and the website have conducted a survey comparing parental attitudes today with those of the 60s and 70s. One of the major changes they found was the presence of Fathers-to-be during the birthing process. It is 94% now whereas in the 1960s it was 27%.

Perhaps because women can 'see' the unborn child due to scans, there has also been an increase in the number of mother-to-be communicating with their child.

The child care expert Dr Miriam Stoppard, who has been publishing child care books for 25 years now, has praised fathers for overcoming their squeamishness to be present at their child's birth. The survey will be published in the July issue of Practical Parenting.
(More here: Telegraph)

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