Friday 17 November 2017

Working parents do it because they have to - so can we please stop blaming them for everything?

‘As parents, we try and sometimes we fail. But pointing the finger and blaming working parents is not the solution.’ (Picture posed)
‘As parents, we try and sometimes we fail. But pointing the finger and blaming working parents is not the solution.’ (Picture posed)
Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty

I'm so sick and tired of reading about working parents being to blame for all children's problems. As reported yesterday, once again working parents are being blamed for damaging their children's health.

The study of Irish children by University College Cork and the Citizens Participation Unit of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs has shown that many children feel that their parents are too often absent and this lack of quality time is having a negative impact on their health.

With one in four children overweight or obese in Ireland, working parents are being blamed for not being present enough.

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