Friday, March 16, 2007

Dig this, kids!

Fathers in the UK are being encouraged to work on allotments (plots of land, such as those on the right near Wimbledon, owned by local authorities and rented to citizens at little or no cost) with their children to improve father/child relationships under a British government policy on parenting. The allotment idea is just one of a number of measures designed to appeal to men as the government promotes paternal engagement with kids, according to this story in The Guardian. "Fathers' involvement is associated with children's better educational outcomes, school attendance, behaviour, higher educational expectations and better social and emotional outcomes," education secretary, Alan Johnson said when launching the policy. See earlier post on this policy here....

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