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Take the survey: Working Mothers

Updated 28 Jan 2014
Is work working for our kids? Will shared parental leave give working mothers a more fulfilling career? Share your views and join the discussion.

Take the survey: Sibling Rivalry

Updated 21 Jan 2014
Does sibling rivalry have a positive or negative effect on children's development? How should parents deal with it? Share your views and join the...

Posh gatekeepers of the net

Updated 08 Jan 2014
Associate lecturer Steve Woods explores the Posh and Becks world of Mumsnet.

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Childhood in crisis?

Childhood in crisis?
Intermediate level Duration Updated 29 Jul 2013
This unit explores an idea much repeated in minority-world media – that childhood is in crisis. Looking at this idea is a starting point for the...

Children's participation

Children's participation
Advanced level Duration Updated 30 Aug 2012
Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child introduced the right of children to have a say in issues affecting them. Although...

Parenting

Parenting
Intermediate level Duration Updated 30 Aug 2012
“I blame the parents!” How often is that phrase used to explain the ills of society and is it valid? This material will consider how important is...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

Duration Updated 29 Jul 2014
Do you work with young people in the youth justice system? Would you like to study for a qualification that will have a real impact on your...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

Duration Updated 29 Jul 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

Duration Updated 29 Jul 2014
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...