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Take the survey: Working Mothers

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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

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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

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

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Childhood in crisis?

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Childhood in crisis?
Intermediate Level Duration 6 hours 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

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Children's participation Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Advanced Level Duration 12 hours 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

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Parenting Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate Level Duration 8 hours 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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Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 12 May 2013
This foundation degree will suit anyone working in the youth justice system (including the secure estate), volunteers working in this field, and...

The early years: developing practice

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The early years: developing practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 600 hours Updated 12 May 2013 Register by 12 Sep 2013
If you work with young children, this course will help develop your knowledge and understanding of how they develop and learn.This course is for...

Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People

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Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 26 Apr 2013
25 wordsDo you have experience of working with young people in informal settings such as youth clubs, youth organisations like the Guides or Scouts...