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Parents in the Know Podcast Episode 4 – To Share Care or Not To Share Care

Parents in the Know Podcast


To Share Care or Not To Share Care

This is the fourth episode of my podcast for parents and families who want to be in the know about major parenting concerns and issues. To Share or Not To Share Care is the topic under discussion today.

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See the show notes and great resource links below. Please leave a comment here if you’d like a topic discussed on the podcast, or if you have something to say about the content on this podcast. I can’t wait to hear from you!


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Show Notes

This episode shares how dangerous it can be to listen to ‘experts’ rather than reputable, peer-reviewed science. Despite the fact that it is much easier to find and understand information which public figures and well-known experts make public, this story shows that we can’t always take these famous people’s word for it – they have their own agenda after all, or perhaps they simply do not interpret the science correctly in the first place.


The So-called Dangers of Shared Care

Shared care has recently come under fire as harmful to children in all manifestations. This podcast episode goes back to the original studies which a renowned British expert, Penelope Leach, used to add weight to her theories and arguments. Unfortunately in this case, the scientists’ conclusions were misinterpreted and this misinterpretation was widely publicised as fact. As a result, the conversation around whether shared care is appropriate for children has become laden with inaccuracy, causing potential harm to families who are reliant on law practitioners’ analysis of the data to hand. When law practitioners are more influenced by public figures than by science, which can be the case even without their intending it, then adverse decisions get made.

Send your comments and queries to Emily M Morgan Facebook, or email me: writetoemhere@gmail.com. You can also leave a comment here at the website as well. If I get a question or comment that is too involved for a quick discussion, it may well become the topic of a future podcast.

In the next episode of Parents in the Know we will have a look at two of the many styles of parenting which have sprung up in our modern society. Helicopter parenting versus free range parenting, next time on Parents in the Know. Thanks for listening


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