children: May 2011 Archives

275x250.jpg17% of British children think the Angel of the North is a star, 1 in 20 believing Stonehenge is in Egypt and 6% claiming the Outer Hebrides is a planet.

New research revealed today highlights that many British kids have limited knowledge of some of the best sights in the UK.

A study of 2,000 6-to-12-year-olds found some have an appalling lack of knowledge when it comes to British geography.

One in six kids believe the Outer Hebrides are in Nepal next to Mount Everest and one in ten couldn’t even pin-point the UK on a world map.

Asked about the Isles of Scilly, one in ten said ‘they didn’t exist’ and the same number thought they were a Greek Island… if only they were.

275x250.jpgOne in five dads doesn't get home from work before their children go to bed, a study has revealed.

Researchers found long office hours and an arduous commute home means millions of dads miss out on spending quality time with their kids in the evenings.
Worryingly, seven out of ten fathers said the long hours they were working to make ends meet was impacting on the quality of family life.
The study also found seven out of ten dads feel guilty about not being home in time to help out with bathing and bedtime.
It further emerged 1-in-4 dads have argued with their other half about the imbalance of their work-heavy lifestyle… though a 1-in-10 admit that they've stayed late at work to dodge the chores at home.

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