Note: the following question was commissioned by the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
|Total agree||Total disagree||Strongly agree||Agree||Neither agree nor disagree||Disagree||Strongly disagree||Don’t know|
|It is important for parents to involve children in extra-curricular activities, such as sports and music||79%||2%||33%||46%||15%||2%||0%||4%|
|It is important for a child’s development to not place too many expectations on them||66%||10%||19%||47%||19%||8%||2%||5%|
|Raising children is more challenging these days than it has been in the past||61%||14%||20%||41%||19%||10%||4%||6%|
|Information about support and services available to parents and families is easily accessible||49%||13%||11%||38%||27%||11%||2%||12%|
|The government should provide more advice and services to help parents raise children||43%||20%||9%||34%||32%||15%||5%||5%|
|Parents shouldn’t rely on their family too much to help with the day to day of raising their kids||41%||28%||10%||31%||27%||23%||5%||4%|
|The best support a friend can provide in parenting is advice, rather than help||27%||32%||6%||21%||33%||25%||7%||8%|
79% thought it is important for parents to involve their children in extra-curricular activities, 66% thought it is important for a child’s development not to place too many expectations on them, and 61% thought that raising a child is more challenging these days than it has been in the past.
All statements received greater support than opposition, with the exception of “the best support a friend can provide in parenting is advice, rather than help”, which was supported by 27%, and opposed by 32%.
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