Checking out these news stories may help you decide

This brief roundup highlights topical parenting stories in fields as diverse as social services, working conditions, employment legislation, employee motivation, environmental and disability issues:

Survey shows 45% of American men wanting to be remembered as ‘environmentally friendly fathers’

‘Spiraling cost of childcare pushing families into poverty’, claims report

Shifting the blame for ‘lone parent hardship’ to ‘shirking fathers’ may prove unhelpful

Declining Japanese birthrate = increased paternity leave?

Bringing meaning and purpose to our lives may not be enough

What has changed in parenting since 1994?

Predictable frustrations that you might not have considered, lessons for the rest of us

A new book stirs an old debate

Worth upto $150 an hour?