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Parents Forum

What we are:

  • Parents who can think for ourselves
  • Parents who want to bring up our children without being lectured to
  • Parents who want our children’s horizons broadened, not narrowed
  • Parents who are fed up of being treated like children

The Parents forum is an initiative aimed at parents and other individuals who are critical of the knee jerk reaction to most domestic issues that it is the parents or family to blame.

The forum started in October 2006 and so far discussions have looked at: is modern society dangerous for children?, the obsession with healthy eating, breast feeding and what is positive or negative about the family today.

If you feel this sounds like you and you would like an opportunity to discuss parenting issues the Parents Forum is holding a series of discussions.




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events archive

Coming of age in a crisis

7:00pm, Wednesday 27 May

Developmental stages and morality

7:00pm, Wednesday 20 June 2018

Narcissistic parenting in an insecure world

7:00pm, Wednesday 20 September 2017

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

7:00pm, Tuesday 9 June 2015

Consent on campus: a fear of intimacy?

7:00pm, Thursday 27 November 2014


7:00pm, Thursday 12 September 2013

Redefining Parental Neglect

7:00pm, Tuesday 15 January 2013

French Children Don’t Throw Food

7:00pm, Thursday 24 May 2012

Making Gender Identity

7:00pm, Thursday 22 March 2012

Food panic?

7:00pm, Wednesday 22 February 2012

Social mobility, education and parenting

7:00pm, Tuesday 24 January 2012

Sexualisation of children

7:00pm, Wednesday 13 July 2011

The Power of the Mummy Bloggers

7:00pm, Thursday 5 May 2011

The Foundation Years

7:00pm, Thursday 17 February 2011

Divorcing Responsibility

7:00pm, Thursday 27 January 2011

Child Protection

7:00pm, Thursday 25 November 2010

Good Parents, Great Kids, Better Citizens

7:00pm, Thursday 14 October 2010

Male Post-Natal Depression

7:00pm, Tuesday 14 September 2010

Why do boys fail?

7:00pm, Thursday 1 July 2010

Sure Start

7:00pm, Thursday 27 May 2010

Families and the Election

7:00pm, Thursday 25 February 2010

Father’s rights, family courts and divorce

7:00pm, Thursday 14 January 2010

Free range kids?

7:00pm, Tuesday 22 September 2009

The Nurture Assumption

7:00pm, Tuesday 30 June 2009

Indicators of a school’s contribution to well-being

7:00pm, Wednesday 26 November 2008

IVF provision, risk and morality

7:00pm, Tuesday 21 October 2008


7:00pm, Thursday 25 September 2008

The emperor’s new therapeutic clothes

7:00pm, Thursday 10 July 2008

Watching, wanting and wellbeing

7:00pm, Thursday 1 May 2008


7:00pm, Tuesday 1 April 2008

No Fear: Growing Up in a Risk Averse Society

7:00pm, Thursday 21 February 2008

Child Development

7:00pm, Tuesday 15 January 2008

Families in the Media

7:00pm, Thursday 6 December 2007

Children and Sport

7:00pm, Tuesday 25 September 2007

Every Child Matters

7:00pm, Thursday 23 August 2007

The Feminine Mistake: Are we giving up too much?

7:00pm, Thursday 26 July 2007

The UNICEF report ‘Child Poverty in Perspective: An overview of child well-being in rich countries’

7:00pm, Tuesday 19 June 2007

Save Kids’ TV

7:00pm, Thursday 15 March 2007

Is breast best?

7:00pm, Tuesday 16 January 2007

Jamie Oliver phenomenon

7:00pm, Monday 4 December 2006