It’s shocking that so many young people worry about parents’ ability to pay the bills – but on the poverty line, childhood is increasingly an unaffordable luxury

Children are at their unhappiest since 2010. This headline, from the Good Childhood Report, was one I glanced over at first. I rolled my eyes a little bit. Children have never had it so good, what with all their human rights, better life chances, better health. They have it all, right?


We tell them to get on with being kids. How easy is that, if they happen to be living in a homeless shelter?

There are no picnics and bike rides with friends in the country. No endless summer days filled with costly activities

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