What do you do if your children don’t read the same paper?
It’s a question many parents are still asking after the revelation that their children are not reading the Daily Telegraph.
But the best way to avoid having a child reading the tabloid is to have a healthy relationship with the paper, a new study has found.
In a study published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, psychologists from the University of Cambridge looked at the relationship between reading habits and parental involvement.
It found that parents who read newspapers in their homes were more likely to read their children’s newspapers and their own children’s than those who didn’t read newspapers at all.
Parents who were involved in their childrens’ newspapers were more active in reading than those parents who weren’t.
“Our results demonstrate the importance of parents’ involvement in their child’s reading, even when parents are not involved,” lead researcher Dr James Lacey told ABC News.
“The idea that parents are somehow irrelevant in childrens reading experience is still very controversial, but we think the results of our study provide important insights into how parents can contribute to their children s daily reading experience.”
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