Children's lives 'harder today'
According to a new report from the Children's Society the lives of British children are harder today than they were in the past.
The report says that education and physical health are better but life is harder and many children do not get the emotional support that they used to get in the past.
The full report will be issued on Monday 2nd Feb. and gives advice to parents on how to make life for their children better.
The report is expected to get Government backing and already some are saying that it smacks of the nanny state though others are welcoming it with its calls for a return to traditional family values.
The charity Gingerbread has responded by suggesting the biggest problem that still needs tackling in Britain that would improve children's lives is that of child poverty.
Children's lives are more difficult now than they were in the past, according to the largest survey into childhood ever to be conducted in the UK.
The finding comes despite the authors saying children have better education, health and more possessions.
It states children need to be loved and sets out recommendations to parents, teachers and the government on how they can better care for children.