See BBC NEWS | Education | Selfish adults 'damage childhood' And also comment here -> BBC NEWS | The Reporters | Mark Easton's UK I remember a discussion on this same topic a while ago, and a fellow forumite thought I was "outrageous" for suggesting the very same thing. That single or unmarried parent families were not the best environment for children. I'm not having a pop. My mum was unmarried and single when I was born. But I just wonder how long till the PC brigade jump all over this report? It happened on radio 5 this morning, when one of their experts was saying that it was wrong to criticise single parent families, and in any case he didn't believe the report as he knew many single parent families that were perfectly happy.