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Super nannies instead of foster care

By Iceland Review

Last year six experts on upbringing visited 67 homes in Reykjavík to offer parents their help and advice on raising children.

The initiative, called Studningurinn heim (“Support at home”), was established when one of two foster care homes in the capital were shut down five years ago. Bladid reports.

The initiative’s manager, Adalbjörg Valberg, told Bladid that the experts are mostly needed in poor homes, where parents may not even afford recreation activities for their children. Such activities are important for the children’s healthy development, Valberg says.

According to Bladid the upbringing experts sometimes have to deal with chaotic situations similar to those seen in Supernanny, the TV series.

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