According to a report on the life quality of children in 21 countries, published by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) this week, Icelandic parents spend too little time talking with their children.
The study revealed that only 40 percent of 15-year-olds in Iceland said their parents chat with them on a regular basis. Of the 21 countries included in the study, the situation is only worse in Germany. RÚV reports.
“Several factors [in the Unicef study] indicate parents don’t talk enough to their children. […] It would be interesting to do further research in that field,” said Hólmfrídur Anna Baldursdóttir, a spokes person from Unicef in Iceland.
Iceland did not score high in terms of education either. “I would assume that a country like Iceland that aims to be best at everything, should be able to score above average in education,” Baldursdóttir said.
But Iceland rated second highest in Unicef’s health status review; child death is less common in Iceland than in any other country included in the study.