‘Boomerang’ kids go back to their parents
In despair at a 41-year-old son who won't leave home, Italian parents are trying to legally evict their own son. Is living with the family the future for the 'jilted generation'?
Children caught in materialist trap, says report
Three years ago, UNICEF announced that British children were the most miserable in the developed world. Now they've found out why. Consumerism and a lack of family time.
Report calls time on sexualisation of childhood
Parents voice concern at sexualised images surrounding their children. Publishers, retailers and broadcasters find themselves in the dock.
‘Tiger mother’ takes on western parents
A new book has caused a storm by suggesting that western parenting is too lax. Chinese parents, writes the author, know that strict discipline is the path to success.
Teens reject parents as Facebook friends
An American survey shows many older teenagers ignore friend requests from parents. Something to hide or a bid for independence?