Are university students children or young adults? There is little agreement on how to answer the question of what age young people become grown-ups.
The proposed law would only encourage children to lie to their parents.
The association of moral education with emotional harms takes idea of 'parents mess you up' in new dangerous directions.
A ruling by the High Court in London that a baby should be taken away from a surrogate mother suggests that children can be treated like commodities.
In 2001, as adult supervision seemed to be extending into every aspect of children's lives, Frank Furedi wrote the seminal Paranoid Parenting. Now, as a mother who let her nine-year-old go to the park alone is jailed for abandonment, he realises that the problem is far worse than even he imagined then.
The arrest and jailing of a South Carolina mother who let her nine-year-old daughter play alone at a park has sparked a fresh debate about North American anxieties — and judgments on parents when it comes to supervision and safety, writes Sarah Boesveld.
The dangers behind the NSPCC’s campaign to criminalise ‘emotional abuse’.
Rather than protecting children, the Cinderella Law could turn family life into a place where no one is safe.
The expansion of the diagnosis of ADHD among children is driven not by a hitherto unknown medical condition, but the cultural redefinition of the problems of childhood.
The transformation of Grandma into a health risk to children in her care is a regular theme promoted by so-called parenting experts and researchers.