It seems that everyone believes that parenting classes are wonderful idea - except for the parents.
The term now implies an abuse of power. And punishment of children is frequently represented as a violation of human rights.
Walking with mum and dad on campus used to be seen as a marker for social death. Today parents are everywhere. Why must we infantilise academic life?
We all want kids to be safe, but the plan to create a new database of children who visit A&E units will have the opposite effect.
By Robert Alison.
David Cameron’s proposed parenting classes are built on the bizarre and destructive idea that parenting determines society’s fortunes.
Tottenham MP David Lammy should be commended for stating that parents need to have the right to smack their children in order to restrain them from anti-social behaviour.
As far as the American Academy of Pediatrics is concerned you can never drug children early enough.
Australia's Early Years Learning Framework is based on the assumption that government can never intercede early enough in children's lives to compensate for the incompetence of their parents.
In repackaging parenting as a superbly complex, almost scientific task, a gaggle of experts hopes to colonise our personal lives.