Mothers and fathers, married and single, rich and poor, in cities and suburbs, all kinds of parents all over this country have been criminalized for private choices.
Even well-educated, well-placed parents are afraid that, without constant monitoring, their children’s place in their own class isn’t secure. They put their trust in webs of internships and institutional affiliations.
We may think we can shape our offspring’s futures by micromanaging their childhoods, but history — and neuroscience — show that taking a loving step back could be more productive.
Elderly parents are being forced to take out protection orders against their adult children as they return to the family home, according to a campaign group.
In India, 33 million children in the age group of 0-18 years are working. Most of these children are engaged in the unorganised and un-regulated sector, making demand and availability of cheap labour an easy proposition.
When news broke two teenagers died and 17 others were wounded in a mass shooting at a Fort Myers (US) nightclub, many people blamed the parents of the victims. Blaming the parents for it loses sight of the real problem.