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Reality TV favourite fare for Aussie kids

You could be warmed by the revelation that family togetherness is still a strong force in Australian society, so instead of retreating to their rooms and playing video games, kids join their parents in watching such celebrations of talent and hard work as My Kitchen Rules and The Block. While at other times of the [...]

Hover No More: Helicopter Parents May Breed Depression and Incompetence in Their Children

Helicopter parents, stop hovering: it’s officially not good for your kids — especially if they’re already grown. A new study in the Journal of Child and Family Studies found that being overly involved in your grown-up kids’ lives can do more harm than good. The research was conducted by the same scientists who showed last [...]