Chinese required to provide emotional support for elderly parents
Yes, even more evidence that the one-child policy is an epic fail.
Korea’s elderly turn to suicide as family bonds fray
Parents who have spent everything on their children find there is no-one around to care for them in old age.
Visit your parents. That’s an order!
A generation or two of China’s only children are being reminded of their obligations to elderly parents by a law change that comes into effect later this year.
Children enlisted to care for South Korea’s old and mentally frail
How good are your children at relating to their grandparents? How would they respond if granny developed Alzheimer’s? These questions beg an even bigger one: how will societies with an average of 2 or less children per woman cope with a burgeoning elderly population and a growing worldwide epidemic of dementia? South Korea has come up with answers in a remarkable campaign.
Fallout from divorce increases
Despite the ease with which divorce is contemplated and achieved today,
research confirms that it is not good for the mental and physical health
of children. A Canadian study suggests that children who experience a
parental divorce are over twice as likely to suffer a stroke at some
point in their lives.