The logic of caring for your own elderly parents gets more compelling.
Bringing (unrelated) old and young together under one roof is an idea gaining traction.
And the ramifications are far from positive.
Now this is what an awesome idea looks like.
Yes, even more evidence that the one-child policy is an epic fail.
Parents who have spent everything on their children find there is no-one around to care for them in old age.
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.
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.
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.