• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Theme: parenting

The gender-neutral attack on motherhood

There is a biological basis to bearing children that no amount of trans activism can erase.

The turn against motherhood

Why it has become fashionable not to have children.

From misbehaving boys to violent men: the poisoning of male identity

The toxic legacy of parent shaming – and the damage it does to children

A war that begins in the nursery

Paranoid parenting means university students are treated as kids

Are university students children or young adults? There is little agreement on how to answer the question of what age young people become grown-ups.

Banning children from using Facebook is like stopping them from going to the park

The proposed law would only encourage children to lie to their parents.

Mother loses child because of her beliefs

The association of moral education with emotional harms takes idea of 'parents mess you up' in new dangerous directions.

A baby is not a chattel

A ruling by the High Court in London that a baby should be taken away from a surrogate mother suggests that children can be treated like commodities.

How much independence should children have?

In 2001, as adult supervision seemed to be extending into every aspect of children's lives, Frank Furedi wrote the seminal Paranoid Parenting. Now, as a mother who let her nine-year-old go to the park alone is jailed for abandonment, he realises that the problem is far worse than even he imagined then.

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