Daily Mail 13 July 2020
Family First Comment: Looks like a great book – and not his first good one…
“Not chastising children or using moral-based judgments ‘deprives them of a natural process’ of fighting against parental rules and boundaries.”
Parents’ failure to enforce boundaries and unwillingness to chastise children has led to a generation of ‘infantilised millennials’, according to a sociology professor.
In his book, Why Borders Matter, Frank Furedi, emeritus professor of sociology at Kent University, says a lack of clear boundaries has created a childlike generation.
Not chastising children or using moral-based judgments ‘deprives them of a natural process’ of fighting against parental rules and boundaries, according to Furedi.
He says children develop by pushing against boundaries given to them by parents and society, and over three or four generations those parameters have weakened.
This has led to millennials in their twenties acting the way they did in their teenage years and refusing to embrace adulthood, he explains in his book.
Millennials were born between 1980 and 1994, so the oldest of the generation are now 40 and the youngest are in their mid-twenties.
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