parents

They tuck you up

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Philip Larkin did more harm than my parents

Over-protective parents are making kids miserable – and fat

28 October 2017 9:00 am

We think we are protecting children but we are harming them

If you don't let children take risks, you are damaging them

28 October 2017 9:00 am

A bit of risk is good for the young

Poor Boy. He’s going to end up just like me

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Boy is planning his gap year. Every few hours he rings from school to give me a progress report. ‘I’m…

Erica Jong's middle-aged dread

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Who’d get old? Bits fall off, your loved ones start dropping like flies and, perhaps worst of all, the only…

How we drive our children mad

21 March 2015 9:00 am

If Britain has a crisis in children’s mental health, it’s easy to see why

‘In case you haven’t noticed, I’m not at bloody Eton. I’m a girl. Idiot!’

The joys of parent-watching

14 March 2015 9:00 am

You see all sorts at school evenings, says James Delingpole

Glyndebourne’s Turn of the Screw: horrors of the most innocent and creepy kind

25 October 2014 9:00 am

We all know that ‘They fuck you up your mum and dad’, but nowhere is this more reliably (and violently)…

Want to be a neglectful parent? Come to a festival and learn

2 August 2014 9:00 am

I spent last weekend at Port Eliot in Cornwall. This is supposed to be a literary and music festival and…

I am ready to talk about my death. Is anyone else?

10 May 2014 9:00 am

I am ready to talk about my death. Is anyone else?

Toby Young: It's biological, I become a caveman when my child is sick

26 October 2013 9:00 am

The first sign that something was wrong with Ludo was when he complained of a tummy ache. This was after…