At the beginning of the 20th century, a parent might have considered themselves to have done a good job if their children were clean, housed, fed and healthy. At the beginning of the 21st, this role had expanded to include the provision of advanced education, prolonged financial support, detailed psychological encouragement and personal fulfilment. With the bar set so high, is it any wonder that parenting advice has become such a wildly successful publishing phenomenon? (Text adapted from AustralianPolicyOnline). Click here to read this article from the
Australian Review of Public Affairs.