generation pause noun informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money
Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be dubbed ‘generation pause’ – an entire generation trapped in a kidult lifestyle not being able to afford to do the ‘grown-up’ stuff, like buying property, getting married and having kids.
[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 13 October 2014]
shift parenting noun an approach to childcare in which the parents take turns to look after the children between work shifts
For a family with two children who need full-time childcare, so-called shift parenting – in which one parent is always at home while the other is at work – saves an average of £11,700 a year.
[http://www.theguardian.com 29 December 2014]
spreadsheet parenting noun the practice of over-scheduling one’s offspring’s life
‘Spreadsheet parenting’ and ‘friend-parents’ are said to be leading children into ill-equipped lives, lacking the tools to decide for themselves what they really want… Do you agree […]
[www.parenthoodtoday.tv 04 December 2014]