“This was a generation that had a sense of entitlement to up-to-date mobiles, laptops, socialising, trips abroad. Parents can help by explaining that things don’t stay the same forever”.

Catherine Cleary writes about current economic times and talks to Kathy Morley of An Cuan about the impact recession is having on family life.

This article appeared in the Sunday Business Post on 08 October 2010 and can be read online here