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Article: Desire to help out next generation tempered by need to prevent mollycoddling

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THE age of entitlement has hit a new peak with research now showing most Australians believe parents should give up holidays and a night out at dinner so they can set up their children financially in later life.


And the study shows it is young Australians, aged 18 to 25, who most strongly support the idea parents should sacrifice their own luxuries to benefit their kids.

But some experts warn parents giving up too much of their own lives to make things easier for their children amounts to mollycoddling that fails to teach the next generation how to look after themselves.

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