Family life was never meant to be easy. According to latest YouGov data from a survey carried out for Channel 4, half of all families admit to arguing every day, with over a third of parents spending a full hour each day shouting. But as most of us know, there are definite upsides to this venerable institution - 69% of teenagers surveyed said the members of their family are still the most important people in their lives, while 98% of teenagers love their parents. These and other statistics have been researched by Channel 4 website for their programme The Family. Read more here.
So what makes families work, and how is the role of the family changing in 21st-century Britain? One way to find out is to join The School of Life's family course which runs over the weekend of the 15 and 16 November.
Combining insights from psychotherapy, history, visual arts, theatre, literature and economics, the course explores the impact of family on each of us. It will be led by award-winning journalist and author Rebecca Abrams with a session at the Institue of Family Therapy led by Robin Ewart-Biggs.
We are offering the chance to bring a family member or friend for free. To find out more clilck HERE.