The following is from the Straits Times. Have you come across similar instances? What are your views on children using violence on their parents? Is this a new phenomena? What do you think can be done? Share your views here or, if you have specific instances or stories, email us at [email protected]

ANNOYED that his mother was nagging at his young niece for refusing a bowl of hot porridge, Hong Kia Cheng, 47, threw a wooden dining chair at the 67-year-old woman.

Another man, Koh Kim Swee, 22, was so frustrated by his mother’s nagging that he whacked her on the head with a hammer in their Jurong East flat.

Then there was Tan Su Ann, 39, who also took a hammer to her 79-year-old father after he tried to stop her from shouting at their maid.

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