It's got to be a problem for parents everywhere: After years of sacrifice and hard work, the kids grow up, leave home, and then rarely stop by (or even phone).
But now parents in one city are fighting back. A new law in Shanghai, China, gives empty nesters the right to sue kids if they fail to visit regularly. And if the Chinese courts find these negligent kids guilty, their credit ratings will drop, making it hard for them to open bank accounts or get loans.
Extreme? Sure. And many Chinese, young and old, are complaining about the new law, which is designed to go into effect on May 1. (They don't like the government sticking its nose into family matters, either.) But we bet there are a few moms out there who are secretly happy about this turn of events, and are looking forward Mother's Day, which they'll be celebrating, like us, on May 8.
via Huffington Post
Your life just got exponentially better and more stylish now you've signed up for our newsletter. Fabulousness awaits!