Gripped by worry around the clock

Parents will never be able to rest easy when it comes to their children's welfare and safety

All parents cave in to fear and anxiety when their children do not return home by a certain time.

Even non-parents must have been gripped by the recent drama of 12 boys and their football coach, who were trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand that stretches 10km. It took 10 agonising days to locate them.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 29, 2018, with the headline 'Gripped by worry around the clock'. Subscribe