Q. I adore my mum, but she has fallen into a fake-news-believing internet addiction. She posts constantly on Twitter and Facebook, embarrassing me and my siblings beyond belief. We have tried talking to her, but she thinks that her psychology degree grants her authority and she only gets more stubborn and cross. She is a strong character with lots to say, and as much as I support that, it is hurting us a lot. Any advice?
A. There are few things as painful as watching your parents get something wrong. When our friends make arses of themselves it’s funny. But there’s something about your own mum or dad taking a public misstep that feels horrifying. The discomfort is twofold: we want to protect them from