Dame Joan Bakewell says Sunday School will do it, learned professors say improving the standard of children’s handwriting lessons at school would help, and other erudite professionals say the blame lies with too much digital technology time…..make our children better people, that is.
It seems we overindulge our kids, we don’t spend enough quality time with them, don’t instil a proper sense of discipline in them and we don’t teach them respect. Woe is the lot of the modern parent! On the one hand we need to be like the ChineseTiger Mother Any Chua, on the other we should be like Laura Skenazy with her free range parenting. Make your choice, and attend to George Bernard Shaw’s dictum –
Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.