RESPECT BEGINS AT HOME
Why the government needs to show parents more respect In an effort to raise public awareness of the various ways parents are being undermined by public policy and to embolden parents to take more responsibility for their children, Family Education Trust has launched a ‘Respect for Parents’ campaign. In the first of a new series of publications, the Trust highlights the government’s schizophrenic attitude towards parents.
While on the one hand the government trumpets the importance of parents and holds them responsible for their children’s behaviour at school and in the community, on the other hand their role is being undermined by growing pressure on mothers to work outside the home, official disapproval of effective methods of discipline, and the confidential provision of contraception and abortions without the knowledge or consent of parents.
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