[On the London rioters] Mr Selous says he “salutes” single parents but adds that it is easier to raise children properly when they live with a mother and father.
Here I go ranting again.
I think raising bad children has NOTHING to do with the number of parents. If you raise your child without any discipline, without any love or respect then your child is going to turn into a little shit. Children with two parents but no discipline will still turn out morally challenged. I do agree that young mothers and fathers can’t provide the right environment for a growing child, of course there are exceptions but in most cases the child ends up suffering. Unfortunately, in our society now it is common that children do not feel loved in their own homes, their parents won’t encourage them to do things whether it be through laziness or lack of money. Mothers and fathers (and yeah, mostly in poorer areas) need to learn the lesson that a child needs a supportive environment. If you call you child “little shit/bastard” even endearingly, then how is that child going to turn out? I saw a young boy in town the other day, he can’t have been more than 12 and he was shouting at these young pre-teen girls calling them whores and sluts and prostitutes and I was just disgusted. Some one needs to teach that child that acting like that is NOT acceptable. But no, it’s all too common now and that really, really makes me sad. It makes me fear for the society I live in. I walk around in my own city scared of violence and rape. Things were supposed to be getting better in the 21st century but I can seriously see them getting worse.
My two cents on all this mess.