Concerned Adult

The lack of discipline and the non teaching of social responsibility to children has resulted in the current problems in society with the young IE:yobbish behaviour to stabbing and violence.Parents who have a guilt complex over the fact they both work so let their little "Angels" have their own way and let them have anything they want.This brings about the selfish attitude of todays children.Most parents will let their children have access to the Internet with no restraint so the gameas they play and content they see shapes their lives rather than the guiding hands of parents and teachers.There is a lot to be said for "Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child".This does not mean beat your children but teach your child with loving discipline and "Say what you Mean and Mean what you Say",

We are not teaching our children how to protect their own future on their planet.

How to look after and protect the planet should be taught on a regular basis to every child from preschool until the end of secondary school. Nothing else will matter if the earth’s resources run out! 

Unfortunately too much is left in the hands of greedy world leaders, but hopefully we’re only one generation away from action. 

Whether walking down the street or watching film or T.V., we and our children are often subjected to a barrage of crude and offensive language. Some, including comedians, clearly think it’s funny to use such language for a cheap laugh and in response their audiences laugh as though it is. It’s not.

Their coarseness simply reveals their ignorance and poverty of language. Children learning it may think it’s acceptable, clever even, and may begin to adopt it.

I would want parents to avoid coarse language and to employ instead a richness of vocabulary which reveals the beauty and scope of our native language, thus encouraging their children to express themselves elegantly without the need ever to resort to profanities.

Children are subjected to so much killing in films, games, social media & on the news, that life itself is in danger of being undervalued. To counter this, whenever there is an appropriate opportunity, I draw attention to whomever I’m with, to the living things in the environment and contrast them with much of the dead, lifeless world that surrounds us, & to which so much attention is given. The dynamic development of living plants, which are vital in both senses of the word, serve as excellent examplars of this extraordinary and precious living world.