GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES THAT WE HAVE A GENERATION OF UNRULY KIDS – You have to love the British Government because they just get smarter by the day and today’s words begin with the letters U for unruly and K for Kids.
Yes the Government has finally come to the same conclusion that public came to; albeit about twenty years too late and that is our kids are unruly with no manners.
Keeping with tradition the Government, this time Childcare Minister Elizabeth Truss, comes out and blames everyone but the Government. According to Childcare Minister Elizabeth Truss the fault lies in our Nursery Schools for not teaching children at a very young age how to behave. Children, as Truss puts it, are allowed to run riot and do whatever they like. This is turn leaves them unable to sit quietly and listen and the problems only escalate as they grow older.
Of course Truss doesn’t stop there… she also blames the quality of teachers at nursery schools and told the Daily Mail that she would like to see a system similar to that used in France; where teachers are better qualified and children are taught to behave and be respectful.
While I personally think that Truss is more than a little short-sighted in her synopsis of the issues nursery kids have she does make some good suggestions; such as the Government’s intention to change the rules of teacher-child ratio where a better qualified teacher can teach up to 13 children.
According to the reports I’ve read the Government expect parents and educators to be delighted with the move towards a more ‘traditional’ approach to teaching nursery grade children – providing better care, better teaching and teaching them to behave through a structured program.
What worries me is that some groups and trade unions will no doubt try to throw a spanner in the works by claiming kids will the kids – that’s the typical way to avoid any responsibility for the unruly, disruptive and violent behaviour of our kids today.
It’s take the Government all this time to finally realize that ‘discipline’ is actually a good idea and some Minister and even mental health experts are now saying it should not be wrong to spank a child.
We really have lost the plot with our cotton wool and liberal smothering and now that this generation, and probably the next, are so out of control that the Government finally want to take measure to turn things around.
Maybe it is time we all just woke up and realised that caning a child or spanking them is simply just good common sense and teaches kids the definition or right and wrong, or would we rather continue on the path of using liberal ideology that continues to produce generation after generation of really nasty kids.
The public and the Government need to stop and ask why youth crime is out of control and why teachers are readily assaulted on a daily basis.
Without control and punishment the unions and liberal parent groups are correct – kids will be kids and without any form of control they will do whatever pleases them and this is often unproductive in creating a civilized and dare I say a ‘respectful’ society.