It’s been a while since we turned our jaundiced eye across the pond…
Pastors are set to board Croydon buses to help control unruly schoolchildren and teenagers.
Because parents obviously should not be held responsible.
The religious volunteers – or “school pastors” – will also attempt to turn young people involved in crime away from breaking the law and into studying the Bible.
Ooh, that’s MUCH more exciting!
Rev Isaacs said: “I think our courts too readily hand out sentences to our youngsters, rather than looking for alternatives within the community to help them go through the most difficult adolescent period.
Yes, like ACTUAL PARENTING.
I know I’m not speaking Sanskrit* here, this is not a complex concept: parent your children. When they do something wrong, punish them. It does not have to be ten swats across the bottom with a willow switch (though I tell you, that will FLAT get your attention), but it does have to be actual DISCIPLINE. It has to start young, be consistent, and neverever waver. Your child is not a precious irreplaceable snowflake, they’re just a kid, and they do not know what good behavior is unless you, THE PARENT, show it to them, expect it of them, and bloody well enforce it with your will.
And if you haven’t the will, you have no business being a parent, simple as that. Just because you CAN make a child does not mean you should.
*Yes, I know it’s a written language, that’s what makes it, er, funny.