Parents to blame
Parents have been given a harsh tongue lashing by some who feel they are failing the youth of this country.
Following comments last Sunday from Archbishop of the West Indies Dr John Holder who said promiscuity and obscene behaviour by some young children is due to the lack of supervision in the home, many Nation readers agreed with the head of the Anglican church and were quick to add their views.
They believe adults need to take heed, recognizing children were the future. Some readers urged parents to recognize that they are in fact “teachers” who have an important role to play in their children’s lives.
Some also believed that economic difficulties placed some parents in the position where they had to hand over their parental duties to others.
Here are just a few of the comments shared on the Nation’s Facebook page.
Corinne Bowen-Clarke: “ Christ out of the home, Christ out of the church, Christ out of the schools. The devil will find work for idle hands and minds lacking the code of moral conduct. This is the Nation’s problems. Adults need to take heed, these children are our future.
Rachel Barton: “It is easy to place blame on “problem homes” but maybe if the Government would take a look at the cost of living in Bim and realize that both parents have to be out working and that children are left to their own devices they would realize that this is an issue for all not just some”.
Sherrie Bumbray: “There are several contributing factors (when it comes to this issue): loss of community – we don’t take care of one another anymore – no stigma attached to teenagers having children out of wedlock, older boys or in some cases grown men victimizing young girls, and the lack of education which creates a vicious cycle of poverty.
NATIONNews posted a poll online to ask readers to vote on the issue. Check the poll for the results. (CM)