PTAs knock beating of teen
A 33-year-old mother’s severe beating of her teenage daughter with a plank has been condemned by Rhonda Blackman, president of the Barbados National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations Inc.
The incident, which reportedly took place last November in The Ivy, St Michael, and went viral, was highlighted last Tuesday by THE NATION newspaper. It angered many Barbadians, some of whom called for the matter to be investigated by the Child Care Board while accusing the mother of gross child abuse.
But the mother, Karen Jordan, said she did not believe she went overboard with her actions.
However, speaking to the DAILY NATION yesterday after the installation service of the council’s executive at Santuary Empowerment Centre, Country Road, St Michael, Blackman said they strongly condemned the action and blamed it on decaying social values and improper parenting skills.
“We strongly condemn the action. What is clear here is that there is a need for solid parent education,” said a passionate Blackman. (MM)