The angry generation: Lack of parental discipline is blamed for aggressive and anti-social children
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Funny that when our fathers used to use their leather belt to give us a hiding and schools used the cane, kids were much less mouthy and violent. Most were respectful of their elders. Strange that now parents are no longer allowed to smack their kids and schools are no longer allowed to cane the kids, we have gangs of yobs running around mouthing it off and being violent and verbally and even physically abusing everyone who dares to even speak to them. The first words that come out of their mouths is "What you gonna do about it?" The law protects them and they know it and use it to their advantage to get away with anything. I am 52 and a Security guard in a shopping mall so I know what I'm talking about. My dad was strict and used a belt and a slipper quite regularly but I never strayed off the straight and narrow. At first it was because I was scared of what he'd do to me and eventually it just became habit to stay on the right side of the law.
- Dave, Maidstone, 27/2/2012 1:38
"Lastly, anecdotal evidence such as "I was smacked and I'm ok" is not a secure foundation to a debate. - Me, Here, not There, 27/2/2012 07:46" == it's people like you who have caused this problem, with your 'smacking is violence' nonsense. If you don't know the difference between a smack given to a naughty child who has over-stepped the boundaries and REAL viloence,it is YOU who has the problem. Look at society now and look back 30 years. That is the result of YOUR policies being forced upon the decent people of this country. Admit it, YOU WERE WRONG!!!
- Andy, Warrington , 27/2/2012 8:05
This is a result of the demise of the family of mummy, daddy and 2.4 children, Dad went out to work Mum stayed at home and they saved for a house and car and foreign holidays. Fathers controlled the discipline and mothers, their well-being. Now we have towns full of single mothers unable to discipline their children who have been indoctrinated to see single parentage as compulsory and who have been brought up to include a series of mother's boyfriends, to whom they say "You can't tell me what to do. Your'e not my father"
- Purely Neutral Observer, Middle England, 27/2/2012 7:53
It is very strange how the condition named ADHD has blossomed since the abolition of corporal punishment. . In my day all forms of ADHD were cured with a short visit to the headmaster.
- Tristram., Wellingborough., 27/2/2012 7:43
I come from a generation where the slipper and the cane were always a discipline option both at home and at school, and I can testify that such discipline WORKS superbly at keeping children in check. . I know I would have been dreadful if corporal punishment had been outlawed. . To all those "do-gooder" PC idiots out there: it does NOT brutalise or make people worse --- if it did, all of our grandparents would all be thugs.
- Brian., Wellingborough., 27/2/2012 7:38
I smacked my child when she was young, with plenty of love in between. She is now a lovely young lady, a doctor who works hard and knows discipline.
- Toto Kubwa, Cyprus, 27/2/2012 6:02