Teachers Challenge Decline in Parenting Skills
It is really concerning for many parents that we have yet another teacher’s union leader going to conference with such a negative approach to parents and parenting skills. We are all aware of the problems in today’s society but to label parents in the national press in this way does little good and does not affect those who are being discussed. I worked for 13 years as an OFSTED lay inspector and way back in the early 1990′s I visited some school in certain areas where children were neglect and school was left to support them even though other support services knew there problems. It is time Government identified these families and gave support and help at every level we constantly hear how so many children are being taken out of poverty if this is so why do we have teachers telling us of these problems. One also has to question the move to bring parents into work to provide breakfast clubs and after school clubs, schools have rushed to do this encouraged by Government and now are complaining parents are working and neglecting their children. It is wrong and sad if children are being neglected, no doubt some are and we must congratulate teachers who are there to support them, but life changes and we have to adapt it may be in some people opinion for the worse but I doubt any words at conference are going to bring families back together, what they may do for any child or young person who reads or hears this is make them feel very sad and unhappy.