Good kids from single, stern mums

2015-05-12 06:00

In referral to your editorial comment “Real Men” published on 5 May, I have to disagree.

Was it really necessary to just blame single mothers for the way our children are growing up? I fully agree that some kids turn to crime not because they were brought up by a single mother, but for many other reasons as well.

Many kids grow up in a beautiful home with both parents and yet they still turn to drugs. Children may have both parents present yet not get that love and attention that they crave and need, so they turn to drugs.

Yes, boys need a father figure to teach them things and a mother alone can never fully play the role of both parents, but from my personal experience and people I know not just referring to things in general, the good children are the ones that mostly come from single yet stern mothers who with everything in their power rear their children to be respectful and honest people and not just gangsters and drug lords.

I know that we are all entitled to our own opinions so that’s just mine.

The line in the editorial comment referring to the amount of children being raised by single mothers, should be read within the context of the article – the lack of proper male role models in many homes and communities. – Ed

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