Behaviour is a reflection on parents

2008-02-01 00:00

I could not help but be touched by the article titled “A product of their upbringing” (The Witness, January 29). I come from a single-parent household. My mother raised me and is still raising me, although I now have a son of my own. I worry endlessly as to how my son will turn out. I wish child rearing came with a self-help book or clear indicators of what you should do.

Children act out for different reasons and divorce has been cited as one of them. My parents were divorced when I was about seven years old. I have clear memories of my father beating my mother but, strangely enough, I do not remember him ever being a father. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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