Cheeky or cherished?

2008-05-03 00:00

“My mother thinks my children are cheeky because they question her instructions and express their own opinions. My father says I’m not bringing them up properly and thinks that ‘all they need is a good hiding to set them straight’.”

Because of the sensitivity of this issue, most of the parents and grandparents The Witness spoke to did not want to be identified, so names have been changed. However, it is clear that many local families experience difficulties in this area, particularly when grandparents look after their grandchildren while their parents work. 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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