David Cameron wants 'parenting lessons' for middle classes

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Prime Minister David Cameron will be urging British families to learn how to discipline their children today. 

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He is expected to say that more state sponsored guidance classes are needed for middle class and disadvantaged families. 

Many have criticized Cameron for promoting a "nanny state" after encouraging parents to attend classes on how to raise children, while Cameron insists that all parents should have access to guidance and advice on child rearing. 

Read more: David Cameron leaves his daughter in a pub

In 2012 David Cameron forgot his eight year old daughter in a pub after a Sunday lunch with his friends. When news about the state sponsored parenting lessons came out this week Cameron said he believes that all parents need to learn how to communicate, discipline and play with their children. Many have pointed out the irony.    

The aim of the state sponsored classes is said to prevent families from breaking up by better qualifying parents to raise their children correctly. 

Could South Africa benefit from Parenting lessons? Send us your comments to chatback@parent24.com.


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