PR boss says parents are lazy and don't teach children respect or discipline
She is obviously right that parents are confused about what values to teach their children -- now that the Leftist dogma "there is no such thing as Right and Wrong" prevails. But the Left do not at all apply that dogma to their own beliefs. They just use it to discredit non-Leftist values. And they go on to teach their values in the schools.
But the transfer of value education to the schools is fundamentally wrong. Take the trendy belief that physical punishment such as spanking is wrong and harmful. The evidence for that is very poor -- with only extremes of it being demonstrably harmful.
And the prevalence of that false belief has had a huge impact. Discipline in many school classrooms has collapsed, with unruly children ruining the education of their classmates. When the Biblical injunction "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: But he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes" (Proverbs 13:24) was the prevaling influence, classes were much more orderly and most kids actually learned something. In some places these days you have High School graduates who can barely read and write
So schools cannot at all be entrusted with values education and should not be entrusted with it. They should confine themselves to teaching academic subjects -- literacy, numeracy, history, geography, sciences, languages etc.
And under those circumstances many parents would step up to give their children moral and ethical guidance
Controversial commentator Prue MacSween has labelled the young student who was dragged along the concrete by his principal on the first day of school 'a little smart a** kid'.
Footage quickly went viral on Thursday of Steve Warner, principal of Manor Lakes school in Wyndham Vale, Melbourne, pulling the boy, 9, by one arm.
MacSween took to Channel Nine's Today Show on Saturday to defend the 'poor principal' as she highlighted the so-called problem of 'lazy parenting' across Australia.
MacSween quickly got fired up when discussing the idea that schools could introduce courses for parents to boost their skills in order to help children.
'Our biggest problem is that there is an erosion in our society of people who have respect and who have discipline, and we have these cotton-wool kids,' the PR boss said.
'We have a situation where we have parents who are totally inept, they're lazy.'
MacSween said parents don't have any idea what their responsibilities are, and instead lean on their children's teachers.
'We have bred a generation of people who just want it all, who don't want to work hard for it - pay their dues,' MacSween said.
The outspoken commentator said the younger generation had been failed by poor parenting, with 'yummy mummies' who care more about making it to Pilates rather than how their children behave at school'.
'We saw that yesterday with that poor principal having to drag that little smart a** kid and had to contend with the parents to explain himself,' she said.
'Why are people having children who shouldn't be bloody parenting? Buy a cat, buy a dog, don't have bloody kids!'
False rumours from students and parents at the P-12 school have circulated on social media, claiming the boy kicked a pregnant teacher in the stomach.
However, the boy's sister Bianca Moore rubbished such claims, saying he kicked a trolley during a 'tantrum' on his first day at his new school.
'He suffers from ADHD and anxiety and obviously starting at a new school has upset him, he was having a tantrum,' she said.