In another one of those ‘signs of the times‘ things what most people simply take for granted (i.e., that parents learn how to parent from their parents and extended communities) can’t be any longer. Many parents don’t have a clue how to parent. And it shows.
It’s a Saturday morning and a half-dozen adults are sitting in a high school classroom, staring at grim photos of sickly drug addicts and hearing about the deadly consequences of gang crime. They’d rather not be here, but a judge made them come. The moms and dads were ordered to attend the class under a new California law giving judges the option of sending parents for training when their kids are convicted of gang crimes for the first time. … [the lawmaker behind] the Parent Accountability Act [ ] said it is the first state law to give judges the power to order parents of gang members to school.
I hope it does some good. Though I’m skeptical. If parents have to be forced to learn how to parent you can probably be sure that once the class is over, so will the effort be. And such legislation simply doesn’t work to effect real change. Any more than telling parents to feed their kids healthy food will make them do it.
There’s supposed to be something called ‘maternal instinct’ at least- but that instinct has been eclipsed by grotesque selfishness. so kids are left to raise themselves. And so the cycle continues. Kids will have kids and those kids will raise themselves – etc., etc., etc.
- Moms and dads of gang members being sent to parenting class (thegrio.com)
- Gang Moms and Dads Sent to Parenting Classes (abcnews.go.com)
- Gang moms and dads sent to parenting classes (seattletimes.nwsource.com)