Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Parents Discouraged from Discussing Right & Wrong with Kids

by Marcia Segelstein

Big Brother appears to be alive and well in Britain. Across the pond, the government has put out a leaflet for parents called “Talking to Your Teenagers About Sex and Relationships.” It recommends against stressing values in such discussions so that teens can “form their own values.” At taxpayers’ expense, Britain’s children’s minister (pray that we don’t get one of those here) initiated the effort which advises parents, when talking with their children, “that trying to convince them of what’s right and wrong may discourage them from being open.”

According to a representative of Britain’s Christian Institute, “The idea that the government is telling families not to pass on their values is outrageous.”

Read the full story at The Times Online.

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