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Parents aren’t doing their jobs on their kids’ future

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Parents just don’t seem to care. How do we then expect our students to care?


24 Oct 2019
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Parents aren’t doing their jobs on their kids’ future

Final examinations have begun for the matric class of 2019. These children are going through one of the biggest tests of their lives – are they adequately prepared? This is not just a journey for the student, but also a test for parental responsibility: are parents helping their young to carry the baton? Are the children supported by parenting structures? What happens when children fail? Are parents accountable? I too was a teenager. My parents would say one thing and I would do the opposite – but while letting their little bird fly, when it came to school, behaviour, respect...

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