Just watched a brilliant documentary called ‘The worlds strictest parents’ on BBC Three. Seems I missed the 1st instalment but hope to catch up via BBC i-player.
Basically it is about unruly British kids sent to live strict families. The episode I watched today saw two kids from different families sent to Jamaica. They were immediately given a culture shock.
Sam didn’t seem to be able to handle compliments and words of encouragement. Charlotte was just lazy and didn’t try at all. Of course in the end they started seeing things differently and saw their parents in a different light.
The UK government has a lot to answer for. Some parents are left powerless by such liberal laws that remove discipline in favour of rights. Surely a child needs discipline and rights together. Saying NO to a child should not be seen as a abuse or criminal. That’s why are youth are turning to crime. They are disordely because there is no order in their life.
I know this is quite a small review but I am tired and trying to get to bed ASAP as the children are fast asleep. I can’t wait to see the other episodes. A show on the BBC I can actually enjoy.
I found this interesting article on Jamaica’s attitude to parenting and their views of the UK.