Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Love comes first in childraising

"ONLY 25 per cent of parents think it is important to teach their children "respect for authority", a survey shows.
The survey, which asked parents which values they considered most important in raising their children, also found only 3 per cent valued religion.
Parents rated love and affection as the most important family value, with more than four in five placing it first.
TV channel Nick Jr polled more than 1,000 parents for the survey.
Findings showed younger parents are less likely to be disciplinarians than their older counterparts.
They also take a much keener interest in their children's education.
One in five 16-24-year-olds said academic achievement was a top priority, while only 3.5 per cent of 55-year-olds said the same."

Coventry Telegraph, Sep 20 2007

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