75 pc of parents annoyed at children

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22 August 2007, RIJSWIJK – More than 75 percent of parents say they are annoyed by the children of other people. They say these children are insolent, antisocial and disobedient.

22 August 2007

RIJSWIJK – More than 75 percent of parents say they are annoyed by the children of other people. They say these children are insolent, antisocial and disobedient.

This emerged on Wednesday from a survey that J/M, a monthly magazine for parents of primary school students, conducted on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.

Parents primarily had criticism for other parents. They think they themselves are doing a fine job, even though 80 percent admit they drop the ball from time to time. Two thirds of parents want children to be dealt with more firmly. Almost 9 in 10 parents say that discipline at schools should be harsher and more frequent.

Four in five parents are of the opinion that society is deteriorating. That is why they think it is important that children are taught a sense of responsibility and to take account of others, not just themselves.

Parents report that having children affects their wellbeing in a positive way. But many people complain that they are left with little time for themselves. 20 percent admits to sometimes being jealous of those who don't have children.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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