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Author Topic: What role should parents play in taking responsibility for their kids' actions?  (Read 1272 times)

Offline Duffield1

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The unbelievable case in Doncaster today (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/south_yorkshire/7984963.stm) brought back memories of Jamie Bulger and his young killers - it looks like there might be another case of very young boys acting in a horrific fashion towards their peers, if the boys arrested are charged and found guilty.

But what responsibility should parents take in this kind of case?  Should their 'parenting' be under the spotlight to see if they, in any way, contributed to this, or even simply offered too little moral guidance?  From the press reports, the victims have suffered multiple stab wounds, blunt trauma to the head and cigarette burns.  What could turn a child to commit such a crime, and how can parents not have spotted warning signs that their child might have come off the rails?