Super nanny to the rescue
21 Nov 2006 - LP
First the Government announced that parents that don't read and sing for their children will be helped to do so in new parenting centres and today's (21 Nov) papers are reporting that £4 million will be spent on "super nannys" (=child psychologists) to crack down on anti-social behaviour.
The Government rejects the accusations of a "nanny state" interferring with family life while the proposal inludes that parents could be forced to participate in this scheme. Also, there will be 77 of such nannys but how is the Government going to ensure that their methodology will really deliver results. Will those nannys be first sent to the parenting centres to learn how to best bring up children and give them a "flying start"?