Saturday, 22 March 2008

Telegraph: Bad behaviour in classrooms is blamed on indulgent parents

Classroom discipline is deteriorating because over-indulgent parents are spoiling their children, according to a report.
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Primary school pupils are increasingly difficult to teach as they throw tantrums during lessons if they fail to get their own way, the Cambridge University study says.

Their problematic behaviour is being fuelled by growing exposure to television, computers and video games - as well as spending too long in baby bouncers and strapped into cots - which damages children's development, it is claimed.

The study, commissioned by the National Union of Teachers, comes amid growing fears that standards are being undermined as children are increasingly unprepared for full-time education. Read more
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