Well the application form for the job is filled out, and I’ll post it tomorrow. I have applied for a few jobs now,especially as I am told that despite studying ,but not being a full time student I will have to return to work after November.

The Government is proposing that all lone parents are to return to work when their youngest child is 9 years old. We already have a problem with drunken teenagers in the streets,especially in Scotland, and badly behaved children. It’s hardly surprising as there is often no one at home to care for them.
This summer, long crocodiles of very young children were being lead through town and filling the parks. These were the holiday clubs. Despite being the school and nursery holiday, parents still worked, so someone else had to be found for the children. Having watched the way these children were supervised, I am sure that their parents were unaware that the “carers” were chatting to their boyfriends ,and their charges were running riot.

This was even more scary at the beach, while those supervising sat and chatted in the sun, their charges were up to their necks in the sea or miles further down the sand.

I may be being thought old fashioned, but what is wrong with mothers being paid to look after their own children,to give them stability and teach them right from wrong in a loving environment? After all if I need after school care, and work part time, it’s the tax payers who will pay for it,just so that the government can massage their employment figures.

We cannot keep blaming the young for their behaviour when we take away family life and expect them to “grow up” institutionalised. The latest proposal from Mr Brown is nursery places for 2 year olds!

Todays society is causing family breakdown and in years to come we will all pay the price.

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