Is modern day parenting too permissive?

Drunk squatting girl

Are our kids out of control?

This week has seen footage of young people drunk on Queen Street, the troubled Paeroa pupil with the BB gun in school and jail for a mum who accidentally smothered her two month old son after a day-long drinking binge.

Earlier this year, Turangi teen rapist Raurangi Marino was sentenced to ten years in prison after he raped a five-year-old girl who was on holiday here at a tourist camp.

What is the reason for these scenes and crimes? Is modern-day parenting simply not up to scratch? Are parents too permissive?

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