A leading headmistress claims that children in Britain are increasingly bearing the brunt of their parent's lost values.
Dr Helen Wright, the president of the Girls' Schools Association, loathes the fact that the parents dress up their children in provocative clothes and permit them to wear make-up and high heels.
AdvertisementShe suggests there is something "intensely wrong" with society if some mothers and fathers saw no problem with allowing their daughters to wear provocative clothing.
"I have a deep worry that some parents have been so deprived in their own lives of education and values, that they no longer know right from wrong," the Telegraph quoted her as saying.
"...and that they are as a result unwittingly 'indulging' children in some parallel universe where it is acceptable to let young children wear make-up and provocative clothing."
"If parents can't see anything wrong in dressing up their children in 'Future WAG' T-shirts and letting them wear make-up, high heels and 'mini-me' sexy clothing, then something is intensely wrong in our society."
Wright emphasised that it is the failure of education system, which is liable for the lost traditional values of parents.
"I have no doubt that these are the parents who have been failed by the education system themselves."
"These are the parents without support, experience or networks. They have grown up without any respect for their elders or any idea of how to bring up a child."
"But how do we break the cycle? Education, of course - and the support of schools embedded in their communities," she said.
Speaking ahead of the association's annual conference, Dr Wright also insisted that parents are not to be blamed and said many were unable to resist commercial pressures from advertisers and television.
"There are all these images in magazines and TV [and] if you're bombarded with that, you're going to think its normal, and actually it's not," she added.
Dr Wright said she was not implying that mothers and fathers needed parenting classes but insisted schools had a major role to play in providing guidance.
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