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Parents not entirely responsible
A lot of blame, ridicule and criticism have fallen upon the minister’s head for the actions allegedly committed by his son. This I find to be unfair and biased because of the fact that he holds public office and is often in the public eye. The irony of him being a public figure makes him an easy target for all the negative comments. I do not hold the parent accountable for the actions of the child and nor should anyone else.
Parents do in fact play a vital role in the upbringing of their own and many go all the way out to ensure that their children are led down the right path, but there is only so much we can do. I, as a parent, always teach both my children the difference between right and wrong and how we should treat people and I would trust the same is being done in the schools.
However, we do not control the minds of these little ones and eventually it is entirely up to them to make certain decisions when put in certain situations. This is not the first person to be involved in such an incident and we see so many more that occur on a daily basis. It is only being stretched because of who the parent is. It is simply unfair.
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