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AnonymousMember13 January 2018 at 9:26 pm
I was a little bloke when I went in to the institution and was a senior boy at age 15. The responsibility that was carried by a 15 yo senior boy was remarkable by todays standards.
Bullying was almost non existent but occasionally a new chum would give it a whirl. I had been taught how to fight properly and I can recall being told to get into the ring with a bully to sort him out with the gloves. It was more about humiliation than hurt.
Some times the bully was bigger than yourself but the training usually gave you the edge.
A very different world to that of today.
Take it easy.
13 January 2018 at 6:53 pm
Shaggy, it’s amazing how commonality will bond people together. It often developes a long standing trust like no other. In many ways you were very lucky to have that education by experience.
AnonymousMember13 January 2018 at 8:06 pm
Sitting together at the table and eating meals together would be a good start.
That way they learn table manners, how to converse and it is also a way for mum and dad to find out what there kids are up to by just “listening” to what they are saying.
When you have everyone in the family eating either in front of TV, some in the kitchen and others eating in their rooms or on their computers etc…no wonder there is no communication between parents and children.