Poor parenting makes kids aggressive

London, March 24 : Children as young as five are resorting to violence in class as poor parenting leads to a rise in aggressive behaviour at school, according to a survey.

A survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers has suggested that emotional problems, attention-seeking and a shortage of positive role models are contributing to the disruptive behaviour in kids, the Daily Express reported.

About 53.2 percent of teachers have reported that conduct has worsened in the past five years, while 55.5 per cent said that in the same period there has been an increase in children with emotional, behavioural or mental health issues.

Three-quarters (78.7 per cent) said a lack of boundaries at home is the reason to why pupils could be disruptive, abusive and challenging.

More than two-thirds (68.3 per cent) blamed emotional problems and the same proportion said it was down to behavioural issues, while 63.9 per cent said the problems were caused by pupils trying to get attention from their classmates and 61.2 per cent cited a lack of role models at home and 60.8 per cent blamed family breakdowns.

The vast majority of school and college staff (88.7 per cent) said they had dealt with challenging or disruptive behaviour this academic year, while 55 per cent said they had been forced to deal with pupils who were verbally aggressive.

Meanwhile, ATL general secretary Dr Mary Bousted said that regrettably teachers and support staff are suffering the backlash from deteriorating standards of behaviour.

Bousted added that they are frequently on the receiving end of children's frustration and unhappiness and have to deal with the fall-out from parents failing to set boundaries and family breakdowns.

--ANI (Posted on 25-03-2013)

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