Britain's Kid Troubles

Yes, it's true that we need to listen to youngsters and focus on helping them [April 7]. But at the same time, we need to introduce new laws to stop teenage crime. We need to be very tough on guns, drugs and alcohol. Parents and teachers should be given more of a role in building children's character. They should be allowed to take the actions they deem necessary for kids' benefit.

As author of Scared of the Kids? , a book published in the U.K. in 2001, I am well aware of...

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