Heng Swee Keat: Parents must show graciousness and respect for rules
Posted by temasektimes on September 13, 2012
Speaking at the Ministry of Education Work Plan Seminar on Wednesday, Heng said that the child was reminded repeatedly to trim his hair, and when that failed, the school sent a letter to the parent.
“The mother’s response was that her son was dyslexic and therefore forgetful. Dyslexic people are not forgetful….As one writer put it in a media commentary, by raising such a hullabaloo, ‘the mother… did herself and her son no favours’,” he added.
Heng also recalled an incident where a father went to him for help and began his comments with expletives about the teachers in his son’s school.
“If parents do not show graciousness to others and respect for rules, our young will not do so either. Soon, discipline will be eroded, the tone in our schools will deteriorate, and the tone in our society too,” Heng pointed noted.