Par­ents must wake up, watch over chil­dren

The Star Early Edition - - POLITICS - Tom Lambe,

THE FRONT page story of The Star, Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 4, ti­tled “Near drown­ing at gym angers fam­ily”, left me more than slightly be­mused.

To my mind, a gym is for peo­ple at­tend­ing to phys­i­cal fit­ness, health and well­ness.

Was the 3-year-old a pro­fi­cient swim­mer, and if not why did the par­ents take their eyes off the child?

Surely, it is not the place to take three young (I pre­sume) chil­dren, when there are only two par­ents to look af­ter the chil­dren.

I doubt very much if gyms pro­vide life­savers for the pool as most gym en­thu­si­asts are ca­pa­ble of un­der­tak­ing the ex­er­cises that they wish to in­dulge in.

Gyms are not leisure cen­tres which pro­vide pools for kids to play in, gyms are a busi­ness!

The peo­ple of South Africa al­ways man­age to blame some­body other than them­selves when things go wrong.

Parental re­spon­si­bil­ity seems to be a thing of the past. All par­ents need to wake up and watch over their chil­dren, at all times. Oak­dene


DE­FEN­SIVE: Mary Met­calfe

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