Parents must wake up, watch over children
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
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DEFENSIVE: Mary Metcalfe