SET AN EX­AM­PLE, PAR­ENTS

YOU (South Africa) - - YOU SAY -

I’m writ­ing in re­sponse to the trau­ma­tised

teen’s let­ter to Dr Louise (YOU, 19 Oc­to­ber), in which she ex­pressed her ut­ter shock at find­ing out about her par­ents’ dou­ble life as swingers. I was taken aback by Dr Louise’s non­cha­lant re­sponse to the writer, telling the teen her par­ents’ sex-life is their busi­ness and then say­ing she shouldn’t over­re­act!

I feel Dr Louise dis­re­garded the dis­traught writer’s emo­tions. It was a cry for help. Par­ents are meant to be role mod­els for their chil­dren and be ex­am­ples that their chil­dren as­pire to.

If you’re not pre­pared to prac­tise what you preach and be the re­spon­si­ble adult, then do us all a favour and re­frain from hav­ing chil­dren. What the world needs is adults who take their place in so­ci­ety and lead by ex­am­ple. NA­DIA, EMAIL

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