Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

I AM go­ing to use this ed­i­to­rial to have a few stern words to the par­ents of Gen Ys and the cul­ture that has en­cour­aged us to mol­ly­cod­dle them to the point where they have to call the RAC to change a flat tyre. Last week, a young re­porter rang me to say he would be late to an in­ter­view be­cause his car had bro­ken down. It tran­spired that he had a flat tyre and had called the RAC. For­tu­nately, he had a lap­top to work on while he waited. When I quizzed the other young re­porters in the news­room, only one of the five knew how to change a wheel. And she had learnt at school. I have to own up, I tried to show my 21-year-old son how to put the spare wheel on his car a few months ago. He whinged so much, I fin­ished the job my­self. I think our ef­forts to be the per­fect par­ents have back­fired.

Rick Lee - Editor

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