The Scottish Mail on Sunday
Texting mums put children in danger
Parents these days don’t let their children do many of the potentially dangerous things that my generation did when we were small.
I’m thinking of activities such as climbing trees, racing down hills in home-made carts, and walking up and down on rickety wooden stilts.
And many won’t let their children experience failure, roam freely, watch anything scary on television, or play outside unfettered.
There are so many ways in which children today are comparatively mollycoddled, when their experiences are help up alongside those of generations past.
So it troubles me as to why these parents think that it’s OK to talk or text on their mobile phones when they’re at the wheel of a moving car, with their children sitting in the back.
I see these people (mostly women) driving their children to school when I’m on my way to work every morning.
I’d love to know how these people justify what they’re doing. Sue Wilding, Scarborough