Parents cop the blame as police hike war on crime


PARENTS must counsel and discipline their children to address the increase in social problems, National Capital District Metropolitan Superintendent Perou N’Dranou, says.
N’Dranou invited The National on a patrol of Port Moresby last Friday to witness the problems police were dealing with in the capital city, including issues confronting children.
He said many social problems could have been avoided if children at an early age received proper mentoring and discipline.
“We cannot blame urban drift, peer pressure, and other social factors on the growing social issues we face,” he said.
“It all comes back to how our children are counseled or disciplined at home. If you look at the majority of troublemakers these days, you will find that a lot of them came from families which practised poor counselling and discipline.
“It is the responsibility of every parent to groom their children as they are growing up so that they become law-abiding citizens.
“At the end of the day, the behavior of a child is the product of the homes they come from.
“Whatever home they come from, be it from the settlements, high class or rural areas, their social behaviour will reflect their family backgrounds.”