A prominent Australian psychologist has warned Australia is currently raising a generation of spoilt brats, because their parents are "crap" and "never say no".
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg believes today's parents have a lot to answer for, and there may be serious long-term consequences for Australia.
Dr Carr-Gregg attributes the rise of poorly-behaved children to five major parenting problems.
"The first [problem] is that there are too many parents being doormats for their kids. They have got what I call a vitamin N deficiency, which is a failure to say no.
"It's incredibly important that parents set limits and boundaries and I don't know that that's happening at the moment."
No-no, I am not saying that Tony and Margie were crap parents... I would not suggest this in the least... They must be congratulated for managing to get some great gig for their well educated children... At least for two of them as we know...
Just a shame that Tony is such a political turd...
The under-employment of young Australians has hit its highest level in nearly four decades, at more than 15 per cent.
Research from the Brotherhood of St Laurence welfare group has found more than 300,000 young Australians have casual or part-time jobs but want either more work or full-time positions.
The brotherhood's Tony Nicholson said that figure combined with those who are officially unemployed adds up to more than 500,000 young people.
"If you add the unemployed to those who are under-employed, you find that about 580,000 young people are really struggling to get a foothold in the world of work," he told AM.
Combined with the unemployment rates of around 14 per cent, Mr Nicholson says it is a double blow for young Australians.
"Over half of the jobs that young people are getting are casual in nature," he said.
The ABC asks our opinion of why this is the case: The answer is of course complex and simple, but in a nutshell it spells Anthony Abbott...
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