englishangel wrote:You may have noticed I have not commented much on here recently and it because of the some of these antediluvian comments which are not good for my blood pressure.
I feel I must apologise for the comments of my generation above.
Lets all go back to the original CH in the sixteenth century where they only took orphans and the children were prepared for a life in service and were fed bread and dripping (if they were lucky).
Guys, this is the 21st century.
Please no more "not in my time"
Please don't feel you need to apologise on my account, Mary !! - I stand by my views. We are now living in a 'cotton-wool' society as far as our children/grand-children are concerned. Recently, there was a very interesting programme on the massive increase in child allergies. OK - I admit food additives, etc, have a lot to do with it, bit one eminent Doctor opined that if we actually allowed our children to go out, get filthy, eat a bit of dirt, get all the cuts, bruises and stings that kids used too, then allergies, (if in fact, that is what they are), then the general health of children would improve.
I would also advocate no more than one hour in twenty-four on a computer for leisure purposes. All children to read at least one book a month....
I could go on and on, and probably will do so.
(Now, where is that public petition on the death sentence ??)