Parents have lost the art of raising children, says Anglican Archbishop of Sydney

Sydney Morning Herald 18 Sep 06
AUSTRALIAN parents have forgotten some of the basic arts of raising children, the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Peter Jensen, has said. Children have abundant material possessions but suffer from a “serious hope deficit and an equally serious love deficit”.”They have food and material possessions in abundance. But at the level of spirit, at the level of hope and so meaning and purpose, these things are in short supply. Adults have found that promises are hard to keep; that relationships are hard to sustain; that time is hard to find; that love which is actually other-person centred is elusive.