Category Archives: child neglect

Children in Britain have a more difficult and less attractive existence than children in any comparable European country

Early promise

Early promise

The British, writes Dalrymple, are

more afraid of their children than any other people.

The child-rearing method of the British is

neglect tempered by overindulgence, with outbursts of exasperation. Never have I seen elsewhere such public shrieking at children by maternal Termagants as in Britain.


Slaves to their appetites: the infantile, improvident English

Britons lack self-control, says Dalrymple. At Christmas they take on even more debt than normal so that they can buy their brats

expensive, yet cheap, rubbish to make up for the neglectful way they bring them up.