This from the Government ‘discipline expert’, Charlie Taylor:
‘Nurseries should identify toddlers showing early signs of aggression so they can be given intensive help from expert staff.’
This apparently on the basis that it’s easier to tackle bad behaviour among young children because habits are ‘less ingrained‘.
‘[Taylor] recommends that from the age of 5, the most disruptive kids could be placed in specialist behaviour centres, in order to stop their behaviour escalating.
“Any child can go off the rails for a bit and what we need is a system that is responsive to them and helps them to get back on the straight and narrow,” said [Taylor], speaking to the Telegraph.’
So there you have it. Some kids are just evil. And if we catch that evil early enough, we might save a few quid on prison later on.
Let’s ignore the suspicious correlation between those toddlers who show signs of demonic possession and, oh I don’t know, parental abuse, neglect, poverty, lack of adequate housing, lack of decent, affordable childcare, lack of support for marginalised parents.
Some kids are just born bad, right?
That these kids will, in general, be ones suffering from at least one if not several of the above, is neither here nor there, I guess.
I give up.