The ones who need help are hardly likely to come forward

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I read with interest that Boots will soon be handing out vouchers on behalf of the government, entitling parents to a series of classes in bringing up children.

It’s something that we all probably need a bit of help with, as we all complain about our own parents. But in the majority of cases, that’s who we learn all our skills from.

I’m not sure about Boots being the best option though.

Generally the parents in there tend to be well-behaved. It might be more effective to stroll up and down high streets, targeting the parents who treat their children worse than they treat dogs.

You know who I mean – the screechers. But are these parents likely to want to go to parenting course? Or even to recognise that they need help? I think not.