One of this year's nomination for Best Picture, "An Education" http://oscar.go.com/nominations/nominee ... ation/2752
One part of the movie make me think further about the responsibility of parents. The teenage daughter told her parent, she is just a naive teenage girl who falls into the trap, why the parents are so naive too ? Yes, she is blaming her parent for not stopping her on her foolish act.
In another documentary I once watched, interview those drug addicts in jail. This girl was commenting she wished her parent was strict enough to her, or else she won't be ending up in jail.
The point of views from parents are always different from the point of views from children. Last night while watching The History channel about Hippies, one professor commented "In the eyes of the parents, they are worried their children would end up in such situation. However in the eyes of those young teenages, they are directly the opposite. To them, its a new world of excitement, to be able to be away from parents, live on their own, do whatever they like and be happy"
So, being a responsible parent, we should insist even if we know our children would hate us, dislike us, simply because they are still too young to differentiate right or wrong. What is your view ?
BTW, An Education is a good movie I highly recommend you to watch with your children, especially the teens.
The Responsibility of parents - An Education
Parental influence on children in the first 12 years of their lives have a permanent effect. Unfortunately, children come with no user manual. Each child is different from the other. Discuss how to handle emotional and educational needs of your child here.