Letter: Children not kids

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More and more these days we hear people remark about the lack of respect the younger generation show towards their parents, those in authority and even property that is not their own.

But what example do we, as so-called adults, set them?

If a child was to call their mother a cow or their father a silly old goat, or any other disrespectful name, we would consider them to be rude and lacking in respect, wouldn’t we?

And yet these days we increasingly address them as kids – young goats! What an insult this is, not only to the child but also to God in whose image they are made!

They are all human beings – babies, young children, young people, teenagers, young men and women – whatever term we may use.

So let us show them the respect that we would like them to show us and stop referring to them as insignificant young animals.

Jack Church

Broadfield