LETTER : Celebrating children

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The Independent Online
From Ms Alice Baker

Sir: Jack Dominian's Another View ("Starting afresh on divorce", 27 April) presented an optimistic picture of life in the future for children involved in divorce. As an educationist I am not so convinced.

In my view the law and education require the support of the whole community. Children thrive best on long-term commitment, continuity and consistency. The present "go for it" mentality which sees the "good life" as the immediate gratification of personal appetites cannot sustain such commitment. Children and families need to be celebrated and appreciated by the media, religions, faiths and social groups as the safe way forward to the millennium.

Yours sincerely,


London, NW11

4 May