Letter: Children who need help

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Letter: Children who need help

Sir: Clearly Suzanne Moore feels that the Government should not get too concerned with family health.

But communication skills are the foundation of good relationships. How to become good parents and to maintain a satisfying relationship is something which is not routinely addressed in our education system. The schooling in this is likely to be from our parents, which may or may not be beneficial.

Perhaps there would be some merit in the Government considering ways in which schools and colleges could address the learning of emotional skills in the same way that they deal with numeracy and literary skills. Being highly numerate and literate may give us more free time and money, but I doubt whether these skills alone give us the basis of a fulfilling life.