God Help Us: David Cameron plans parenting classes for all families –
Lesson 1. Leave your baby behind in a pub after Sunday Lunch.
All parents should enrol in state-backed parenting classes to learn how to raise their children properly, David Cameron will say as he announces a new plan to stop families breaking up.
In a speech this week, the Prime Minister will argue that all parents would benefit from more advice on helping children play and dealing bad behaviour.
He will use a major speech on Monday to set out proposals for a new voucher system to incentivise parents to attend the classes in an attempt to make parenting advice socially “normal” and even “aspirational”.
The Prime Minister’s plan comes as he announces a £70 million investment in relationship counselling to prevent hundreds of thousands of families splitting up over the next five years.
Mr Cameron’s speech marks the latest step in delivering on the Conservatives’ key election promise to help families at every stage of life.