These Are Parents Responsibilities , Not Governments !!!

parent responsibility

What are your responsibilities ?

Yourself and your children !!  I get tired of people saying the government should pay for this and the government should pay for that. Children are parents responsibility. If your not going to take responsibility for your children, perhaps you shouldn’t have any.

parents responsibility

Politics are always in the news. Lately here in New Zealand, there has been discussion about Education, swimming in schools and wearing sunscreen. It’s a parents responsibility to pay for these things. When your children reach school age, there will be fees. If you want your children to gain some swimming ability, it’s your responsibility. While in tertiary education, future teachers don’t become swimming coaches. If you don’t want your children to suffer when under the sun, it’s up to you to purchase and use the sunscreen. There has been alot of discussion lately about schools and pools. In recent years, many schools have shut down their pools. I don’t have an issue with this. It’s up to me to pay the fees and get them the coaching.

Sun Tan

The Labour Party has come up with a tertiary education policy. Their plan is to offer it free. That seems crazy to me. That is a personal responsibility. I have watched many people pay off their student loan. I really enjoyed the day that my wife’s was gone/ paid off.


parents responsibility



New Zealand has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. I remember times in my childhood…lying on the beach all day, getting a sun tan. I wouldn’t dare do that now. Most of the public’s attitude towards this has changed, but you still see a few people stretched out on the beach, along with people working or running topless.



I recently made a comment on a Facebook discussion. This was around the topic of sunscreen been subsidised. My suggestion was that perhaps some people had their children and then sent them off for the government to take care of them. Seem a bit harsh ? I said this because it seems that many think everything should be funded. It also seems some think that the problems we all hear about and face should be repaired by the government. When you decide to start a family, you take responsibility for your children. It’s not up to anyone else. If things don’t go to plan, you need to take responsibility.

Mc Donalds


We all like to indulge in things we shouldn’t….. shouldn’t too much. There is one word I really enjoy. That word is “MODERATION”. Moderation is the key to alot of things in life. Have a good time, but don’t party too hard. Have a drink, but don’t drink too much. Enjoy lunch at Mc Donalds, but once again…..not too often

So take responsibility, and remember that word…..MODERATION !!!


Bryce Rae


  1. Anita on May 4, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Do so totally AGREE with you on this. As a teacher i do not feel it is my responsibility to TELL parents how to raise their children, what to put in their lunch box or furnish them with life’s lessons. I do believe I can support parents in their endeavours by underlying the importance of sun protection by paying attention to it- being an example but ultimately- parents need to take the lead.

    • Bryce on May 4, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Hey Anita,
      Thanks for your comment . It’s great to see we have similer opinions. My wife is a teacher as well.
      Best Wishes !!! 🙂

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