State intervention is the problem
Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, called for a huge expansion of state intervention in family life as a way of preventing young people from problem families drifting into antisocial behaviour and crime.
The last thing we need is state intervention in family life. That is what caused children to lack discipline in the first place. Let parents smack their children. That is the only way that parents will be able to control their children. There is no other way.