Parental skills needed.
From today's quality paper, The Sun
"FOUR cruel women forced two sobbing children to fight each other — and made a sick home video of it, shocked magistrates heard.
The seven-minute tape, found by social workers, shows a crying boy of two being hit in the face by his three-year-old sister. The laughing adults, all from the same family, are heard telling him, “Don’t be a wimp and a faggot” and urging him to retaliate.
The terrified boy tries to hide his head in a sofa — but the women tell his sister to punch him again.
The boy sobs, “No, I don’t want to” and the girl begs to go to the toilet. But as soon as she returns she is urged to attack again and the fight goes on until one woman says “that’s enough”.
A relative alerted social workers when she saw the film — and staff called in police. The women, all aged between 19 and 49 and from Plymouth, told cops it was a play fight and would be “character-building”.
One said: “I couldn’t see any harm in toughening them up.”
The women, who cannot be named, admitted child cruelty at Plymouth Magistrates Court. Sentencing was adjourned for reports. Social workers are now working with the family to ensure the children’s safety"
I would dearly like to practice some 'toughening up' on them and see how they like it.