Trinidad Express / “Good Lord, what is wrong with these children?” “These children must have consequences for their behaviour.” “Who doh hear mus’ feel.” “Young people today have no conscience.” “Yuh make chirren but yuh doh make dey mind.” Loud noises coming from adults who seem to think that these children came on this earth before they did. Children are born into a way of life that is already in place. This is culture. The way of life of a people: what they eat, how they speak, how they dress, how they behave, their values, attitudes and beliefs are prescribed for them from birth. Therefore we must understand that culture nurtures conscience.
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