Let teens be teens

I would like to respond to the letter on ‘Schools need to prepare students for real world’, published in the Bulletin on June 16. The writer believes that schools should be stricter in terms of students’ hairstyles, a view that I do not share.

As adults, we have all gone through adolescence, during which we try to find our footing in the world. Growing one’s hair long during teenage years isn’t indicative of a life-long lifestyle choice. Most of us grow out of that phase; we mature and our worldview changes as we gather more life experiences.

The most we parents can do is to make sure that they grow up to be decent human beings.

Local Parent