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A network of around 80 "super nannies" is being set up by the government to show parents how to control their unruly children.

It's the latest initiative in the government's battle against crime and anti-social behaviour.

It's being announced by the Prime Minister today as part of a government initiative throw the spotlight on the crime and justice system in England and Wales.

Around 80 trained child psychologists will try to improve parenting in areas with high levels of anti-social behaviour.

The idea is to try to nip problems in the bud, before children get completely out of control

This morning on Breakfast:

  • We discussed the thinking behind the plan with child psychologist Laverne Antrobus and Anastasia de Waal of the think tank Civitas.
  • We talked to the government's Respect Tsar Louise Casey, who'll be organising the parenting courses.
  • Getting help

  • For more information on parenting, follow the link to the Youth Justice Board, which runs courses on parenting

  • The government's Respect initiative will be organising and running the new parenting classes.
  • The BBC's parenting website also has a fantastic amount of good information and advice, from the presenters of TV series such as Little Angels and House of Tiny Tearaways

  • Inside Justice Week is a government initiative in England and Wales by the Criminal Justice Service.

    You can take part by having a go at being a magistrate, have your fingerprints taken or even appear on a wanted poster.

  • On tomorrow's Breakfast, we'll be taking a closer look at the justice system, when we meet a working judge.

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