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Last Updated: Tuesday November 21 2006 13:39 GMT

Naughty kids' parents get lessons

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Parents whose kids get into trouble are going to get advice from a team of child behaviour experts.

More than half of people think bad parents are to blame for naughty or annoying behaviour, research shows.

Now the government is spending around 4m on 77 experts who will give tips to families with children who misbehave.

Politicians have already agreed a law that means people whose kids mess around too much could be forced to go to classes to learn better parenting.

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The experts will advise mums and dads and step in when a child misbehaves.

Some people think that parents should be able to bring up their children however they want, without any help from the government.

Prime Minister Tony Blair said: "No-one's talking about interfering in a normal family life.

"But life isn't normal if you've got 12-year-olds out every night drinking (alcohol) and creating a nuisance on the street with their parents either not knowing or not caring."

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