World Vision’s Lindsay Gladding discusses the everyday difficulties faced by parents as they try to raise their children in the refugee camps of Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.
Debbie: What’s this like for the mothers? How are they able to parent the kids?
Lindsay: The moms say the children don’t listen. Parenting is so hard when you’ve got no incentives to offer. They can’t impose consequences as there’s nothing left to take away. There is little to entertain them and without the structure that school provides children feel lost and insecure. That feeds into their behavior during the day.