By Emily Proulx and Laura MillerThe parents of one of the world’s most influential figures, Harry Styles, have spoken out about how their son is a perfectionist who is “obsessed” with perfection and “self-absorbed” to the point of neglecting other people.
In an emotional, impassioned plea to parents to help their child “manage” his emotions and behaviour, Styles said he has “lost the ability to be a good parent” to “make the world a better place”.
“I’m obsessed with my perfect self, but that’s not what makes me a good dad,” he said.
“I’ve lost my ability to take care of others and that’s the most painful thing.”
The statement comes as a report released on Thursday by a leading charity for parents has raised concerns about a rise in bullying in schools across the country.
In a scathing report, the Childline charity said the number of bullying incidents had increased by a fifth in five years and it was the worst year in the organisation’s history.
“It is heartbreaking that the number and frequency of bullying has increased so dramatically,” said the charity’s director of education, Sue Robinson.
“Parents are becoming more reluctant to take their children to school and are becoming increasingly concerned about the effects of bullying on their children.”
We have also seen a rise of bullying across our schools in recent years, which is worrying.
“The charity urged schools to make changes to their curriculum and to implement a “one-stop shop” for children with behavioural issues and to set clear guidelines to prevent bullying.”
Mr Styles, 39, a pop star and producer, was born in Newcastle in the 1980s. “
The Government should ensure that every child in our schools has the tools they need to be able to protect themselves.”
Mr Styles, 39, a pop star and producer, was born in Newcastle in the 1980s.
He began performing in the 1970s at the age of eight and has been a major hit with children in Newcastle.
He is known for his roles in films such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
He has also released a number of albums including 2011’s The Greatest Hits, which charted in the top 10 of the US Billboard charts.
In the past, Styles has had close relationships with celebrities including the late Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince.
He is currently starring in the film Love & Hip Hop.
His mother, Sharon, is a teacher at St Albans Primary School in Newcastle and he has three younger siblings.
The family moved to Newcastle in 2009 from Liverpool, where Styles was born.
They have three daughters.