ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Raising Children Right

Updated on January 27, 2012


Raise Your Kids


As I look at kids today and witness their behavior and lack of regard for anyone other than themselves – I begin to reflect on my childhood. My mother and other adults made some things clear while we were children and it’s abundantly clear that most parents are not raising their children the same way.


I can recall my aunt yelling at my cousins and I go “get off my grass” – i.e. respect my property. We learned we had boundaries and did not have the right to destroy or alter something that wasn’t ours.


Don’t throw trash on the ground – Do I need to elaborate?


When I was younger NO ONE cursed in front of adults no matter how much of a rebel you were.


We were taught not to fling our car doors open in parking lots with no regard for our property or others. This taught us to respect what we owned, take care of our property, and not cause damage to other people’s property.


Take care of yourself. Don’t expect others to give you money or take care of you. If you always have your hand out every time someone see’s you – they will hate to see you coming.


When someone invites you over to their home; don’t sit in their driveway gawking at someone’s place. You compliment someone on their home and you stay in the areas that your host has taken you. I.E. – When someone asks you over you don’t “ask for a tour” or go to places of the house that have not been opened to you as a guest. Class.


When you meet someone you don’t say offensive remarks and you stay off subjects that are sensitive in nature. You stay on neutral subjects and get to know about that person, their history, before you speak.


You don’t meet someone for the first time and start bragging (lying) about who you know, the elaborate lifestyle you lead, or how financially well off you are or the type of money you make.


I was taught ignorant people talk about other people – intelligent people discuss places and ideas.


When you go over someone else’s house you don’t ask to eat a meal or ask for anything other than water. You clean up behind yourself: toys, food, games, etc.


When you carpool with someone you offer to contribute gas money.


You pay your own way when you attend dinner, concerts, or events with your friends.


Young ladies didn’t leave the house in skin tight jeans and low cut tops. Young men weren’t allowed to sag around their parents.


No matter how much you love your favorite rock band or rap group – when entering residential neighborhoods you TURN YOUR MUSIC DOWN!

I just wanted to share some of the "rules" I was taught as a child/young adult. I have no idea why we have a generation of kids growing up who are taught nothing in regards to how to be a decent member of society. 


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      FutureDrKate 

      6 years ago

      I love these tips! They're so true and very funny.

    • Kathleen Cochran profile image

      Kathleen Cochran 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I have a friend who taught high school for 37 years. He says children have not changed that much in all those years. But parents certainly have. Good subject. Well written.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)