Do you feel that children these days are much more rude/undisciplined than the way you were raised?
Yes they are, and worse, just in case you hadn't noticed; they are killing each other their mothers and fathers, teachers at school they are out of control, and everyone keeps saying they need a little space.
I think the problem is the other way around. Children are not being raised with good values and a sense of their role in community. If you believe children are undisciplined then take a moment to see how they are being raised. All too often I see parents with glazed eyes ignoring their chidren and talking on their cell phones.
Our children are the future, if we have unruly children it is because we are not helping them and parenting them well. I have two amazingly well behaved young teen daughters and ALL of their friends are delightful too.
Yes I agree that they are rude, undisciplined very self centered. There are far to many parents that take the children's feeling into consideration and lose sight of the fact that by doing so give them the upper hand. I know that you hate to see your children cry, be sad or disappointed but by giving into them they've created monsters. I've lost count of the many parents I've seen out in public give into a child because they worry about what others think of them as parents if the child acts up. Children acting up and throwing temper tantrums is a normal part of the child's development. It's how the parent reacts that matters. By giving in and not disciplining them you are teaching them that all they have to do is cry or throw a tantrum to get what they want. Also the interference from local government and law enforcement many parents are afraid. I don't feel there is anything wrong with swatting a child on the hand or butt but because the laws now that isn't allowed. They now hold that over parents heads sometimes. If you don't give me what I want I will say you hit me. I know of families who were reported to DSS because of what the children have said, they've had to be investigated and humiliated based off a lie.
I, vow, to know these things to be true.
There is no debate.
Some are worse. Those are the ones whose parents are not being parents. They are being friends. And the ones whose parents are afraid of being investigated for swatting a child on the bottom. The children whose parents value politeness are very polite. Of course, I live in the South. I was amazed when I moved here over how polite the children were.
Dear god yes. I work in an electronics store, and I have parents constantly 'dropping' their kids off to sit in front of the TVs that are running new release movies and the like. The parents think we are some sort of baby sitting service. They just leave their kids to roll around on the dirty floor, and watch TV. When I was a kid, TV was not a babysitter... the baby sitter was, as in the person who came over to watch my sister and me while my 'rents were out.
But not these days, some parents have the gall to think that children are just another person and do all the same things in front of them that they would with other people. Like watch R rated movies, play M rated video games, swear, smoke and drink. Then they accuse their children of swearing and tell them its a bad thing. Children learn by example.
I'll have kids come in and say to me "I need a game." Not a question, no please, no thank you...just flat demanding they want me to get them a game out of a locked case. Its horrible, add to that their parents apparently don't even know the meaning of the word please and we are setting ourselves up for a future that is dim witted and ignorant.
Definitely yes! In my day if a child were to act up like I've see kids acting today, the child in my day would get such a slap or a spanking. They's learn in a hurry how to behave.
I don't think I can necessarily generalize this to all children today, as there are some very well behaved, polite and respectful children I have encountered. I believe that children today and children of the past equally can and will be rude and undisciplined. However, what has become more of a problem is the fact that parents are the ones to blame when children act up, especially if they are young children. These are the very same parents that grew up when I grew up and should ideally be the best parents if we submit to this logic.
The inherent problem (as I said) is that children need to be taught hot to behave and how to be respectful from an early age. I always make my kids say please and thank you when they were younger and even now because it's what is proper. However, if I were a parent who did not want to be bothered with doing this and providing that repeitition than my children might not be the same kids. It all starts in the home and we are not consistent then are not providing our children with the proper tools to be successful members of society.
Without a doubt. Someone said its amazing how well the parents in the U.S. obey their children. Since the 1950s there has been a continuing decline in the family unit in general, contributing to the delinquency of children. It takes a disciplined parent to raise a disciplined child and when the parents are experiencing delayed adolescence(always happens as a society becomes more prosperous), many of them are too immature to provide behavioral guidelines for their children. Hence the increase in ADHD medication administration.
Overall, it definitely seems that way... It's probably a mixture of bad parenting and a changing society, xxx internet access (we got little kids watching porn nowadays), excessive amounts of electronic devices, etc.
What I notice the most, is how a lot of kids (especially teenagers) are spoiled and want everything handed to 'em, and how they have become more distant to Mother Nature due to always having an electronical gadget or cell phone stuck up their bunghole, for example.
When Americans (speaking generally here) stopped using common sense and started worrying that they would damage their children psychologically if they interfered with poor behavior, things started going south fast. I also believe that labeling kids has gotten way out of control, and those labels are often used as an excuse for rude or out of control behavior. So the answer to your question: YES.
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