Why are teenagers so rude these days?
Is it just me or do teenagers these days seem pushy and obnoxious? I was trying to get into the grocery store and there was about 5 of them standing in front of the door and I stopped and expected them to move, but one of them turned and just looked at me like it was his store.
About a month ago, a bunch were drunk in front of the gas station and were screaming at people and laughing about it. It just makes me wonder where their parents are.
Have any of you encountered these rude crowds of teens? ( I know there are exceptions)
No, it's not just you. I notice this a lot as well. I think what it comes down to is parenting and also the teen themselves. I understand that parents cannot be there 24/7, but it also is the teen in how they act. Even though a parent has taught them to be courteous, etc., they cannot police their behavior all the time. This is truly sad. I was taught to not be rude.
Back when I was growing up children were taught to show respect towards adults. No child called an adult by his or her (first name). It was always Mr. or Ms. and in many ways that served as a "buffer" between adulthood and childhood. Even so called thugs would straighten up if an adult walked into the room.
During the mid 70s things really started to change. Parents didn't want to raise their children as strictly as they were raised growing up. Some of them adopted a (become my child's best friend) approach. If a problem arose at the school instead of joining forces with the teachers and school administrators to address it these parents took the side of their child. Discipline was nearly impossible to establish in the classroom. Once kids realized that the teachers were essentially "powerless" they lost respect for them and their rules.
Many of these parents took things a step further, some would drink and get high with their teens, and allow them to have sex in their home. Instead of preparing them for adulthood by teaching them about responsibility and demanding things of them they chose to do the opposite. Parents became human ATM machines and kids were encouraged to express themselves without an "edit button". This led to many of them yelling and cursing at their parents, slamming doors, and making demands. A child was welcome to live at home into his/her 30s without contributing or even working period.
Now if teens treat their own parents this way you can only imagine how they would treat you!
Times have changed. It is the "me first" generation. Let's face it. Nobody likes taking crap off of people. Nobody likes being beneath anyone. In previous generations, kids were taught to give a higher respect to adults for no reason other than they were adults. When the smoke cleared, this was a crazy notion. Those adults were no better than the teens. Some of them were even worse! The kids got fed up with the abuse and the push down. A new attitude was presented through aggressive music and imagery. The "don't take no crap" off of anybody was born. Now instead of bowing down to someone just because they are older, they see them as no better. The ego is more developed. As far as being bad, some take the freedom too far, but so do adults. A teen can have self respect without being bad, which is the core of the matter. Those who have too much respect for adults, are at a disadvantage latter in life. Respect has to be earned. Otherwise it may not be mutual.
Did the kids get fed up? or Did their parents loosen up? The "baby boomers" wanted to remain hip/cool with their kids and that was the turning point. I agree respect has to be earned but no 5 year old should be on a first name basis with adults:-)
I think a little of both. Parents were cooler, and hip hop music gave an attitude to the teens. Calling it egotistical would be accurate. I agree about the 5 year old, but the teen has to throw off the disrespect that adults dish out in heavy loads.
Teenagers are rude these days from poor parenting skills parents work most of time and lack time with their teenagers. These days there teenagers lack respect and that has become a big problem in many parts of the world.
yes, when i visited a furniture shop last week, i heard of a bunch of teens using vulgar ( bad words ) just because they are supposed to remove their shoes before entering the shop .
by Mark Pitrek2 years ago
Should teenagers have the same rights as adults? If no, please explain.Please do not say "because they're immature," considering that is a general rule and there are exceptions.
by lilianacortez6 years ago
Do you think teens don't have respect for adults like they use to?
by chaunatye18 months ago
Why don't kids respect parents anymore?
by CARIBQUEEN6 years ago
Why is there such a large communication gap between parents and teenagers?
by CARIBQUEEN15 months ago
Why do teenagers have a hard time obeying parents?
by H C Palting3 years ago
Is rude behavior on the rise or is it more noticeable as we get older?
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