Mother and children

May 2, 2007 3:23pm CST
As a mother I feel concerned about how disrespcful children of today are. Since mums are closest to children and therefore are expected to bring them up knowing and doing what is right. When children go wrong, are mums to be blamed?
3 responses
• United States
3 May 07
I think it depends on the child's age. When a child is young, they learn by example from their family. If their family is disrespectful to each other, the child will learn to be disrespectful. Or when their young, if the child becomes disrespectful and the parent doesn't correct them. How are they suppose to know any better. But when the child becomes older, there are more outside influences. We as parents can only hope that we have shown them right from wrong and they will do what is right.
@mmiller26 (1932)
• Canada
2 May 07
I think mothers and fathers are both to blame for when their child is disrespectful. My child would never dream of being disrespectful to another person because I won't allow it. If he says something that I consider to be rude, I make sure he knows that he's out of line and his behavior won't be tolerated. As a result, he's one of the most polite kids I've ever seen. He's courteous and compassionate and gentle. I made sure he knew from a very young age what was expected from him. He can disagree with someone, but he will not be disrespectful, or he'll answer to me.
• Switzerland
2 May 07
You cannot blame anyone for the actions of the others. Unless a mother does anything wrong on her part, which the children follow and end up on the wrong side, you cannot blame the mother. On an average, all mothers want only the good things for their kids and they would not want them to end up on the wrong side.