At what point did teenagers become the authority over adults?

United States
August 4, 2008 8:49pm CST
Has anyone else noticed the increasing problem of teens controlling a neighborhood? I live in a condo development and I can't tell you how often I see these kids running around damaging property trespassing, smoking, drinking, etc...We have actually had to call the police several times in regards to this same group of kids. So, today, we have to call the local law enforcement yet again to get these teens that do not live on the property (yes it is private property). They are swearing and yelling at a children's playground and just flat out disrespecting the adults that are asking them to stop in front of the younger kids. We pay grounds fees in here and should not have to take our kids away from a playground because the teens are not supervised and left to run all day. The police officer shows up, the teens call a friend who lives here and says, oh, we are visiting that kid. The cop let them get away with it yet again! Now, not only are we dealing with parents that are not supervising their troublesome kids, but the local law enforcement just reinforced that these teens run the place and the adults have no authority at all over them! Sorry, needed to vent on that one, but would really like some feedback. I just can't wait to get out of this place! This used to be a nice city to live in!!
1 response
@mnflower (1301)
• United States
5 Aug 08
The only way your going to change it, is to get the whole complex together and remove them from the property one or two parents are not going to work, makes me wonder why there parents are.seems to me the kids are running there parents too so the parents just let them do what they want, just keep calling the cops every time you see them , the cops will eventually have to do something..It is sad that we can't correct our children anymore so of course they are going to do exactly what they want..
• United States
5 Aug 08
We are definitely working on it. We have a lot of parents that have had it, so we are going to try to actually get some new board members working with the management company. Maybe if we get more people that actually care about the neighborhood, we can get something accomplished around here. Just so sad to see so many people throw their arms up in despair instead of trying to fix it.