What about children today?

@ClassyCat (1214)
United States
October 16, 2008 1:39pm CST
Have you ever seen a day like we're living in, where children and teens seem so rude, inconsiderate and unthankful? There are many that ARE kind, respectful, and considerate. When I've been at stores - it seems like the parents just let them run wild - yelling and screaming and running through the clothing. When the older ones drive down past the house late at night - their music is blaring and loud enough to wake you out of a sound sleep, and then it's hard to go back to sleep. I've given presents to grandchildren, and other young folks - never a thank you is said. Where are the young folks who want to set a good example in society for the rest of them? And do parents not realize that this is an example of who's in charge at home : it ain't them!
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@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
16 Oct 08
i have noticed that as well. i'mglad i dont have any problem with my daughter when it comes to that matter. as a matter of fact, i have had a lot of good comments from people that we meet everywhere. they always tell how polite and sweet my daughter is. some would even say...they havent seen a kid being polite for many years now. we were in north carolina then. i felt so proud of my daughter
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@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
16 Oct 08
I think that the type of music, books and shows that these children are allowed to be involved in turn them in the way they are behaving now. Some parents does not even have the time to bring up their children in the right manner. Moral values and attitudes has drop way down that I am afraid to even talk with the youngest of baby. Yesterday morning my boyfriend (who I am trying to leave) grandnephew came over to our home. He was asking for money (this baby is 2 years) and we told him no money. This child kicked a empty drink bottle at me and his face will distort. Can you imagine a two year doesn't get what he want and being aggressive. This morning he comes over again and he just called to his granduncle and hiss his teeth at me. No manners. This is a child who I will give things because his parents does not have it. I told his granduncle this morning that he has nothing to get from me again. You see these children are unruly and non mannerable. I don't know what is going to happen to this modern day generation.
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
16 Oct 08
kerriannc1784 - sorry to hear of this problem with such a "young" one. His parents had better get some help - because someday he may explode in a rage, and kill someone! This is totally abnormal for a "2" year old. Wonder if he's seen this behaviour in some adult family member, and is copy katting them? Very dangerous indeed.
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
17 Oct 08
Well ClassyCat the family is not one that is well mannered so it is typical behaviour all around. I am so glad that I don't have any kids for his granduncle because I would have to kill him/her. Their behaviour is such that it is sickening. Because I am a disciplinarian they tends to dislike my ways. Well I am sorry for his parents because these kids live what they learn and the adults are no different from the kids. The other day I keep telling the younger kids that they need to change their attitude because it is not education alone that will enable them to make it in life. Yes you want the doctorates and the diplomas but you also need the Manners. You see these kids does not understand that it takes people to help you achieve your goals. One cannot achieve without the other and until we as individual accept this then we will continue to have these attitudes that are displaying now. I think that the problem in this family started from the Grandparents and the children was not brought up good so they did the only way they know. This is passing on to generation until generation. It will have to take this set of children to break the cycle until each individual parents see the sickness and stand up to it well it will be continue. I am sorry for this family but it is only me who is talking and the other in-laws does not care. Such is life my dear. Kerry
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
17 Oct 08
I agree with you, and my first instinct is to blame the parents. I'm sure there are other factors as well but it seems like a lot of parents are too busy or wrapped up in their own lives to care much about their kid's. They just turn them lose and let them do whatever they want. We've had teenagers drive over our lawn, their music and vehicles are so loud it wakes you up at night too. And many of the kids with part time jobs are just rude and inconsiderate, no pleases or thank yous or have a nice day. And I have really noticed that people in general rarely say thank you anymore.
@bamakelly (5193)
• United States
16 Oct 08
It does seem there is a control problem among the youths today. I realize that the teenagers are all just trying to find themselves but they find the wrong way of expressing it. I do believe that the control should start in the home. It is the parents responsibility to try to do as much now to instill the proper values in their children. On the other hand, when it comes to parenthood I think that teaching our children could work against us anyhow. These kids go out into the world and meet up with the wrong influences and turn their backs on everything they learned from us parents. That is what scares me. I am forty with a five year old son. I believe that time and attention are the most important things you can give a child. I do my best but I am not sure what the future will hold. Will he meet with the wrong crowd? I don't know but I have to keep trying. I can't protect him forever.