Time has changed

Philippines
December 7, 2012 5:49am CST
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but the kids are so easy to curse. Sometimes they curse like they understand what they’re saying. I remember when I was young, curses are like taboos. Whenever I utter a wrong word like G-A-G-O or the P-I word, I either bite my tongue or slap my mouth. But now, I hear 8-year old kids saying the P-I word to one another like they’re born to do it. Even G-A-G-O can be heard on television shows without bleeps. How has time changed?
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7 responses
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
9 Dec 12
Well, I think it is because most parent now treat their kids far more different from the way they were treated by their own parents. Some parents nowadays would treat their children as if they were just buddies and the boundary between being a parent and a friend to a child has been very thin or to some almost none. Thus, the respect of the children goes down the hill.
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
i guess you're right. the parents today are just trying to get closer to their kids because most families have both parents working . but the thing is getting too close sometimes deletes the authority of the parents.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
Exactly! I think that having your mother or your father as your best friend is okay. However, a child should also remember that his parents are more than his best friends and their authority as parents should weigh more.
• Philippines
27 Feb 13
the parents should establish that authority. but respect is different from being feared. so the children should learn to respect their parents but they should also not be afraid to talk to their parents with their problems.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
8 Dec 12
The word gago or tanga are not considered cursing words. The word gago or tanga only becomes bad once you addressed it to the wrong person. However, if you are calling the person gago or tanga because he/she really is gago or tanga- then, what's wrong. How do we call someone who really is gago and tanga then? Are we going to address them...ambait mo, or ang galing mo (you're so nice or you're so bright/smart) when they're really are not? Isn't it bluffing or giving them more insult? The PI is indeed a bad words- that is lashing someone's mom. Granting the mother is a real harlot- no one has the right to use such a word to judge someone. I agree kids of today is far different from the kids half century ago. That's how this modernization influence and damaged the moral of every one, moreover the innocent kids.
• Philippines
9 Dec 12
i understand what you're saying even the bible has curses written on it. maybe it just depends on the translation. some words are really meant for some things. but my problem is can't we be a bit subtle with these things? i believe there are still other ways to address this. i'm really not the type of person who would call someone gago and tanga. that's why i'm really against this cursing.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
9 Dec 12
I am not use to using that word either- I am just stating my opinion because a lot of people are too hypocrite especially the religious ones/so-called righteous. As if they can't say the word...but shessshh...once no one is listening (their co-churches) they're more ev*l than the criminals.
@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
the kids are indifferent to it because they always hear the grown-ups do it. you could also see kids smoking and having a girl/boyfriend at a younger age. each year getting younger and younger. and nobody's doing something about it.
• Philippines
9 Dec 12
that's so true. that's why the grown-ups should be really careful of what they do and say. we should be good examples for the younger ones.
@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
9 Dec 12
true. but the problem is, those who should be the ones to teach the kids are the ones who shows them the wrong habits and never even care about its impact to their kids.
@aejey322 (1006)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
television is really a big influence on kids. I can even say my 2-year-old is a victim of that... But no, not the bad words because I never allowed them watching matured shows (well, as far as I know when I am around, I don't know if the helpers are alone)... but the shouting and slapping. Even if I chose the safest cartoon channel, there is really still some bad things that they can get out of it. Just recently, my 2 year old shouted at me "I said No!" and I remembered I encountered that while watching one of the cartoon shows when one of the characters insisted of having the other take the medicine. Though in the end there is a lesson, but yet it sticked to their minds. I know 2 year olds are terrible and their world are full of NO's, that is why they are called terrible two! But being influenced with such negative values, makes them more terrible... and it makes parents like me more worried about how they're gonna be when they grow up.
• Philippines
27 Feb 13
well, it because they didn't really understand what's happening on the show. they just imitate it without even thinking. well, it's not yet too late. just be patient with them and guide them tot he right path.
@ARIES1973 (9541)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Dec 12
Here is what I can say. Children learn from what they see and hear. Most often than not, these children learned these words inside the house. Because as far as I know, I never heard my children utter these kind of words. Probably because, I never heard myself and my husband utter those words. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
9 Dec 12
congratulations for being a good parent. it's really true that learning starts at home. what children see and hear at home, they will bring it outside.
@aabuda (1729)
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
Time has change indeed. We would not be wondering anymore that even a 5 years old can already utter such words because he can hear it from his parents and I think we can't blame it to anyone else because it is starting at home.
• Philippines
9 Dec 12
i don't want my children to grow up in an environment where cursing is normal. i want to build a home for them where respect and love is the governing law.
@SIMPLYD (80299)
• Philippines
8 Dec 12
Just like you, cursing is a taboo, when we were just kids. Our father and mother would really be so angry with us if he ever hear us say a bad word. I think some children nowadays are saying those bad words because they hear it on some movies on TV specially those with hoodlums and thought that it's okay to imitate them. Also, maybe they hear it from their quarreling parents.