In all seriousness though, I am very very dissapointed in the behavior of many children, especially
older ones and teens these days. I am older now, and can see all of this behavior through a few
generations now, and there is a very large deterioration in behavior, and 'respect' given to elders,
and I blame the adults in all generations as they tolerate the behavior, take the disrespect from their
children and the schools have allowed the respect for the institution to dissapear almost all together.
The children dress like slobs and talk like slobs in school, and the teachers, who often are from the
generation just before them, accept this as normal.
Exactly where is all of this going, what will it be like in 50 years from now. It scares me.
And, if I think back to my parents and grandparents, and how they would feel about the children now
days, I know they would be appalled.
I like the way I had to behave, noone ever hit me, but the verbal speeches I received at times, were very clear and taken seriously, and when I look back I am very thankful I was taught the way I was,
as I never want to treat others as I see many of them being treated these days.
I am a grandparent now, and have no control over any of these children/teens, and have to
bite my tongue, and in some cases, I better, or I might be thrashed by one of them.
At least I live away from the mainland, Surrey/Langley/Vancouver, now, so I don 't have to deal with
the large numbers of them, thankfully.
I will never blame the problem on working parents, most of my daughters worked, as they had to, and
that requires them to be much more organized and aware of where and what their children are doing, and in many cases it makes the children more responsible, as they have chores and times to be home.
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