posted on Oct, 24 2007 @ 10:36 PM
Before I begin with this small rant, I'll confirm now that I am in my mid twenties.
I am so sick and tired of having teenagers, youth, adolescents, etc., being labeled as so problematic, and banned from public places without mommy or
daddy's supervision. We were all kids once, and we all misbehaved. There is no need to deny it.
Do annoying kids frustrate me in the theatre? Yes. Do loud, obnoxious teenagers frustrate me when I'm at the mall? Yes. But they do
not annoy me half as much as parents that like to manhandle their children, in front of everyone.
For every rude adolescent I come across, I see a mother or a father berating their child. I would take loud kids over parents berating children any
While security guards are busy telling kids to be polite, they are overlooking the manner in which the children with their parents are being
Now every parent does not behave like this, but neither does every adolescent.
I'm sitting on a board that is convening for the first time in a few weeks, and our agenda is what we can do for youth in our community. My first
agenda is to have this issue addressed, where we can have youth providing services at shopping malls. So for once, they can be seen in a positive
light. We always notice the one bad apple, but overlook the other ten that are well behaved.
I stand against adolescents being stereotyped like this.