So many places where blame could be put, and I agree with all those who posted before me.
It's true that teachers hands are tied nowadays, as far as discipline goes, and so are parents. You try to discipline your child in any way, and they
turn around and threaten to call the police or social services on you!
Yes, a lot of parents working long hours gives way to this as well.
I grew up in a household with 2 working parents, babysitters galore, and eventually a latch key kid. I got into lots of trouble too.
Media also plays a part. Even shows I see on Family/Disney channel, like to portray young kids doing all kinds of things to get into trouble and it's
put forth as comedy!
Gone are the days when our parents told us to play outside all day, and use our imagination to figure out how to pass the time.
For me, I try to raise my kids right. I certainly don't claim to be perfect.
I have my older children living with me. My 21 year old, and my 19 year old, and my 14 year old sons, all work for their own money AND pay room and
board to stay here.I wouldn't have it any other way. They also contribute to saving money in their bank accounts.
I don't buy them a thing. They want a cell phone, xbox, new clothes whatever..they buy it themselves.
If it means saving up to make a big purchase, they do so. What am I teaching them if I give it to them on a silver platter?
There is NOWHERE in life that hands you what you want. You earn it.
I don't know why parents are not teaching this to their kids. I don't know why teachers are not teaching the ethics of actually WORKING for a
Society does not hand you a life. You make one for yourself.
OP, Extremely good post.