Do you think children these days are too free, rude, and ignorant?

Because they are hardly/never disciplined?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Rude and ignorant, yes. Both of these are thanks to the gov't.

    Child abuse is a bad thing, but when a parent is afraid to discipline their bratty toddler in a way that the toddler can understand (i.e. a good swat on the butt with an open hand), they do a disservice to their child. This is why I will never raise children in the U.S.A., as much as I love so many other things about this country. I refuse to be some bratty 3-year-old's b*tch, constantly afraid of being turned in to Child Protection Services on a single WORD from my child.

    Ignorant is due to public education lowering its standards so more kids pass every grade, instead of making them actually learn what they need to do in order to pass, no matter how many times they have to repeat 3rd grade.

    Too FREE, though? I've lived in Argentina for a while, and their 8-year-olds are more free than 17-year-olds here. Most of the kids there are very polite, especially to elders, and surprisingly knowledgeable on a plethora of subjects, even global issues that the average American adult doesn't even bother to understand.

  • 1 decade ago

    That all depends on the children. If they are brought up right, they will not be rude or ignorant. I'm not sure what you mean by free. It's never a good idea to lump all people, be they children, teen-agers, baby boomers, or the really old, into any generalization. Everyone is unique and has their good and bad points.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it sure is somethign a good smack wouldnt have fixed when they were kids.

    Children should be seen and not heard

    that is why my parents always said, and if we didnt adhear to this we got 3 warnings if we got to 3 thats it we knew we would cop the belt when we got home.

    Children these days have to much power in the parant child relationship, one cry of abuse and the authorities are all over the place, the problem is kids cry wolf because thats what the system tells them to do. a good smack never hurt anyone in the long term.

    quite frankly I should mention that there are also parents out there that just don not care where their kids are or what they are doing, who is to blame for this and how it contributes to the over all situation should be counted in the factors to the problem for sure.

    for me there is an easy answer, punish the parent for the childs crime, and reverse this rediculious system that gives kids all the power.

    well there is my rant... cheers

  • 1 decade ago

    Parents are too afraid of their children, teachers are too afraid of their pupils because of the law. People don't understand sometime children cannot listen to reasoning. If hitting a rude, disrespectful child will help, by any means do it, just don't leave a bruise.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I believe they are. Some it may be because they aren't really disciplined and sometimes when kids get out in public by themselves they act the way they want to, no matter what they have been taught at home.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, absolutely, without a doubt. American culture as a whole has grown too materialistic, superficial and pretentious.

    I think most of us were told by our folks that they wanted to give us all the things they never had, and all the advantages they didn't have, but I think perhaps it's gone too far.

    Kids today have a sense of entitlement, little or no respect for others, no sense of consequence for their actions, and seldom have to break a sweat to get anything they want as long as their parents can afford to buy it for them. Too many parents give their kids anything and everything as a means of keeping them out of their hair, and to serve as a replacement for true, involved parenting.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think people have been say this about kids forever. They are kids. There have always been parents who don't teach their kids to control themselves or be polite and we all have to learn about the world and the way it works or we just don't.

    Always has been this way. But really with the internet, the resources to learn and the ways that we interact with each other is bound to change.

  • 1 decade ago

    No. I have worked at many schools and have found that kids act better than when I was in school. Also, kids are like any other group or population. Great people and as$holes. Yes, parents do need to disiple, and I think many try, but they just don't do it correctly.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Funny, that was the same complaint in Socrates' time! And the Romans complained that kids were riding chariots wild through the streets!

    Kids have been kids for hundreds of thousands of years.

    Besides, don't generalize. The vast majority of kids are bright, well educated, thoughtful and hardworking. Unfortunately, they don't make the 6:00 news.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yep.. parents are afraid to punish their children for fear of them "turning them in". Some parents need their @sses kicked for the way their children act. kilds WANT discipline.

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