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Is child behavior worse now than 50 years ago?

☆ElenaDiamond☆ 2013/02/12 15:28:20
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  • Seonag 2013/02/12 16:40:29
    Yeah obviously
    Seonag
    +7
    Children need to learn acceptable behavior. Fifty years ago you had parents, teachers and even the neighbors making sure children learned acceptable behavior. When we misbehaved at school we got punished and then again when we got home. Same when out in the neighborhood! But now, it seems no one wants to take on that responsibility anymore. Since when is cursing out a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor 'acceptable behavior?'

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  • Soojin 2013/02/15 16:57:25
    No, I don't think so
    Soojin
    Every generation says this about the next one.
  • Who wants a cupcake? 2013/02/15 14:22:29
    Yeah obviously
    Who wants a cupcake?
    yea thats sad :( shouldnt we be getting better? we already know how 2 act but ppl still act like they dont know. :(
  • Chewie 2013/02/15 14:06:22
    Yeah obviously
    Chewie
    my god,yes! they're out of control now!
  • Ally 2013/02/15 07:38:34
    Yeah obviously
    Ally
    yes.
  • Murph 2013/02/13 21:00:11
    Yeah obviously
    Murph
    Along with everybody else.
  • Crime Time 2013/02/13 19:27:15
  • Bronar 2013/02/13 16:39:18
    Yeah obviously
    Bronar
    Although my son is perfect of course...
  • Top Shelf® (oyo) 2013/02/13 16:22:14
    No, I don't think so
    Top Shelf® (oyo)
    drug companies seem to think so, don't they?
  • joe keeney 2013/02/13 16:03:29
    Yeah obviously
    joe keeney
    Talk no action
  • Mr.Steve 2013/02/13 15:56:10
  • Don 2013/02/13 14:23:15
    Yeah obviously
    Don
    Yep - just look at how that a-hole Obama acts like a petulant brat.
  • Broken 2013/02/13 14:08:48
    No, I don't think so
    Broken
    Its just that parents today do not discipline their kids as well
  • Ferηαηdσ Mons†er of PHAET 2013/02/13 11:59:30
    Yeah obviously
    Ferηαηdσ Mons†er of PHAET
    It may be because I'm seeing it from an older perspective now but yes I think so. It mainly for me has to do with how I see teenagers treat their parents in public. If I were to ever talk to my parents the way I see kids do nowadays, I would be smacked into next century.
  • stevmackey 2013/02/13 11:27:11
    Yeah obviously
    stevmackey
    +1
    That is what no religion, and no values, and timeouts instead of punishment brings.
  • Sal Monella ~PWCM~JL 2013/02/13 10:30:09
    Yeah obviously
    Sal Monella ~PWCM~JL
    Kids having kids contributes immensely to the growing problem. Then, we have parents trying to be best friends to they're kids.
  • Ferηαηd... Sal Mon... 2013/02/13 12:01:08
    Ferηαηdσ Mons†er of PHAET
    +1
    I agree to a certain extent but I think It also is a problem with this generation in general. I have seen kids walk over their parents and they are middle aged.
  • Spizzzo BN-0 2013/02/13 09:02:06
    No, I don't think so
    Spizzzo BN-0
    +1
    I'm VERY doubtfful. Show me the research!
  • Dustin 2013/02/13 06:47:28
    Yeah obviously
    Dustin
    +1
    With each age group I see they are getting worse and worse. Expect everything at the cost of nothing do anything no consequences.
  • Rodney 2013/02/13 06:43:21
    Yeah obviously
    Rodney
    We have allowed so much of their childhood to be taken away, restricted them so much and made it so easy for them to hold parents hostage by threatening parents with reporting for made up abuses, that they now run the asylum. Parents have had so many of their rights restricted that many now feel like they have no power to raise their own children.
  • TheBadOne 2013/02/13 06:33:12
    Yeah obviously
    TheBadOne
    +1
    I wasn't alive 50 years ago, but I can see from 20 years ago.

    When I was raised, you showed graciousness and generosity. When I was a kid, I was very considerate of my peers. Now I'll see kids get gifts and act like they're supposed to be treated like that. No "thank you" and maybe you'll get a "whatever", but by and large, the kids usually just take what's given to them and will usually wonder why they didn't get more.

    People need to quit treating their kids as holier-than-thou objects and treat them like real people.
  • Bob 2013/02/13 06:29:13
    Yeah obviously
    Bob
    The Liberals are whacked, if you swat your child's behind in public you go to jail.
  • nobiggov 2013/02/13 06:14:15
    Yeah obviously
    nobiggov
    +1
    Destruction of the family unit with mom and dad raising the children is the root cause along with the foul language and sexualized media...tv, music, etc.
  • Sweettxroses 2013/02/13 06:08:46
    Yeah obviously
    Sweettxroses
    +2
    Duhh as if this isn't obvious.
  • Wayne 2013/02/13 05:57:43
    Yeah obviously
    Wayne
    +2
    Liberal parents are the result of this. The decay of society is prevalent in the liberal philosophy and it shows in their children. The worst of the worst are from liberals.
  • deidara.trueart 2013/02/13 05:05:36
  • Gid 2013/02/13 04:53:34
    Yeah obviously
    Gid
    There have been some improvements, but over all I think we have lost a lot of ground.
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2013/02/13 04:46:10
    Yeah obviously
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +2
    It appears that it is. They children seem to have no respect for anyone or anything.
  • darlene 2013/02/13 04:35:40
    Yeah obviously
    darlene
  • rk 2013/02/13 04:06:10
    Yeah obviously
    rk
    +2
    I teach orchestra to over 300 3rd, 4th and 5th graders and have taught from kinder through High School and can attest that the behavior of students in public schools is terrible. Students no longer strive to do well and are not excited to work towards high achievement. They have focus and attention issues and so often do things that way they want to instead of how they are taught and then the teacher gets graded because that students does not perform correctly. With 13 seperate public classe and two private Christian classes I can attest that the best behavior is at the private school. Two of the 13 public classes are succeding as they should and the balance are moving slowly due to poor behavior. The better the behavior the better the result.
  • nypoet22 2013/02/13 03:14:54
    No, I don't think so
    nypoet22
    +2
    children are the same as they've always been. society is slower to let them mature, but that's more about the adults than the kids.
  • Christopher Kirchen 2013/02/13 03:07:03
    Yeah obviously
    Christopher Kirchen
    +1
    Because there aren't bad enough consequences for behaving badly.
  • Wyveryx 2013/02/13 03:00:23
    Undecided
    Wyveryx
    +1
    I would like to say yes, but in reality I think it's mainly due to the lack of discipline. In recent years it has become increasingly difficult to discipline your children without someone crying foul.
    It has created an air of confusion as to what to do, so parents turn a blind eye to anything bad. That's why every time you see a parent with a child who has been involved in questionable activity it's always, "They're an angel and wouldn't harm a gnat..."
  • Christo... Wyveryx 2013/02/13 03:58:33
    Christopher Kirchen
    +1
    The reason for this is that it's socially acceptable for people not to mind their own damn business. People today need to stfu and mind their own business, or expect trouble.
  • Wyveryx Christo... 2013/02/13 21:26:48
    Wyveryx
    That's a big part.
  • angel face 2013/02/13 02:54:15
  • Deb angel face 2013/02/13 05:16:40
    Deb
    Amen!!! You stated that perfectly!!! and don't forget buying the car, and no beat up car, but a brand new car at 16!! Sickening!
  • richie 2013/02/13 02:21:02
    Yeah obviously
    richie
    Yes absolutely. Child disciplen is illegal nowdays.
  • Ozzyboy 2013/02/13 01:44:31
    Yeah obviously
    Ozzyboy
    Just listen to the left's excuses for the little s##t that cursed out the judge in Miami. Dr. Ben Carson's mother would not allow excuses and look at her results. A pediatric surgeon and a rocket scientist. Thank God for that woman, she should be nominated for sainthood. Parents have abdicated their children to government in favor of that government check and it shows all over America.
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2013/02/13 00:11:16
    Undecided
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    I don't know, kids 50 years ago misbehaved in different ways, they didn't have video games or iphones or any of that crap and the Teachers at school didn't take any crap. Yes, I guess kids now are much worse.
  • ed 2013/02/13 00:04:27
    Yeah obviously
    ed
    +1
    because of government intervention parents have lost control of their children.

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