Monday, November 28, 2005


The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The SEED

After reading Judith Warner's article, Kids Gone Wild in today's New York Times, a few thoughts came to mind. Or as I've called this in the past the...NOT MY CHILD SYNDROME.

#1) Disciplined parents are not always the best disciplinarians. They carry past past bagagge.
#2) Unfortunately, parents believe that the schools will handle the issue of discipline. But only on the condition that they're not "too hard" on their beloved children.
#3) From what I've seen, it appears as though children are more disrespectful to their parents than other adults (at least mine are).

Just the other day a friend said to me, "I do not want ANYONE REPRIMANDING my child!" She was out of sorts because a nanny type told her kids to behave. Would I care? Nope. But this forced her to promptly leave a Thanksgiving Day gathering. So I asked her, "What was your daughter doing?" "Just being a kid." She said. So you know what that means right?
Apparently, both of the kids were running and playing in an apartment with neighbors below who had to deal with the constant come on. Where is the justice for the kids? They have a right to play! Now comes the OUTSIDE FORCE to reign in her kids. Thank God!

Warner then asks the question, "Are children ruder now than in the past? NO! Do parents care?" Well..."if the kid is rude, you're almost guaranteed to meet a rude parent."

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