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Parents No Longer Teach Their Children What’s Right

March 10, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: Picture the scene, you walk out your front door to a small set or sometimes multiple sets of footprints in your yard....

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Mar-18-13 7:57 AM

When I read, "its people like U that have no heart that r recking this country", what I hear is, "I created this kid, but I don't want the responsibility of raising him/her. SOCIETY, please take care of MY problems for me." Combine the posts of loneriderrr1 Mar-13-13 9:44 PM and Blackwatch Mar-14-13 1:20 PM and you have the perfect answer. Loving mom and dad that created this child, BE PARENTS, stop pawning it off on the gov't or a neighbor!

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Mar-16-13 2:08 PM

Oh geez, in the 50's people were bashing out mailboxes. Same as it ever was.

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Mar-15-13 2:08 PM

Some communities are better tnan others when it comes to raising kids. Some communities have a different interpretation of respect". Mine accepted any adult in good standing grabbing a kid and taking him home for Daddy to punish. Or a phone call would give a surprise waiting when you got home. It worked.

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Mar-14-13 1:20 PM

Wow hostel thread.

First off, I can remember someone burning an upside down cross on someone's lawn in the late 70's so this is not a "NEW THING" Look at the Andy Griffith show and you will see the kid (OPY???) gets in trouble all of the time.

Look at the show "Little Raskels" (sp) and you will see all kinds of mischief but the Parents are always there to scold/teach/correct/harness/empower the kids to make GOOD decisions after bad ones. To take responsibility for the mistake and then make sure it does not happen again OR ELSE.

The problem today is...what is the "OR ELSE"?

Society says, bible's wrong so you can not threaten your kids with violence so you put them into a time out. You try and time out a 12 year old. But let me tell you, FEAR is a GREAT motivator. If I trampled on that yard and my father got wind of it, CURTAINS for me with his belt..right there, right then no waiting required.

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Mar-14-13 7:10 AM

Elected sheep herding officials. Disrespectful punks a norm. Pathetic times.

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Mar-12-13 3:32 PM

I dated miss nostalgia.

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Mar-12-13 7:06 AM

I miss nostalgia

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Mar-12-13 5:07 AM

Darkstar, both parents do not HAVE to work. Most of the time, the second income just barely covers daycare. Not to mention, cellphones, video games, multiple computers, tablets, etc. are not necessities. America has it's priorities all screwed up. If you receive food stamps, you shouldn't have those luxuries I just listed. I don't feel bad for anyone who justifies poor parenting with having to work extra. It just reverts back to the whole idea that our society lacks responsibility and all we have is excuses. I'm sick of the lack of accountability. If you're grown up enough to have a child, get your spending and priorities in order.

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Mar-11-13 6:38 PM

Why don’t hey have a sense of community? Do you know your neighbors the way your parents did? I don’t. I average 50-60 hours per week at work and several more at home finishing up what I didn’t finish. We are living in a different time where we let more go than we used to in some ways and in others are ridiculously more demanding in others. Work demand are much greater, competition is keen time is short. Six or seven day work weeks and two parents work (when they are even in the same household). Thing have changed many for the worse. Don’t judge your neighbors parenting skills by those of the past. Just go to Wal-Mart and buy a new Pink flamingo, made in China.

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Mar-11-13 6:38 PM

You have to take a step back and look at the way children are being raised today. When two eleven year old boys get in a fight and one or both of them get charged? We used to say boys will be boys and let them know what was and wasn’t acceptable, then punish them if warranted. My kids walked to school and I’m not naïve enough to think that one of them couldn’t have been guilty of some vandalism somewhere along the line (I should add that I raised four successful college educated kids who have never been in any trouble and are self supporting). But the way we hide behind political correctness and act as if we never have done anything wrong. Then we coddle our kids and let them play on video/computer/phones constantly. And we are silly enough to wonder why today’s generation is different? Then look at the opportunity available to them in their home community. They mostly know that if they want to be successful they are going to have to relocate. (Continued sorry)

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Mar-11-13 2:55 PM

Well someone has the right to be ****** if a baseball comes flying into there head when there in there backyard, now Im not saying accidents dont happen but what you dont seem to comprehend is some of these kids are doing this like its a joke but the jokes on you because these kids with this mentality will end up getting a check in the mail automatic withdrawal from the account of the taxpayers $.

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Mar-11-13 1:16 PM

Sad part 50, its people like U that have no heart that r recking this country.

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Mar-11-13 12:58 PM

Is there a disability check in the mail for that? After spending twice as much on schooling?

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Mar-11-13 12:56 PM

PWU. Maybe you shouldn't be so vocal about a subject you can't understand. Did you read the sign language of the kids?

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Mar-11-13 12:41 PM

couldn't agree more duckster!!!

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Mar-11-13 11:59 AM

50, you always have to have the last word? Yes, I have a reading disorder. Thanks for slamming my disability.

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Mar-11-13 11:21 AM

PWU- you obviously have a reading comprehension problem also. I didn't say "your"kids. i said the attitudeand manners were consistent with being mentored by you. our kids? Keep them inside where they won't infect the neighborhood with the crap their Daddy taught them.

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Mar-11-13 11:14 AM

50, I didn't say my kids, because of you, my kids are stuck inside playing playstation and watching tv, because their scared of you. Do you get it now...SCARED OF YOU!@

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Mar-11-13 10:48 AM

If they are enjoying flipping me off, you were their mentor. so far you impress me as being a poster boy for everything gone wrong in this country.

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Mar-11-13 10:42 AM

so 50, Your my neighbor who chases the balls off your property. I am so sorry that I don't have a 20 foot fence up. You're part of the problem...Not being a mentor to the neighborhood kids, just being the fool on the front porch that the kids love flipping off!

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Mar-11-13 10:30 AM

"It takes a community". Sure it shouldn't be "village"? When you don't jump on the "not my child" bandwagon, the "community" will keep your kid straight.

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Mar-11-13 10:13 AM

Lets take this letter a little further... Does this person give respect to their neighbors? I live in a neighborhood where one neighbor screams and hollors when a baseball / basketball / football lands in their yard. It works both ways and it takes a community to raise a child. So instead of bashing these children that you have problems with, why don't you try to become a mentor. Kids learn from everyone, not just Mom and Dad.

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Mar-11-13 8:45 AM

Girlyman-the spawn of the hippies are the grandparents. Their spoiled brats have turned even worse losers out to society.

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Mar-11-13 7:59 AM

It is not only the children, but the parents who have no respect for anything. Just attend any highschool sporting event and you will see that. Parents have no one to blame but themselves. They all like to blame teachers for their children not learning, but they need to look in the mirror. The apple does not fall far from the tree.

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Mar-10-13 7:14 PM

Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child.

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