I hate it. I absolutely hate to be disrespected and I will not tolerate it from anyone. How hard is it to treat others as you would want to be treated? I don’t understand kids who refuse to listen. I don’t understand parents who don’t teach their kids to respect them and others. Teachers, Law enforcement and many others are abused everyday, verbally as well as physically because kids have idiots for parents. Where do bullies come from? Yep, idiot parents. Kids who bully other kids, and kid who are disrespectful are the product of their environment and I think their parents (or whoever the hell is caring for them) should be held partly responsible.
All I ask my kids to do is get good grades and keep their areas clean— this includes their bathroom. I demand them to respect other people, including each other. When these few rules are not followed, I lose my shit. They simply do not know how good they have it and when they take for granted all that is done for them, a swift reminder takes place.
I’ve never spanked my youngest child, I’ve never had to. Don’t get me wrong, she can be a total jerk sometimes and she is dealt with by warnings and taking things away from her that she holds dear. My two oldest might had had a handful of swats to the butt when they were little— 95 times from a 100, they could be warned and that was that. Sometimes they lost privileges which was worse than anything else. As many stupid things I’ve done in my lifetime, I’ve never faltered in raising my children to be respectful, productive members of society. I’m proud of them and the adults they are (or are becoming.)
Everything nowadays has to be faster to be considered better- fast food, fast internet connections, fast cars, fast ways to make money and the worst of all, forcing kids grown up faster because you’re a shitty parent and don’t want to take the time to let them be kids. Fast. Fast. Fast. A study I read said that most families share a meal together only a couple of times a month. Most families are so on the go that they just grab food out, usually separately. And you wonder why juvenile obesity and diabetes is soaring in America??? #idiot Want to keep people out of prison? Start when they are young and raise them right.
You know what this world needs? To get back to “family.” Everyone needs to slow the hell down and get their minds focused on what’s important in their household instead of what’s happening on social media; Cook and eat a sit-down dinner together at home! Talk. Listen. Learn. Make your kids earn what they want and stop handing them what they want just to shut them up. And for the love of all things holy, bring Jesus …or whatever god you believe in (for all you Christian haters out there,) and His teachings back into the home.
Keep It Simple Stupid and your kids might actually turn out to be decent people. Just sayin’.