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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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Uncletim

Mar-10-13 1:44 AM

Not today parents do not teach kids respect because they have no respect there rather to young or on drugs and just let there kids do what they want and if you tell the parent they call you a lier and cuss at you in front of there kids and the cops can't do a thing to them because there to young

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BudZilla

Mar-10-13 4:30 AM

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

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jamestownresident26

Mar-10-13 6:59 AM

You are correct Uncletim, but irony is cold. Who are the people today having kids? The baby boomers children? Why don't they have respect if it's so nostalgic? Why didn't their parents teach them respect so they could teach it to their children? My parents did. Parenting has become a lost art in the US for almost 50 years and it's getting worse by the day.

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KittyCat

Mar-10-13 7:28 AM

There is no respect anymore. Kids just do what they want and the parents do nothing. The parents sometmes try and when they do the kid report them to cps. Things aren't the ssme.

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Jamestownite

Mar-10-13 7:57 AM

Respect the English language: It isn' "THIER", it's "THEIR". Tell me what's wrong with this line: "Not today parents do not teach kids respect because they have no respect there rather to young on drugs and just let there kids do what they want and if you tell the parent they call you a lier..." God I hope none of you are teachers.

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Jamestownite

Mar-10-13 7:58 AM

And I think you're over generalizing, I think many kids are very respectful. You just like to look at their negatives and beotch about it!

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walleye

Mar-10-13 7:59 AM

Kids have no respect because their parents have no respect. I know this first hand by owning a store. They let me watch their kids while they go shop! If I say anything about their kids playing or messing things up they get mad at me.Total disrespect for other peoples property!

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Digger

Mar-10-13 9:01 AM

Baby boomers were too busy making their millions to teach their kids manners.

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Digger

Mar-10-13 9:03 AM

And, yes I'm a baby boomer. But of course, my kids are angels. I'm talking about my brother's kids....and yes, he's a millionaire.

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duckster

Mar-10-13 9:29 AM

For whatever demon you wish to blame the following is indisputable: ( is not a "hunch" or a "guess") It is based upon empirical fact ( Max Weber, Talcott Parsons, Margaret Mead et al.) The breakdown of our basic human building block, The Nuclear Family, started in the early 60's and has not let up. This will answer your questions here.

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carlaw

Mar-10-13 10:03 AM

Easy come, easy go. If you never worked hard to earn anything, why would you develop a respect for public property?

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Badnewsbear

Mar-10-13 11:24 AM

Hey Duck! Unbelievable, but I am agreeing with you. The breakdown started with the hippies and the summer of love. No personal accountability, no respect of authority. It is the children of this generation, not the baby boomers that are a problem. The everyone is the same, everyone gets a trophy, no one loses philosophy that came with this generation is the root of the issue.

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jamestownfan18

Mar-10-13 11:48 AM

Maybe the foot prints are from the lawn ornament itself? This could have been a suicide.

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johnee

Mar-10-13 12:05 PM

Can not agree more with the writer.

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Girlyman

Mar-10-13 12:46 PM

Yes the spawn of the Hippies lack a bit of discipline but the real problem is kids from disfunctional homes not getting the mental help they need at a young age and almost always turn out to be a piece of S@#T

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50s4ever

Mar-10-13 2:59 PM

Kids learn from their parents, peers, teachers, and heroes. It's a wonder any of them are normal now.

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Digger

Mar-10-13 4:23 PM

So, if saying parents should stick around and raise their kids, AND families should focus on education is not a radical revolution. It's the TRUTH!!

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50s4ever

Mar-10-13 6:30 PM

That's right digger. And it should not require a government program with taxpayer funding.

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1etchstone

Mar-10-13 7:14 PM

Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child.

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madman

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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50s4ever

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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PleaseWakeUp

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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50s4ever

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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PleaseWakeUp

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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50s4ever

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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