Re: Hernandez arraigned on multiple charges including Murder
posted at 6/26/2013 4:41 PM EDT
In response to tanbass' comment:
In response to IrishMob7's comment:
Not disagreeing with you one bit on your take of my generation. It's sick. However, some blame lies in the upbringing by today's parents. So many parents today coddle and worship their kids like they're the next coming of Jesus. Every team gets trophies at tournaments just for "participation." Every time a kid gets in trouble, the parents make sure their feelings aren't hurt and that they're okay. Instead of getting a boot in the azz when a kid gets in trouble, most of today's parents look to blame somebody else for their child's behavior. It's so true.
I agree with a lot of this. I see a ton of parents that simply aren't involved (enough) with their kids upbringing. Most of us who have kids, don't have the luxury that our parents did when we were growing up of leaving 1 parent home to take care of the kids, while the other earned a living. Today economy has both parents working to survive, leaving our kids in the hands of daycare. I do it myself, as I don't have a choice.
I do however try and spend a lot of time trying to teach core values to my boys (9 & 10). I hate punks with the "entitled" attitude...I see it every day. I'm tough with my boys, and have zero tolerance for any type of rudeness, back talk, etc. I teach them to respect others, and I teach them proper manners. I'm sure they will make some mistakes in life, but I'm confident that the core values I teach them today will help them through the bad decisions they might make in the future.
We have too many "kids raising kids" and the values aren't there anymore. That, IMO, is the real problem.
I'm with you 100% tanbass and I didn't mean to generalize. I wanted to make it clear by saying "most parents" or "so many" so it wasn't misconstrued that the blame is directly on them and that all parents are doing it. I live with a single-mother who busts her butt and works two jobs, cooks every night, has been hard on me and my sisters from day 1 but is also nurturing, etc.
It's definitely a tough balance to achieve but a lot of parents just don't know how to keep their foot down. Oh well.
On a side note, you seem like a good dude and I'm sure your kids will turn out just fine. lol cheers man