How many Parents are fed up with thei...

How many Parents are fed up with their ungrateful, demanding children?

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fed-up parent

Lebanon, VA

#1 May 14, 2010
My child, even though he is "18" stills acts as if he is "9".
Nothing is ever enough. Come on when as parents can we look these very ungrateful brats in the eye and say thats it I'm through your on your own.
TruthSeeker

Blacksburg, VA

#2 May 14, 2010
Because they feel entitled. In there mind, they deserve it. But sadly if you do that they will come back crawling, maybe they need a lesson in a days hard work.
right there with u

Lebanon, VA

#3 May 14, 2010
I totaly agree they think they are entitled. Mine actually said,"I didn't ask to be brought into this world you had me, now take care of me." Come on I worked as soon as I was old enough to get a job. If we mention about getting a job we get the eye roll and are you serious.
BigDeal

Richlands, VA

#4 May 14, 2010
right there with u wrote:
I totaly agree they think they are entitled. Mine actually said,"I didn't ask to be brought into this world you had me, now take care of me." Come on I worked as soon as I was old enough to get a job. If we mention about getting a job we get the eye roll and are you serious.
I hope you have the guts to look your child right in the eye and tell them, right now I wish I had given you away when you were born. I told mine you have three choices, college, work, or the door and I ment it.
BigDeal

Richlands, VA

#5 May 14, 2010
fed-up parent wrote:
My child, even though he is "18" stills acts as if he is "9".
Nothing is ever enough. Come on when as parents can we look these very ungrateful brats in the eye and say thats it I'm through your on your own.
The law says when they turn 18 we are finished doing our required job as parents. Its called tough love, if they won't go to college, or work, kick their ass out of the house.
enough already

Blacksburg, VA

#6 May 14, 2010
mine looked at me and said, and I quote " when I graduate you can't tell me what to do anymore."
He looked it up on the internet !!! big deal I told him my house, my rules take them or leave them. I honesty do not under stand these kids they believe they turn the magic "18" they are all grown up. LAUGH if they only knew what real life was all about they would be crying to remain a child.
Watson

Lebanon, VA

#7 May 14, 2010
Whose fault is all this?? No one but the parents. If Parents would be parents instead of trying to be best friends with their children, they would see a world of difference. learn to say no and HELL NO!
been there

Roanoke, VA

#8 May 14, 2010
Mine did go to work/college.Was only required to buy her personal gasoline and pay her own cell bill.Behind our backs she had been giving her money to a deadbeat sorrya** boy with no job/ambition.Needless to say we caught on and she left only to have us taken to court by the deadbeats family for harrassment because the deadbeats family wanted her to support him because his wefare check/medicaid card runs out this summer.It has truly been eye opening to realize that such scheming evil people exist in the world and prey on young stupid kids.Do what it takes if that means letting them go or following them or whatever.I hope your situation turns out better than mine has.
Bethany

United States

#9 May 14, 2010
most of the time, in this situation, its the parents faults that their kids treat them like that. by spoiling them, every kid needs to be a spoiled but there is a stopping point somewhere, and by never disciplining them. start teaching them who is boss, dont be their best friend, you can be their friend but they also need to know you are the parent as well, and let them know that they are 18, they are going to get a job go to college or move out.
Randy Weaver

Hardy, VA

#10 May 14, 2010
my kids seem ok. I never have over-indulged them and alway speak to them as if they were young adults and explain things to them.
Last Xmas we even decided to stop celebrating that holiday and never heard a peep out of them.
shasta

Roanoke, VA

#11 May 14, 2010
Children are a product of their upbringing

you made your bed now lie in it
no clue

Lebanon, VA

#12 May 14, 2010
shasta wrote:
Children are a product of their upbringing
you made your bed now lie in it
do you have children?
been there

Roanoke, VA

#13 May 15, 2010
Young adults also are influened by tempting lifestlyes that have not been part of their upbringing.The scenerio that so and sos parents are better than mine,know more than mine,so on and so on.Mature adults easily realize this is just a cop out an excuse for their behavior,When all is said and done they make the final decision to do the right/wrong thing.EVERYONE makes mistakes but not over and over.Some kids sad to say just have no personal regret no matter how well the home life was.Perhaps if they were mature they would dedicate the same amount of effort doing the right thing.This is a very self centered world we live in today and yes they feel entitled to things without considering the consequences.Instant gratification.Anyone that has not exercised the skill of patience and self control will ultimately learn these the very hard way.Some mistakes last a lifetime.
i agree

Lebanon, VA

#14 May 15, 2010
shasta wrote:
Children are a product of their upbringing
you made your bed now lie in it
I couldn't agree with you more.......and this has been very visible in the problems we have all seen at the local high school this year. It's really a shame. Shame on the parents for raising disrespectful, ill-mannered, and lazy children.
disagree

Blacksburg, VA

#15 May 15, 2010
everyone wants to take the easy way out.... blame the parent. what if ?? it is no one but the child or young adult that is at fault. this world is so full of everyone trying to keep up with each other, some where along the way they loose theirself. How much easier is it to say yes, than to say no? No one wants to be seen as a baby or worse. Alot of this is well his parents let him do this and so on. do the best you can do raise your children the way you see fit. when bumps come along and we all know they will keep your head up and swim it will all work out in the end. as I was once told children don't come with a manuel it a learn as you go job, but the best one you will ever have.
shasta

Roanoke, VA

#16 May 15, 2010
Yes, I have 3 children. They are respectful, they work hard, and they know how and how not to act. Children learn from watching those around them. If parents are not happy with the way their children are acting then do something to change it.
knowyou

Roanoke, VA

#17 May 15, 2010
The Shasta Iknow Has NO kids unless she had triplets in the last week.She is just trying to lead this topix in a different direction.She is a 19 yr old example of TOTAL disrespect for good parents.Someone should ask her about who she HONORED on mothers day????Someone should ask her about lying stealing drinking drugging.She could make a topix on all that.Just ignore her stupidity or take this as a example of just how awful young people dont respect parents.Shasta here you are one more time making a total a** of yourself.Go to a program before you cause you dad to have another heart attack.
Landcaster

Lebanon, VA

#18 May 15, 2010
This is the stupidest thing I have ever heard of. If you don't make your children respect you or have responsibility, etc then who is?? We grew up with nothing and our parents didn't buy us everything through the year. So at Christmas, Birthdays they were special. No handbook comes with a child, if you are not mature enough to have a child then you shouldn't have them. No Respect...ha ha THATS IS THE BIGGEST JOKE I HAVE HEARD. Whose fault do you think this is?? Children are only mimics of YOU. It's all how you raise your child. Have you all ever thought about sitting your child down and talking about the family budgets, etc. Sounds to me like YOU don't deserve to be parents. Its not the children's fault, ITS YOUR FAULT. I just wish my parents could take your children in their home for one year, and they wouldn't have to lay one hand on them. Its all about communication with your children. No wonder they don't give respect, because sounds to me like you all need to go to a parenting class.
gomama

Roanoke, VA

#19 May 15, 2010
When they get legal age they get attitude and are more than happy to tell parents they can do anything they want and will do so just to make the point.Most of these only want "advice" from the same kind of idiots that agree with them and do the same kinds of things to their own parents
bue

Jackson, MI

#20 May 15, 2010
if parents still whipped there ASSES LIKE THEY DID IN THE OLE DAY THIS WORLD WOULD BE ALOT BETTER OFF. SPARE THE ROD SPOIL THE CHILD!

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