well you are certainly entitled to your opinion.<quoted text>First of all, it is NOT just the generation of today and I provided you with quotes from Plato and Socrates which illustrated that.
Here they are again:
"The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority, they show disrespect to their elders.... They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and are tyrants over their teachers." -Socrates
"The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint. They talk as if they alone knew everything and what passes for wisdom with us is foolishness with them. As for girls, they are forward, immodest and unwomanly in speech, behaviour and dress." -Plato
Next- there are many ways to discipline and to teach children to respect authority without resorting to physical force or any kind of physical violence.
Spanking children teaches them to fear- it does NOT teach them to respect and there is a world of difference between the two.
I respect MANY people who have never laid a hand on me and never would but if they did, that respect would be gone in an instant.
And respect is EARNED and people can not be forced to respect anyone.
But they CAN be taught to FEAR someone- and all the more if the person being taught is a CHILD.
And sorry- but for way too many parents, it's easier and takes less time to HIT their kids than it does to actually TALK to their kids.
And even SCREAMING at kids is better than resorting to ANY type of physical force or violence.
And spanking is never done in anger or should NOT be done in anger? Wow. So the parent should just very calmly tell little Billy: I'm not angry with you, but I'm going to HIT you to at the very least cause you to feel humiliation.
I'm not going to explain to you why what you said/did was wrong- instead, I'm gonna HIT you and that'll be that....
Is THAT how it goes, Patty?
Well, there have also been many serial killers who didn't kill in anger either. Didn't make them any less deranged.
If anything, to spank a child when not angry with the child- that sounds very cold hearted and calculated, which also happens to be the MO of a great many serial killers.
but i disagree with you
and God disagrees with you.
anyone over 50 can ATTEST to the drastic changes in the generations OCB.
when i attended school in the 60s and 70s i assure you there was no such thing as school shootings.
no lock downs, no metal detectors, no police patrol, no drug sniffing dogs in the halls.
drive bys were Rarely on the news.
i grew up in cincinnati, a large city.
and we could leave our cars unlocked back then.
Crime has escalated over time.
this is a world wide issue
crime in the UK has risen like 44% over the last few years.
in the U.S
youth today walk around with their butt cracks showing
tatoos and piercing from head to toe
teen pregnancy is on the rise
young people in the age bracket today of 15 to 24 have FOUR TIMES higher rate of chlamydia and other STD'S than any other age group measured against the population
there are more kids living on the streets now than every before.