I agree with ya, man. Totally.<quoted text>
I believe that the present generation of kids no longer have the respect towards adults. Growing up, kids respected their elders. Now a days, kids don't automatically respect adults but treat them as equals. They (kids) will only give respect if it is given to them first. I get the idea, but it still strikes me strange cause I guess one can call me old fashioned or better yet "traditional"
I wince every time I see kids telling their parents what to do or bossing them around. It doesn't sit well with me. Every now and then I'll get a young client who is rude, overbearing or obnoxious and I I will have none if it. I give them the stern Dad look, and don't back down. I call the shots. Strangely enough, they get it and understand soon enough, and you know what???? They always come back to me because they tend to see my sternness and fairness and it doesn't offend them. On the other hand they eat it up. Personally, I think many of them miss that.
But my kids ain't like that, not by a long shot. They are always honest & respectful to their elders. Always. I'll beat they ass if they don't.
I've had a philosophy of trust through discipline their entire lives and it's worked well for us all.
Remember old shows like Leave it to Beaver? Remember how the kids called their parents "ma'am" & "sir"? Those were the good ole days. Those were good kids raised by good parents.
A gal at work told me today that her neighbor has a hard time "getting her sin off the video games so he can get the yard mowed"! I was floored! I was like "Man...... Here's an idea -...boot ....tv ....insert. Done." My son back mouthed me one time while he was playing a video game. I yanked the controller out of his hand and smashed it into pieces. He's never done it again.