I think that maybe it has a lot to do with the way parenting has
changed over the generations. it is so permissive nowadays and
it's like the general consensus is to raise your kids like they are the
center of the universe. nobody teaches manners or respect anymore.
kids grow up with this sense of entitlement and have no responsibility
for anything it seems. they have no work ethic. they don't have
any respect for their posessions. the way some children talk to
their folks is appalling. I've seen it everywhere I go. and I think,
'not my kid. no freakin way.'
thay being said, I remember how I was raised. forced to sit at the
table until I finished, even if I gagged or worse. being told I was
'stupid' or 'lazy' or other things in an effort to motivate me in school.
being smacked for every little offense. and I know that some of
that is extreme and those are mistakes I will not make.
finding a balance is a challenge.