The apple does not fall far from the tree. Today we have a generation of children who are the most disrespectful, ungrateful, lazy and entitled group I have ever known of. They have no respect for adults or children, they bully, they refuse to do chores, they don’t know how to follow simple instructions and have zero boundaries. Kids today often are playing the ” thug” role, or at least trying and it is only getting worse. Schools are overwhelmed with behavioral problems and do very little to find the root issues to these terrible problems.
I have an idea! Actually, I have more than an idea, I have evidence that something is missing in the way schools discipline the troublemakers. I have personally been handed 80 expelled, busted and disgusted teens with felony violence charges, gang involvement, drugs, and a total absence of respect for anyone or anything.
I addresses each kid case by case, and did something unusual; I made the parents play a part in the solving of the problem. They felt a response cost when their child acted out. They had to leave their jobs and come right to the school for a meeting. I put some of the pressure on them. After many meetings and therapy sessions, the truth usually came out. It was the parents who were the culprits They modeled for the child one behavior after another that were simply imitated by the child. I have worked with many hundreds of families, and 80% of the time, we ended up doing a treatment plan for the parents, not just the children.
I m not saying that all kids are bad today.. What I am saying is that a large group of kids that are making very poor choices and many times it is the parental behavior that is influencing and molding who their kids will become. I think they should get parent training , and do their part as well. Be a parent! Do your job!