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"Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Mr. O'Rourke is an American political satirist, journalist, writer, and author. O'Rourke is the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute and is a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, The American Spectator, and The Weekly Standard, and frequent panelist on National Public Radio's game show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!. Since 2011 O'Rourke has been a columnist at The Daily Beast.[1] In the United Kingdom, he is known as the face of a long-running series of television advertisements for British Airways in the 1990s." - Wikipedia


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Nov. 2nd, 2015 04:13 pm (UTC)
Ain't that the truth. I know I sound like a hypocrite because i'm a partent myself, but I'm not one of these parents that doesn't do jack shit when the kids act up. I know that parents not doing jack shit has existed on some level since the dawn of time (from abandoning their child to not doing jack shit if they acted up), but i noticed that this became more common starting ten years ago when I left as director of the nursey at my old church.

I had been director of the nursey for five years. In the beginning, children behaved beautifully. They were respectful. They were mannerly. They helped clean up after their mess. Then, in a space of five years, they began to act the opposite and their parents usually did nothing to reinforce it. In fact, one time, the kids had gotten out all the puzzles and undid them. Then, they did nothing and the parents didn't tell them to clean up the puzzles when church was over. So, i spent a half an hour after church was over putting the puzzles together. Let's just say the kids lost their puzzle privledges because of that and no one ever complained to me about it. If they did, I would happily explain to them why their kid couldn't play with the puzzles for a while. Then again, from what the current nursey director tells me at kids, parents are not putting their kids in nursey these days at church. They let them sit in church and be disruptive.

As I was telling another friend of mine in a comment on an entry i made recently in my own journal, I have no idea why many parents these days aren't doing shit to raise their kids. I don't know if it's because CPS is getting called over shit that doesn't need to be investigated, so it makes them wary to do anything or they want to be friends more than parents (or some other parents)...but i really wish if someone wants to be a parent, they act like a parent other than just bringing a child into the world.
Nov. 2nd, 2015 09:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comment Lynn. I have no idea why parents are sitting back.. Fear? In my day it was called setting limits. Respect and disrespect weren't allowed..It starts with thank you and please.
Remember Yes Ma'am and Sir.. those days are gone...
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