Why are some kids showing disregard for others, society and the laws? What is it that we are doing differently that allows children to think they are beyond reproach? Have kids always behaved this way, or is it really getting worse as professed by many older generation teachers and law enforcers. Or is it just a by-product of this new environment within which we live?
There have been some mutterings in mainstream media yet again about the role that the policy makers need to play in helping raise our children. Recent studies have indicated that almost 75% of Year 9 students have inflicted some form of harassment on another student. So now we are expected to wait whilst we yet again discuss, argue and employ people to spend hundreds of hours of time formulating what we as a society need to do to stop the kids that are out of control, stop them committing acts of violence, disrespecting teachers and authority, being self absorbed, ungrateful and downright mean.
If we are to continue to bring respected and respectful, compassionate and independent young adults into the world, I believe we need to parent based on these 2 basic elements: [Read more...]