I am seeing kids become more disrespectful day by day. It gets me sick to my stomach when I read in the news about kids calling the cops on there parents for giving them the belt.
When I grew up, my parents gave me the belt, yardstick and sometimes just a hand to the rear end. Not only am I thankful for it looking back on it, but it made me who I am today. Kids nowadays want everything handed to them and a lot of parents just cave in when their kids complain and cry.
When you can't discipline your kids anymore, they can't tell right from wrong, which can be dangerous when they grow up. Even in school nowadays, kids back talk teachers and call them names. A lot of the times I felt bad not only for the teachers but for the kids doing it. The teachers in America today are really underrated, and it's a shame. They are trying to provide a bright and healthy future for a lot of kids.
I feel bad for the kids who are disrespecting the teachers, because that means the parents are not doing a very good job of teaching their kids respect and the difference between right and wrong. The way things are going scares me sometimes in America - to think that kids are growing up today with such disrespect to other people. I cant help but think these are the people who will be running America when I get older, and I will have to depend on some of these people to live a normal life.
I think we should bring back discipline in schools but not abuse. A paddle to the rear end in front of other kids will defer some kids from pulling stunts like calling teachers names and being disrespectful, but not all will change.
Little by little is a start to help America grow up strong again instead of a bunch of soft kids who want to sue everybody and expect everything handed to them.
Matthew E. Warholic