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Friday, April 16, 2010

Aloha!


Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!


THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:

In your opinion are children less respectful to teachers (and adults in general) than they were in your generation?

24 comments:

mommytoalot said...

Yes..I definitely feel children are less respectful of adults in general as opposed to when I was a child.

Janet said...

I think that generally speaking they are. There are still children who are taught and guided, but the majority see too much and hear too much and are treated as though they are adults! Not given the time to be kids, to have fun and to grow normally! I love to see children being brought up with old fashioned values - I think it makes a HUGE difference!
Have a lovely week-end!

SillyMama said...

Yes! I feel part of that is due to the accepted practice of using first names and allowing even very little children to call adults old enough to be their parents and grandparents by their first name. A lack of respect!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I do think children are less respectful to teachers (and adults in general) - I agree with Janet that there are still children who are 'taught and guided', but it seems there is more of a lack of guidance in this generation than past generations. Good question! :)

Kristina P. said...

I do think so. There seems to be a lot more entitlement.

Linlee said...

yes, i do!

Sue said...

Not sure about teachers. But I know some kids I've been dealing with at my daughter's bus stop every morning who aren't very respectful. So I guess yes.

CanadianMama said...

I think yes but don't we always think our generation was better LOL!

Whimsical Creations said...

Yes, I do.

Ms Bibi said...

Absolutely....I am shocked sometimes when I volunteer in my kids schools. Can't believe what some kids get away with these days.

Randi Troxell said...

even though i'm not very old.. well, i don't think i am, i'm 25- lol... i do think that SOME kids are WAY MORE disrespectful to adults these days... i'll have a mom come into my studio with some of her younger kids and it gets crazy.. they pick things up, run around.. and do NOT listen to their mom AT ALL... when i was small i was scared to anger my parents, lol... heck.. still am... lol!!!

have a wonderful wkend!

Casy Schweickart said...

That would be a resounding yes! You can tell such a difference in just how kids talk to their parents. If I talked to my Mother or Father like that my mouth would have been smacked.

Twin-Spiration said...

Students being less respectful to teachers...I think that is up to the teacher and what they will allow in their classroom. My girls are only in 1st grade so I don't have experience yet for the older grades...but can tell you that the teachers don't let the students be disrespectful that this young age. Now in general are kids more disprectful to adults in general...absolutely. It blows my mind...they don't care who is around...this all about them all the time. It's sad...that is a huge reflection on their parents.
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I am Harriet said...

Definitely, the High School crowd is.

Have a great day!
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Lori said...

I think it gets worse with every generation.

fredamans said...

For sure!

My nephew is 18 almost 19, and just graduated high school. The mouth on him is unreal. If we spoke like that as kids, we would have got our heads handed to us. Since Childrens Aid has gotten too gung ho over our kids, now they use the I'm calling CAS crap when you discipline them.
I'm still lucky, my oldest is 15 and knock on wood, is not as bad as the rest of the young ones around here. He doesn't get into half the trouble the kids here do.

If you knew my city you would get that statement.

The Social Frog said...

Yes, I do believe so!
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Laufa said...

Yes, I've noticed that many parents depend on the school system to discipline their kids. School system cannot discipline the kids anymore, basically talked to. In one ear out the other. So it's a Catch-22. My kids get bullied, since I actually discipline. Then I get mad at the school system. I eventually told my kids to defend themselves. I'll handle the adults.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I think they are less respectful.

Rach said...

I think it may seem that way, but it may just be that children are now less scared of adults and more confident in expressing their own ideas and opinions which I think is a good thing

Night Owl Mama said...

YES and I think it's cause your not allowed to kick their butts because it's considered child abuse so they use that to their advantage

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Kristen Andrews said...

some children are I think it is more the parents that have lost respect

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving several comments. I think I am going to the fancy dinner at Chick Fil-A. Dinner out with linens sounds great!