Considering we live in the most profane & also one of the rudest states, it got me thinking. I was raised to show manners, as were my parents & I passed that along to my children as well. Obviously this isn't a common practice around here. Even my 11 y/o said everyone in her 6th grade class cusses. So do you think common decency is becoming a thing of the past? Am I fighting an uphill battle here? What do you think can be done to turn things around? (Like maybe finding more positive stories or examples of people being kind.)
Answer by ohwrite at 12:05 PM on Dec. 7, 2013
Answer by funlovinlady at 11:09 AM on Dec. 7, 2013
While I don't necessarily think there is a correlation between cussing and decency, I get what you mean. While I can get down with some sailor talk, I don't want people that don't know me well or at all thinking that's how I present myself. I am usually less guarded around the people that know me best. I try to come up with creative and clean ways to express my frustration at times, but I do my best to not swear around my kids.
As for teaching decency, it all depends on what you mean by that. The best way to teach them about being kind is by experience. Have your family volunteer to work at a soup kitchen or food pantry. Or go shopping for things that your local food bank is in need of, even if it's beans and rice. Some of the local charities ask for volunteers to wrap gifts that were donated for children. Or volunteer to spend time at a retirement home and read stories and play games with the residents.
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