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What do you do when someone else's child shows rude behavior? Since I've been tutoring, I've seen students (1) put their feet up on the table, (2) call out "Hey, you!" to one of the tutors, and (3) burp - or do worse! - then crack up laughing. Is it just me, or do children seem to have less manners than back in the day?

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Asked by Michellesays at 7:18 PM on Jul. 14, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I agree, it seems like there are several kids that are like this. Makes me wonder if the parents know how they act or if they even care.

    Answer by DesertRose75 at 7:20 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • set the limit, stop the behavior, and make it a teaching moment. They can't get it together~more time with me~

    Answer by surfcitymom at 7:20 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Kids definitly have less manners. And I don't tolerate rude behavior by children. I say something to them and I expect them to do what I say.

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 7:21 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • I see that a lot. I think parents sometimes don't care how their kids act as long as they don't see it

    Answer by ajmfmommy at 7:23 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • i really could care less if a kid puts his feet on the table. i have my feet up on my computer desk as im typing this and plus, kids will be kids. let them be kids while they still can. jeeeeeeeeeez

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 7:23 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Tell them their behavior is not acceptable, and will not be tolerated. Talk to their parents or do some other disciplinary action if they refuse to straighten up.

    Answer by sunshineemommy at 7:23 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • i am a teacher and i can tell you that is completely unacceptable school behavior. how old are the kids? are they with parents or just tutors? they shouldnt be allowed to act that way.

    Answer by AmaliaD at 7:25 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Completely inappropriate and completely unacceptable. Make that a teachable moment, don't let it pass!

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 7:28 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • You can set up rules and standards as you are the tutor, but don't be so quick to judge the PARENTS. Remember, kids will be kids, and not everything they do (or don't do) is a result of bad parenting.

    Answer by Fallaya at 7:39 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Attentions seekers.

    Answer by QandA at 7:47 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

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