Is teaching your children manners a thing of the past?
This has been on my mind for a very long time now and I just need to get it off my back.
I am a mother of two boys; a one year old and a two year old. I have the exceptional privilage of being a stay at home mother. I take great pride in teaching my children manners, especially to others. My two year old is very polite and kind kind. He says "excuse me", its actually "meme". He says please and thank you. He holds doors open for people and kids. Says hello and goodbye. Waits his turn for the swings, slides, ect. My one year old is right along with him.
I DO NOT accept violence, or any other misbehaving or anykind. If my child throws a tantrum or hits out of anger or anything (which he has NEVER done) I would correct it immediatly!
I would expect this as normal parenting activity. But, nearly everytime I take my kids anywhere they are being pushed around, cut infront of, bossed around, by other kids. I will not disipline anyone elses child. But I am tired of trying to explain why that other child would not let him go down the slide.
This really hurts my childrens feelings.
Are parents neglecting teaching there kids manners because they are too lazy having to repeat themselves over and over again, or just assume teachers and daycare teachers are doing it for them?
I realize there are exceptions, adhd, emotional problems, ect. But to just let your children run amuck is just lazyness to me.
Parents these days seem to think that everything will straighten themselfs out eventually. If a child pushes or hits another child I expect that child to be corrected immediatly.
Am I the only one who expects this? How is our next generation going to handle our future if parents now cannot control or contribute to their kids reactions and emotions.
Please parents! Join me and watch/dislipine/interact with our children! It will be a much better place for everone.