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mom and dad
pleasantries
nannies
self respect
school teacher
dignity
manners
What's Missing
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This is my take on what is missing in our country today. I am an older woman so this is just my opinion of how things are.

When we grew up, manors were important. A child would give their chair when an older person came into the room.Children would call the adults by Mr. or Mrs. instead of their first names. They learned to never interupt when people were talking. The pleasantries ,such as Please and thank you , pardon me, are all but forgotten. People used to offer to help with bundles or help the disabled, open the door for someone. showing they were a caring person. Now this does not happen so much. The reason this has happened is because there is no one home. Kids are left to their own devices. Mom and Dad have to both work. Manners are the least of their problems. It's a big job just to keep afloat. Most of the time the children spend more time with their sitters or nannies then with their folks. It's a sign of the times.

It is much harder to raise children now, then it has ever been. Life is fast and busy and it's hard to find time for everything. I know I am painting a wide swatch, not every one in the country is the same of course.

Respect for others is something that must be taught. Respect for the law and authority figueres are needed, so children have people to look up to/. It's vital to teach respect for police so they feel safe. Police are a symbols of security . Teach your children that every life is precious . Instill self dignity and self respect . Children need to learn to take pride in themselves, to be proud of their deeds .What is right and what is wrong, big things and small, they are all important.

It is hard to be a school teacher these days. The teachers must go to school for years and they don't get paid much. They do it because they love children and want to teach them. It is not allowd to really correct the children now. All the laws and rules have just about tied their hands. The laws have gone from not strict enough to way too strict. I don't pretend to know the answers to all these problems, but some of what I have brought up, might help with getting a better handle on things. Remember every one is a beautiful creation. One of a kind.

Well that's it for now. See you Soon?


Street Talk

thanks Shawn

Reply
  about 9 years ago

Hi Sharon. You are spot on in your explanation. It all starts at home, it really does.

Reply
  about 9 years ago
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