I know we've gone over it before, but that was a while back. The fact that the article is out again in the same year tells me that there are deeper factors here, and we are starting to face one of those things that may go hand in hand with the AlieNation factor I wrote about earlier this week.
From the article:
"Charlton, who doesn’t have children but describes herself as an adoring godmother of two, says too many parents act as if the earth revolves around their children, and the general public should treat them as such. Yet kids are more out of control than ever, she says.You can vote for yourselves.
Is it true? Are children these days allowed to run amok like never before? Has public etiquette gone to hell in a hand basket or — er — a Dora The Explorer backpack? Or is society simply becoming more intolerant of little tikes?
I don't think society is becoming more intolerant of little tykes, I think society is becoming more intolerant of irresponsible parents. I have many good friends with small children, family with small children, and I have driven from Florida to Colorado with some friends who had a 16 month old. These kids are all a joy to be around, but -much like their parents- they tend to behave very well in appropriate company. Their parents set a good example, is what I'm saying; playtime is playtime, dinner at a restaurant is dinner at a restaurant. Strange that when the parents know the difference, the kids know the difference.
And I can tell you that when I see an adult who acts like this:
Besides, kids aren't the only ones misbehaving, says Wasmund. "I see more adults behaving badly in public than children,” she says, noting they leave messes around the tables at bookstores, they speak too loudly on their cell phones and they’re more likely than children to be pushy and rude.no one bets against my gamblin' boat money that derre kids are going to be unholy terrors, too.