On 14 Apr 2008 at 10:51pm Dunk wrote:
Children need to be re-taught respect before the word gets removed from society. Personally I think that this is one major factor why crime in youth culture is rapidly rising. Parents have more and more rights to discipline taken away from them. Im not suggesting they be allowed to "hit" young children, because they have to learn alternatives other than physical punishment. But at the same time, parents/teachers have somehow to discipline the worse of them by yelling at them. Thats not working.
On 14 Apr 2008 at 11:04pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
It's rather embarrassing calling oneself British these days ? the nation used to be renowned for engineering feats but nowadays it only appears to be associated with dysfunctional youth (and adults).
On 15 Apr 2008 at 7:59am Earl of Lewes wrote:
Watch any kids drama series and you'll invariably see children being rude and sarcastic to adults. My son's behaviour changed noticeably when he stopped watching CBeebies and moved to CBBC.
On 15 Apr 2008 at 8:24am Taff wrote:
Irrespective of what parents can and cannot do to discipline their children what they should not do is provide a role model?
On 15 Apr 2008 at 9:08am Taff wrote:
sorry but my previous post should have read....'Irrespective of what parents can and cannot do to discipline their children what they should not do is provide a poor role model?'
On 15 Apr 2008 at 5:29pm Mystic Mog wrote:
Agree. It is disheartening when parents stick up for their children when they have done wrong. As a kid my parents would believe the critisisms of an another adult if that adult believed that I had done wrong. These days some parents allow their children to misbehave and then swear and curse at other adults for ticking them off. Bit like if you tick off another road user for doing wrong. I know when we all get to a certain age we sound like our parents 'it was not like this is my day...' However most kids and people are nice and law abiding, it just take a few to demonise the majority.
On 15 Apr 2008 at 6:33pm Dunk wrote:
Yeah my parents would smack my arse in public if another parent told mine i had been naughty! Needless to say, i tried to be good so not to have that humiliation! As far as poor role models, tv is full of them and the majority of kids are watching a lot of tv. I guess thats up to the parents not me.
On 15 Apr 2008 at 7:34pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Taff is quite right about poor role models - unfortunately Britain is nurturing inadequate families. No wonder so many decent people are evacuating the country.
On 15 Apr 2008 at 7:57pm Dunk wrote:
Yeah and as more and more of us leave our shores, more and more foreigners step right in. Its alright if they accept our culture, but to complain if our laws insult them, im sorry but if a lot of them left their homeland because conditions are not great, then fine but at least learn to accept our conditions or move on.
On 16 Apr 2008 at 6:53am I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
The snivelly-wivelly hellions serve no purpose. They don't do chores. They don't milk the cows. They don't mind the farm. They don't know how to spell. They don't behave. They don't have spines. They don't have coping skills. They don't understand the word "Respect."
They've been attachment parented. They've been family bedded. They've been num-num booby-fed until they were old enough to ask for it. They've been timed-out. They've been self-esteemed. And, none of it has worked.
They run willy-nilly through classrooms, restaurants, and our lives because there ain't enough Ritalin to go around, and soon there won't be enough Secure Units to go around, either.
There's only one solution to this problem... kill 'em all.
Bejaysus, When I was a kid you were sent to school with no breafast torn clothes and holes in your shoes.
Then, at the end of class you went straight to the local factory where you were beaten senseless and paid a pitance.
At midnight when you finally got home you had buggerall to eat and a cold bath before you went to sleep in the coal bunker.
Never did me any harm....
On 16 Apr 2008 at 7:12pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Bring back workhouses - that would sort the little brats out as well as their good for nothing lazt parents.
On 16 Apr 2008 at 7:13pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Bring back workhouses - that would sort the little brats out as well as their good for nothing lazy parents.
On 16 Apr 2008 at 8:27pm Dunk wrote:
Or on a lighter note, someone should dress up as the kidnapper from chitty chitty bang bang, ride around Lewes on a horse and cart with the cage on the back and round them all up thus removing them from our lives! - Or their no-good parents.
On 17 Apr 2008 at 7:52pm expat wrote:
\i've been back in Sussex for a week, off to \lewes tomorrow (cant' wait). I've noticed that a lot of parents here seem to think that verbally intimidating their chldren has become acceptable. \is this because they can no longer discipline them with anything other than their voices? It sounds awful, and so many of them seem to do it in public without worrying. Don't they know that the more they yell the less effect it's going to have on the children, over a period of time.
On 17 Apr 2008 at 8:03pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Dunk - I like the idea of the "child-catcher" - I'm looking for a career change!
Expat - I'd like to say "don't be a fool, get out while you can" but I hope your visit to Lewes is enjoyable and memorable.
On 17 Apr 2008 at 11:07pm Dunk wrote:
Ha ha! Spinster, I'm glad im not the only one with a wicked sense of humour! If i entice them out of their holes, you strike down upon them with the net!
On 18 Apr 2008 at 10:02am expat wrote:
That's OK Spinster, I'm only visiting for a short while then I can go back to my chosen place of home.