Originally Posted by thaiturkey
There are rather too many generalisations being drawn from one video and a few news reports. Judgements about all kids and adults cannot reasonably made from this story. For every story about a bad kid there's at least one about a good kid.
All that we know is:
1. A woman was taunted on a school bus by some kids. It looked like a very unpleasant episode.
2. She is said to be a monitor but whatever authority she had she didn't use it.
3. The driver didn't intervene.
4. We don't know how she had behaved towards the kids on that trip or previous ones.
5. She will receive a lot of money from donors and, perhaps, the school.
There's more to know about this incident and it still would not be proof that today's kids are evil.
I am offended by the religious comments that have been introduced into this thread and will report the next one that appears. They are against the rules of BYC. Posters get away too often with religious, usually Christian, platitudes and suggestions that people who are not Christian are bad. That's arrogant nonsense but when someone offers to disagree, there's a slap on the wrist from the Mods. Go be religious elsewhere, please.
So, how does one have a discussion about how to raise kids and what is wrong with a particular group, without discussing all the why's and wherefore's that comes into a person's mind. Especially in a country where, at one time, not so long ago, discipline and toeing the line were based on principles written in a book called the Bible.
The scripture that says,"Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child, but the rod of correction will drive it far from him," stands as true today as it did 500 years ago. All humans are born with a natural bent toward selfishness. I. I, me, me. You don't have to teach a child to take what's not theirs. You do have to teach them that taking someone else's stuff, without permission is stealing....Same with physical and verbal abuse, as was used against the bus driver.
As I noted earlier, socialogists are graduating from colleges in droves, and yet, despite of all the highminded intentions of making the world a better place, they have recieved their instructions from people who scoff at religious teaching as some antiquated, backward kind of thinking....Yes, professors full of arrogance, pride, contempt and disdain for anyone who doesn't buy into their new way of thinking....Lots of sins there that need some working on, that I can see/
I have a sister who learned the Dr. Spock way of raising kids....Oh, she wasn't going to punish her children, like her daddy did. Well, the boy ended up being a hellion for about 5 years. She turned into a screamer and ended up using the police to do what she could have done with a strap or a switch, if she'd done it when he was 3 or 4, instead of waiting until he was 12.
Edited by Royd - 6/24/12 at 10:16pm