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Why is that kid screaming, seriously?

Posted on 8/27/2018 by Greg Yoder

Have you noticed there seems to be a lot more kids who are rude and obnoxious? I have a theory. They’re not being taught how to be respectful at home. Why? I’m sure there are a lot of reasons. But one of the reasons may be because there’s been a humanistic effort out there to encourage parents to treat kids like adults—not kids. I’ve even seen a parent ask a six-year-old permission to take a breakable piece of merchandise from their son’s hands. What? Mom and Dad, wake up, treat your kids like kids. They need you to. They also need you to be frank and firm about what you expect of them. As you do, remind them temper tantrums aren’t respectful and are NOT acceptable.

Suggested Reading: 1 Peter 5:5 Ephesians 6:1-3
Denise Reitz
Monday, August 27, 2018 6:43 PM
Thank you VERY much for bringing this issue to light!! It is a VERY real and SERIOUS problem!! Children need guidance and to be taught right from wrong. . . studies have shown that with a gentle, but strong hand to set limits ie: bedtime, manners (not interrupting when someone is speaking, etc), that children are better behaved because of the limits set.
Again, thank you for bringing up the subject - hopefully you can bring up the subject everyday with a suggestion for parents??

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