I know I have touched base on this subject more then once, but some things in my opinion, need repeating.
I am not only referring to please and thank you, but as for personal behaviour and the behaviour of your children. I saw children today, that if they had been my own, we would have been taking a walk to the bathroom. And they would not have be using the potty. One child, in particular, controlled the whole table. No one could do anything without consulting the child's opinion. She was four. These parents need to get a clue. I am all for raising children to be independent and self reliant, but when your child controls you? Not a good thing. These parents need to realize that when this girl grows up to be a teenager, all hell will break lose. Then they are going to be standing around whining to their friends about, "I don't know where I went wrong." Being a parent is more then about being a friend. You have to be the adult and act like it. Sucks I know, but unless you want to contribute to a world that already has good declining and bad gaining, you and everyone else needs to gain control of our children.
I read on another blog about one of these days the good people of the world were going to finally get fed up and kick butt. Eliminating the bad. Sad to say that if the good did try to disperse with the bad, I believe that some of the so called "Good" people could possibly end up corrupt. There for bringing us right back to where we began. But I have left the original subject. Sorry about that. Tend to ramble when trying to get my meaning across.
Back to my main point, children need to be children. And though they should be the center of your world, they shouldn't rule it. Pass the word.
"Children.... worth more then the world, just don't let them rule it yet."