Reading, Writing And Character by NPR's On Point
and this too
As usual, and I am happy to see that everyone here has an opinion. And as usual they don't know what they are talking about. How do we, as a nation talk to the kids about self control when we, the country, the society have none ourselves, at
ANY level. And we laud and promote bad behavior, even Reward the same.
No wonder the panel, the questioners and the comments here are way OFF
the mark. It is hard to find one fine point to start from, so I will pick one at random. We live in time of " just do it", and "have it your way" for starters. We do things for "fun"
We have a culture where you can not correct someone for their bad
behavior, start with say President Clinton having an affair, to Romney
lying about health care, if it is our Christian ethos or pop psychology
whatever the basis, we must first define some right or wrong for our own
character. If it is all in the name of, "it is a free country" then we
must accept our total and abject failure right here. You can not give something, to someone, that you do not yourself posses.
Before going further let me mention this much. In the name of freedom
and progress we have become a clueless and ignorant folk that not only
need advice on parenting, we need advice on that all natural and basic
act of sex, isn't progress just great, how in the hell did we ever get
here? Now, do you really want to educate me on how to teach children
about self control, in this culture where moms have daily visits with
there boyfriends, dads run out with their secretaries, children are
taught the basics of making out on Disney and Nickelodeon. Where bad
girls and bad boys get rewards, Zack and Cody run the hotel, and
spending money at the mall is a favorite pass time. Children of three
and four are brought to the store and told, "get what you want".
LIFE IS A GAME OF CONNECT THE DOTS, IF YOU DON'T CONNECT ALL THE DOTS OR DON'T CONNECT THEM IN THE RIGHT ORDER YOU NEVER GET THE PICTURE