Carol Platt Liebau: Expecting More from Boys <i>and</i> Girls

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Expecting More from Boys and Girls

This Washington Post op/ed demonstrates just how degraded the culture has become for middle school boys and girls.

It's a compliment to be called a "pimp" or a "slut." Foul-mouthed trash is legitimized.

Surely all of us, as a culture, should expect a little more from our middle-schoolers -- and should strive harder to set them a better example.

2 Comments:

Blogger Bachbone said...

Just walking through a mall after school hours or on weekends requires earplugs if you don't want to be subjected to filthy language. It's rampant.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Orphan in Bama said...

IMO, this is a glaring result of the retreat of parents in the rearing of their children. The tip of the
"It Takes a Village" concept,if you will, which I believe to be worthless. This type of behavior can be addressed only in a family setting, where the parents and not the children are in charge. Be a parent when your kids are young, you have time to be their friend once they have become adults.

david

3:53 AM  

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