Are We Raising a Lazy Generation of Children?

A few nights ago, we were too exhausted to cook dinner and not in the mood to go someplace nice to eat. So, off to Zaxby’s we went.

A group of high school kids were sitting a few tables away from us, it wasn’t the loud Britney Spears song singing that got to me. It was the leaving a mess on their tables after they left, when there was a trash can literally right next to their seats.

Even if you are at a fast food restaurant, you should always clean up after yourself.

Common courtesy: Is this something that parents aren’t teaching their kids anymore?

Kids don’t seem to be as grateful for what they are given. As parents, we have a responsibility to teach our children the value of hard work and the meaning of gratitude. Kids are handed so much these days. It’s not uncommon to see teens walking around with iPhones, wearing designer clothes and driving expensive cars around their suburban neighborhoods.

I’m not saying that we shouldn’t give our kids things and make life comfortable and fun for them. I’m saying that as parents, I feel that it is our duty to teach our children to be responsible, grateful and respectful members of our community.

people do not return shopping cartsWas the shopping cart rack really too far for you to walk to? Really?

Mini-me is just a toddler, so we have many lessons to teach her as she grows up. I hope we can instill some of the same values in her that my parents instilled in me.

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