Parents, be responsible for your
By Brittany Strickland
September 28, 2007 | We work all week, most of us from
early in the morning into the dark hours of the evening,
and when we finally reach Friday and think to ourselves,
"Thank God it's Friday!" I guarantee that we do not
also think, "Wow, I can't wait to go to a movie and
have a random child pull my hair and kick my seat! That
will be a perfect way to end the week!"
Any sane person does not want to be annoyed by a rude
child or an inconsiderate adult during their allotted
time for fun and leisure. It is the job of the parent
to control their child and keep their manners maintained.
If not for others, than at least for the child's well-being.
Supermarkets are not the place for loose, obnoxious
children and their accompanying incompetent adults.
Nor is a church, a play, a movie, a park, a restaurant
or really any other area that may be occupied by people.
It is a sad observation that the majority of parents
leave their kids to roam and scream, leaving only the
public to watch over them.
Yet it is apparently the public's fault if we have
any say in their abilities as disciplinarians. It appears
that many parents have forgotten that they have obligations
to the children that they have brought into this world.
A discouraging statistic follows this observation: Though
parents may not consider their superfluous acts as those
of negligence, they are. Over half of all child abuse
cases are reports of neglect, many complaining of the
lack of adult supervision. Children are on their own.
Who's the real parent here?
It is a severe understatement to say that being a
parent is easy, but that is not justifiable as an excuse.
Those who welcome children into this world should be
willing to take care of them under any and all circumstances.
There should be consequences for bad behavior and rewards
for good -- acknowledgment for both. If there is no
common courtesy apparent in parents, children will most
likely grow up equally as irresponsible. It's a consistent
cycle. At this rate, we may never be able to enjoy a
quiet movie again.
No matter where children are, parents should be there