Okay, so I have been watching the 999: What’s your emergency, channel 4 programme.
I cannot be more ashamed with some of the ‘people’ featured.
I mean besides the amount of prank calls they have (yes I know we have all been their as kids) the people that let their children roam the streets and have no respect for the people who work in the emergency services is awful.
I think both the children and the parents should be ashamed of themselves!
As a child or teen I would have NEVER spoken to a policeman with such disrespect, I would have been terrified had one ever even approached me. How do these teens get away with it? Who has taught them that treating people in authority, or anyone for that matter is respectful or acceptable? It is just wrong.
Had one of those children been my own, I would have been ashamed. In complete and utter despair.
The fact that the parents sat on national TV and defended their child’s behaviour was just vile. Saying they couldn’t stop them any more.
I completely agree that parenting nowadays is different. Harder even, but that is simply no excuse, these children had no boundaries or rules.
Growing up, I was not beaten, but I still respected my parents and people in higher authority, I was taught the difference between right and wrong, without physical punishment. So why can’t thee people do this too?
One mother said she could not stop her son from going out nor tell him to come home at a certain time, because she couldn’t ‘make him’ No but you can lock the door and say NO. You can also get off your backside and go and find your child. I know if my girls are not home by a certain time, me and Hubby will go out and pick them up. But I should hope they learn respect and do as I ask. As its for safety more than just shitting on their parade.
What made me even more angry was the 3 year old boy roaming the streets alone. His mother was doing, well whatever she was doing and she managed to ‘not notice’ the fact her three year old was gone for an hour AN HOUR?!
It really makes me wonder what has happened to people. I mean my mothers disappointment was enough to make me realise I was wrong. Why is this no longer enough?! I intend to bring my girls up, knowing who they are, being who they want to be and expressing themselves in their own way. But my girls will ALWAYS be taught to treat people with respect and to know when to stop, the difference between right and wrong.
I wonder what the next episode will bring?!