In an age where the standard of social manners has sunk to an all time low and we’re surrounded by the media’s constant bombardment of bad behavior, is it really any wonder that there are so many ill-mannered children?
It’s a “David vs. Goliath” scenario. We’ve got rude cartoon characters, rude movies, rude games, rude music… our children are hit from every angle. As astute as some parents are at monitoring these influences, children are inevitably going to interact with other children whose parents may not be so “astute.” Shy of living on a desert island, there’s no way to completely shelter our children from the fallout of society’s general loss of manners. Nevertheless, we can certainly make the extra effort to teach our own children to strive towards a higher standard.