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Old 11-02-2012, 02:10 PM
 
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On the whole, I don't like other peoples children.... Lets extend that a wee bit. On the whole I don't like other people.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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On the whole, I don't like other peoples children.... Lets extend that a wee bit. On the whole I don't like other people.

Overall I agree with you very much.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I always make it a point to Thank Parents and Grandparents who have children with them who are well behaved, polite and not running amok everywhere. I thank them for "Parenting/Grandparenting" and teaching their children what is right and wrong and I tell them it has made our time out in public more pleasant because of they are teaching their children.
I've had people come up and thank me for that before. It makes me feel a little odd...almost like getting a mother's day card from someone who's not my child or my mother.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Sunny Bay Area, CA
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I've had people come up and thank me for that before. It makes me feel a little odd...almost like getting a mother's day card from someone who's not my child or my mother.
Me too! I made a point very early on of teaching my daughter good manners - I felt (still do) it's my responsibility as her mother to set her up in this world to be the best she can be, and this definitely includes good manners. I'm still amazed at the times I'm complimented for her polite "please" "thank you" "nice to meet you" etc and general good behavior...but I don't think it's always common to find this. It's too bad. This is how I was raised also. Even my daughter's friends mother tell me she is their favorite out their kid's friends, she's always welcome anytime to their houses because she's so polite, a joy to be around.

Now of course she's not perfect and she's had a tantrum or too before - but thankfully in only my presence and I nip that in the bud pretty quickly.

I really think it's up to the parents. Sadly some parents don't realize this or don't have the tools to implement this, or just weren't raised this way either.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:35 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Ah yes, spoiled kids and the parents who don't love them enough...
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