Children's Behavior Today
Walking in the grocery store, pregnant with my first child, I remember hearing this little girl just scream bloody murder. Why was she screaming? I eventually came across the mother and her little girl as I went through the aisles getting what I needed. I discovered after a few moments of observing that this little girl was having a temper tantrum because her mother wouldn’t purchase what she wanted her mother to get. It was not something very healthy and her mother clearly did not want her to have it. This little girl screamed, kicked and stomped at her mother. I could see her mother’s face getting redder and redder by the minute and I just knew my own kids weren’t going to turn out like that! That was five years ago and now I have had two more in addition to the baby I was pregnant with then. I understand five years later what that mother went through in that grocery store because I have experienced that with my own children! What happened? What happened to how children behaved from the time I was small and now?
And then it begins
Before I had children, I worked in several daycares as well as babysat at home to gain my experience with children. I knew I eventually would have some and I just absolutely loved kids so I enjoyed being around children. It amazes me how different children can become around certain people. For example, my children will be angels with my parent, their grandparents, but with me that is not the case. I noticed this some while working in daycares and babysitting but never knew the full extent of it until I had my own. I found this a great opportunity to do some research and see how many other people felt the way that I did. How many other people felt that children and their behaviors are nothing like they used to be? Is there really that big of a difference between now and ten years ago? Or it is it just my personal...