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21127, Laziness
Posted by RexLongfellow, Wed Sep-20-00 06:48 AM
I think that's the biggest factor. A lot of parents are so quick to put the responsibility of raising kids on something else. They refuse to take the time to see what their kids are getting into. I honestly think that some parents these days are too wrapped up in their own lives to worry about their children, and that's a damn shame.

I remember I was pissed at my moms for not letting me watch Eddie Murphy RAW when it came out, but I realize that it was for my own good now. These days, parents would care less if kids watch that kind of programming, but when they come home with a foul mouth, they point the finger at the entertainer and everyone else.

Also, I think that kids are a lot more spoiled these days, and the government has now regulated and decided what punishment is appropriate for discipline, so even if a parent wanted to correct their child, they would have to worry about breaking the law. With that said, kids have developed a "you can't do nothin to me" attitude, combine that with the spoiled factor, add in that they have access to inappropriate music and movies and you have what you have today: Kids taking control of their parents.