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Manners Banned

Thursday, October 22, 2015

We have an ever changing society, as the years pass, new generations take the reins from the old. At the age I am now, I have seen many changes, some for the better, some not.

One noticeable change I have seen is the lack of manners, especially from our younger generations. It has been many years since my youngest attended school and it is only now, that I have grandchildren, that I am aware what is, or what is not taught to our youth.

As a mother I have always taught my children to have manners, to say please and thank you, be courteous and considerate to others and respect your elders. These were the basic rules taught to me by my parents and I believe shows a sign of respect to others that you often receive in return.
My daughter works full time as well as her husband, so they have no choice other than to put their son who is 15 months old, in to full time childcare. This is the case with many families these days, whose dream it is to own their own home while keeping their heads above water with the ever increasing cost of living.

These institutions are a necessity, but what screwed up individual, Minister or bureaucrat wants to take credit for implementing the decision that children attending these centres can no longer say please or thank you, good boy/girl or bad boy/girl or the most ridiculous or all they can’t say no. Apparently the children are taught to say 'stop'.

At home, when my daughter was telling her son not to touch the power point, by saying no, he then replied to her 'stop', with his hand extended.
If 'no' has become a dirty word, then this up and coming generation are going to have a hard time dealing with the real world. When they are told no through out their lives, are they going to extend their hands and say stop. I can just imagine this in front of a judge or the police.
Give me a break. Let’s get some common sense back in our childcare centres and educational systems instead of breeding a society of people, who will not be able to handle rejection, have no manners or be responsible for their own actions, if it is not already too late.

Pauline Hanson
22/10/15


 
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