A Rant About Irresponsible Parents

19 comments
Jam1aica
Jam1aica

I just came across the book "Irresponsible Parents- The Obstacle to Children's Success"  on Amazon, that is certainly right up this alley. If this society is going to get better any time soon more people need to get involved in the drive to get parents to be more responsible. Where are the parents?

Laura
Laura

Ugh. I feel for you and your son. What a horrible thing for your son to have to watch at his age. I would be livid if I was in your position and probably do the same thing. It boggles my mind how thoughtless and irresponsible some parents are.

Laura
Laura

Ugh. I feel for you and your son. What a horrible thing for your son to have to watch at his age. I would be livid if I was in your position and probably do the same thing. It boggles my mind how thoughtless and irresponsible some parents are.

Stan Faryna
Stan Faryna

Faces of Death is hardcore. At 40 something, I don't want to see it or the sequels. I've seen a minute or two and that was enough.

Reminds me of my ex-wife who likes shock and horror flicks; she has exposed my son to them since forever. That pisses me off. Nothing I can do about it now. But I did break a few TVs along the way.

Stan Faryna
Stan Faryna

Faces of Death is hardcore. At 40 something, I don't want to see it or the sequels. I've seen a minute or two and that was enough. Reminds me of my ex-wife who likes shock and horror flicks; she has exposed my son to them since forever. That pisses me off. Nothing I can do about it now. But I did break a few TVs along the way.

Betsy Cross
Betsy Cross

I learned about what went on at a church friend's all-nighter with about 10 12-17yr-old young men and stand alone to this day with my feelings that my trust was abused. I came early to pick my son (15 at the time) from the sleepover and watched the computer screen that two kids were watching and interacting on. I was stunned at the level of "blood and guts" that I saw on the screen. But what fried me was that I was given NO heads-up about the game, and my son was happy playing it. I'm not a helicopter mom. But I can't believe I was the only one who had an issue with not asking my permission, and not thinking it through long enough to conclude that there was probably a better game to play. To each his own, I agree. But not MY own!!

Betsy Cross
Betsy Cross

I learned about what went on at a church friend's all-nighter with about 10 12-17yr-old young men and stand alone to this day with my feelings that my trust was abused. I came early to pick my son (15 at the time) from the sleepover and watched the computer screen that two kids were watching and interacting on. I was stunned at the level of "blood and guts" that I saw on the screen. But what fried me was that I was given NO heads-up about the game, and my son was happy playing it. I'm not a helicopter mom. But I can't believe I was the only one who had an issue with not asking my permission, and not thinking it through long enough to conclude that there was probably a better game to play. To each his own, I agree. But not MY own!!

Jack
Jack

Hi Mark,

Well we are all in it together. It is always nice to have the support of the community.

I appreciate your coming by and spending time here.

Jack
Jack

Hi Mark, Well we are all in it together. It is always nice to have the support of the community. I appreciate your coming by and spending time here.

Mark Harai
Mark Harai

I feel you Jack - the one thing I often leave with after visiting your site are thoughts on how I can to be a better father.

I really appreciate that Jack!

Mark Harai
Mark Harai

I feel you Jack - the one thing I often leave with after visiting your site are thoughts on how I can to be a better father. I really appreciate that Jack!

Jack
Jack

Hi Laura,

I don't blame the kids. My son didn't want to be the boy who wasn't cool.

The abrogation of parental responsibility just infuriates me.

Jack
Jack

Hi Laura, I don't blame the kids. My son didn't want to be the boy who wasn't cool. The abrogation of parental responsibility just infuriates me.

Jack
Jack

Hi Stan,

Just think, had you filmed your war against the television sets you might have gone viral. ;)

Jack
Jack

Hi Stan, Just think, had you filmed your war against the television sets you might have gone viral. ;)

Jack
Jack

Hi Betsy,

I love that last line, 'To each his own, I agree. But not MY own!!"

That sums it up. You are right, it is an abuse of trust and something that really is disappointing.

Jack
Jack

Hi Betsy, I love that last line, 'To each his own, I agree. But not MY own!!" That sums it up. You are right, it is an abuse of trust and something that really is disappointing.