Just relocating some comments from another thread….
When I was a boy, we were taught to be discreet and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint.
–Hesiod, ~ 800 BC
In the good old days, every man’s son, born in wedlock, was brought up not in the chamber of some hireling nurse, but in his mother’s lap, and at her knee. And that mother could have no higher praise than that she managed the house and gave herself to her children…
Nowadays… our children are handed over at their birth to some little Greek serving maid, with a male slave, who may be anyone, to help her.. it is from the foolish tittle-tattle of such persons that the children receive their first impressions, while their minds are still pliant and unformed… And the parents themselves make no effort to train their little ones in goodness and self-control; they grow up in an atmosphere or laxity and pertness, in which they come gradually to lose all sense of shame, and respect both for themselves and for other people.
–Tacitus, ~100 AD
- The wacky music these kids today listen to
- Promote health for kids, not torture for fat kids
- Kids are Free! Who Knew?
- While your children were doing what kids that age should be doing, mine labored over a suicide note
- Oregon Republicans to Portland: "We won't educate our kids, and we won't let you educate your kids, either!"