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what is going on with this world????

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sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 16:21:33

Spoke to my best mate today about our problems with our neighbours and she told me that some 14 year old kids tha have been making her mum's life hell, had set alight to the garage next door and it exploded and set fire to her garden and killed 6 of her rabbits
What is this world coming too???

jessicasmummy Mon 16-May-05 16:23:02

sickening huh.... why is it things have got so bad? im only 22 but i wasnt brought up like this!

sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 16:26:48

makes you sick really!!

jjash Mon 16-May-05 16:28:13

there is a realgang mentality out there at the moment.I know of a friend who was mugged by a bunch of 12/13 year old girls!!! It was vicious .

jessicasmummy Mon 16-May-05 16:28:59

why are their parents not doing more to control their children? what is a 12/13 yr old girl doing out at night on the streets?????

Newbarnsleygirl Mon 16-May-05 16:31:42

I was talking to an 11yr old boy in a kids home the other week and he came out with a cracking line.

"I bet I've had more bongs than you've had school dinners"

I hear about this everytime I go to work. There's kids of 12/13 with criminal records as long as your arm.

jessicasmummy Mon 16-May-05 16:32:35

i blame the parents.... children aren't being brought up the way they should be nowadays.

happymerryberries Mon 16-May-05 16:44:30

Last year I taught a boy who told me, and was quite serious, that his father would freeze live frogs in liquid nitrogen (at work) and then throw them on the floor to watch them shatter.

I have taught children on 13 who have set fire to other kids hair

flum Mon 16-May-05 16:49:08

The world has always been like this.

In the bible there are kids tying rope around dogs legs so they can't run.

I know someone who microwaved a hamster (as a child) it still torments them now. it isn't me by the way.

happymerryberries Mon 16-May-05 16:59:45

There have always been children who's behaviour is awful, but there are more now than when I was in school in the 70s.

Rude, disrespectful, violent and foul mouthed kids are becomeing far more common than when I was a kid. And often when you tell the parents of the worst offenders you get a mouthful of the same abuse and threats of violence

Aragon Mon 16-May-05 17:50:22

Personally (and you may shoot me down in flames here) I think matters got alot worse in the 80s. This was the era of no communities "only individuals". It was also the decade where everyone became aware of their rights. What nobody pointed out was that with rights there are also responsibilities. As you sow - so you shall reap. I know it's not everyone but there are some out there who don't give a sod about anyone else as long as they are alright - sadly that indifference to other people includes their children who are out and setting light to cars, vandalising buildings and terrorising the local communities.

FIMAC1 Mon 16-May-05 17:57:08

I remember the older generation going on about the 'Youth of Today' (I was one of the 1960s baby boom)

We all seem positively Angelic compaired to todays Youth, and I feel compelled to go on about the Youth of Today, myself, but now it is all so horrible.

I fear for my dd and ds growing up in today's society. Wish they could have grown up in my 1970's existence, where owning a Chopper slightly on the wild side [sda]

FIMAC1 Mon 16-May-05 17:59:25


Agree - blame the Tories for the state we are in today.

"There is no such thing as society", Margaret Thatcher.

SecondhandRose Mon 16-May-05 18:14:44

I blame absent fathers.

PuffTheMagicDragon Mon 16-May-05 18:15:13

happymerryberries Mon 16-May-05 18:18:43

Gross oversimplification. My mother was raised by just her mum and my dh had no contact withhis father from the age of 13. Two more honest, honerable decent people you could not wish to meet.

Same is true ofmany, many other single parent families.

Probelms are caused by idiot parents single or otherwise who cannot be arsed to dicepilin their children. Being married doesn't stop some people from having the parenting skills of a slug.

jjash Mon 16-May-05 18:34:08

well said hmb but i also know a few very dedicated parents whose kids are out of control and tell their mum that they`ll call police on her if she tries to discipline them cos ``we`ve got rights`` they say !!

FIMAC1 Mon 16-May-05 18:38:18

As Aragon has eloquently said:

What nobody pointed out was that with rights there are also responsibilities. As you sow - so you shall reap

sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 18:39:46

my friend is so angry, she went with her mum to the council and demended she was moved ASAP. If the tree had fallen in the explosion it would have fallen on the house and could have killed someone. She is very p*ssed off..... the police hadn't been round when I spoke to her. BF mum will so upset to leave that house as her son's ashes are scattered in the garden

jjash Mon 16-May-05 18:47:28

thats awful sparklymieow - i just dont get why theres such a level of pointless cruelty these days . My dp got mugged on sat night but fought back - on a main road at 6pm .Its makes me so

sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 18:52:24

I can't understand why those kids can get away with it, My BF and her mum both know who done it but of course they will get a slap on the wrist and let go......

sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 21:34:39

so annoyed for my BF's mum

Spacecadet Mon 16-May-05 21:38:23

god after reading this i have decided that my dd(14 in july) is fantastic! she doesnt go out apart from on weekends and has to be in at 6.30 and never, ever questions that, i was rowing with her today and telling her shewas a sod etc, but now i feel guilty, im going in her room to give her a big cuddle.

GeorginaA Mon 16-May-05 21:39:17

... but according to John Prescott and Bluewater Shopping Centre, it's all down to kids wearing jumpers with hoods

Just gives you a warm feeling inside that politicians know what they're doing, doesn't it?

QueenEagle Mon 16-May-05 21:39:33

Can't believe people are so shortsighted as to blame absent fathers.

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