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19 thoughts on “What is Happening With Society as it Stands Now?”

  1. It broke my heart when I first read about the boy being bullied about the My Little Pony backpack. I agree with you, I just do not know what is going on with society nowadays – especially the policies at the school level. And the little girl who shaved her head in support of her friend…instead of celebrating her loving act, the school system bans her from attending school..what is wrong with this picture?

  2. There’s a lot not great happening with our society, unfortunately. Too many parents want to please their kids and aren’t parenting.

  3. I have read both and it’s sad to see what our children are learning these days. With the first one, the initial response from the school was just ridiculous. Ban something non-offensive because they felt a child shouldn’t carry it?! Wrong on so many levels.

  4. Its so sad that the school system focused on the wrong thing. They took the easy way out and decided not to deal with the other students behavior.

  5. The boy with the MLP backpack actually took place in my city. When I heard which school this happened at, it did not shock me. It is not reflective of the entire city or county. But there are schools that have administrators that don’t do a good enough job sticking up for ALL of the kids.

    It saddens me on so many levels that sort of treatment happened. As a parent, as a community member and as a wife of an educator. I hope that the media coverage will help other kids not be bullied (and possibly teach school administrators that this sort of treatment will not be tolerated.)

  6. There are so many things wrong with these stories. It is so sad they way our world handles things these days, but I am a firm believer that these things need to be taught at home and reinforced at school. Schools can’t reinforce values or behaviors that parents find silly or useless, they are already teaching everything else. (not that I agree at all with how these issues were handled) It really is a sad society we find ourselves in.

    1. I totally agree, I am writing an article actually right now about to publish today because I cannot agree with you more about how parents need to parent, not schools parent our youth! Hope you will stop by to read it in about 45 minutes when it’s live!

  7. I think the schools are in a hard situation. I feel as though ‘entitlement’ has gotten a little out of control. Egos are big and people seem to think that they are the only ones that matter. I am glad that I do not have to be in charge of making decisions. The schools can’t seem to do things right and it’s ultimately hurting our kids. Teachers aren’t allowed to teach. During the winter the school was blasted for canceling school too often and then when they had school the other side was upset because they didn’t cancel. Teachers are getting in trouble for passing out bad grades when in fact, those were the grades that were earned. I’m not saying at all the 2 instances that you pointed out were right or handled correctly, but we also need to say to the parents who were bullying the boy that they need to step up. Your kids shouldn’t bully. It’s not the schools job to teach that. Moms and Dads need to help teach our kids!

    1. I cannot handle it when parents blame schools for a grade their child got. It drives me batty! My ex boyfriend, the father of my daughter is like that. It is downright ridiculous and frustrates my daughter. My daughter was raised by me to be held accountable for her actions and the grade she gets is the grade she did. Too many want to baby our youth or befriend them — sad sad and not good! Our future generations of adults scare me!

  8. It’s so heart-wrenching when justice gets all screwed up and misaligned. I hadn’t heard about the boy, but how ridiculous of the school, and aww to his little heart. Those things hurt.

  9. I totally agree! I’ve seen so many parents just let the schools do all the disciplining which isn’t enough~! And my poor 4th grade daughter’s entire class gets punished for just a FEW misbehaving kids. They lose their entire recess and that is not fair!

  10. I’m with you. I am SO tired of parents not parenting their children. My daughter is a preschooler and it’s already VERY evident which parents are parenting and which parents expect children to miraculously parent themselves.

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