Children learn from how they are treated. They lost respect for adults when the adults lost respect for them. Funny, we look into the mirror and fail to see ourselves.
When idiot parents wanted to be their friends and NOT their parents.
i have looked in on some movies lately that show interaction between parents and children and am appalled at what i see. it seems to be that all the answers here have validity. i just found, buried in my brain, a mental note that the situation started going downhill about the time Dr. Spock's writing became popular. His writings caused many parents to abandon discipline and lean more toward "understanding." I'm not advocating harsh discipline, but teaching them to be responsible for their actions. that's how one would show respect for his children and for his responsibility toward them, in my not-so-humble opinion.
Tuesday at 2:43.
When the Government started telling everyone how to raise them . <br />
They've done a botched job so far .
As soon as parents allow it
When parents became selfish and unable to be self sacrificing.
do you mean since the beginning of time? right on.