I work with children. I have worked with children for a good 35 years now. I raised two of my own, on my own. From babysitting to a Children's Aid Society, from a group home to daycare centres, schools, churches and tutoring, I've come in contact with a lot of children. I'm working in a classroom now in a public school, and I have come to realize that my patience for rude children is dwindling. I'm shocked today at the mouths on some very young children. I'm shocked that parents allow them to speak to adults the way they do. Children talk back and speak with such disrespectful attitude. And parents allow this, saying they are exercising their right to express themselves. We must allow them to be individuals and not interfere with their sense of self. Hogwash! Parents are excusing their own laziness to guide their children, teach them, train them properly and discipline them.
I'm sorry if this offends anyone - no I'm not sorry, this is my story - I have little patience left for rude children. I avoid the ones I don't have to deal with, and give myself time-outs to refocus when I have to deal with the others.