I wonder just what is being taught in some homes????Posted Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 7:18 PM
I took some heat awhile back during a discussion of slurs. I still make no apology for my statements. That being said, I came across this article this evening and thought it deserved a blog.
I still hold to my stance that behaviors exhibited by both teens and adults are a result of what is taught or tolerated in the home. What happened at this high school is without a doubt unacceptable and in my not so humble opinion, the parents of the students involved need to be held as accountable if not more so than the students involved.
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I'm an almost 61 year old transplant from California 6 1/2 years ago. I work in road construction, those dastardly flaggers. My family roots go back to New England farms, not the big city. The last town I lived in when in California grew from 16K to 40K in 10 years, and that was enough to drive me out. I don't engage in or tolerate name calling. Name calling reduces an adult discussion to grade school play yard level. I have never served in the military, but have family members who have, dating back to WW1. I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I am neither extremely Liberal or Conservative. I am raising my 16 year old grandson, not what I expected at this age, and dealing with those issues as well as my health and near retirement which are 2 things I intend to talk about. I decided to try my hand at this thanks to the warm welcome I have received on Mike's blog. When I take a position, I will defend it until I am shown that I am mistaken, and when that happens, I apologize. There are other things about me that will come out over time I'm sure.
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