Saturday, April 14, 2012

Things Parents are No Longer Teaching Their Children

Don't open a car door into passing traffic

Help elderly folks when you can

Say "thank you"

Say "please" when asking for something

Read the instructions first

The meaning of the word "discretion"

The significance of giving someone your "word" (aka: making a promise)

Be kind to others

If you don't know the answer, don't be afraid to say "I don't know" rather than making shit up

Respecting other peoples property

Returning favors

I'm serious. The more I look around it seems parents today assume this wisdom is somehow absorbed from thin air. It has to be explicitly taught at an early age. Sadly, it's not.

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