Recently, I invited kids to join a class I usually teach for adults. I’m not a fan of pandering to children, so I expect the youngsters attending my class will demonstrate a modicum of self-control and respect. In general, I treat kids as capable beings. That’s why I blame parents when I observe many children have not been taught how to properly greet another human.For example I’ll say: “Hi kids, welcome to class, nice to see you again. Thanks for joining us.” No eye contact. No response. These children range in age from 6-10 years old and are quite capable of an age-appropriate level of social interaction with adults. The accompanying parent, a highly intelligent, insightful, and successful person, makes no effort to corral the children for a proper greeting. I find this unbelievably shocking. Without exception, children must learn to respectfully acknowledge adults. I need some eye contact and a bonjour at the very least. Even though it is fully possible that the kiddos ignore me because I’m a child-hating cunt, I’ll just humbly offer that no one is twisting their arms to come to this class and they attend quite voluntarily and enthusiastically. So even though I am a mean witch, I haven’t revealed my broom to the little ones just yet. This clearly isn’t a personal rebuff, but routinely rude behavior. Unfortunately, these kids just haven’t been taught proper manners. Obviously, parents resent advice from non-parents, but non-parents resent having to deal with rude children, so let’s just agree to call it even. Remember: little assholes grow up to be big assholes. We are all counting on you not to raise a dickhead. Don’t let us down.
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