Enforcing the Rules

Jenna Forcelle
Lucinda Wells
ENGL 0090
23 July 2009
Enforcing the Rules
Do parents really enjoy enforcing good manners and the rules of the house on children, or do rules and manners actually have a purpose?   Too many children,   ages of pre-school to high-school, show no concern to use good manners in public. Children also often dress inappropriately,   giving themselves a sexual appearance, or, in other words, selling themselves. Too often, children misbehave in public, and unfortunately, if this isn’t taken care of early, the young children will become unruly middle school and high school students.
First, many young children act up in public. Almost every time I shop at Wal-mart, I notice young children acting up in public, even screaming and pounding their fists. These children seem to think that they are going to get their way. Shopping at Wal-mart the other day, I walked past a toy aisle as a young child was screaming at the top of his lungs and repeating, “Mommy! I want it!” Clearly this child should have been taken out of the store, but his parents were ignoring him.   Dr. Phil had an episode about children misbehaving and how parents should approach it. In general, Dr. Phil said, “Your primary job as a parent is to prepare your child for how the world really works. In the real world, you don’t always get what you want.” While babysitting, I also see this misbehavior. I babysit many young children who think they own the house and who constantly want snacks or something they can’t have. When I tell the children, “No!”, suddenly the children will throw themselves on the floor and start flailing their arms and legs. This shows that the parents are not taking control over their children and if this isn’t dealt with, there will be other problems to come when they become middle school aged children.  
As   the children get older and the problems aren’t corrected, unruly youngsters become inappropriately dressed middle school students. I was walking around...