• Did those days ever occur or are they just a myth created when those who grew up in the 1950's and 1960's became older, based on just their own memories and not everybody who was young back then.
  • yeah, I was one of those kids. I don't miss those days but I think respect should be taught by some parents...
  • Ask my son if he misses those days.
  • Yes I do. The only kids that did that were kids with serious mental or emotional problems or just plain ass*oles. I sorely miss those days, because I sure would like to slap some of the punk kids I come across. Hey, come to think of it, you could do that 30 years ago too. Yeah, I miss those halcyon days.
  • Depends on what you mean by fear. If you're talking about the days in which children quaked in fear before their parents and aunties, then no, because cultivating too much fear actually distances the child from the parent or adult and then the adult loses influence. I think we need to strike a balance between permissiveness and authoritarianism.
  • I remember them and no I don't miss them. I often wondered how many children were abused because they feared all adults and respected them and believed them no matter whether they were worth it or not. Being an adult does not automatically mean you deserve respect.
  • Since this complaint is a constant of the human condition, I do not 'miss those days'....and GET OFF MY LAWN!...;-D.. . . "I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint." --Hesiod (approx. 8th century B.C.) . . "The world is passing through troublous times. The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint. They talk as if they knew everything, and what passes for wisdom with us is foolishness with them. As for the girls, they are forward, immodest and unladylike in speech, behavior and dress." --Peter the Hermit, 1274 A.D.
  • 5-23-2017 I remember a period of living in terror. I eventually discovered that kids who lived in other areas did not suffer that way. I have spent the rest of my life trying to pretend I was raised in one of those other places. That is extremely difficult.

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