Are We Raising a Generation of Disrespectful Kids? Mila Kunis Thinks SoJoanna Mazewski
Hollywood actress Mila Kunis is currently expecting her first child with her fiancé Ashton Kutcher and naturally, she doesn’t want her kid to be anything like the next kid in class. Why? Because the future celebrity mother thinks we’re raising a generation of selfish, self-centered brats who are only going to become worse when they become adults.
And I totally agree with her.
In a new interview with Marie Claire magazine, the actress opens up about her pregnancy and how she plans on raising a “good kid” that will remember how to say please and thank you several times a day, if needed:
I just don’t want my kids to be a–holes. I feel like so many kids nowadays are. Both of us just want to have well-behaved, honest, nice children who people meet and say, ‘That’s a good kid.’
It might be difficult to say this, but it seems as though a good portion of us are trying to sidestep the hardest part of parenting when it comes to our children, consequently leading to kids who become, well, thoughtless people.
Unfortunately there are many children these days who can’t tolerate disappointment or consider the needs of others before their own. We’ve got kids screaming for their cake pops, iPads, and designer jeans and parents who are willing to give in, because let’s face it, we’re all tired and exhausted. But I totally get what Mila Kunis is trying to say here; we should be doing a better job of teaching our kids self-discipline and better respect for their peers.
Parenting is the toughest job in the world, and while no one likes to be judged for their efforts, no one likes to meet a selfish, bratty, self-entitled kid either.
Is Mila right in saying that kids these days are coming off as, for lack of a better term, jerks?
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