Here we go again talking about kids again and this time about respect. It’s important for every parent or parent-to-be to read this.
Are we raising a generation of “self- entitled, lazy, disrespectful brats” as one person commented on another article about disrespecting adults that gets me upset.
Not all teenagers act this way but it’s true the bad situations stick out in our minds more than the pleasant one’s that hardly ever make headlines.
If we give in to these children who always want and never work to earn what they want they will continue to use this behaviour in life because that’s what they believe works to get what they want. It becomes a form of manipulation that they end up mastering because you let them master it with you, the parent.
If you don’t tell them it’s not right to tell an adult what they are going to do and not going to do they will continue to do so. Sure you will have people stare at you and wonder what’s wrong with your kid and why on earth are they talking back to adults in such a manner. Yes, they will look at you, the parent.
Not all parents can control their kids but if you stop it early it shouldn’t be a problem later on, at least we hope so.
What happened was an elderly lady in the USA went to Burger King for dinner with her daughter-in-law. It’s funny how I always tell people to read receipts and this time she did and noticed a very nasty comment in the section named Cust: reading “B**ch A$$ H**s”.
I don’t like to type that but the fact of the matter is parents need to see this. Parents need to know that education and respect start at home.
Children watch what you do and copy it and will continue to do so until the day they move out. If you talk back to your kids in a disrespectful manner they will think that it’s ok to treat people like this.
You can’t blame the education system on this one because if the kids can’t trust their parents to teach them how to be polite and respectful to others how can you expect the teachers to change this behaviour?
Nip this bad behaviour in the bud and tell the child that it’s not proper to speak to an adult in such a manner.
There has to be consequences for these children who think they can do what they please. Don’t try and apply them though if you are doing the same thing to them as an adult.
You can’t tell your child to piss off with a loud potty mouth and not expect them to tell others to do the same. Wake up, it’s not rocket-science to be respectful to others.
This poor elderly lady ended up in tears over something that never should have happened. Burger King did the right thing and terminated the employee but whether he/she learned their lesson well that will carry with them on their journey through life. No one should have to be subjected to children, teens or even adults bullying them.
Bullying has to end
We’ve talked about bullying here at Canadian Budget Binder before and how one family took things into their own hands and started homeschooling their child.
If you don’t think that teaching your child to respect their elders and peers or anyone for that matter is important clearly you weren’t taught the lesson yourself.
Don’t let the revolving door kick you in the butt because it will never end unless a child has enough brains to understand how to respect people from their own common sense.
I know we don’t have a child but if we did you can bet that we would teach them to respect themselves and anyone else in their presence.
I’ve had my fair share of dealings with punk kids who think that the world revolves around them and they can do no harm.
As far back as I can remember my parents taught me to say please and thank-you and to never ever speak back to an adult. I would never even think to do such a thing or face the consequences.
Although these days you can’t give your child a swat across the bum so they don’t think much to taking away their video game system or grounding them for a week.
It’s a laughable matter to many of them, even so they still find ways to use social media whether it be at school or the “library” where they are supposed to be doing homework.
When we rented the kids who lived in the same house were awful to us. They treated us like trash because the mother never stopped them. The treated the mother like trash as well and of course the police were called on many occasions.
This doesn’t have to be the life your children lead if only you do what you are supposed to as a parent and be a leader.
Have you ever dealt with disrespectful children? What should be done about this behaviour and whose responsibility is it?
Weekly CBB posts
If you missed any CBB posts from the week here is the list of posts you can catch up on reading!
- Driving distractions and making your own rules of the road– Katrina B
- Forcing your financial belief system never works
- When you see someone stealing food
- When the sole provider of the house loses their job
- Orange and carrot breakfast muffin– Nicola D
- How to lose your job with one dumb move
- Should a tenant and landlord have basic rental responsibilities?
CBB at home and the blog
This week has been filled with appointments out of town so I’ve hardly been home. It’s nice to get out on the road once in a while but it’s important for me to plan ahead. This weekend I am on the road again which means I’ve had to prep all my blog posts in advance which can be tough for some people.
When people tell me they want to blog like me I tell them to be prepared for a storm of being busy all the time. Blogging can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. I think over the past 2 and a bit years I’ve established some form of rhythm with my blogging style and timing which could change at any given moment.
Other than that I have lots to get done next week at the house as I have a week off from my new part-time job which is great. I have so much to catch up on but it also gives me time to prep for going back to work. That doesn’t mean I still don’t have my full-time job and the blog to work at. Life is never dull in my world.
We picked up some more seeds the other day at the dollar store, this time cherry tomatoes. I’ve also noticed that our fig tree is starting to turn green so that’s a good sign Spring is on the way. I hope so because I’ve had just about enough of this cold.
I’m well over the excitement of being new to Canada and having snow as a regular part of the year. I’m thinking a winter home somewhere hot is in the cards for retirement lol.
Other than that, not too much else is going on so have yourselves a fabulous weekend and I’ll be around like always checking in on my amazing fans!
Thanks for your continued support.
Fan deals and inspirations
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This week Jen Peacock shares her RCSS score with us!
Hi Mr.CBB and Fans!!
- Premium Plus crackers (PM SDM) $1.77 – $1.00 Checkout 51
- MiO (PM SDM) $2.99 – $1.00 coupon
- Softsoap (PM Loblaws) 2 x $1.00 – $2.00 coupon (earned 400 pcplus points)
- Nerf water gun clip $1.24 – 50% pink sticker (-$.62) (to add to a bday present I bought today for a friends son)
- Spiderman stickers $1.99 – 50% pink sticker (-$1.00) (also for the bday present)
- Erasers $.94 – 50% pink sticker (-$.47) (bought for my kids at work)
- Utensils for kitchen ( 7 in mesh bag) $7.00 marked down to $3.44 – 50% pink sticker (-$1.72) (Way cheaper then buying 7 utensils at the dollar store!)
- 2 tier folding cooling rack $12.99 – 50% pink sticker (-$6.50) (Yay! I finally have a real cooling rack!)
Making a difference
If you know a personal finance blogger that is making a difference and want to nominate them please send me an email so I can reach out to them for a feature story.
Note: If you are a blogger who gives back and would like to be featured by all means get in touch with me as I am filling spots up for the rest of 2014 and they are going quickly.\
Today I’d like to introduce you to my blogger pal Lauren from L Bee and the Money Tree.
Hi, I’m Lauren.
I have been blogging over at L Bee and the Money Tree for nearly two years now. On my site me (and my awesome team!) cover financial topics, our financial mistakes and the lessons we’ve learned from them. I believe finance is a journey, with no true beginning or end point.
My path has never been straight. I graduated from college in 2009 with a degree in theater, moved to NYC to be an actor shortly thereafter, failed at that and instead landed a job at a hedge fund.
Working in the financial industry in New York City was exciting, and being at that company and around money forced me to take a look at my own financial choices and decisions.
I didn’t like being in NYC though, and after two years of the city grind I moved to Atlanta to be closer to my southern roots.
When I first moved home, I was unemployed for nearly four months, and my mother suggested I start a blog because she had read that it helped keep skills sharp for job hunting.
Thus, my blog was born and nearly two years later I publish to almost 3,000 followers on twitter and 12,000 monthly visitors. The success has been exquisite, and it enabled me to get an entry level job in marketing.
After working my way up, I now have a full blown career in marketing management and strategy. It excites me every day how people are sitting up, taking a look at their finances, and engaging in “money conversations” with me on the site.
At first, I wanted to empower young women to handle their own finances, as I feel we are the first generation of women to truly have our own financial journey from parent’s house to family house.
But more than that I want all adults to take control of their finances. It is one small step to taking control of your life and boy, it makes all the difference. You just have to trust me!
In my spare time I’m also a freelance writer, I renovate my home on occasion, and I speak to young students about best financial practices.
It is best to start young. I hope you’ll stop by the site sometime and join me in the conversation.
What is a blog carnival?
Some fans have asked me “what is a blog carnival?” so a little explanation is due here for anyone reading for the first time or for my long-time fans.
A blog carnival is where a blog or website hosts what we call a carnival of blog posts from around the web. Most blog carnivals have a theme and certain rules for submitting which must be followed.
If you are a blogger and would like to learn what blog carnival directories I submit to each week you can find the information in a previous Saturday Weekend Review post that I wrote.
A big thanks to these pages for accepting my blog posts and sharing them in the following carnivals and/or sharing my blog posts with their fans.
- Financial Carnival for Young Adults- Save and Conquer
Google search terms
Every week I get thousands of people visit Canadian Budget Binder because they did a search online and found my blog.
Here are a few of my favorite searches that may have even brought you here and you’re reading this, right now.
- If OSAP gives you $60,000 how much do you owe them back?– This is why we need to educate our children about finance. Unless stated for whatever reason you will owe the entire $60,000 plus an interest. A loan is a loan.
- Most famous brownies– That’s right you’ve come to the right place Mr.CBB’s Fudgy Brownies are the best! ;-p
- Story of pea and bean Mr.Ball– I have no idea, unless you do?
- Party Peacock cups at Walmart– Haha, Jen this is all for you.
That’s all for this week’s edition of The Saturday Weekend Review #61. Have a great week and catch me here again next Saturday with more updates.
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