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Re: Why Kids Today Are Out of Shape, Disrespectful –And In Charge

Weight gain seems to be increasingly more complex than we ever knew.

 

Weight gain is also common in girls who have been molested or raped.  That's true for older females, also.

 

 

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A 2007 prospective study published in the journal Pediatrics found that sexually abused girls were more likely to be obese than girls who weren’t abused. By 24 years old, the girls who were abused were twice as likely to be obese than girls who weren’t.

 

Michael D. Myers, M.D., an obesity and eating disorder specialist, estimates that 40 percent of his significantly obese patients have experienced sexual abuse.

 

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/09/03/wearing-your-weight-as-armor/

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@Noel7 wrote:

There is a fascinating new study out from the Mayo Clinic!

 

ADHD In Girls Shapes Possibility Of Adult Obesity: Study

 

"A new study conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic suggests that female children who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely to become obese later in life compared to children who do not have the condition."

 

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/130905/20160205/adhd-in-girls-shapes-possibility-of-adult-obesity-...


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By the way, the Mayo Clinic study itself is online if anyone wants to see the details.

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In my humble opinion. CELL phones are the devil for kids (and parents)! this kills all social stuff with parents and siblings. Cell phones should not have been invented. Sorry but they are the complete ruin of human interaction as we knew it.   Sorry but it is true. 

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I have been teaching 30 years. The way children behave in school and the way parents react to teachers has changed. For anyone to tell me that isn't true is to deny my experience. Yes, I had a few students back in the day that misbehaved and a few parents who disrespected my authority. I am sorry to say it is more prevalent today.

 

I run a firm but fair classroom, so my students are usually well behaved. Most of my students and parents are great.

I am lucky to have a supportive administration. What I don't understand is the increased number of parents who want to make excuses for every bad choice their children make. (I am not referring to any child with a diagnosed disability.) There are more parents who don't want the school to impose any consequences for these choices. We all make bad decisions, and I try to help my students understand that we own up to those choices, live with the consequences, and learn how to do or be better next time. It's not the end of the world. If they can't handle small failures, how will they learn to cope with greater adversity later in life? This year I have had a few parents who just refuse to see value in this philosophy. 

 

I do not understand the idea of refusing respect to a teacher, or anyone for that matter, until they earn it. When I first meet someone in a position of authority I immediately give them my respect. If they say or do something later that changes my opinion of their character than my level of respect for them may change. 

 

I believe I can still make a difference and inspire a child, but it is difficult at times to continue with enthusiasm when I receive disrespectful emails, phone messages, and notes from parents. I just don't think that most people understand what most teachers go through on a daily basis. 

 

A special thank you to all the dedicated teachers and wonderful parents out there who do their best each day to help our children grow and become the best they can be. 

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@wilma wrote:

I have been teaching 30 years. The way children behave in school and the way parents react to teachers has changed. For anyone to tell me that isn't true is to deny my experience. Yes, I had a few students back in the day that misbehaved and a few parents who disrespected my authority. I am sorry to say it is more prevalent today.

 

I run a firm but fair classroom, so my students are usually well behaved. Most of my students and parents are great.

I am lucky to have a supportive administration. What I don't understand is the increased number of parents who want to make excuses for every bad choice their children make. (I am not referring to any child with a diagnosed disability.) There are more parents who don't want the school to impose any consequences for these choices. We all make bad decisions, and I try to help my students understand that we own up to those choices, live with the consequences, and learn how to do or be better next time. It's not the end of the world. If they can't handle small failures, how will they learn to cope with greater adversity later in life? This year I have had a few parents who just refuse to see value in this philosophy. 

 

I do not understand the idea of refusing respect to a teacher, or anyone for that matter, until they earn it. When I first meet someone in a position of authority I immediately give them my respect. If they say or do something later that changes my opinion of their character than my level of respect for them may change. 

 

I believe I can still make a difference and inspire a child, but it is difficult at times to continue with enthusiasm when I receive disrespectful emails, phone messages, and notes from parents. I just don't think that most people understand what most teachers go through on a daily basis. 

 

A special thank you to all the dedicated teachers and wonderful parents out there who do their best each day to help our children grow and become the best they can be. 


I saw this in the late 70's it got worse going into the 80's. Just my experience. Not all kids in the same basket, but I agree with you 100% on behavior and parent's behavior. 

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@wilma wrote:

I have been teaching 30 years. The way children behave in school and the way parents react to teachers has changed. For anyone to tell me that isn't true is to deny my experience. Yes, I had a few students back in the day that misbehaved and a few parents who disrespected my authority. I am sorry to say it is more prevalent today.

 

I run a firm but fair classroom, so my students are usually well behaved. Most of my students and parents are great.

I am lucky to have a supportive administration. What I don't understand is the increased number of parents who want to make excuses for every bad choice their children make. (I am not referring to any child with a diagnosed disability.) There are more parents who don't want the school to impose any consequences for these choices. We all make bad decisions, and I try to help my students understand that we own up to those choices, live with the consequences, and learn how to do or be better next time. It's not the end of the world. If they can't handle small failures, how will they learn to cope with greater adversity later in life? This year I have had a few parents who just refuse to see value in this philosophy. 

 

I do not understand the idea of refusing respect to a teacher, or anyone for that matter, until they earn it. When I first meet someone in a position of authority I immediately give them my respect. If they say or do something later that changes my opinion of their character than my level of respect for them may change. 

 

I believe I can still make a difference and inspire a child, but it is difficult at times to continue with enthusiasm when I receive disrespectful emails, phone messages, and notes from parents. I just don't think that most people understand what most teachers go through on a daily basis. 

 

A special thank you to all the dedicated teachers and wonderful parents out there who do their best each day to help our children grow and become the best they can be. 


You said it all! 

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@wilma wrote:

I have been teaching 30 years. The way children behave in school and the way parents react to teachers has changed. For anyone to tell me that isn't true is to deny my experience. Yes, I had a few students back in the day that misbehaved and a few parents who disrespected my authority. I am sorry to say it is more prevalent today.

 

I run a firm but fair classroom, so my students are usually well behaved. Most of my students and parents are great.

I am lucky to have a supportive administration. What I don't understand is the increased number of parents who want to make excuses for every bad choice their children make. (I am not referring to any child with a diagnosed disability.) There are more parents who don't want the school to impose any consequences for these choices. We all make bad decisions, and I try to help my students understand that we own up to those choices, live with the consequences, and learn how to do or be better next time. It's not the end of the world. If they can't handle small failures, how will they learn to cope with greater adversity later in life? This year I have had a few parents who just refuse to see value in this philosophy. 

 

I do not understand the idea of refusing respect to a teacher, or anyone for that matter, until they earn it. When I first meet someone in a position of authority I immediately give them my respect. If they say or do something later that changes my opinion of their character than my level of respect for them may change. 

 

I believe I can still make a difference and inspire a child, but it is difficult at times to continue with enthusiasm when I receive disrespectful emails, phone messages, and notes from parents. I just don't think that most people understand what most teachers go through on a daily basis. 

 

A special thank you to all the dedicated teachers and wonderful parents out there who do their best each day to help our children grow and become the best they can be. 


Great post!  No one would deny your experience.  I've highlighted what I think is the most important thing to consider when discussing "kids today".

Thanks for your years of service education our young ones!

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I agree with his assessment.  I have great grandkids and they talk to each other on their cell phone (texting - I suppose) AND THEY ARE SITING NEXT TO EACH OTHER AND THEY ARE TWINS.  

 

I was walking down a narrow lane going into a store. A young man almost knocked me down... he was on his cellphone.  He just along his merry way without saying a word.  I have silver hair, you would think that would have given me special look-see to help out.  Good thing I am agil and a dancer or I would have been flattened.  

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Ya know it's funny but I am glad we didnt give our kids cell phones, unlimited acces to the internet (we had dial up anyways) and video games. And I had to fight with my inlaws since they wanted to provide some of these things even when I said NO! Ever hear the phrase "I will spoil the grandkids and give them back to their parents!" Well, let me tell you we didnt have the funds to provide all of the above stuff... but the family wanted, no needed to provide this stuff. Why? My kids were told to go outside alot, or they went outside and played all the time.  So, moms, FORCE them outside! TAKE away all the video games, cell phones, internet. TAKE back your family before it is too late!  You must fight whoever you need to... stop the spoiling, just stop it!!! They become thankless if you don't!

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