Kids can’t give what they don’t receive. So, start walking your talk, Mom and Dad.

I’ve seen a lot of social media posts lately claiming that “kids today don’t have any integrity or respect!”

I remember how hurtful it felt hearing statements like that said about my own generation when I was younger. Especially when it was obvious that people chose to focus only on the bad, completely dismissing the good.

Now, parenting two teenagers of my own who are sometimes insightful and at other times angsty, I completely understand how inciting their behavior is at times. I rely on memories from my own youth (and my own spectrum of good to not-so-good behavior) as a reminder that I can change the pattern of how I choose to view (and then either condemn or encourage) today’s youth.  Read the whole article on Or at Yahoo! Parenting.