What are the affects of poor parenting: I always believed that you could see the effects of bad parenting, by studying the youth of today opposed to the youth of sixty years ago. The effects of bad parenting can be measured in many different ways. One of the things that we all forget about is "lead by example." What we as adults, teach our children, is what our future generations will be as people. Another way you can observe the results is by looking at our prisons and jails. How many of the inmates really had an idealistic life, as opposed to the one's that had a hard time growing up? Would their lives be any different today if; for example mom hadn't worked or if dad didn't drink. Who's to say what works and what doesn't work.

Kids learn by watching adults and other children do the things that they do. You " re not going to be to convincing, if you tell impressionable children not to do something when they themselves are doing what they preach not to do. I have talked to a few people about this subject and these are some of the response's that I have gotten" If your not taught at home right and wrong, how are you supposed to learn" Brian twenty three and has no children, Maria thirty six, two children says " You have to listen to what your children are saying, and don't talk at them" finally, Ken fifty one, one son said " I remember when my parents weren't around if I was doing something I shouldn't have been doing, my neighbors had the right to correct my actions in place of my parents, today people turn a blind eye for threat of negative ramifications. Whether that is angry parents or social services, to day people just aren't involved like they used to be. Some people blame the school system, their kids friends, society, television, video games, the Internet, and being from a different culture but they never blame themselves for the poor behavior their children grow up to have. Raising children anywhere has to be a full time job, being a positive influence to some people just doesn't seem to mean as much to people anymore.

I could go on and on about this subject, listing the reasons why and what happens when bad parenting happens. I believe there is a pattern to the answers that I have been given about this question, and I believe that it is lack of communication and respect. These are key's in having good relationship's with anyone, let alone their own kids. Somewhere over the last decades or even years we lost the ability to treat people with what should be normal human behavior. Forgetting that, I think that is where some parenting goes wrong, and why a lot of kids these days grow.