Generation gap: Are today's kids ruder than ever?
Lizzie Post: Teens are less courteous
- Duration 3:40
- Date Jan 10, 2013
Lizzie Post: Teens are less courteous
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Remember I was being told to mind your manners well that's what our parents always told us growing up but according to a new study the younger generation is Ruder than ever.
Even ignoring common courtesies like say hello -- neighbors and opening doors for others so we not on the street to see if people actually agree with -- -- No respect.
You know -- Like -- to do you know all the person.
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Right -- need to do you know.
And I ride the subway.
-- going home with -- kids from school was that in line with us.
Elderly ladies dad they won't let it sit back.
It is a different world these kids that I boy.
-- either the eighteenth edition of the Emily post's etiquette guide -- post.
Joins me now she would know a thing or -- about -- good morning to you that morning thank you for having me so what do you make of this study that says that the younger generation that just weren't.
It doesn't surprise me we often look back at older generations as being more polite we think the current generations -- Also older folks have had more experience in life so younger people especially teenagers.
They are learning they're trying to figure out their way in the world and sometimes that does make it kind of -- -- one of the things that gets in the way many people believe -- technology.
Yes and it it can we really try to tell people -- days to make sure that they focus on the person that they're wet.
So when you're engaged to someone when were talking you know don't be texting don't be checking FaceBook and Twitter put the phone away.
You know put the tablet away make sure that -- focused on the person you -- let's take a look at some of the results of this study of people may be surprised or maybe not.
So our younger people really more room.
Well tip the hairdresser the eighteen to 35 year old crowd less likely to do that by 37%.
Say hello to the -- 21% less likely open the door for a woman or the elderly 18% less likely give up a seat for a pregnant woman on public transport.
Outlook parents do to make sure that their kids are learning not to be -- so I think that parents can really start at home by setting things like.
Digital rules for the household so that.
Kids know when they come to this house and also your own children -- to let their friends know.
You know what's expected what kind of time on the computer do we have do we bring her cell -- to the table.
The more that you can encourage time where you're actually connecting with people rather than devices.
The better chance are gonna happen always you know it never hurts to keep being back.
Nagging mom who say you know remind Diana thank yourself.
Well one of the things that my mom taught me was to write personal thank you notes you know now in school they're not even gonna teach curse of writing anymore without which I think is a shame.
I'm trying to pass along that tradition to my kids because in the face of email.
Who -- -- know anymore but you -- -- I absolutely agree and I think it's awesome that you're doing this because not only is it a great skills that they let the giver know that they've received a gift.
But also -- that as they get older when they go to job interviews when they have important client meetings -- know the importance of that thank you know.
Hopefully they'll pass it on to your crickets -- do you feel pressure.
-- and how it as a tennis if that's not always have perfect etiquette you know.
Where you know.
The weight of the world now -- -- you know etiquette is a lot about just understanding that we're all in this together.
And just being considerate and respectful and on and so.
I you know I made my own mistakes sometimes but at the same time I think it's important that we just we try to do the best that we can and we understand that's whatever else is hopefully trying for -- -- -- but she's an expert on with the post on it's great to see you thank you so much.