Common sense parenting
I read with interest the original Soundoff about the mother who was complaining about kids running amok while she was trying to grocery shop and the subsequent rebuttals (“Parenting Classes Needed,” Oct. 20-26). As a parent, I cannot imagine letting my children run wild through stores or allowing them to scream their heads off while grocery shopping. I, however, was raised in a family that if we as children misbehaved in public, we were removed from the public place and were given a spanking. I am a fine, functional contributing member of society. I do not think that parenting classes would help these parents because they are of the entitlement generation where nothing is their fault, everything is everyone else’s fault and they have zero accountability. .