Arab kids, western world
Last Saturday, I went on a picnic with a bunch of the Arab community around me. It all started nice. Cool sunny weather, beautiful scenes, good food a lot of attractions .. the works. So I sat with the rest of the Arab guys and couldn't help noticing how ill behaved the little ones are. And the parents just stood paralyzed and unable to do anything as their kids threw a tantrum after the other for just about anything. The theatrics the little kids made were worthy of an Oscar. As she kept picking on one little kid hurling stones at him, beating him up with sticks .. pushing him, pulling him ... until he pushed her away and she fell on her bottom to explode screaming (when she has done way worse to him). She kept crying until everyone paid attention and asked for the boy to be punished. At that point I intervened telling the parents what had really happened. I guess she hates me now!
That was barely scratching the surface...
The kids were bullying other American kids who were playing nicely nearby. Pushed them of all the toys and rides, monopolizing them. While completely neglecting the lines (and when pointing this out to one of the mothers she replied... "kids...")
When kids see their parent's approval at their misbehavior, you can't blame them for continuing to do so. I saw an American couple spending around 30 minutes talking to their daughter so that she understand the value of standing in line and waiting your turn. Only to have all their efforts go down the drain as the Arab kids just barged threw the line into the ride. And this time the supervisors didn't even know how to react to this noisy crowd of young bullies
It's clear to me that Arab Parents are the worst kind of parents in the west. They fail to teach their kids the value of sharing, playing nice, standing in line. While they are completely helpless in stopping their kids from doing anything wrong (mostly because the only way to discipline a child to them is to beat them, and they can't do that in public)
The only parent (a single guy) who did something that I actually admired was the one who grabbed his son's arm, dragged him half way to the car telling him he's done a bad thing and because of that they can't have any more fun and they're going home. The kid threw the regular tantrum (to draw attention, and force the parent into embarrassment so he would allow him to continue) but the guy continued without breaking a step. Few meters later the kid started to apologize and vowing not to return it. And guess what, that kid was the only one doing the right thing. Even the American kids liked him and started playing with him
We really need to understand that once we leave our countries, we really have an opportunity to improve. To learn new things and experience new cultures. But most importantly, to selectively adopt the good customs of any society and integrate it in our lives. Instead of losing both our heritage and the new culture