Originally Posted by OG
//more often than not, they mix it with "i have freedom of speech." and im like gahhhhhhhhhhhhh.
As you may know, Tabitha and I volunteer (me less often now that I'm on the road all the time) with our church Youth Group. Last year a group of the kids was declaring "free country" and just doing whatever they wanted (nothing bad, really, just taking chairs from people and such). When they ignored my telling them to stop for the third time, I approached the one who started it. Took his hat, pushed him out of his chair, pulled his shoes off his feet, hurled them down the hallway, pushed him down some more, sat in his chair and declared "free country."
It hasn't come up since.
Also, kids need to be told when they're wrong and praised for effort rather than ability (though that second part isn't related, I recently read an article on the subject and felt like including it).