It seems that a growing number of children/adolescents ... hell, even adults ... are existing in their own sense of entitlement. This particular group of people seems to think that everything should be handed to them, and that they should not be held responsible for their actions because there's always someone/something they can blame it on. And why aren't more parents teaching their children common courtesy and manners?
Check out Mom-101. She has some great blogs about etiquette.
I can only hope that Brandt will learn from my actions, as well as Joe's, because I want my child to be polite to others. And he will know what it means to be personally accountable for his actions. I will not raise a child who feels entitled. That's irresponsible.