I am a leader in our church’s high school youth group. When we go places where there is a speaker, or if we have a speaker come in, or even for our own leaders, we expect our kids to be generally respectful to whomever is speaking. And, for the most part, they are. A year ago, I went to my first Women’s Group function at our church.
It was a Christmas party-type get-together. We had a brunch, played a couple of games, and then one of the ladies from the church got up and spoke for about 20 minutes.
Frankly, I was appalled. On their worst day, our teenagers are better behaved than this group of women were. They all talked to each other throughout the speaking! And, not really whispering, either. LOL It made me very proud of the group of kids that we are helping to raise. 🙂