Many elderly people in Britain believe their grandchildren are a badly disciplined generation with no respect and shallow values. These people blame their own adult children for such kids in family.
They blame their own children for poor parenting which has not set clear behavioural boundaries for their families, the Daily Express reported.
According to a survey, as many as one in six grandparents blame their adult offspring having failed as parents.
The survey of 500 grandparents tried to find out about the quality of their parenting compared to their offspring's.
It found three in 10 say their children are worse parents than they themselves were.
A quarter say their children are too lenient and three out of 10 say their grandchildren lack any discipline at all. Four in 10 say, their children shy away from disciplining their grandchildren for fear of upsetting them or appearing ?too harsh?.
Jane Silk, of magazine Mature Times which commissioned the study, said: ?It?s clear that there is a perceived drop in standards of discipline over the last -generation.?
Many grandparents ?think their children are far too lenient and do not set clear behavioural boundaries for their kids."
Their perception is that this has resulted in a lack of respect for authority and clear values.?
In the survey, two-thirds said their grand-children were not as harshly disciplined as their own kids are. And a quarter of the older generation said tougher discipline should be used.