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Do you reckon Aussie kids are overall more polite than British? I have a sense they may be.

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You are a trier, I will give you that lol


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Do you reckon Aussie kids are overall more polite than British? I have a sense they may be.

 

Nope, much of a muchness.

 

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Do you reckon Aussie kids are overall more polite than British? I have a sense they may be.

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No I don't think they are more polite. Some of them are feral. Some of them were at kings park terrorising ducks and the parents didn't even do anything, they were young though so really it should be the parents telling them it's wrong. I've met some not very nice older ones too though. Like Dan said - we've all got the same first world problems

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Do you reckon Aussie kids are overall more polite than British? I have a sense they may be.

 

Perhaps even more spoilt and certainly possessing sense of entitlement. Less obvious as fewer perhaps out and about without parent supervision. What age are we talking? Teenage ones probably more so but less street wise than UK peers.

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Kids in first world countries are all the same. Some little rotters but mostly good kids.


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I find teenagers here in general a lot more articulate than their English counterparts - always thought it was something to do with the big focus on presentation skills at school, and socialising a lot more in mixed age groups when they are younger.


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There are good kids and feral kids in both country's, in fact probably in all countries the world over.

 

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I find teenagers here in general a lot more articulate than their English counterparts - always thought it was something to do with the big focus on presentation skills at school, and socialising a lot more in mixed age groups when they are younger.

 

Our boys friend circle are extremely well spoken and polite. I'm not sure we would find the same in a city environment in either country.


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Definitely not. Kids are kids. Some are polite, some not. Some of the most entitled, bratty girls I've ever encountered were the ones at my daughters' school in Sydney, but they were definitely a product of their parents. They really had no idea how to behave, but then you get those kids here too, just as you find polite, articulate, thoughtful young people everywhere.

We've had lots of girls on exchange from different European countries staying with us over the years and it's the same for them too, although the nicest, most helpful and polite girls have been German. That may just be the ones we've been lucky enough to host though.

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If you have the time to meet every Aussie kid and Every British kid ... and survey their level of politeness... you may have your answer...


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I call this a handgrenade thread, the question is thrown in and the poster walks away knowing the answer anyway.


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My experience is that Aussie kids are more self assured around adults and less shy.

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I call this a handgrenade thread, the question is thrown in and the poster walks away knowing the answer anyway.

Some of us have friends round and a bit of a life

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I get the sense that Aussie teenagers are more 'rounded' in that they seem quietly confident without being obnoxious, and I'm often surprised at how polite they are.

 

That said, this is purely subjective, and having not lived in the UK for 8 years I'm not sure I can make a meaningful comparison. I do remember my own teenage years though as being a fraught insecure time, overcompensating by being cynical and moody was the order of the day: me and my mates would have come across to adults as obnoxious little *****!


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My experience is that Aussie kids are more self assured around adults and less shy.

 

Again, that would vary with individuals. Our kids friends are very self assured, by contrast our (Australian) kids are painfully shy.


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My experience is that Aussie kids are more self assured around adults and less shy.

 

Have you met Aussie kids at Fitzroy crossing yet? Or perhaps in Bourke .... might change your view..


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Have you met Aussie kids at Fitzroy crossing yet? Or perhaps in Bourke .... might change your view..

 

Or Woodridge or Logan Central lol


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The way my children (young adults) have always interacted with others has been down to knowing what we expect of them as their parents. My two had a great group of friends in the UK with only one that I can think of whose I had to watch/lilsten to when they were around. Here, equally, they have a made friends who very much reflect their own values.

 

My son was volunteering at the Neon run a parent who knows him and his friends fed back that on the train a family with grandparents/young children got on and my son and friends automatically stood up to offer seats, answered questions about where they'd been/what they'd been doing (as dressed in T. shirts that said volunteer on the back), and the feedback was that the oldest member of the family turned to someone and said that youngsters get bad press and that it was good to see that there were young lads who were so polite. It was great to here that when out with mates he didn't think twice about doing what would be expected of him.


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..........down to upbringing and what social experiences their exposed to....

...........comparing mine to cousins in England ,France and America....

..........those with similar upbringing and social interaction......much of a muchness....in behaviour and attitude....

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..........down to upbringing and what social experiences their exposed to....

...........comparing mine to cousins in England ,France and America....

..........those with similar upbringing and social interaction......much of a muchness....in behaviour and attitude....

 

Of course and that makes perfect sense, it has nothing to do with the country clearly.


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My experience is that Aussie kids are more self assured around adults and less shy.

 

That can vary between children in a family though. Our middle daughter always spoke to everyone and anyone. I remember her chatting away to shop assistants even when she was tiny and her preprimary teacher always commented on how she liked to extend her news/show and tell as long as possible and was really entertaining. Our youngest, until fairly recently was more reserved (not now!), but not impolite. Our eldest has always been quietly confident - happy to chat to anyone, but doesn't push herself forward.

Our children have spent parts of their childhoods, then their adolescence, in Australia and the UK (we went to Aus when they were 5, 3 and 1, back to the UK when they were 9,7 and 5. Back to Aus when they were 14, 12 and 10 and back here at almost 16, 14 and 12) and there really isn't any difference between them or their peers in either place. Their friends have generally always been engaging and articulate and happy to chat to us. People are people wherever they live.

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