Not just Texas, Ohio is like that too, respect your parents is a major thing in most places it depends on the parent and the kid though (how they were raised). I was raised in a household that had fish (my dad is still a fish keeper, betta's too)My dad doesn't say anything to me most of the time, I live on my own with my fiance (we are 25 and 29) but I have well water so I get ten gallons a week at his house for my water changes. When he does say something I just smile at him and listen out of respect. Then I do my own thing. Nothing I say will make him understand my water changes since he has never kept anything under a ten gallon. When my fish got ich he told me to treat it for one day with my meds and it would go away. A parent can be stubborn with their beliefs just like we on here are. Knowledge is a two way street and sadly, most of us don't like to learn from each other. I am assuming most of these kids don't mouth. they are just looking at this thread as a way to vent. Venting is healthy for anyone, my mother still calls me to vent about my brother and sister as I am sure she calls them about me. We all need someone to complain to or we may explode! :)
Keep yourself clean and bright, for you are the window through which you must see the world.
Last edited by Shirleythebetta; 02-07-2012 at 04:16 PM.