I moved to the US when I was 18 so I was raised in Czech. And the truth is that our parents (and my friends' parents) were pretty strict: no talking when adults are talking, no talking back, you do what I tell you.. (Of course, we also had a lot of fun with our parents)......As a parent now, I see the true value in their strict manners: it pays off! But I think that those times have changed quite a lot. I don't know what it is but ever since the wall came down in 1989 this parenting style has been slowly melting away from the Czech culture. The Czech kids are much more brattier now. My mother is a high school teacher (Business school) - has been for about 25 years . She told me just recently that the current freshmen students (born after 1989) are very rude compared to the older kids in school. The teachers are sometimes affraid to even write on the blackboard because if they turn away from the class something bad may happen. She said that has never been the case in the past. Also, schools have a lot of gangster groups now. So, I think that that is unfortunatelly the prize the Czech Republic had to pay for its democracy... :?