and pick on them? and make weird faces at them
Because their parents didnt teach them to respect their elders and behave. It is a parents responsibility to teach their children how to behave and to respect other people. There will always be the children who will rebel and disobey a parent, but a parent should ALWAYS discipline them and correct the situation. There is no reason for a child to bully their parent and get away with it - except lazy parenting.
Also they may be seeing the same behaviour from their father and act like him. If that's the case then the mother has very low self esteem and has been bullied by her husband/partner and therefore is in a horrible position and unable to command respect from the child.
the parents have spoiled them and given them what they wanted. They think that they can do whatever they want and be given it on a silver plater
Because the parent never taught them that they were the child
The perents didn't show them how to give respect.
good answer mandy