Why is this seen as a bad thing? I've noticed that the younger generation of boys now show their emotions more than when i was in school, i dont see this as a bad thing at all. Its more socially acceptable now for boys to actually show and feel their feelings instead of them being told to suck it up and act like a man. Maybe this generation will provide more loving fathers and partners since they arent holding their feelings back.
I think parents are different, due to everyone in everyones business, so kids that need their butts busted no longer get this, for fear of being prosecuted.
Who says they are? What evidence are you using to make that assumption?