posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 10:00 AM
children these days tend to be out of control, especially in the 18-21 range...although they're not really considered children, but they act like it.
anyway, my reasoning is simply that the generation that was raised with the idea that telling your child "no" is wrong and harmful are growing up
without any kind of social graces and that since they always got their way as children, it should continue into their adult life. so we have a
generation that doesn't understand that sometimes you just can't win. so they get angry and stomp their feet in little temper tantrums and cry
that, and we are so saturated with pop culture and technological distractions that they can't help but think that all that stuff is necessary to
their happiness and that their parents' should give them everything that they "should" have and that "all the other kids" have...even if the
"other kids" are just actors on TV or are celebrities with sickening amounts of money.
and of course, there are the doctors in the pockets of the pharmaceutical companies, who prescribe anti-depressants and other dangerous, experimental
drugs on children whose parents don't want to put effort into raising. i have seen this first hand, sadly, with my niece.
children are difficult little beasts, but i thank whatever that i'm not a child now. if i was, i would probably be diagnosed with autism, or ADHD or
ADD or whatever else they could make up to take the burden of raising a child off the shoulders of the parents, who, if they can't handle it,
shouldn't have had children to begin with.
ultimately it is the parents who are at fault in most situations; plopping the child in front of the television at ages as early as a year old?
that's disgusting. 2 and 3 year olds don't need to sit and watch DVD's and cable shows to keep them occupied. they need to play with other
children, and more importantly, to play with their parents and to know that their parents and family love them and want them around and that are not
just "mistakes". parents need to be patient and to understand that children are not tiny adults. the children don't know any better and grow up
accordingly, so they act like adults but have child brains. parents need to be parents, not friends, not authority figures, not wardens or police,
and yes, eating/drinking copious amounts of junk food and having little physical stimulation doesn't help matters either.
turn off the TV, eat some fruit, and go outside and play.