kids being kids?

United States
June 15, 2008 2:05pm CST
Do you think todays teenagers are expected to grow up to fast? Like they are all running around like little adults? What ever happened to kids being kids?
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@sissy15 (5404)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Sometimes I think they are. They automatically expect them to grow up once they turn 18, and it just doesn't work that way. As a teenager they expect them to act like adults, and well they do, and they get mad at them for it, but at the same time I think they want to be adults. I don't really know how to explain where I'm going, but well that's all I've got lol.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Its the society, but its also the parenting (or lack thereof). Some facets of society do want teens and kids to grow up fast. Remember there is already a psychological aspect inherent in children to make them try and think/act grown-up. Societal makeup is magnifying this effect. There is no real shame anymore, not for children or adults. Kids also know that some parents will defend them in their wrongdoing. And if that's not the case, society has new mindsets on parenting and punishment. Basically punishments shouldn't be employed, or one must use today's discipline which can be rather weak (no cellphone/internet/games for a week/month) Parenting too can be an issue, namely if the parents are minimalist in their duties. Some parents don't monitor what the kids are watching, listening to and absorbing. Other parents have their own dysfunctions, even in front of the kids (strained relationships, dating, excessive profanity) In the end you get youth with many of these deplorable habits due to exposure from several fronts. I don't know what it'll take to let kids be kids, and I'm sad to say that things could get worse from here.
• United States
15 Jun 08
I think a lot of kids think they're already adults when they are far from it. It might be because both parents have to work so much nowadays just to make ends meet and provide for the family. I think a lot of kids are getting little or no consistent care and often have to think for themselves.
@celticeagle (118276)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Jun 08
Honey,Kids are just older than they used to be. I mean they are teaching things in school way early and kids just act so much older now days.