Teenage Daughter

@mjs999 (32)
Philippines
August 26, 2008 8:50am CST
I'm very much dissapointed of what was teenagers are doing now adays. In my time we are trying to help our parents after school but now my teen daughter havent the time to help the house chores because his busy preparing her assinment and all homeworks that the teachers are giving, Did the teachers now different from my time? Did school works much difficult to explain? Why there are many school works now?
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@metalhalo (601)
• United States
26 Aug 08
They think of our children as sponges. The more information they load into them the more they'll soak in. Everyone knows that children can be incredibly smart but overburdening them with anything is never a good idea. It's stressful. Education should be your childs number 1 priority. House chores should come later. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great way to instill responsibility and maturity. But if you're expecting your child to get his chores done before his homework then he could come to resent you. When I was a teenager my mother left everything to me. Granted she was a single mother and working a full time job but now that I'm a mother I see she could've done things so much more differently. She'd leave me alone (literally) all weekend and sometimes on school nights. I was expected to clean the house, wash our laundry (mine and hers), take out the trash, cook myself dinner. All these chores before I could start on my school work. It's no wonder why I got horrible grades in school, with no one around to help me if I had questions. I had to rely on friends to help. And no, some of you might be thinking "How ungrateful!" but my mother wasn't working when she leaving me alone all those nights, she was spending time with her boyfriend. It was extremely selfish on her part. Mothers are supposed to be around to help lighten their children's burdens. Children shouldn't be expected to have their "chores" done before homework.
@SangsTurks (1447)
• India
26 Aug 08
Life has become more of a fight now, fight to prove oneself, fight to go ahead fom others, fight to be the best. There was a time when 70% marks were really good but now-a-days it is nothing, only 85% and above are considered good. life has become a rat race where everybody is running towards a goal set by parents and teachers and everybody around them.
@dheal888 (283)
• Indonesia
26 Aug 08
As a parent maybe must know that teenagers needs to recognize teen is different than raising a child. Teenagers is a period transition, so she need to learn how to become independent while conforming to a group. But as a parent we have job as her parent is to prepare her for life on her own. There is no greater reward than that.
@narayan2006 (2955)
• India
26 Aug 08
Dear friend,people of every generation are constantly evolving in their life style,habits and attitude in response to the changing social and economic environment.With explosive rise in population and increasing competition,life is becoming very tough and srained,in everyfield.To-day's teenagers are more concerned for their career development and future sustainance, in the midst of keen competition in their fields of choice. With rapid advance of technology,they need to constantly update and enhance their skill and professional competence to meet their future goals. They are hard pressed and hardly find much time to attend to the daily house chores.As elders,we need to fully support and inspire them to efficiently meet their life's goal,with renewed knowledge and skill. I believe, they are perfectly aware of their ethical resposibilities towards their elders too.It is only the generation gap that creates such misunderstanding. Have a nice day !!
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
26 Aug 08
In the case of my children, they had much more homework and in school assignments than I recall having growing up. I guess there is so much more that kids have to learn in order to be competetive. If your daughter is working on school assignments and homework don't be too upset that she has no time to help with the chores. Her education and good grades are important.