Do you believe our children will have a harder time then us when ...
September 8, 2008 2:46pm CST
Do you believe our children will have a harder time then us when they are our age because they are spoiled today ? A friend and a were talking the other day and she is convinced her children will have a harder then she has today because they are spoiled , because she buys them everything they want and because they expect everything to be handed to them . She feels that because the times are getting harder that it will be harder for them when everything is more expensive and they are not able to afford all the things they had when they were younger . With the rising costs of gas , groceries and our bills she feels that we are going to hit a depression and that many children will not be able to function because of what they grew up with . Do you beleive our children will have a harder time because we try our best to give them what they want ? Do you beleive that we will hit a point that we will be like years ago and not be able to afford to drive to work ? Do you believe what we do for our children today may actually make it more difficult for them when they are older and why or why not ?
9 Sep 08
I don't think they will have a hardr time . There will always me ways to make money and parents will always try to help there children even when tehy are older and think that the children will be able to supprot themseves even if prics go up cause they would make more money at the jobs they do .
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8 Sep 08
I agree that some kids will have it harder because life is so convenient for most of them. Most parents want their child to have the things growing up that they didn't so they work harder to give them more. Then you have the parents who are rich and can give their kids whatever they ask for. I was watching a show on television the other day and this little girl was so spoiled it was ridiculous. She bragged about how she didn't clean anything or do any chores. Is that what society has come to? What will happen when she's on her own and her parents aren't there to fulfill her every wish? Life will definitely be hard for her then. SO, again, I agree that life will be harder for most of the kids these days because they are used to getting what they want without having to work for it.
8 Sep 08
It is true that today it seems that many parents don't expect their children to do anything anymore . I want my children to be self sufficient when they are older and don't see why they can't help out around the house as they help make the mess so I feel they can help tidy up but this did cause big problems with one of my teens because she felt she shouldn't have to do anything cause other children in her class didn't have to do anything and she felt like we were abusing her by making her wash dishes or clean the kitty litter . Thank you for your response .
10 Sep 08
i dont believe. it depends on how you discipline your kids. i do discipline my daughter at an early age. im always telling her whats happening in the real world. im telling her to be independent already. i let her work for herself and teach her how to save her own money. i want her to experience how to pay bills with her own money.