Are we letting the children of today grow up too quickly?

January 28, 2009 2:49pm CST
First off, I would like to state that I am only 27, and not some old woman complaining about the kids of today, and how it was never like that when I was a child! But is it me, or are the children of today becoming the adults of tomorrow a little too quickly? With 8 and 9 year old girls in salons on there mobile phones, having there nails done, worrying about their weight for heavens sake! The youngest anorexic being diagnosed at something stupidly low like 6, suffering depresion! Should the children of today not be just that, I;m not saying the should still play action man or barbie, they can sit in the house and play on computers, watch TV Whatever. But what has happened to a world when children are no longer able to be just children!
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@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
13 Mar 09
In many ways I think that alot of kids grow up to fast in some areas and not enough in others. It's mental maturity that measures the extent of growing up, and a tin of the kids who've cell phones and worry about their weight won't get much maturity as they get around the college age. But then there's a ton of kids who do become miniature adults with the world on their shoulders (I was one of them) from a too young of an age. Sometimes its the parents' faults, sometimes it's society's...sometimes it's circumstantial. It seems that a ton of kids aren't allowed to be kids anymore. To grow at their own pace.
@Lindery (853)
• Latvia
11 Feb 09
I totally agree to your worries, I think the world spins too fast and children get adults much too early. I remember me as 13 years old, I was a kid, I enjoyed my childhood and never have regret that I became a women later than now young girls do. I think it destroys their brain, they should be kids for longer.
• India
29 Jan 09
Yes todays media plays a major role in this aspect. Because Media of today shows matured contets. So automatically childrens dont know about the opposite side of being maturity. Childrens of today worry about weight, thier colour even in the age of 6. Childrens of today have a big exposure to the society than what we had.