With all these stories like the two teenagers killing that baby, and Adam Lanza shooting those kindergartners; Do you think America has failed its children? We obviously aren't protecting them well enough and it scares the shit out of me to think that our future is dying because we aren't looking after the future. We only seem to be concerned with what's on facebook and twitter while our kids are probably suffering from mental and emotional problems that we just give the pills for and send them on our way so they can't disrupt our Farmville.
Sorry I'm going on a tangent but it seems to me like we are failing our children.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:17 PM on Mar. 26, 2013 in Politics & Current Events
The 17 year old hasn't been in school since October of 2011, the 15 year old (reported as a 14 year old in some of the articles) is in 8th grade. Now, there may be learning disabilities and such, but those two things can clue me in to the fact that these young men were not being nurtured at home. They likely lacked supervision and were not held responsible for their bad decisions. Likely any consequences from bad behavior clearly wasn't harsh enough. There isn't too much information in the articles about the kids, but just from what is reported you can tell that they did not have a stable, loving, nurturing upbringing. Their intent was to rob someone and when they didn't get what they want they killed a child and shot the mother as well.
Answer by QuinnMae at 1:37 PM on Mar. 26, 2013
Who is WE? Do you have a frog in your pocket?
No, I don't think we are failing our children in that way. Some people clearly are, but I do not include myself with that faction. I teach my kids right from wrong, give them consequences for bad behavior and make them deal with the outcome of their poor decisions. That's how we learn to do differently next time. I think some parents baby their kids too much. Some think kids deserve trophies for participating. My job is to prepare my kids for the world as a young adult.
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:21 PM on Mar. 26, 2013
I'm not being immature. I raise my kids. While there is a little of the 'it takes a village' in any community, I am ultimately not responsible for how others raise their kids. Nor are they responsible for raising mine.
There have always been bad kids that are trouble makers. I think we just have a different understanding of it these days. I think we hear more about horrible crimes because there are many 24 hour news channels that need to fill 24 hours with things to talk about. These things have always happened, we just hear more about it now. Population has grown and thus the number of crimes have probably risen as well, but in proportion to population it may actually be pretty much the same per capita.
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:31 PM on Mar. 26, 2013
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Answer by baconbits at 12:34 PM on Mar. 26, 2013
The main type of parents that are failing their children are "friend parents". Because they are not properly disciplining or providing proper limits and consequences. Thankfully not all parents are that way but, yes there have been enough in the last 20 yrs or so, that we (society) are now feeling the effects. The best thing a parent can do for their child is to not raise them with a sense of entitlement & to teach them right from wrong.
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