Do you think we tend to forget what we were like as kids and/or teenagers and pretend kids today are far more innocent than they really are? I know for a fact at least one girl I went to school with was sexually active in 4th grade (which was 1981), and one was pregnant in 8th. I KNOW I watched movies like Porky's and Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Risky Business as soon as they hit HBO and understood exactly what was going on. All my friends had a very tattered copy of Judy Blume's Forever that was passed around like the holy grail.
To hear people talk, we were all pure as snow until our first high school (or later) experiences, and it's only today that kids are oversexed and over exposed because of "looser standards" (seriously, go back and watch Footloose or Grease again). Are more kids getting in trouble because we assume they are more sheltered than they really are?
Answer by rhianna1708 at 5:27 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
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Answer by Crissy1213 at 6:17 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
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Answer by BlueCollarMama at 6:40 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
What ever happen to trying to protect our children and their innocents. They are innocent until they are exposed to stuff. And yes more and more kids are being exposed to stuff that is not age appropriate. But that doesn't mean we should just throw them too the wolves. I am not so naive that I think I can protect my kids from things, but I don't need to deliberately expose them to things either. I agree with Crissy1213. I really believe we are creating our own problems.
Answer by TBandNCmommy at 6:40 PM on Jun. 25, 2010