We listened to the new-wave of child psychologists and childcare professionals and educationists and ended up with a society conditioned to pander to children. A child has more rights in this society than an adult and while the protection of children should be a primary concern, the message of how fragile their poor little egos are and how sensitive to discipline the modern child has become is simply a load of crap. Good doctors collecting enormous salaries for rising to the challenge of protecting children...California Edubabble that advises that you can't tell Johnny or Jane that they failed a test...that would devastate their self-esteem....Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
In the community I live in the problem of University and College students littering loud parties swarming, violence and rowdiness at "keg-parties", street racing the list is lengthy... When I suggested to the local authorities that there's a simple solution I was ridiculed and pushed aside.
If a university student or a college student is involved in something that demands police intervention that student (or students) lose their opportunity to attend the higher-educational facility they've been enrolled in and paid to attend...
Children whether they're university students or not, in these moder times of excess and limited control need to understand that you're behavior is not only unacceptable but is costing the people who live in this community. Losing a year and the tuition might seem...
Funny, I always figured..you know, looking at statistics, it is infact the middle aged generation with the worst record, especially with post secondary behaviour.
All this "Kids these days" talk is really forgetting how much better they are now then when the older generation was their age. Rose Coloured glasses and all that.
From Youth Violence to Gang Warfare..its all down from the older generation, yet the older generation seems intent to brutally punish them for the ways they themselves only recently gave up.
Originally Posted by marygaspe
Semantics. Addictive is anything you cannot stop doing. I've known pot heads and they go insane when they are out of their drug or cannot find it anywhere.
I was a pothead. i didnt go insane when i couldnt find any more. i noticed i could get on with my work better though. I was definately never addicted to pot. I just liked it a lot
I disagree. As bad as were in the 60's, or my kids later in the 70's or the 80's, we never had the sort of moral influences we have now...or the high levels of promiscuity and violence.Hun, in my day, when you broke the law and were caught, you actually could possibly get punished, not slapped on the wrist.
Youth Violence, Down..WAAAAAY Down, Riots..(for every one supporting a good cause like equality there was one preaching a bad cause, like the rise of the Klan).
Promiscouity is lower now than in the 60's, and unsafe sex is WAAAAY down.
Punishment now is far worse than it was, (remember how dragging a minority behind a car got you a suspended sentance?) and every minor was charged as a minor. Now Minors are charged as adults.
Look at any stat you want, Kids today are better behaved than the older generation and punished worse for doing less. The only major difference I see is media coverage, now things are shown on the news that before only showed up in police reports.