Where will the lives of our children be in 3 generations to come?
Way back when children used to be married off as soon as they came of age. As soon as girls menstruated they were considered old enough to take on the day to day duties of women. These duties included cleaning and taking care of a home and a husband.
So many before us fought to abolish this. To let children be children for a longer time, we deemed them not capable or ready to embark on such responsibilities.
Their bodies and minds not yet fully developed enough to take on these roles and responsibilities.
Now look at us. We are reverting back to the old ways in different ways.
Children walk around with cell phones that cost more than my basic Wall mart purchased BlackBerry. Our young people are ‘sexting’ and 6 year olds are playing video games with over 18 ratings that are put there for a reason, they are filled with crazy violence, nudity, gore and language!!
People argue that children are more mature now and that we are preparing them for the future. I argue that we are preparing our world for generations of people that lost their childhood, that are under prepared as they have lost the very thing that we fought to free them of.
Children have always wanted to be like their parents, like other adults, that’s why they play dress up but excuse me when I say no it IS NOT cute that your ten year old is walking around looking, talking and being treated like they are 20.