Failing our youth

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Are we failing the future leaders of the free world? The youth of today is totally different from any generation.

Yes, every generation is different but this “new age” generation is like none other. How do we get the youth bank in the youth? How can we as adult correct our wrong?

How we failed our youth?
Everything is so readily available to our youth today. They do not understand the concept of earning the things they want. The word NO is taboo from a parent to a child. Why us that?

Well we are in an age where parents are still kids themselves or parents who don’t know themselves. There is a vicious cycle of parent & kid growing up together.

To effectively rear productive law abiding citizens, we as adults must be ready to teach & rear our kids. The notion of kids don’t come with a book need to be thrown out. Yes there is no one book that can tell you how to rear your children; however, you must be at a stage of maturity to understand the true magnitude of rearing children in the 21st century.

How do we correct our wrong?

  • 1. First STOP having children until you are mentally, physically, & emotionally ready to be a parent.
  • 2. Stop trying to be your child FRIEND only. Be parent first & friend second.
  • 3. Set boundaries. Teach your kids that things are not handed to them but earned. They are not entitled just because they ask for it.
  • 4. Teach them to give back. Volunteering to help those less fortunate than your child will help them to appreciate what they have.
  • 5. Teach life lessons: financial, relationship, skill building. Give your kids a solid foundation on which they can continue to build on as adults.
  • We must stop allowing the television and celebrities rear our kids & set the mindset of our future leaders.

    Remember kids mimic what they see. What are you teaching your kids? Is your example setting then up for failure & hardships?

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    About PK

    A wife, mother, sister, and aunt. I scrapbook for a hobby. I am a business woman that owns two businesses. I love to talk & meet people. God is working in my life. The mission of this blog is to strengthen marriages. Marriages are the nucleus of our communities and we must nurture and strengthen marriages in order to transform our communities.

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