From reality T.V and the news, FB, reading the paper- and witnessing life... wow Teens today! NEVER MIND teens today! PARENTS TODAY! If your teen thinks it is COOL to have a baby - I will say it > where the heck are your parenting skills!?
IT is not COOL for the amount of TEENS to be having babies that are having babies! Not married, (not that really matters- I have many friends 20 years later that no longer married) do not have steady jobs are in many cases do NOT even finish their high school education. More and more babies are being born to young moms- who really are not ready, prepared for the 20+ year job they just took on! AND no dads! A generation is being brought up without dads. Or more of what I am hearing a generation being raised by already also stressed grandparents because young moms soon find they have a hard time handling.
You read and see it every day. IT IS harder for teens today!
$$$ schools- $$$, no jobs, parents working harder, parents working more hours less family time.
The most important second thing that appears to be COOL - guns and gangs. NOT COOL
It speaks for itself especially in this city Toronto that I grew up in. This summer full of guns, death, gangs and violence. IT's NOT cool. Sadly most realize how UN cool it is once they are in jail or have lost a life.
ATTITUDE. Kids are getting away with so much attitude. They think it's o.k. /cool to walk up to a stranger and tell them to go fuck themselves. They walk around angry and miserable. Sadly they grow, angrier, nastier and alone. The crap they get away with IN school is terrible - I feel for teachers and other students that grasp the importance of an education but are forced to deal with others attitude and Bullshit. Not COOL.
All this is on the rise... WHY? Where are today's parents? WHEN your children are young they need direction and LOVE and they need to think - ahead of the moment to see that what they think as today's cool could have them turned into tomorrows Fool. Sad all around. They don't need all that STUFF that parents work so hard for, most do not appreciate it anyway.
TEENS are big kids. STILL needing lots of LOVE - even more! Patience and teaching - after all they will soon be tomorrows adults and that effects us all.
DON'T LIE to them about Cannabis. If you drink ALCOHOL - make sure they understand how many lives are ruined by alcohol daily on every level - EDUCATE them so they can be the intelligent beings they are - with a chance at a positive future.WE all need to Teach our children about moderation, choice and responsibility.
xox LOT's of LOVE they can never have too much LOVE.
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