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Old 01-09-2006, 04:39 PM   #46
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I was thinking about this the other day, and it's somewhat related to the theme of this thread.

I'm very surprised at the speed young kids are growing up these days. Very surprised, and quite concerned. I was having a meal at the mall last summer, when I recognised a pair of little girls (aged nine and ten) in the booth ahead of me. Their mother works with my father. She had obviously left them there to run a quick errand. Anyway, they were both smothered in make up and nail polish, wearing short little skirts and petite little shoes with heels. They honestly looked like two underaged prostitutes. I don't know how their mother let them go out like that. That wasn't the least of the problems - the kids would not stop going on and on about all the "cute boys" in their classes and how much they wanted to "kiss them all over." I was kind of amused, repulsed and amazed at the same time. When I was nine, I was wearing Lion King t-shirts and baggy pants, playing rugby with the boys. Or I was at my friend's house colouring and watching cartoons. We NEVER spoke about boys and celebrities. Hell, I only began viewing boys as something more than lumbering oafs when I turned fourteen/fifteen! At the age of nine, not even the girly-girly girls in my school spoke about boys. We didn't care about Hollywood, we didn't care about make up and sexing ourselves up. That sort of thing was "icky!"

Scary thing is, there's only about ten years' difference between myself and these girls. It's not the only shocking case either. My younger sister told me the other day that a twelve-year-old in her old middle school was supsended for having weed in his possession. Fucking hell, smoking weed at the age of twelve. There's something wrong about that.

You can blame parents if you want, but I think 80% of the blame lies in the Internet and television (MTV in particular.)



By the way Carek, thank you for sharing your story. I'm sorry you had to go through that.
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^ya i saw 10/11 year olds making out a the swimming pool and i didnt start waring makeup till gr 8!!and i did not care about boys till gr 8!! and i still dont DRESS LIKE A SLUT!!!(AND NEVER WILL )
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I was thinking about this the other day, and it's somewhat related to the theme of this thread.

I'm very surprised at the speed young kids are growing up these days. Very surprised, and quite concerned.
I don’t know if any one thing is to blame. Raising kids these days must be like watching a multitude of intersecting daggers flying through the kitchen. There’s so much stuff going on, it’s like “where do I begin to inject some meaning and soul.” We’ve got so many heartless multinational corporations pushing product on young people for no higher purpose than to make money. Why many of the young people who are watching the videos, look up to the ass-shaking, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ attitude is a complicated issue. I look at it as a moral one, and something filled with a loss of innocence, as you so eloquently put it. I also think that it leads to a loss of imagination and creativity, and gets replaced with bland sameness.

Sometimes I think that we’re in a cultural void. It’s certainly a bleak time leadership-wise, with our governments. Today's kids are growing up watching wars on television that are sponsored by oil and greed. As well, as many places are prospering, the often hidden story is how in the underbelly of many economic successes, there’s poverty, or at least much struggling. A little known fact, for example, is how locally, St. John’s is booming with its oil revenues, while the demand for subsidized housing is at record levels.

Looking nationally, and globally, there seems to be a lack of hope for many youth. Parents are struggling, and raising a child in many environments is the ultimate version of Survivor. For single parents, this is doubly so.

I still say that it’s too easy to “blame society,” “the media,” or one particular force in looking at the life of a modern kid.

However, I do think that there is great power in equipping children through education, love, etc. It can start in that kitchen I mentioned earlier, with communication, and fostering a sense of purpose. Winning all of the battles is impossible, and for other kids, it may take a long time to reach the real person hidden behind the prostitute-like makeup, or the Pornstar brand shirt.

But, through all of the madness, if someone says that they love you (as Carek has had happen), that’s a great starting point--and an innocent one.
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Kids are definetly growing up faster nowadays, it's unbelievable. Makes the idea of having kids even scarier, since I'm at the age where I'm considering this kind of thing.

About a month ago - I had to run a pregnancy test on a 13 year old, because she was afraid she was pregnant. Just last week, I had a 14 year old with a pierced cl*t. Seriously, how is it possible to be 14 years old and WANT that done?
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i am getting ready to move into a home where there is a 17 year old that is so self-centered and has this outrageous sense of entitlement. She is inches away from not graduating and has no idea that the solution is in her hands because "all the teachers hate me" has taken over.
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i am getting ready to move into a home where there is a 17 year old that is so self-centered and has this outrageous sense of entitlement. She is inches away from not graduating and has no idea that the solution is in her hands because "all the teachers hate me" has taken over.
Someone needs to have her cell phone priviledges revoked for a week or two to shape up
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Someone needs to have her cell phone priviledges revoked for a week or two to shape up
oh, if you only knew...
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Teenagers are really strange, I am one, now I can no longer look at myself the same way
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You don't know any Irish teenagers do you
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i know they do do stuff but not as bad as over here!!!
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It isn't as bad as over there what do you do

Teenagers, French kissing several dozen people in 2 hours, teenagers having sex with strangers, about 50% of teens I know do hash
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10/11 yr olds making out in public, little girls looking like sluts and wearing tones of make-up and coping our horrid celebritys and there sayings(paris hilton, i dont know if u know her), our teens birth rate is up from 10 yr ago and r u a girl?i am and this effects me!!and yes most of the people i know do pot!
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No, I'm male, well that's what i told my girlfriend anyway, so I better be

16 year olds french kissing 11 year olds

6 year olds own make up sets
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ya, its pritty nasty, theyll go with anyone they find not 16yr olds but like theyll flirt with them!!it scares me!!

and they all worship the sluts of our time etc brittany spears, paris hilton, cristina agulara(i cant spell her name), and well all the other ones...i cant think of then right now but i dont lisen to pop music sooo i dont need to know there names!
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