Ok, so picture yourself back in the 60's where kids ran free...with their parents right at their heels. sounds like fun right?! How about not. Parents were so much more stricter back in the day, but not only that, kids didn't really think for themselves, well at least the "good kids." Sure they could hang with their friends, go on dates, and do all that good stuff teenagers did, but they were limited. Their parents would try, and were usually successful, to keep them away from people/friends that they thought were "bad company," but they probably just thought they were the devil. So in other words, parents were uptight.
So coming back to present day 2010, what do you think parents or grandparents think of their kids today? Well I'll tell you what I see and hear from my own family. My family is what I call "Modern Old-School." They may look like they live in this era, but truth be told, their minds are still in the 60's back in their home country. They overreact with little things and yes they love to follow you, right on your heels. Except in my family it's more like you follow them.
Old school parents are the worst. One wrong move and they think that kids are complete rebels and out of control. Which may be the case with some kids but not all of them. They probably think that society and media is affecting todays generation and compelling them to do as they wish. I think it's more because society in a way tells us to think for ourselves. Of course, thinking for yourself, and disobeying your parental unit, doesn't mix well.
What do you think? Should parents chill out and just kick it back more? Or should they be concerned that their little baby is growing up????
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I'm not usually someone who writes a lot , not publicly anyway but I do love to express my self through art, usually visual art but most of the time the art I make is influenced by something . In this case it's a song a written by one of my favorite musicians as a response to the feeling of horror and disbelief as he watched the Twin Towers in New York go from icons to ruins on 9/11/01. The song is sad,…See More