I remember growing up in a neighborhood where kids played games such as Red Light-Green Light, Duck Duck Goose, Tag and etc. outside almost every single day. Nowadays, kids are being destructive with their time and getting into trouble almost every single day. Who’s to blame?
Well, truth of the matter is, a lot of parents have failed as being parents to their kids. A lot parents forgot that when their child does something destructive that he or she should be discipline and/or punished for their actions. A child should know what he or she did was wrong and the consequences of his or her wrong doings. The first discipline a child receives shouldn’t come from the police. The police shouldn’t have to discipline your child. That’s your job. As a parent, you are supposed to instill in your child at an early age the difference between right & wrong and the consequences that come with the choices he or she makes. Yes, some parents have tried to do so but it’s also a matter of consistency. Trying to buy a child’s love with expensive things will not get the job done; it will only enable them and make the situation even worse. If you don’t notice a change or if your child is continuing to behave in a destructive matter then you should try another method. Seek help from family or professionals if necessary. Usually when a child is experiencing behavioral issues, that child is dealing with some sort of personal problem within his or her life that may occur because of the lack of a parent, learning disabilities and etc. It’s important to find out what’s going on within a child’s life that makes that child behave in a destructive matter. No child is born with the intentions of ever harming another human being. You haven’t seen a baby and thought in your mind “oh he’s gone be a killer” or “oh she’s gone be a prostitute”. Something happened in that person’s life that made that him or she becomes a danger to society.
Unfortunately, many people have the mentality that they have to protect themselves from getting hurt before they get hurt but in reality they’re already hurting inside and don’t know how to deal with the pain that they have encountered in their lives. Everyone can’t handle bad news and even neglect very well. Gangs are a lot of people’s outlet when it comes to finding that love or dealing with rough situations. If you think about it, most gangs stick together and develop a bond, which most of its members never had or experienced before. The “toughest” person usually turns out to be the person that carrying the most pain in his or her heart. Next time you point your finger and say that the world today is all messed up because of today’s generation. Who’s in charge of today’s generation? Who’s really to blame? #talkish
Here’s a throwback single from Will Smith “Just The Two Of Us”: