Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Headline News


Out of curiosity, when did peoples personal life become headline news? Has our society become so distorted that a star athlete or an actor/actresses extramarital affairs become more important then our economy? Not since the early 19oo's has our world economy suffered as it is today, yet the media is focusing on a star athletes troubled marriage.

Where did our decline of moral decay begin? My guess would be our educational system and our family structure. Our education system (USA) is one of the worst in the world. I'm not knocking the hard working teachers, as many of my family and friends are educators. I'm talking about he guidelines the state and federal has put upon these educators and the funding that is not available. Our family structure has decayed by putting the needs of children on the back burner. With divorce and two parent incomes leaving kids to fend for themselves after school. Kids are raising themselves and younger siblings. People have put themselves in financial slavery to keep up with the "Jone's". Parents with consuming debt and financial burdens do not have the option to have a stay at home parent. A parent who isn't taxed from a stressful day at the office, who has time to devout to helping their child with homework and to be there for them when they need a shoulder to emotionally lean on. If kids are left to their own devices they will set in front of the TV and play video games or watch mindless television shows.

Do I think the children whom have one parent staying at home are more intelligent or capable of understanding world issues? No, what I am saying is this child will develop communications with an adult. This child will interact with someone and have a healthier relationship with his/her parents. This child will have more confidence. Don't get angry at me if this touches a nerve, do the research and find out for yourself. Our children are slipping through the cracks of society. They are the future of this nation and of this world. I think it is time to invest in them and not focus on trivial media information about someones personal life.

2 comments:

  1. I couldn't agree more. There is a remarkable change in moral and behavior of children nowadays. This is the consequence of parents living above the means, living their own way neglecting what is really important - to teach the children the fundamentals and to prepare the future foundation of the world, the next leaders which are our children and youth today.

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  2. Also, if there is no religion being practiced within the home--which can strengthen the family --the core of morality and values may waver.

    Teachers can only do so much. The child who is given to them for the day, is often a child of parental neglect: not spending much needed time with the kids, listening to what they say,[to them, it's important];not telling your child you'll listen to them later, when you have the time. Later is too late.
    Parents and their priorities often get in the way of families binding together.

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