I've had such a heavy heart this week. (nothing to do with me or Mister Wonderful)
It has to do with Today's Youth.
Without saying a lot, I had an incident happen with 2 of my students (ages 5 & 6) that really was eye opening for me.
I couldn't help on my drive home today and think about all the things I wanted to address/talk about on blogger about this.
I am extremely concerned that kids act like adults at an alarmingly early age.
Which renders the reasons WHY?
Conversations at school.....
Are all robbing our children of their innocence.
Our children's minds are saturated with immorality and thoughts of intimacy that should only be experienced in marriage. They're being robbed of innocence. Their hormones are awakening and society is throwing fuel on the fire, enticing them to explore things they are not mature enough for.
With television and the internet playing a bigger and bigger role in their lives, children are being introduced to ideas and issues which used to be kept away from them. Rather than having fun for the sake of it, and going out to play, they're receiving the adult world in a largely unfiltered form.
Which makes me scared all over at how much my students especially my sixth graders act/say things/ behave as high school seniors would do.
I am sad. Sad because when my parents were kids, the misbehavior that happened was spit wads and chitty chatty kids.
My youth was just kids that thought using swear words was "cool".
Today's youth: I can't even list it all on here how different they are from when I was a kid. And different not in a good way.
Case in Point where I really noticed this?
The Super bowl commercials
"Give---and you shall receive"
Holy Sex in a commercial.
HOW DOES ONE EXPLAIN this to a child who sees it?
"Give what daddy?" What will you "Get?"
Oh wait that's right. Today's parents "don't" explain. They just dodge the subject. Or the parents pretend that they don't have to explain because their kid is to young to understand.
Oh what a bubble the many who think this live in!
SEXY AND I KNOW IT
Great song. FOR ADULTS
This week alone I have had to correct more 6 and 7 yr olds with using this word that I could of ever imagined.
I ask "Do you know what sexy means?"
Most say, No.
So then I reprimand them for using a word that could mean something bad without actually knowing what it means. Then I have to go over "proper" vocab as to what other words you can use instead of sexy. Sexy is a GROWN UP word.
But you can say:
Etc etc etc...
This is why I am a CONSERVATIVE.
THERE NEEDS TO BE RULES!
THERE NEEDS TO BE PEOPLE TO TELL YOU NO!
THERE NEEDS TO BE SOMEONE TO RUN THIS COUNTRY with MORALS AND VALUES and GOD!
I cannot take this. It breaks my heart.
I actually smiled when I overheard a sixth grader tell me she wasn't allowed to see anything higher than a PG movie.
Yeah here I am screaming silently "YOUR PARENTS ROCK!!!"
Today's children are being invited to engage with ideas that they simply don't have the maturity to deal with.
Am I way off on this?
I say no.