I'm a kid in Junior High. I, for one, enjoy being a kid. I don't want to grow up too quickly because lets face it, once you grow up, there's no going back. But I've noticed that many of the kids at my public school, girls especially, don't share my opinion. They date at 12, wear makeup even though the rules clearly state you can't and, talk about things that generations before us didn't learn about until they were much older. It's like the kids at my school think it's "Cool" to act like you're 16 when you're actually 13, and, according to the majority of students at my school, it is cool. I don't get why they want to grow up. Adulthood means paying bills, taking care of yourself and getting an actual job. I mean, I guess some people like the fact that you get to move away from your family, but that seems like the only upside.
Overall I think that Kids Should Be Kids and not grow up to fast.
I have tons more to say but I don't want to type any longer. I hope you see my points and arguments that I have stated. Maybe another kid will read this and agree with me.
Kids have too much responsibility these days. They are not allowed to be kids. They worry too much about having fancy cars, cell phones and video games. Technology has made them lazy and not want to do anything but use computers and games. They need to get outside and just play.
Yes, I believe that kids today grow up much too fast. It seems that when my generation were kids, we weren't bombarded at such a young age with sexual and violent themes on tv and in music. Kids are also now warned by their parents and protected from sexual predators, something that in my generation was such a small worry that parents didn't even need to have that talk with their kids.
Yes, kids today definitely grow up to fast. I really think that media has a lot to do with this. Kids are exposed to so much sex and violence. It can often make kids want to act and dress more 'grown up' than they actually are. Another reason why kids grow up to fast is that they hit puberty much earlier than previous generations.
Way too fast, in my opinion. Back when I was a kid, I had an innocence about me. I didn't know what certain things were, nor did I even care. Nowadays, kids as young as 5 know about things they shouldn't know about until they are at least in their teens. I blame this on media and also on the parents.
As someone in middle school, I feel like everybody is too mature for their age. I know a lot of people who do a lot of things inappropriate for their age such as drinking and smoking. Nobody wants to cherish their childhood anymore. Everybody wants the freedom to do things adults do when there is a reason age restrictions are in place. I know 13 year olds in relationships, Explicit ones at that. It just makes me so upset.
I think society does encourage children to grow up too quickly. From the moment we are a few years of age we are put into school. Ever since that first day of preschool or kindergarten, you never stop going to school. You move to middle school to get to highschool, and from highschool to college. You are stuck in this bubble that you must go to college in order to succeed and grow up. We are never given the chance to prove ourselves any other way. Society encourages us to grow up too fast. It is illegal to not go to school in the United States and this forces us to grow up. From the moment you get into highschool you are forced to make a decision on what college you want to go to. And by junior year you really have to start thinking about the future. I am barely 16 and I am already thinking about bills and where I am going to live when I am in college, and how much everything is going to cost. I can’t even drive yet and I’m thinking about health insurance. High school pushes you to get your life together in order to succeed in the future. And now kid channels are showing adult ads to indirectly tell kids to grow up. I have seen older kids, even adults advertising certain games or food on Nickelodeon. Children are being shown adult life when they aren’t even teenagers yet. Society is encouraging them to grow up too fast, but why? I think society encourages children to grow up faster because they already want them to know their future and be more mature. Kids nowadays are being given ipads and technology at such a young age. There was a poll taken in the UK that asked parents of 12 years olds if they thought they were growing up too fast. 70 percent of their children aged 12 or younger can search the web and use technology without the help of an adult. When I was younger everyone around me would push me to be ready for the next grade I was going into. I was never able to live in the moment without someone mentioning something about the future. Society encourages children to grow up faster by putting in their heads what people should look like at their age. For example 12 year olds nowadays are already wearing makeup and have phones. When I was 12 I played with barbies. Kids now are being encouraged to grow up faster than normal. Kids are exposed to so much because of what is on tv now.
See being a kid was hard for me. I grew up without a mom for 8 year and for 8 years I was told to keep my mouth shut just because I was kid o had no right.Ive been abused,sexrual abuse for 8 years I've told all grown ups who was available such as police officers, teachers well sense I was just a kid the decided to believe the adults.They told me that I was lying. They said I was just a crazy kid.Sense that day I always wanted to grow up so stop thinking being a kid is all perfect because it was not for Me. I did not have a childhood I was scrubbing walls as if I was an orphan I had no dolls no dresses in fact my dad wife cut my hair.I had no friends .I got send to foster care all them grown ups spit in my face. I wanted to be a grown up so I can speak my mind o can try to seat down and communicate they always want to be right grown ups never gave me a right to speak they would cut me off.I want to a grown up because o want more freedom I want to speak my mind without grown ups thinking that I am being smart or disrespectful I want to say No I want to stick up for myself without feeling scared.I never had a childhood or teenhood I feel older because I trained myself to be who I am sense my father nor my dad did not raise me at all. I am surprised I even survive all that pain that my parents put me through the abuse,and the favoritism
Due to unsupervised activities undertaken by children like watching movies that have no parental guidance, easy access to internet search engines, population growth where children sleep together with their parents. It is incumbent to parents and government to ensure censured. The human rights organisations have also instilled indiscipline in children.
This is because many of the social and many more agreements don't even make sense that watching videos makes you grow faster or doing things that others do won't make you grow faster. I still won't to drive the car and l am still a childhood imagine that happens. Lol
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KIDS CAN BE WHAT EVERY DON'T BE MEAN TO THEM. Kids are people to they can have some things they want just stop being rude to kids and kids stop going on sites your not supposed to, but kids we can not be rude sometimes be rude when your a teen.
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We are not. Don't judge kids, they have technology and celebrites can be good role models and they can also be your hero like taylor swift and megain trainer. I don't think that children are growing up to fast because they can make their own choises and they tely on their parents for many things. That is why i don't think children are growing up to fast
They arn;t because I am a Kid and would know. I am not forced to grow up to fast and I'm sure If u asked someone they would say no because thier parents arn't forceing them to grow up and they can amke their own decisions no one can tell them what to do
Its good to be mature when you are younger because when it comes to later life they wont struggle. They have been growing up in the technology that is here today so in a different world to the adults nowadays. Nearly every adult thinks children are growing too fast but they are just following technology and become better and more mature.
I'm a freshmen in high school. I have read some posts on here and I strongly disagree. We grow with our surroundings and maturity grows with that. As we progress through the years parents don't understand we are becoming more advanced than they were. UNDERSTAND THE KIDS BEFORE YOU JUDGE.
Because they are dependent on their parents and even at the age of 16 do immature things and go outy to parties get drunk and are irrasponsible. They do not take responsibilty for their actions or think ahead. Their parents have to care for them and clean up their mess.
I believe that children of this age are experiencing life with technology. Life with technology seems fairly new and amazing to some of us who lived prior to technology or have had to watch technology slowly grow over the last 20 years. For kids today, however, that technology has always been there, it only evolves slightly from model to model and it all seems the same to them. I do not believe kids today are growing up too fast, but I do believe they are growing up in a different world than I did.