‘Children do not respect their parents as much as they did in the past. this behavior is now having a negative impact on society’. discuss.
In the Victorian era, it was believed that ‘children should be seen and not heard’. accordingly, children were not entitled to voice any form of opinion, let alone, express dissent. today, the pendulum has swung the other way, with children even being entitled to sue their own parents. the empowerment of children combined with a lack of respect towards parents is, without doubt, to the detriment not only of the child’s immediate family but to society also, as a whole.
Children used to learn respect from their elders and those in authority as a part of growing up and interacting with their parents. now, this is not the case. greater privileges being granted to children today, along with the breakdown of the traditional family unit, are both to blame. whatever the cause, the outcome is a resultant lack of respect towards authority in any form. chaos reigns in many inner city schools as teachers struggle and fail to maintain discipline, whilst in towns and cities police try to control under-age crimes.
The situation does not ameliorate as children reach adulthood, either. such overt disregarded for authority merely translates into more serious offenses with regard to crime, as the child grows up. nor is such a lack of respect expressed through contempt for authority, alone. if a child has not learned to respect their parents, then what hope have they got for creating mutual loving relationships as adults? the child who does not respect his parents, more likely than not will fail to respect his partner, too.
On one can dispute the fact that society is disintegrating due to an undermining of all forms of authority. if we are to stop the rot, we have to address the problem at the root. a respect for parents has to be instilled in children so that they are held in check by authority and learn to respect society’s mores.
Young people in the modern world seem to have more power and influence than any previous young generation. why is this the case? what impact does this have on the relationship between old and young people?
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