Are We Raising A Generation Of Helpless Kids

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I’m sure you’ve all heard a screaming kid at the store before, crying and pleading for some kind of toy. On occasion parents will stop the child’s fit by agreeing, but this is often viewed as a sign of bad parenting. Children these days can be extremely spoiled. It tends to be that if they ask for it, they get it. Children must learn that in the future they will have to work to buy what they desire. Parental figures aren’t always going to be there for you. Two articles that show examples of is The Veldt by Ray Bradbury and Are We Raising a Generation Of Helpless Kids? by Mickey Goodman. Both are great resources that speak of spoiled children. Although The Veldt is fiction and Are We Raising a Generation Of Helpless Kids? is an article, they…show more content…
Believe it or not, some parents don’t realize this. The following is a set of quotes from The Veldt, “‘Will you shut off the house sometime soon?’ ‘We’re considering it.’ ‘I don’t think you’d better consider it anymore, father.’ ‘I won’t have any threats from my son.’” ( “The Veldt” ). Clearly, the son is talking back to his father because he doesn 't want the house off. The house does everything for the kids, so they do not want it off. When the kids get older they may not be able to get the robots, so they might not know how to do basic things when they own a home. The house they live in now gives them everything they want and as you see in the quotes above, the son is very disrespectful towards his parent. This relates to us because in our situation the parents are doing everything for their children much like the house does. Another quote is, “Instead of letting them go outside to play, parents filled their kid’s spare time with organized activities, did their homework for them, resolved their conflicts at school with both friends and teachers, and handed out trophies for just showing up” ( “Are We Raising a Generation of Helpless Kids?” ). This shows how much parents do for their children. They’re awarding kids for doing nothing, and that isn’t teaching them a good lesson. They’re learning that they don’t have to do anything in life and they 'll still be

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