Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Why are our children breaking down in record numbers?

The success of MTV's 'Sweet 16'... Because parents are raising a nation of wimps...
Nation of Wimps was an article recently written in Psychology Today. In it, the author noted the following trends: the fastest rise of depression since 1990 is in children; in 1996 anxiety replaced relationships as the main source of college student angst; and only 1 out of 3 adult males reach traditional responsibility by 30 (indicated by a steady job, marriage and children.) The culprit? According to the article, it’s parents who coddle their children too much and do not let them work through their own problems and face the consequences of their actions. It’s ironic that the more you let your children face the music, the happier and better adjusted they will be. Don’t be too quick to intervene. Make your family wimp-free.
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