I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

What are we doing to our children?

on August 28, 2013

Happy Family Laughing in BedLast year when I started blogging, I wrote an article called, What are we doing to our young people today.   If you haven’t read the article, you can click here  In my article, I pointed out the negative affects that the media has on our young people and how they don’t have enough good, positive role models.

Today I read a few blogs and articles about an incident at the VMA Awards that involved Miley Cyrus, a once innocent young Disney star who played the role of Hannah Montana.   I didn’t see the actual program as I rarely watch TV anymore (don’t feel there is much worth watching).  I only saw the pictures, but that was enough for me.  This young woman who used to be a positive role model for young girls, has now shown the world how little respect she has for her own body by prancing around the stage in a sexual manner.  Her performance sends out a very negative message to both women and men and encourages inappropriate sexual behaviours.

Parents and caregivers need to provide their children with a positive, loving atmosphere to grow up in.   They need to help their children build esteem so they will respect themselves and others around them.  They need to teach their children right from wrong and help them make good choices.  TV viewing, internet and cell phone use need to be restricted according to a child’s age so they are not viewing any inappropriate content that will affect them in a negative way.   Growing up in a loving, positive environment will help a child build esteem so they will be much better equipped to handle all the negative peer pressure and media pressure that they will encounter.

It is a tough world to grow up in.  We need to make sure it isn’t any tougher than it has to be.  Be a positive role model to your children and everyone around you so they will become a responsible, caring adult.

What are you doing to your children?

Are you a good role model?

How are you affecting their character?

Are you protecting them from any negative influences?

What kind of person do you want your child to become?

Children are our greatest asset and we need to treat them with the utmost care.  They are the future leaders of the world.  Let’s take responsibility and start raising them properly!


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