Our country and pretty much the world has gone to hell and we all know it. Violence and crime are everywhere and no longer rare occurrence. I understand with the Internet and media we have access to much more info. That doesnt change stats. We are a modern day Sodom and Gamora forgive my spelling.
So how did this happen and how do we stop it if we can? Part of the problem is we lost traditional values. Many of you dont even know what those are anymore. I recall playing outside, riding my bike, football in street with neighbors etc etc. I also recall fearing the wrath of my parents. I am not talking about beatings. I was taught to respect my parents and all adults. The world changed. A family can no longer survive on a single income so both parents work. This means loss of valuable parenting time. Divorce became a solution instead of a last resort and is MUCH too easy to get nowadays. Children have been given too much power and now parents fear the children! Did you know that juvenile crime began a steady increase after “spanking” became taboo! Now the school tries to parent your child as does our Government! We took parenting away from parents and we got chaos. Look At Ozzie and Harriet, Father Knows Best, The Brady Bunch, etc These family’s even though fictional were happy and free of the troubles we see today. The children listened to parents even when they disagreed. They are close knit and share much together. They talked and cried together even laughed. Its time we took back parenting and maybe see a change in our country for the better.
I can say I raised my children (all 5) with traditional values and none of them ever smoked, had underage sex, did drugs, drank, committed any crimes, joined a gang etc. They are NOT perfect but I am proud of each one of them.