September 29, 2020

It’s a shame that children don’t have warranties, because they are all broken. It is almost impossible to have a childhood full of adventure and imagination these days, and we keep making it worse.

I believe that kids these days are a bunch of wimps. Parents are so fearful of their child getting injured that it makes it impossible to actually be a kid.

For example, in November 2011, a Toronto elementary school banned the use of hard balls for awhile because someone got a concussion after being hit in the head.

Are you kidding me?

I can’t even begin to guess at what they plan on banning next. If a child falls on the ground and scrapes his knee, are we going to ban the ground too?

Parents are also afraid to just let their kids go outside and play. There is a huge worry that someone might snatch their child. What are we so afraid of now that we weren’t 20 years ago? It’s not like kidnapping is a new thing, it’s been going on for centuries, we are just more aware of it now.

Where are all the kids playing in the streets and at the parks? What happened to the golden rule of “be home before the street lights come on?” Let kids be kids.

If you are looking to preserve your children in mint condition, why don’t you just wrap them in bubble wrap and keep them in their bed.

Technology can be a great thing, but for kids, it is killing them.

The Internet has spawned a whole generation of kids who have no desire to go outside at all. The Internet provides them with endless entertainment until their mind has become numb. Video games can be just as bad as the Internet. Parents don’t seem to care.

There will soon be a day when we no longer see Lego or dolls in stores because there will be no need for them. Instead, kids will be building and playing on their iPad. What a tragedy.

I will never understand why a 12-year-old would ever need a cellphone, but I still see them everywhere. I believe that kids probably spend as much time, if not more time, communicating through texts than they do face to face with other kids.

Kids are wimps, and we are making them that way. We don’t let them go outside because they will be kidnapped. When they do go outside we take away their toys and tell them that they are too dangerous. Keeping them inside is even worse because we just keep them occupied with technology and entertainment.

If you have kids or younger siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews, please let them go outside. If they don’t go, force them. Make them climb a tree and get dirty.  Go out and play a game of Red Rover and maybe they will get a bruise or two.

Kids are not made of glass, so stop treating them that way.