Ancient Art Of Parenthood

Children walk home from school every day and never realize what lurks beyond
their protected space (Miller 105). In today’s world the acceptance of latch
key children should not be tolerated. Unfortunately, our society condones such
behavior from the adults. As a result, these children wear a chain around their
neck with a house key attached, in order to enter into their home. As the
youngsters leave school, they enter a silent world (Kay 94). To illustrate,
children enter into an empty house which has been abandoned since breakfast that
morning. Therefore, television when turned on, replaces the absence of their
parents. At this time, children experience serious conditions which they may not
be able to handle (Gaines 94). For example, they encounter the introduction of
smoking a cigarette, drinking alcohol, and using harmful illegal drugs. Also,
children are exposed to more violent crimes which usually happen in the first 60
minutes after school. Consequently, some children walk home, through undesirable
areas where they may see someone being killed right in front of them. Therefore,
alone and unsupervised, the youngsters make their own food while waiting for
their parents to return home from work (Brazelton 44). The art of parenthood has
diminished, like an extinct animal which could be reinstated into the family
unit; especially when parents need to teach and nurture their offspring, detour
their young ones from negative peer pressure, and, work within a financial
budget. Parents bring children into the world to educate these individuals on
how to care for themselves (Braverman). However, children become influenced by
their friends especially when spending money is involved (Krol 16 ). Ultimately,
they make decisions on the purchase of their clothing, the music they listen to,
and even the movies they watch, all based on their friends’ opinion. On the
other hand, young people realize how their parents have many years of experience
in the area of spending money. Therefore, they listen to the advice from their
parents on the dealings of financial matters. However, young people have always
faced heavy financial demands as they reach maturity (Blankstein 133). The
difference today is the sheer diversity of the choices, few of them inexpensive.

Therefore, they should become skilled and well educated in money management (J.L.

48). In addition, parents teach their young to eat the right meals, to absorb
enough sleep, and to do their best in school. Also, as children reach the age of
eight years old, their strict discipline and respect for elders should have
already been implanted by their parents (Ogle). Eventually, these young people
acquire jobs to obtain a true sense of responsibility of work ethics and the
supreme independence from parents. Ultimately, the sheer existence of children
blueprinted by their parents creates vibrant individuals who can master the
world. For instance, young people know how to respond in case of fire or
electrical emergencies. Also, they understand the techniques of first aid and
how to get help fast. Again, young people earn money from part time employment
which is combined with the allowance from parents. Therefore, their income per
week could be drastically increased by a substantial amount (Fischer 51).

Consequently, children can benefit financially by being creative with their free
time (Briles 108). For instance, young people project enthusiasm toward part
time employment especially when the work creates lively activity. Even though
parents try to guide their off spring right, there may be an unplanned
development to reroute these individuals in another direction. While on the
other hand, young people should be accountable for their misbehavior. Young
people strive hard at school to achieve acceptance among their friends (Warburton).

To illustrate, students pride themselves on having many friends, even if they
introduce harmful habits. In addition, peer pressure explodes dramatically with
socializing in school and being accepted in certain groups, especially during
their adolescent years (Ignatz). Furthermore, students may experiment with
illegal drugs which establish popularity among their friends. Unfortunately,
these young people, when exhibiting interest in these deadly drugs, isolate
themselves from family members and associates. Ultimately, they feel depressed
about school work and their social life takes a leaping plunge. In other words,
young people regrettably surrender to the illegal substance which eventually
takes control of their life. Also, alcohol flourishes rapidly among young
people, particularly between the ages of ten to seventeen (Flohr, P.). For
example, groups of adolescents creatively sneak alcohol to a party which has
taken place after school. Secondly, the alcohol is poured into a reservoir of
punch which alters the taste. Eventually, when the other children drink the
spoiled punch they are introduced indirectly to the