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What are we raising?
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by Concerned about our kids, Harvest Park Middle School,
on Oct 27, 2011
I've been bothered by some stories I've heard around town in regards to our teenagers. Stories about boys asking girls to homecoming and going overboard. One story was of a young man who purchased dozens of red roses and balloons. He got permission to go into the girl's bedroom by her parents and sprinkle the rose petals all over her bed. The teenagers I was talking to called them "sex petals". Another story I heard is about a boy who froze a key into a heart shaped ice sculpture (I believe he payed for it), had the girl break the sculpture, and told her she held the key to his heart.
Am I the only one that believes this is excessive? Are we not spoiling our children by allowing them to be so extreme? What is going to happen to them when they go out in the real world and realize that they are not rewarded by this type of behavior?
My daughter and I had a long conversation about how some teenagers were being allowed to act as adults and that this type of behavior is not appropriate for 16 year olds. But it bothers me that parents are allowing their children to act in this way.