Friday, December 01, 2006

Kids growing up faster? Why?

'Teen Tweens': Kids are growing up faster – but is that a good thing?

Here's a challenging article from a San Diego newspaper stating that today's "tweens" are yesterday's teens. Some intesting things to think about. Here's an excerpt:

Beyond the drugs, sex and rock'n'roll their boomer and Gen X parents navigated, technology and consumerism have accelerated the pace of life, giving kids easy access to influences that may or may not be parent-approved. Sex, violence and foul language that used to be relegated to late-night viewing and R-rated movies are expected fixtures in everyday TV.

And many tweens model what they see, including common plot lines “where the kids are really running the house, not the dysfunctional parents,” says Plante, who in addition to being Zach's dad is a psychology professor at Santa Clara University in California's Silicon Valley.

Read the rest of the article and let me know what you think.

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