Teen Violence


"Teens are viloent, cold and unremorseful because their families neiborhoods and society
are violent. Teens care so little about others because so little care has been shown them
(MacDonald 1A)." Many children today in society contain hate and bitterness, and
because of this do they become a problem. Many argue that children become what they
become because they make their own bed for themselves in life. I am in total
disagreement with this theory. I stand by the fact that children become what they become
according to their upbringing and the environment they were raised in. Parents
determine the life a child will lead. Parents are the most important factor in a child\'s life.
How they treat and act to their children will determine how they become morally and
sociably to society. Divorce, lack of love, lack of discipline, and lack of attention are all
factors that support that parents determine how a child becomes. Parents are role
models, and raising their children together, with love, with discipline, and with lots of
attention is not only their job, but their responsibility as parents. Parents determine how
their children become.
As the years go by, we see a higher and higher divorce rate. As this rate goes up,
so does the crime rate. Couples today have forgotten the word commitment. As a result
of this, the children suffer. It is hard to grow up with separated parents. Most children
become bitter or angry as they grow because of their divorced parents. In some cases the
parents fight or argue which can affect a child, and may adapt the child to be more
aggressive. Also, when raising a child in a divorced atmosphere, what kind of lesson is
he/she learning? They will learn that a commitment is not a serious thing. That can
affect them when they go for a job, or get married. Since parents become role models to
their children, they must not lose sight of the fact that I do, means I do. A child needs
both parents to always be their, show love for each other, which that love reflects upon
the child. A child needs to around as much love as possible, but when he/she is raised in
a divorced atmosphere, they lose that love that only two parents together can give them.
"Love, the idea goes, is nature\'s way of getting sexual partners to stay together long
enough to produce and care for a child (Flanigan H05)." You can\'t properly raise a child
separated. When couples make the commitment and have children, divorce is immoral
and unjustifiably wrong. "I do" is a really strong phrase, life changing. Couples have
take time and realize how much of a commitment that is. Even though people say
divorce is inevitable in some relationships, those are the couples who need to realize not
to bring a child into this world. Some say, "It was an accident", BS. There are no
accidents when it comes to the subject of a child\'s life. And causing pregnancy is a
reason to get married, but the risk of divorce for couples who marry for this reason is at
this time, is well over eighty percent. Divorce is wrong and cause a child to become
depressed. And a depressed child is not a functioning child, psychologically. And an
unfunctioning child is at risk of becoming psychologically unbalanced. This all can lead
to drugs, alcoholism, or even abuse to themselves or to others. Then they have become a
child that is immoral and a problem to society. All this from divorce, all this because of
parents, and an outcome of a problem child. "Children need both their parents
(Raspberry A04)."
"Love, we\'ve heard is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise. It\'s a
disease which fills you with a desire to be desired (Flanigan H05)." Love must the basis
when bringing up children. Love must be fulfilled by both parents and the child must
feel loved. Only love can bring a child up to be moral and a great person in society. A
child without love will not grow up right. Love is an emotion, but also an important
value in a child\'s life. Sue MacDonald of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes, "Unattached
children will likely become loners or seek the nurturing aspects and values of another
group, such as gangs (MacDonald 1A)." She goes on to quote that the capacity to care
for is really tied into how you were cared for. That falls back on the fact