Essay about Oh Give Me a Break

1668 Words Apr 9th, 2006 7 Pages
Teenagers, wow how do we handle each and every problem and oh my God they are so wild and bad now a days. They do so many drugs and alcohol and the crazy parties until all hours. Kids are having sex so very early. What are we saying?
I am a mother in her forties and I have had so many experiences with not just my children but relatives and friends. I sat back the other night and my daughter just wanted to go to a party that had drugs and alcohol were be served and not one parent present. My daughter promised she didn't want to partake in the illegal stuff; she just wanted to be there to have some fun. Yes, she was very honest about the particulars but how could I be okay with this and how many times have we heard about kids being drugged
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Why did they wait so very long and keep in mind the one girl is fourteen years old. As my husband said to that O.P.P constable, "What were the police waiting for, death to make the difference?" I realize there is a there is so much more to touch on this subject but lets move on.
As a parent I feel if we teach our children right from wrong from the very start and never stop teaching them and respecting them it is a great start. Now real life gives us more to work on to extend this. For instance, keeping them busy with sports or music or anything positive sounds good, but wait, we have and still to give you now an example on how I feel the adults have been letting down our future, here I go: had a child in hockey and when it came time for out of town games the alcohol and wow drugs too came along with the parents, even open and on the buses and in the hotels during tournaments. Kids left unattended running the halls while parents underwent their as they called it, "well deserved downtime." Our child then was approximately eight years old. Many times we were not completely accepted with the other parents because we didn't party with them and we did feel we were there for our child first. Next example, a child in dance lessons again going out of town for competitions happens a few times per year.



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