A Lethal Combination Of Book Smarts And Street Savvy
Many pundits have elucidated quite strongly that many of today's generation of adolescents and young adults(millennials) have a poor approach to life. According to these pundits, postmodern young people are often highly entitled, believing that they should not have to pay any sort of dues on their way to success. In essence, these pundits stated that these young people want it NOW!
Some pundits further assert that postmodern young people do not know how to play well with others so to speak. They claim that these young people want praise and kudos although their work performance may be less than admirable. They futher state that these postmodern young people have been quite infantilized beyond repair. According to the pundits, many postmodern young people crumble at the least adversity in their lives. If you agree with such a premise, how do you propose a metholodogy of raising young people to be highly proactive with a cool combination of book smarts and street survival skills?
I have other parent's children ask me, how did I raise my sons to be so fantastic? I was quite flattered and somewhat taken aback. I told her, I had a vision of how I wanted my sons to turn out and being FN Aboriginals, I also had to plan raising them to know their own culture. I was raised in the suburbs and was near believing, no other world existed. I was 'sheltered' leaving home and running amok on the streets showed me that hey! not everybody thinks or lives, like my parents.
Imagine the shock of that and it was quite a learning experience. I think a 'reality' is created at home that is far from the truth of the world, which fosters 'unrealistic' expectations, attitudes and beliefs. This is the area where problems arise for today's youths. I guess it would depend wholly upon the depth and exposure to the real world, a parent is willing to give to their child, which may prepare or be insufficient, for their child to function, without paralysis when 'adversity' strikes.
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