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Who Is Raising the Children Children are no longer being raised by effective positive influences Most parents dont have sufficient time to spend with their kids because of economic realities They are relying on other resources to be positive figures As well as parents educators also lack the time and resources to positively influence students in their care This lack of guidance is resulting in a generation of children without a sense of proper behavior and morale Most parents are forced to limit the amount of time they can spend with their children Our economy may be the largest factor that separates parents from their kids In single parent homes the parent often has to work two jobs to support their family Even when children are living with two parents often both must work full time jobs By simply trying to achieve minimal income parents dont have enough time to dedicate strictly to their children Parents are having to rely on other resources to develop their childs mind All too often television has become the new baby-sitter for todays youth This generation of children is watching more hours per day than any generation before it In order to achieve higher ratings and a larger audience television is pushing the limits of behavior and morality When children are left with television as their main influence a child does not receive a proper sense of reality The examples of adult behavior they see are distorted Violent behavior disrespect for others and authority are glamorized by the entertainment directed toward youth Television is a convenient way to keep a child busy but without a parent around to monitor what is being watched it can be the most negative influence a child has Parents and society are relying on teachers to not only educate children but to replace parents as a major source of influence Even though we as a society are expecting teachers to perform this extra
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