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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Thursday Poll: Is Life Easier or Harder for our Kids?


Do you think that modern pressures make for a harder or easier life for our kids? Was life more straight forward 30 years ago in terms of educational & professional life? Do modern comforts improve our kid's lifestyles or make them more like slaves for the next best thing? I'm interested in your thoughts and would seriously like to encourage discussion in the comments below.



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6 comments:

Emily said...

i don't even have any kids -- am not sure if i'm allowed in this conversation...? :) but i'll say my little 0.02 in any case. i think kids have it harder, b/c these days moral standards are lower in general and pressures are higher. they have a lot of modern conveniences, but unfortunately a lot of people have lost their sense of common sense... just my thoughts. good topic, karen!

Rhea said...

I do think kids have it harder right now...for lots of reasons. Some of those are because there are so many awesomely fun things to do inside (like video games and computer) that we didn't have distracting us when we were young. We played outside nonstop. My kids play outside now too, but they have some darn fun things to play inside as well.

I think this world is a little harder right now...it seems so judgmental about everything.

Anyway, good question. And, I love your mommy calling cards. Very cute.

whetzel momma said...

Easier if we are talking chores and things like that.
HARDER if we are talking emotionally and expectations wise.

Mzzterry said...

I think the moral decay of our society makes it much harder for kids today in most every situation they face. Peer pressure, expectations that are just beyond their capabilities, lack of good role models, lack of solid family support.....the list goes on and on.

Elaine A. said...

The first thing that comes to mind for me is the fact that we can't even send them off to ride their bikes around the neighborhood like our parents used to be able to do with us. Not to mention that we are SO concerned with what Pre-K they even get into these days. I think it's just too much pressure all around. Life was a lot simpler when we were kids... These are just a FEW of my thoughts, sorry they are so random!

Crazy Daisy said...

I have mixed feelings, thus my "not sure" vote. Really the above comments sum it up nicely. There are some things that are easier, however there are other things that are more difficult for children too.