Are we sending the right messages to our kids?
by Special to the Eagle
Aug 15, 2012 | 1053 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
What has happened to the Generation Gap teaching teenagers the right way?

Recently, a 15-year-old teenager was given a ticket driving without a license, no insurance, and running a stop sign, with a younger person in the vehicle with him. It seems the parent told him to crank the car and drive it around a little bit to keep the battery from going down. The parent knew an officer and got the ticket taken care of. What message is this sending to our young people?

Isn't this telling our young people it is okay to break the law? What kind of role model is this setting for our children?

Accidents happen sometimes within a mile of the home. Anything can happen and cause an accident. What will happen if this teenager has an accident and possibly kills someone or gets hurt himself? He will never get over this and yet his parent is placing him in harm’s way, endangering his life by telling him go ahead and break the law and drive.

Laws are made for the safety of our young people and if it were safe for them with a permit to drive without a licensed driver then there would be no law. Are we sending the right message to our young people?

Isn't this something to think serious about? Our young people need a good role model to learn from. After all, they will be teaching the next generation and need to know the right way. Let's pay more attention to what our children are doing and teach them the right road to take. They will be better adults with a good role model!

Food for thought.

Shelia Winsett,


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