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Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

Here is the Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

10.Single Parent Households

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

  • Raising a child is difficult enough in a two parent home, especially in tough economic conditions.
  • The situation is even direr when there is only one parent.
  • Economically, a single parent is likely to bring less income home.

 

9.Drug or Alcohol Abuse

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

  • Well, as awareness to the danger of smoking increased, “cool” images of smoking disappeared.
  • Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about drugs and alcohol.
  • These vices are staples in everyday media.
  • Kids are literally moving around in an intoxicated daze.
  • Immature behavior is then amplified due to being under the influence.
  • Drunk driving, poor grades and attendance, anti-social and violent behavior and the list goes on.

8.Growing up too Fast

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

  • Today, even at the earliest of ages, children are partaking in adult activities with serious consequences.
  • Similar to what we see with alcohol and drugs, sex is a very popular and portrayed subject matter.
  • The movies, TV, the internet, essentially everywhere a kid turns he or she is bombarded with sexual suggestions.

 

7.Violence in Schools

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

  • It is reasonable to expect that these places of learning would be safe havens for the children while they are preparing for adulthood.
  • Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
  • Consider that in the last decade 284 kids were murdered due to school violence ,  these were shootings, stabbings, fighting and suicides.
  • Growing up is tough enough without having to be worried about being killed while going to math class.

 

6.Materialism

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

  • We live in a society that promotes materialism
  • And so we perpetuate this particular malady by instilling bad habits into our children.
  • We teach our children that the measure of success and happiness in life is how much stuff you have.
  • Kids naturally want things, especially if their friends have something similar.
  • Unfortunately, there seems to be little restraint on accompanying guidance as we go about this.

5.Obesity

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

  • Not chubby –OBESE! Video games, TV, the internet and fast food are partly to blame.
  • Kids are spending more time sitting in front of a TV/computer screen than running around outside.
  • Recent numbers show that 20% of American children are obese.
  • Socially, it’s no secret that overweight kids are going to be subject to ridicule from their peers – it’s sad, but nevertheless true.
  • Results in such issues as low self-esteem, depression, etc.
  • High blood pressure, diabetes and other maladies that is associated with obesity.
  • Psychologically and physically, obesity is an issue that can be resolved with a simple increase in activity and awareness.

 

4.Education Disparity

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

  • Few people would dispute this well regarded fact.
  • Education is important.
  • A good education will provide a child with an increased chance of taking advantage of opportunities to be successful in life.
  • Unfortunately, some people have it better than other.
  • This is not an issue of just one school being better than another school.
  • Rather we are talking about whole classes of American children being denied a proper education that will prepare them to compete in a job market with their peers and have the same access to the American Dream.

 

3.Shifting Economy

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

  • America used to sustain itself with making its own products through manufacturing and then turning around and selling those products.
  • The economy is shifting to more of a service industry versus a manufacturing industry.
  • In order to cut costs and keep product prices down companies are forced to outsource manufacturing to other countries.
  • Other countries can produce products at much lower labor costs.
  • Some companies have even begun to outsource call center jobs to keep labor costs down.
  •  The jobs offered with no experience pay very little with very little room for pay increases.

 

2.Poverty

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

  • 21% of all children (15 million children) are considered in poverty.
  • Just to cover basic expenses for a family of four you would need to have a salary of $45,000.
  • This means that nearly 50% of our children are living in poverty.
  • Half of those kids receive no government assistance because their parents earned more than $22,050 that year.
  • According to the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), that poverty is the single greatest threat to children’s well-being.
  • Poverty impedes learning and contributes to social and behavioral problems.
  • There is a huge opportunity for society to stop being so materialistic and in turn poverty wouldn’t be such an issue because most children will all have the same things –things they need instead of what they want.
  • This would decrease violence in schools because fewer kids would be teased.

 

1.Erosion of National Pride

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

Top 10 Problems Faced by Young Generation Today

  • If every year the Olympics were held, this probably wouldn’t be a problem.
  • The issue at hand is collective though amongst the people affected about how to deal with them.
  • Unfortunately most folks tend to focus on their self and not the whole.
  • We see these problems as affecting “them” and not “me/us” When we hear that America’s children are the fattest among Western nations, this doesn’t sting.
  • When we learn that America’s children lay educationally behind other industrialized nations, we don’t cringe.
  • There is very little sense of collective identity of people, as Americans.
  • This is a result of our children not being properly educated and guided.
  • There was a time when every child would begin the school day by standing and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Children were taught the significance of the 4th of July (besides fireworks).
  • These practices are long gone and so is our sense of common destiny.
  • With so many diverse nationalities, races, and ethnic groups that comprise America, the one common bond we all have with one another is that we are Americans.

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