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Respond to the article, Good Parenting: Children In Crime
1. Children Of Today Are Not The Same With The Children Of Yesterday. Now, children are facing more challenging world, and the stress they consumed were collective burdens. In fact, they have to crawl over the barrier stone to get success in many things; education, social life, friendships, love. For those who win, they will be loved. For those who failed, they will get humiliated, cursed. Once they got frustrated, they ignited the eruption of juvenile crimes. Frustration. It happened to children all across Malaysia.
2. In the content of the article, 16-year-old kid had slit the throat about of a his 13-year-old friend, leaving the blood spread across the room. This incident, I assumed, was a result of friendship frustration.
3. We also unfolded the story of a pupil who torched up the exam hall, which I think he was, very well, unprepared for PMR exam. Why he did that? What drove him? It was an education frustration. Speculatively speaking, he burned the hall down in hoping to buy more time, so he could study, and get better result.
4. Maybe, the substance that drove the children crazy, is.
- Demand from parents; who want their children to score straight A’s;
- Demand from teachers: who want their pupils to excel in study and extra curricular;
- Demand from ministry itself; Science and Mathematics to be taught in English, for example. (I couldn’t think of other examples)
The demand is set so high that the children of today couldn’t cope anymore. Okay, that’s education. What about demand from other things, such as, friends who seek loyalty to their friendship?
6. Or, what if it’s not the demand at all? What if the children of today are so ugly spoiled, they need get spanked every once in a while?
What Should We Do Next?
7. My humble opinion, we should look back to the root of our problem. Let’s see why the kids these days are so messed up. Is it because of the fragile family structure? is it because of our weak society ecosystem? or, is it our belief in Islam, or in spiritualism for those non-Muslims, are sorrowfully fading?
8. Yes, I agree that juvenile crime is deeply worrying. The first step we should is regain our belief in Allah, by putting Islam in every routine we perform. The high moral values will absolutely overthrown juvenile crimes.