Do children grow up too quickly nowadays?

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Postby kirk » Sat Nov 22, 2003 11:25 pm

I believe that children are the future assets of thier countries. However, few countries really take care of children by providing proper education, housing and health care. But in many countries, especially in developing countries, child labor is very much practiced. Children cannot go the school, instead they have to help financially at home and earn money by selling themselves or by picking up from dampers suppose useful items and sell them later.
One thirh of the population earns less that a dollar a day, and african children before they reach the age of four are simply dead. It is estimated that 2,500 children in african died every day. We all know the statistics of it, but those in power do nothing to prevent those casualties. Rich or developed nations area racing to conquer the oceans and the space instead of putting their hands on a human being.
We really do not care any more. After all their lives are of insignificance. Well, that is wrong. We lucky that have food and shelter every day.
We think in ourselves first, possible in ourselves again, and nothing about anybody else.
We have lost the sense of human values. We have transformed ourselves to material items first then in humans. Dignity and family values are old fashion. What a petty.


Postby bluestone » Sun Nov 23, 2003 3:46 am

This world changed so fast in the last ten years.It's a crazy decade in the elder eyes.Now Chidren receive more information from Tv,internet,cartoon,movies,etc which we even won't imagine in our childhood.I don't hope child grow up in such a circumstance full around violence,sexy.We should give children a clean,healthy life style.


Postby fallen » Fri Dec 19, 2003 8:50 am

becuz they r well fed n educated...i dunno im not sure

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do u think Children are grown so quickly?

Postby mona » Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:14 pm

According to my won point of view i think that kids now a day with the whole revolutionary inventions and with the wide use of internet and digital world wide satelites i guess its hard now a days to find pure and inoocent kids as the old days .. every thing in this whole whorld makes them grow so fast ..and its some what unfaire for them coz here comes the parents role which so much pressure now is been held on them in keeping thier kids a way of some dangerous curves

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Postby adriana_a » Thu Sep 30, 2004 1:57 pm

Oh yes, definately! I look at myself and nowadays teenagers...we look almost the same; well it's even worse...'coz they look more mature than me..hehe...I think they've lost that essential part of their life, childhood 'coz of TV, computers, Internet etc. They don't know how is to be a child...those innocent games...
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Postby Arale » Thu Sep 30, 2004 3:00 pm

The living standard is significantly improved each day so that children grow up so quickly is so normal.They are also more clever than us.


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Postby Gloria » Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:56 pm

I do think that nowadays children are growing up too quickly to certain extent. What I mean is their phsycology .
I think it is because the world is growing too fast, children can have more opportunities to recive and contact with many modern achivements , such as via the mass media, TV programmes, internet, newspaper, etc..
All these mass media provide a lot of new information to them which I think is good to them. However, not all the informations are positive, so I hope their parents can help them to define what is good and what is bad but not just let them to get
all the information which are provided to them.

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Postby Arale » Sun Nov 07, 2004 8:28 am

I do think that nowadays children are growing up too quickly to certain extent. What I mean is their phsycology .

Gloria, you are right.Chirdren grow up quickly in both physical and spiritual aspects.They are taller than us, bigger than us and may be clever than us(I am not sure, however :roll: ).In my country,they also love at a much younger age than our generation as well. :wink:


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Look at our society

Postby skhaiblu » Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:28 am

Look at our society. There are wars, terrorist and so on. It surely affects how our children grow. In fact, there's always a changing of era. So, the way society define things is different now. Children nowadays grows up quickier compared with decades ago, whether it's mentality and physiological.

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Nowadays, children have more chance to do a lot of things

Postby ndt7981 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:24 am

Ten years ago and back then, each family had five or six children, even more. But nowadays, each family only has one or two children, so they have a good education and have more chance to do a lot of things

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Re: childern grow quickly

Postby luckygirl9 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:10 pm

sandeep wrote: This is precisely because of the unbelievable kind of knowledge exposure which they are getting now a days .This knowledge exposure is mainly in the form of media exposure.

I absolutely agree with this opinion which point out the principle reason why children grow so quickly nowadays,they are under stress!Well,maybe not in every country has such situations,I can just say in China,the compete on studies has even expanded to kindergarten children!Parents make them attend various kinds of lessons at weekends,such as drawing,paino,English,Maths contest trainings and many,so we can hear children complaining about their black weekends or holidays,for they even don't have enough time of their own.They can't do the things they are dying to do,just holding out with friends,listening to music,matching up the pictures...Too many lessons will shorten their freedom and then go straight to cut down their creative power as well as spontaneity.
However,standing at the side of our parents,we may learn about how axious they are!In order to portray their child in their imagnative modal,they can spent most or all of the money on that.They may don't care about what his child drawed from something from the lessons or trainings,they will insist their behaviors.
In this society,we know the eliminate rate is becoming higher and higher which pushes us to catch up with the main tide,to learn more knowledge you need even if you are busy working.As parents have already realized the importance of it,they will surely transform this thought to a very young child.
Looking at this,the government started to spring up some policies to make up something for the poor children,wanna reaturn an amazing childhood to them and allow them put down their stress,but who knows how good will be the effects?


Postby Guest » Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:27 pm

Not much opinion about this. Just wanted to say that I've found it really cute whenever I see my little nephews are on the computer. The eight-year-old boy has his own yahoo account. :lol: The five-year-old one gets on the computer to play games, same thing for his younger brother.

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Postby yuniu » Thu Nov 11, 2004 7:48 am

Because of the world globlization and computerization, children’s horizon are broaden widely. They can easily touch the latest renovations which make them refreshed all the time. Physically they are smarter. However they are programmed like a robot.

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Postby jasminefu623 » Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:31 am

I think childern nowadays are growing up too fast.
Many of the children now will do illegal think when they are just at the age below 10, such as have sex with others, and may make themselves have baby, as I know, the youngest one have a baby is 12!Also, look at the stars of the "Harry Potter" films, they are just 14-16, but they juat look like 20 something.
So. as a result, I think the children nowadays are growing up too fast.

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Postby Rodrigo Klassen » Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:25 am

yeah, i agree with this statement.
nowadays, children do many things that i didn't use to do when i was their age. i think it's bad, because they are loosing their chilhood and it'll never come back. many of them will be problematic adults.
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Postby crazyoddygal » Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:24 am

i'm really sorry to hear about the 12-year-old mother :( is it your fault, adults? in Vietnam, we have the same phenomenon like luckygirl9 has said. the children have to learn to take an examination in order to get into the 1st form. what should they learn? they're supposed to learn from the ABC when they attend the 1st class! i can't understand why their parents urge them to study that much seriously. they are children, and they need their childhood. i remember when i was a child, i didn't know what the internet is, or how to use a computer. still i could live very well, with the love of my parents and brother. but look at what's out there. the primary children live almost their time at school, the secondary children spend their time hanging out with friends, they don't meet their parents for whole the day. it's not good, obviously not good.
in the future, when i have children, i won't let them do that way. my children may not be excellent ones, but those ones who have emotions!
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Postby authorityquery » Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:12 pm

I don't think it's a good think, because if children grow too fast, many things will change.Growing fast of children is warning people. I can believe that a 10 year-olds boy have true love and maybe have sex with his girlfriend???Terrible.
But inthe other hand I think it good because when children grow up fast they can study everything faster. And they can become a leader though still young. It's good.
In general, everything has two sides(disadvantage and advantage).
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Postby Kathfap » Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:55 am

I guess the children are easily involved for adult behaviours. Their parents are the first persons that make possible these changes. The children are like a sponge absorb all. The society are changed quickly, consequently all its members must make the same. I think that many children can't resist the demands of new world. :?

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Postby Bambang » Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:07 pm

First of all, we've got to divide it into two categories, physically and mentally.

In my opinion, there is no significant difference between past generations and today's generation in the physical growth.

However, it's really significant the difference of the two in the mental growth. To me, it could be positive or negative. It depends!

If they know too much on something that they shouldn't know, then it's not good. If they do something that they musn't do, then it's even worse. Can you imagine a 11 year old girl has sex with her playmate. What if she gets pregnant. How hard it is for her to be a young mother at that age. She is supposed to be a cute nice girl. This's absolutely negative.

However, it would be a positive thing if they know a lot about technology, such as computer, internet, or the like. The most important thing is how to guide them to the right direction.

authorityquery wrote:...when children grow up fast they can study everything faster. And they can become a leader though still young. It's good.

My friend, there is no correlation between fast growing and potency to be a leader.
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Postby lady » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:12 am

yes of course i believe that because everything change in life they are learning everything on internet they are eat horman nutrients e.t.c

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Re: Do children grow up too quickly nowadays?

Postby Stanley » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:42 am

Yes they certainly do. Childhood is a valuable time in a person's life and should be retained for as long as possible. Even at 18 or still living under their parents roof they should be regularly reminded they are a child and must accept all their parents rules and regulations, and of course discipline. They need to be protected from the nasty things in this world and not be exposed to any of it, not even on TV.
The World of Pop and their noise machines (note I don't say music) is probably the most guilty.
Being made aware makes them more curious.
Keep them young.

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