Parents of teen vandals be held responsible for their child's irresponsibilities. Do you agree?
...and here is our response. Be overwhelmed!
When parents are always trying to monitor their children's activities, should they be blamed if the children are still involved in vandalism because of many other external influences? Do parents have the abilities, time and opportunity to guard the children every time? The fact is that the parents also have their own difficulties which prevent them from having full control of their children. Instead of the parents, the mass media and peer influence play their own role in this negative phenomenon. Lack of self control of the teenager themselves also can lead to vandalism.
The mass media have great influence and strong impact and can hardly be avoided today. For example, some scenes from the films and dramas have elements of behavior related to vandalism and teenagers will see it as as something cool to follow as the scenes are perfectly done by the main actor. if the teenagers scribble some graffiti on school buildings' walls or break the public phones, it is the violent-like TV programmes that they watch are to blame, and not the parents who are said supposed to be there to watch over their children.
Teens learn from the world around them. Teenagers are usually easier to copy and become influenced by their peers as they spend most of their time at school or college with them. Thus, peers play a large part in the lives of youngsters and unknowingly replaces the family as the best partner for a teen social and leisure activities. As teenagers have various kinds of peer relations, there is a big chance that some among those people could influence all of them in a bad way.
The last reason why parents should not be blamed on teen vandals is because the lack of self control of the teenagers themselves which can also promote them to commit vandalism. Although teenagers are grown and nourished with advices from their parents, together with the virtues on what is right and wrong being taught since young, still the lack of self control will eventually lead them to vandalism. For instance, some teenagers just cannot stop themselves from enjoying the negative activities together with their friends although they already knew the risk, for they themselves willingly let immoral partners to influence them.
In the final conclusion, if the parents always do talk to their children and keep grounding them, but the children is still out of control, then what else can the parents do? Teens are manipulating people because they are not held accountable to their actions. They are smart and life is a game to them. If they keep doing wrong acts and people reward them for bad behavior, they will continue to do so. then someday they will say, " my parents take the blame for my actions. Why should I listen?" Thus, we do not want our precious generation to become like this in the process of raising a generation of proactive teenagers.