In our society we have a tendency to look down on the youth, and this contributes to the lack of respect for them and their problems. However, it is true that the youth have always been an essential part of our society and the problems faced by them will be with us forever. As such, how to watch out for the youth should involve looking at the root causes of these struggles. The first step is to identify what the root causes are of the struggles faced by the youth.
The youth face problems that stem from their social environment. The first cause of this is the absence of positive role models from their parents and other elders in their communities. Most of the time, the young people do not see any role models coming from the family of their elders and this leaves them no guidance or example to follow. It also leaves them with no guidance as to how to deal with different social situations they may encounter in their day-to-day lives.
Another cause is that the youth tend to live in a very unregulated environment. They do not find a set of rules and boundaries that guide their behavior. In their place, there are people who do not accept their ways, and this leaves them no recourse. It is also the case that the social organizations the youth join do not provide any kind of discipline or rules for their members. This leaves them no means to determine how they should behave or what they should do.
The youth also face struggles with their gender issues. As already mentioned, most of the time there are no set rules for the girls and boys to follow, leaving them with very few options in terms of how they should behave and interact with each other. Again, the lack of discipline in the social environment leaves the boys and girls with no means of determining how they should behave. This leaves them with an even bigger challenge when it comes to interacting with each other and trying to form social relationships. If left unchecked, these problems will only get worse and will lead to even more dangerous and criminal activities.
Then, we have issues with the way the youth dress. Most people think that the youth are simply trying to be trendy and look good, but this is often not the case. Young people’s clothes are often too big, too loud, and otherwise uncomfortable to be able to play an active role in their lives. Thus, they become easily distracted, and this results in them engaging in activities where they may be distracted and end up doing things that could get them into legal trouble down the road.
These are just some of the many ways how to watch out for the youth. There are so many more issues that arise in the world that need to be addressed. We have to watch out for the youth. It’s their minds that will determine the course their lives take. If we can keep our children from getting into too much trouble and instead help them develop positive personality traits, they will indeed be better prepared for the future.
Kent is a school teacher who is passionate about others. With that, he sees to it that he volunteers to local communities in helping the needy. He also help organize some charities and attends forums.