Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ok... this is BAD!

Alright, I've been reading from this book I randomly picked out at the library. I've read Covey's other book "7 Habits of highly effective People" but this one that I'm reading now is specific for families. Anywho... I'm going to add some stats that scare the crap out me and worry the heck out of me for not only my family, but all families.
(This is one of the saddest, sickest stories I have heard, but the good thing is, something can be done to prevent it from happening to our families)

I had a conversation recently with a man I consider to be a very good father.He told me this story. His seven year old son recently seemed to have some things on his mind. He said, Dad I just can't quit thinking about it. and his father assumed a bad dream or scary movie. More prompting and coaxing from the dad and the son told him about what he'd seen. HARD CORE PORN. Lots of times at the neighbors house. The father told his neighbors, and they were as surpised as ever to find this out about their nine year old son. They asked their son where he'd been introduced to it and he said a 6th grader at school had been telling EVERYONE at school this websites address and said look at it, it's really cool! The reason the parents did not find out about this before is because their computer was downstairs behind a closed door.

"Over the past thirty years the situation for families has changed powerfully and dramatically. Consider the following:
  • Illegitimate birth rates have increased more than 400%.
  • The percentage of families headed by a single parent has more than trippled.
  • The divorce rate has more than doubled. Many prject that about half of all new marriages will end in divorce.
  • Teenage suicide has increased almost 300 %.
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test scores among all students have dropped 73 points.
  • The number one health problem for American women today is domestic violence. Four million women are beaten each year by their partners.
  • One-fourth of all adolescents contract a sexually transmitted disease before they graduate from high school.
The percentage of families with one parent at home with the children during the day has dropped 66.7 to 16.9 % and the average child spends 7 hours a day watching TV and 5 minutes a day with dad.

Top Disciplinary Problems According to Public School Teachers
1940                                                                    1990
Talking our of turn                                             Drug abuse
Chewing gum                                                     Alcohol abuse
Making noise                                                     Pregnancy
Running in the halls                                           Suicide
Cutting in line                                                   Rape
Dress code infractions                                      Robbery
Littering                                                           Assult
Just so you know, this book was published in 1997. I don't know about you guys, but I was going to school in the 90's and things were this bad. It's now 14 years later and things have only gotten worse and will continue to do so. Please do your family a favor and protect them from the rest of this crazy world's views and actions.

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