Are Kids Getting More Virtuous?

| December 10, 2014

Are Kids Getting More Virtuous?

The news media likes to characterize today’s young people as risk aversenarcissisticapp-dependent, over-scheduled, entitled and “pornified.” Among the culprits are too much praise, not enough challenge, helicopter parents, cellphones and of course, the Internet.

But by many measures, young people are actually showing virtues their elders lacked. They have brought delinquency, truancy, promiscuity, alcohol abuse and suicide down to levels unseen in many cases since the 1950s. Rather than coming up with ever more old-fogey complaints, we should be celebrating young people’s good judgment and self-control — and extolling their parents and teachers.

For link to rest of article from The Washington Post, CLICK HERE.

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