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    Seriously... - Ok seriously, kids are growin up wayyy too fast nowadays!! I've seen 8yr olds having Facebook. I've seen 11yr olds wearing makeup. I've seen 9yr olds with...
    staystrong11 staystrong11 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 30, 2010

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    Seriously when I see kids(usually under 10) carrying iPhones or Smartphones for that matter I can't help but wonder why? Its not about whether or not they can use them; my problem...
    Semya Semya 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    It's horrible seeing children not acting like ... Well, children. I see 10 year olds in mini skirts and heels, with iPhones, joining Facebook and having 'boyfriends' and it breaks...
    xMina97x xMina97x 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Almost A Grandpa... - I have 8 kids, with twins on the way. 3 of them are teenagers. My son Bentley is 15 and has always been the "good one." He rarely ever got into trouble and he...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 28, 2012

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    Makeup - I know it is petty but I just cringe when I see young girls wearing make up. I am not talking about Tweens I am talking about 2+ year olds. I know it may look cute but...
    mummydiaries mummydiaries 31-35 4 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    It's gotten so bad that me and my husband are considering home schooling my daughter when she gets older. The schools are terrible, the kids in school are acting like adults, It's...
    ReeseThompson0424 ReeseThompson0424 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Parental Presure - I think that play is highly undervalued in our society. We, as parents, are pressuring our children to grow up, thinking we are preparing them for life. In fact...
    lovevolves8 lovevolves8 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2013

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    Kids Need to Stay Innocent - For their own safety kids need to stay innocent, i was walking with some friends and three little boys no older than ten ran by a slapped our *****! i...
    cancer06 cancer06 16-18, F 2 Responses Sep 4, 2006

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    Once When I Was Little - When I was about 6 or 5 I wanted to be a elf its weird I know I thought I was going mad and so did my family but i wasn't its just older people don't get...
    whatWhenWereWhy whatWhenWereWhy 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2013

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    What Children Do............. ** For those who already have children past this age, this is hilarious. ** For those who have children this age, this is not funny. ** For those who...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 16

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    I Knew Them When - I don't have any children of my own, but I had the privilege of seeing one niece and three nephews growing up, in addition to having been a babysitter for...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 9, 2013

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    A Tragedy.. - I know that there's no real way to communicate to younger people that they should enjoy their innocence and irresponsibility while it lasts, because when you are...
    FallaciesAppease FallaciesAppease 26-30, M 14 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    I think my little sister is growing up way to fast ... She's 13 and she's dating my brothers friend who's either 17 or 18 and their sexually active and it scares me . When I was 13...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F Jan 2

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    Children - Children,These days,Growin' up,Too fast,Takin' on too much,Too quickly,Let's slowdown!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 16, 2012

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    Losing Virginity - I read about a 14 year old (who just turned 14) on confessions saying that she was ready to lose her virginity. I think it's preposterous! The key thing in her...
    reka105 reka105 19-21, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2008

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    Not Enough Guidance Or Direction - I think the kids of this generation lack so much structure, discipline, protection, guidance, and direction in this day-n-age. I hear about so...
    msteresa87 msteresa87 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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    Parents never realize that, when they say they hate this generation, they can't seems to figure out that they are the ones raising the exact same new generation that they're...
    Milkyywayy Milkyywayy 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 12

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    When I was ten, I was playing outside. Ten year olds these days have iPhones and know how to TWERK. Smh.
    BrokenPhoenixx BrokenPhoenixx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I Think Children Are Growing Up Too Fast. - I agree. They are growing up too fast but I also wonder if parents are not maturing fast enough ? I have noticed this perplexing trend...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 9 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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    It's Time For Society To Receive Its 'wake Up Call' - Yes, children are growing up to fast.  In my opinion its time we stop blaming the media, society, the child's group of...
    traditionalwifeanjul traditionalwifeanjul 36-40 2 Responses Jun 22, 2011

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    We live in a generation where it's okay for young children and early adolescents to to dress and act like adults. Sad, but true. They're not taken though the steps of growing up...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Mar 23

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    Anybody else have a child that enjoys life as an older person instead of acting his age??? I.e. Prefers operas over linkin park, prefers a quick trim vs getting fades, designs put...
    bub1982 bub1982 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 23

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    16 Going On 26 Ha - My daughter is 16. She grows fast. Spends a ridiculous amount of time doing her nails in with the most incredible patterns and adjusting make up on her face can...
    UkToday UkToday 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 24, 2013

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    The World Is Too Small.. - ..and it has far too many big problems! Add to this the pressures placed on children to be successful, beautiful or intelligent and productive, is quite...
    Anuledroan Anuledroan 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2013

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    Ep Needs To Do Something. - Really? 13-15 year old kids are on this site? What's up with that EP? Currently I have my profile prefs set to not see the profiles of underaged kids...
    AlDemone AlDemone 51-55, M 7 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    Too Young.... - I have a 13 year old sister, who is way to grown up for her age. Just the other night we were talking and she said she was going to dye her hair blond, because...
    marie220 marie220 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    Taller Than Me -       A few years back when my children were younger,I got sick and tired of my everyday routine as a mother.My two older children were only one year and four...
    JulyRocker JulyRocker 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 17, 2011

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    I'm sadly a part of this horrible generation and I apologize. If I was as disrespectful as most of these teenagers are nowadays I'd get the **** beat out of me. I don't understand...
    Schneidzilla Schneidzilla 13-15, F Mar 16

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    Child Behaviour - Living with two boys, 5&3. They are just at the peak of their naughty behaviour which will get worse by the time they know how to go outside to play, cause now...
    Deeyor Deeyor 22-25 Jul 8, 2013

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    Me, Myself, And I. - I'm going to be 16 in a month and on Wednesday, July 7th I will be starting my sophomore year in high school. Keep that in mind while you're reading this...
    PhotographyJournalingLife PhotographyJournalingLife 16-17, F Aug 4, 2013

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    A Conversation With My 11 Yr. Old Daughter - Yesterday we were out shopping. I was at the lingerie department shopping for comfortable cotton underwear.  I always prefer...
    Mahal1023 Mahal1023 46-50, F 16 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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    ...? - Okay.... I see young girls - 11, 12, 13 - in whorey clothes and make up, swearing like sailors and talking about sex. When I was that age, I wasn't doing/saying/thinking...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 20, 2008

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    I totally agree in that..they are all getting pregnant and there still children themselves but don't get me wrong I'm not downing them whatsoever I'm just saying they should be a...
    deven38 deven38 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    O_o - Omg, they are! It's terrifying! Before, people used to get horrified when 17 yr olds got pregnant. Now, 14 yr olds are getting pregnant! How will a child take care of a...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 9, 2011

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    Outgrowings - The clothes children wear are disposable; whatever it is they grow out of it within a week. There’s always an endless supply of either new or handed down...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Feb 11, 2013

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    It's Scary - it always freaks me out when i see these little girls strutting around the mall with their victoria's secret bags, sipping their iced lattes and wearing sweat pants...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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    I Remember - I remember so much about my childhood. Most people say its hard or blurry for them, but its all clear to me. I remeber when it snowed at my house and I made my very...
    PhotographyJournalingLife PhotographyJournalingLife 16-17, F Nov 24, 2013

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    In A Way, They Are Growing Up Too Fast. - Kids are growing up too fast now a days. Getting access to so many suggestive activities like sex, and drinking, and even more alegal...
    LadySarah09 LadySarah09 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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    I have 2 neices, ages 3 and 8. They have a wii, ipod, pc, tv, dvd, etc etc. When i was that age i had only one thing to play with and that was far better - it was called OUTSIDE...
    claretnblue claretnblue 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    It Doesn'T Have To Be Like This - Every generation has always had some complaint about the generation after theirs. Since the beginning, they have always complained about the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 15, 2013

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    For The Little Angels That Lost Their Lives.... - For the little children, angels that lost their lives yesterday. I want to say I am sorry for the world you were born into, the...
    feistypepper feistypepper 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2012

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    It's Part Of Growing Up My Dear! - Ever since I was 10 I was scared of the word period it made me jump beacuse we all saw the video the boys just watched a baseball game , us girls...
    Shygirl133 Shygirl133 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2013

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    Not Growing Up Fast Enough, Perhaps? - I think a lot of the time, the problem is not that children are growing up too fast, it is that modern, mainstream culture has gotten the...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 24, 2007

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    Photo Box - Recently I moved home it has been a long year of change and I have a box where I put for safe keeping photos of my kids when they were baby's through to teens as they...
    UkToday UkToday 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    Why? - I don't get why kids would want to grow up so fast. The time comes fast enough. And when it comes, they won't be ready. Most aren't. I'm not ready to be where I am. I want...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 5, 2013

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    Yes!!! They Are & Who's Fault Is It??? - I grew up in a world that had some very good old fashion ways for the learning & growing atmosphere for children.  My parents were...
    livingwell livingwell 51-55, F 5 Responses Jul 26, 2011

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    My Baby - My youngest will be 14 tomorrow!! How is this even possible??? She has grown into a lovely talented girl. We have a lot of spats and it's hard cause they break my heart...
    VoteForPedro VoteForPedro 51-55, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2011

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    Growing Up? I Don't Think So. - I've been reading a lot of these stories about how people think children are "growing up" too fast.  The thing is that from what I'm...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 29 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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    Simple Man - Mama told me when I was youngCome sit beside me, my only sonAnd listen closely to what I sayAnd if you do this it will help you some sunny dayOh, take your time, don't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 5, 2013

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    Too fast? Or never at all? Hmmm
    Orchid284 Orchid284 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21

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