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I Think Children Are Growing Up Too Fast

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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 are now. Have not looked at the photos from the past for a long while , did not want to that's another story I...
    UkToday UkToday 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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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 exposure at such a young age is just taking away the innocence of being a child and growing up watching your...
    mummydiaries mummydiaries 31-35 4 Responses Apr 5, 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 she would have more sex appeal. What makes a 13 year old worry about her sex appeal, for gods sake. When I was her age...
    marie220 marie220 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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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 in hair etc......
    bub1982 bub1982 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 23

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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 frustrating, since it forces children to grow up too fast.
    Anuledroan Anuledroan 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2013

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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 talking about.
    Milkyywayy Milkyywayy 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 12

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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 months apartn so I cannot work at that time and became a full time Mom.I can have time for myself when they were...
    JulyRocker JulyRocker 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 17, 2011

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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 live too fastTroubles will come and they will passYou'll find a woman and you'll find loveAnd don't forget, son...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 5, 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 that have "juicy" written across the back. there were these two girls one night, and they were...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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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 wanted to chase them down and whoop their ***** like they stole something. They are lucky that i would not hit someone...
    cancer06 cancer06 16-18, F 2 Responses Sep 4, 2006

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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 reading, they're not growing up at all.  Quite the opposite actually.  One recurring theme I see in here is promiscuity...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 29 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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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 process of helping children grow up wrong. What's more, that same culture has some very odd ideas about what childhood is about. The idea...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 24, 2007

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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. Slutty outfits for five year olds. Thongs for two year olds ( who should be in diapers ), heels for girls not older than six and low cut jeans...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 9 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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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. But that doesn't prevent me from seeing or answering their questions. Usually I try to click on the profile name to be sure...
    AlDemone AlDemone 51-55, M 7 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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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 they don't allow them to, cause the enviroment is polluting. I now look at it that by the time I have mine, God will...
    Deeyor Deeyor 22-25 Jul 8, 2013

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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 is usually just a happy, goofy kid. The last few months he'd been acting a little weird. He seemed quieter and moodier...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 28, 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'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 my heart. At that age I was still climbing trees and thought boys were icky. This generation is so ****** up :(
    xMina97x xMina97x 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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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 things. The problem is it seems they aren't maturing, in my opinion. They do the acts and have to deal with the consequences, and from what I have...
    LadySarah09 LadySarah09 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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    Orchid284 Orchid284 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21

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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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    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 have children nearing this age, this is a warning. ** For those who have not yet had children, this is birth control...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 16

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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 were all really inbareised but one boy found out and told everyone all the boys teased us and said things like do I see blood or do u...
    Shygirl133 Shygirl133 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2013

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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 boyfriends. This is ridiculous!! Parents need to set their kids straight.
    staystrong11 staystrong11 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 30, 2010

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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 young, you can't perceive it in the way that you do when you're older. It's a real shame, because the real world sucks...
    FallaciesAppease FallaciesAppease 26-30, M 14 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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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 time to slow down. I took my time for granted. When I was little I wanted to know what it was like to be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 5, 2013

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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 kid before they have a kid because it's a struggle to raise a kid
    deven38 deven38 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 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 married and in Love for 57 years.  I know this because they never went to bed on an argument.  I heard them say they were sorry and the other one...
    livingwell livingwell 51-55, F 5 Responses Jul 26, 2011

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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 friends, school systems, and instead, put the blame where it belongs, the parents.  Child rearing is not an easy job, and from what I see today, most are ill...
    traditionalwifeanjul traditionalwifeanjul 36-40 2 Responses Jun 22, 2011

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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 take hours or even days and the HAIR. It changes color in the blink of an eye. She can be bold with her view points...
    UkToday UkToday 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 24, 2013

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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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    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, children are living their lives. The idea that life begins in adulthood is false and detrimental to the health of our...
    lovevolves8 lovevolves8 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2013

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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 is why do they even need it at their age.
    Semya Semya 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 4

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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 just awful
    ReeseThompson0424 ReeseThompson0424 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 why everyone thinks it's so cool to drink so much where you black out and shout it out so the entire class can hear about how you got so "turned...
    Schneidzilla Schneidzilla 13-15, F 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 various people since the age of eleven. But when my thirteen-year-old nephew came home and asked his father for condoms...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 9, 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. Around a year ago these two girls that I know got pregnant. It wasn't like they planed to get pregnant or anything crazy like...
    PhotographyJournalingLife PhotographyJournalingLife 16-17, F Aug 4, 2013

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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 confession that illustrates her immaturity is her statement "I really, really like him." And there were...
    reka105 reka105 19-21, F 1 Response Jan 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 I wasn't thinking about dating I was still interested In video games .. I still love video games .. My little sister has always been mature for...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F Jan 2

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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, and not easy either.  Most of the time we are fine, it's just that age I guess. I'm just happy she is healthy...
    VoteForPedro VoteForPedro 51-55, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 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 anymore.
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Mar 23

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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 child?! 10 yr olds, (YES, TEN YEAR OLD KIDS) are getting into 'relationships' and 'making out'. My 10 yr old...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 9, 2011

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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 first snowman by myself. I begged my dad to bring it to the porch when he made me go inside so I could watch him...
    PhotographyJournalingLife PhotographyJournalingLife 16-17, F Nov 24, 2013

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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 replacements from friends and family to replace the discarded, but it would still be better if they didn't grow up so fast...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Feb 11, 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 systemic violence. I am sorry you lost everything so soon and didn't get to experience your potential. As a mother I ache to hold each and everyone of...
    feistypepper feistypepper 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2012

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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 many young girls and boys having unsafe sex, hanging with the wrong people...no parents are around to talk, mentor, protect, or educate...
    msteresa87 msteresa87 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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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 boyshorts and those have a tendency to come in wild colors and prints.  I had a handful of them in my hand and couldn't decide which ones to buy...
    Mahal1023 Mahal1023 46-50, F 16 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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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 youngsters growing up too fast, taking their childhood for granted, and becoming too dark or too flirty or whatever. Things are always...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 15, 2013

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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 like that! It sickens me. I have cousins that age and to think of them acting like that just really, really...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 20, 2008

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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 younger people, people grow up and most of them loose there imagination and kids have great imaginations I wanted to be a elf...
    whatWhenWereWhy whatWhenWereWhy 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2013

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    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I'm new here, so when I look at the scrolling Experiences.. and see things like,"I like rough sex" or something yeah it creeps me out.
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    What do you do when you are forced to grow up too fast, then when you get old enough as to where your supposed to act mature, your looked at wrong for it. I'm 17 years old and...
    LeeJanaG LeeJanaG 70+, F Mar 30

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    SpongeBOB gave me homework, and he gave me the task of completing this "story/experience" ... He's not going to be happy with me, because I really don't have any facts or logic to...
    Forget2Trust Forget2Trust 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 26

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