The generation gap

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generation gap

Children from birth to around twelve years are virtually captives in their own home.  Their parents control them entirely.  The child is told what to do and what not to do.  What to eat or what not to eat.  What clothes to wear and what not to wear.  Every step of his life is directed and controlled.  Their control seems quite legitimate as children lack the wherewithal to fend for themselves.  But the problem arises when parents and guardians exceed the limits in using their power to govern their children.  A common weakness among people is to use their power freely.  One needs strength of character to have all the power and not use it unless essential to do so.

Children are the most common victims of the abuse of power, because of parents’ inability to relate to their children.  Parents believe the younger generation has turned defiant, aggressive and…

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