There are many challenges that modern parents face when it comes to raising children. Many of these challenges are unique in many ways from the challenges parents faced a century ago. Here are some pressing challenges that parents have to deal with in this day and age.
Balancing Career and Family
are more than often required to work overtime and, in the process, miss out on spending time with their children or family. The family often comes second when it comes to delivering work on time.
Single moms and fathers often have to work and need to leave their kids with a caregiver. This often leads to kids seeing their parents very little – and it has become a luxury to spend quality time with your family.
There is a lot of information out there, and it has become difficult for new parents to discern between truths and lies regarding what is best for their children. With so much information going around on the Internet and in public, children are also being raised where the “truth” is often questionable.
Parents have become more inclined to say “yes” to a packet of sweets or for a toy. It is easy to stop a child from crying by giving them what they want. This makes it harder to teach children discipline, as it gives them a sense of entitlement.
Educational institutions have raised their tuition exponentially over the last few decades, and it is becoming harder and harder for the poorer class of citizens to give their kids quality education. This makes it harder for poorer students to get the education they need to rise above their circumstances.
Social media allows kids to grow up in a culture where face-to-face communication is not seen as the most important medium of communication. It has become acceptable for children to do all manner of things online without being accountable for their actions. It is hard for parents to guard their kids against the influences of the Internet.
Find out more about these and other challenges that modern parents face with raising their children.