The article ÃÂMaking the Young Old before Their TimeÃÂ is written by Paul Robertson. The source of the article is reliable since the article is taken from http://www.cpyu.org/Page.aspx?id=76697 where the author obtained sponsorship to publish his article. The author intends to explain the reasons and solutions on why kids nowadays reach maturity much earlier than before. In his article, Robertson asserts that biological factors, kidsÃÂ behavior, and external environment contribute to make the young old before their time.
A large portion of statements in this article is facts where Robertson has made reference to statistics, reports, magazines and books, webpage, and journals. He also expresses his personal experience and opinion on this topic when he mentions ÃÂa guidance counselor friend of mineÃÂ to bring in concrete examples to make his statements visualizable. With the presence of both facts and opinions, his article appears to be convincing.
His simple language illustrates comparison and contrast about kidsÃÂ behavior between generations.
He describes childrenÃÂs life ÃÂappears to be stuck on fast forwardÃÂ due to several factors. For instance, Robertson states that the media pressurizes kids to behave like older teenagers. However, he shows excessively narrow focus on this topic, as he fails to discuss in detail how actually the media puts pressure on kids instead presents a discussion on the reluctance of parents to talk to their kids about their kidsÃÂ concerns.
Robertson also notices that kids are exploited through products consumption in many ways. He seems sarcastic by giving thanks to the music industry in producing songs with messages far beyond kidsÃÂ understanding. Throughout his article, there is no evidence of bias in favor of any parties because producers are not accused of accelerating early adolescence, nor the parents. Indeed, he tries to appeal to parents to protect their ÃÂnot-so-innocentÃÂ kids from...