July 31, 2014
Children with Schedules
In everyday life, children should have scheduled activities rather than left more time to play freely. Kids that have a schedule are less likely to get involved in the streets, drugs and alcohol. Schedules teach kids structure as well as responsibilities. On the other hand, at times, kids without scheduled activities have more room for creativity, learn lessons from mistakes and work in groups. Scheduling activities may also be bad if the parent over schedules. Some activities may be costly. Some children may find it difficult to juggle homework, family time as well as to may activities, which may lead to rebellion.
Statistics state that, sixty percent of teens have reported seeing drugs used, sold and stored in high schools. Teens that start to drink at the age of fifteen are five times more likely to develop dependency for alcohol then teens that start to drink at twenty one.
As well, 1.8 million children twelve and older use cocaine. This may shock or terrify parents. Studies show that children are less likely to get involved in street activities if the child is involved in scheduled activities. Children that are in sports, may not be interested in robbing people or smoking marijuana, due to the fact that the child really does not have time. Some sports have practice every day, leaving little time between school and home life to run around in the streets. The idea of using scheduled activities to deter kids from the streets makes pretty good sense. Once a child finds an enjoyable activity, chances are that will take the attention from bad influences such as gangs. Some kids feel UN wanted and turn to the gang to feel loved. Kids in activities such as cheerleading...