It is puzzling me how many teenage suicides i see on TV. Mostly every week i head about some teenager who suicide over some broken heart or because he got a bad grade or because they fight iwht their parents, because their parents refused them some new iphone or computer or ticket to some concert. It concers me since i find all these reasons childish. As a teenager i also got heartbroken, i fighted with my parents, i got bad grades but never i thought of suicide. Nor my friends. This was just our everyday live and we were even making fun of these experiences.
is there is something wrong with our society today, with the way we raise our children, are they more sensitive that we used to be? i would really like to know your oppinion on this.
My opinnion is that maybe many parents don't refuse anything to their children. So when the child experiences the first refusal he can't cope with it. He grows up with the idea that everything he wants he should get it. So a bad grade or a boyfriend/girlfiriend who doesn't want you is suddently a motive of suicide. My friends and I were refused many times because of money or because of other reasons. We were explained why and we knew that not everything we wanted will be given to us.
Also my mother beeing a teacher she told me something strange. When we were children (my friends and I) and we got a bad grade our parents ussually were punishing us and putting us to study more. My mother tells me that today when somebody gets a bad grade the parents come to school and try to make it that their child is a good kid but the trachers don't like him. Somehow today it is never the child's fault for not studying. So the child never learns to take responsability for his own action. He grows with the false impresion that he is wronged by eveybody so that is a new reason for suicide.
Maybe it's another reason that today teenagers are sexually active while we were teenagers we were only holding hands and going for icecreams and a kiss was considered a victory.Since they are sexual involved and too imature to have such a relation they can't cope with a break-up in a mature way and the world comes to an end.
They have too many attraction on TV and computer, they see too many things, they know too many things about sex, murder, life that they shouldn't know at that age.
I would like to hear also more oppinion about this.