It is an obvious and undeniable truth that today the world is changing at a rapid pace. There seems to have been a revolution in everything we do and everything we believe in the past decade or so. Ideas, ideals, morals, ethics and general human behavior and attitude toward everything have rapidly been modified by the changes all around us. Our lifestyle, habits, hobbies and day-to-day activities have all experienced a change.
There is no doubt that with everything around us happening so fast, we are left with too little time to accomplish all the tasks that need to be completed. Life is now more demanding than ever. Economic crises, the sky-high prices of just about everything and inflation make jobs or working around the clock for some not a choice, but a necessity. Due to all this, it has been observed that there has been a radical change in parenting.
More and more incidents are coming to our attention indicating that a drastic transformation has occurred in parenting. In a time where basic tasks like feeding, cleaning and educating have been made easy, parenting is now viewed as an utterly exhausting endeavor. Now, more than ever, bringing up children is seen to be a more arduous task than ever. This leads us to question whether we are just not good enough or are worse parents than the mothers and fathers of previous generations.
The reason that parenting is now perceived to be such a complex business is that too much is expected of adults. Parents are expected to be perfect in every parenting technique: the perfect diet, good school grades and making your children excel at extracurricular activities. To do this on top of exhaustingly providing for the upkeep of your children along with paying basic utility bills is really a lot for parents to juggle, leaving little or no time for themselves.
Recent events shed light on the changes that have been brought about. A man was arrested on child abuse charges for leaving his children aged 8,7,5,3 and 1 alone at home. When questioned, the 30-year-old explained that his wife had stage-four cancer and the only way to pay the medical bills was to work. This does not mean that the man was a bad father, but rather that he was trying his best to make ends meet.
Look at the recent case of the homeless woman who left her child in the car during a job interview. She was later arrested for her negligence in doing so. She left her…
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