Parenting Teens Papers

  • Ain’t I A Teenager?

    282 words, 2 pages

    Well, children, fellow teens and anyone else who happens to be here listening to me. Where there is much racket there must be something out of kilter. I believe that between parents always misjudging and grownups frequently misunderstanding the teenagers of this generation, they’ll be in a fix soon. But what’s all of this talking really about? The older people always say that teenagers are irresponsible, that they shouldn’t be trusted with specific tasks. But I have a job. I work and make money just as they do. And ain’t I a teenager? I always make sure to complete my homework for school on

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    Music To Violence: Does Music Directly Relate To Teen Violence?

    1779 words, 8 pages

    “Today's rock music extols everything from rape, and homosexuality to sadomasochism and bestiality.... Other lyrics glamorize drug and alcohol use, and glorify death and violent rebellion” (Betz, 2004, p. 1). Music is and always has been a major influence on teenagers around the world. Is music today taking it a step too far? According to Smilkstein (1999), violence occurs in 57% of rap and rock videos and sexual intimacy in 75%. Of videos with violence, 81% also contained sexual references, (p. 1). Music has been around for centuries and affecting teens in all sorts of different ways.

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