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Are we really raising spoiled, work-averse kids?

By Marguerite Kelly

source: washingtonpost.com

我們真的是在養育被寵壞的、不願意勞動的小孩?

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I’m the mother of three boysthe first one just turned 13 — and questions have been whirling in my head ever since I read a scary article about teenagers.

Do teenagers really want their lives to be different from ours? Do they watch us working long hours and dealing with work’s distractions at home, and then say to themselves, “No way am I going to do that”? Do they think that working harder for longer is justtoo much”? And are they burned out by our demands to get top grades and to take part in extracurricular activities so they can get into college?

And now, for my most important question: Is it true that teenagers want more stuff than ever, but they don’t want to work for it? I know that we give our children more than our parents gave us, but are we giving them the work attitude to go with it? If not, how can we make them more aware of their responsibilities?


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WordCategoryDefinition
 article第四級[名詞] 文章;條款
 demands第四級demand(要求,請求) 的第三人稱單數現在式; demand(要求,請求) 的複數
 distractions第六級distraction(分心;注意力分散) 的複數
 extracurricular第六級[形容詞] 課外的
 whirling第五級whirl(旋轉;迴旋) 的現在分詞