Essay on Raising Children in Tomorrow's World

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‘Raising children in tomorrow’s world will be more challenging than ever before.’ Discuss.

The ancient proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” illustrates the arduousness of raising children. One’s children are probably the biggest, most uncertain and risky investment in his or her life. Judging by the popularity of self-help books on how to bring up children ‘correctly’, it is evident that many parents are having trouble in child-raising, and are desperately seeking help in it. However, this is not a new phenomenon as parenting troubles have a long history. Today, the problem has manifested in our modern world and parents still face a load of challenges in raising their children and these problems are set to worsen due to the
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More and more parents are sending their young children to learn other skills such as sports or the arts, in hopes this may one day help their child’s future in one way or another. These parents are forced to balance work in favor of play for their children from a young age. Although this is often for the child’s good, something has to be sacrificed in order to make time for these activities and frequently it is regrettably the time that should be utilized for bonding between parent and child that is given up. Unless this struggle ceases to exist, this problem will only grow. Hence, if things remain the same, child raising is set to be even more difficult in the future.
Despite the fact that globalization and the never-ending struggle for wealth and power has made child-raising more difficult, the advancement in technology has brought about changes which makes parenting easier.

Modernization has brought about several changes that can actually make parenting just as easy, if not easier than before. To address the lack of time a parent spends with his or her children, the internet can be used to provide real-time video conferencing and communication between the parent and child. This is especially useful for parents who work long shifts or those who are often not in town due to work. To keep children in check, parents can monitor what