I was traveling by bus. It was crowded. Many people were standing. Among them, I was one. When the bus reached Samakhusi, one seat became vacant. One woman around aged 45 forced her grown son to have seat instead of taking seat herself. Her age does not co-operate her to stand letting grown and energetic son to sit. He also did not request her to sit. One of the passenger stated “it is better to sit mother but not son”, still mother did not accept and son offered seat. The parents of modern generation are quite different who love their children very much more than extent. So, they don’t tolerate any such physical wound and anxiety to their children. Consequently, children are instigated towards degraded and unethical act which has scattered chaos and skepticism in society.
There was time to have balanced relationship between children and parents. Offspring used to respect their parents more than God. If they did complain of anyone for being mocked, scolded and beaten, parents would curse their own children instead of other’s, which represents that they did not move out of track. At present, parents accept everything whatever children demand for. The children of today are very expensive. They have not been five years old and demand for electronic gadgets like iPad, iPhone, laptop to watch all the children cartoon and video. Parents have initiated to evaluate the cleverness of their children in terms of the knowledge on using all those gadgets. They enroll them at expensive school even though they do not afford for. Parents have forgotten that “we should swallow our foods as the size of nick bone”. If they recruit them at cheap school, they assume of degrading their prestige and reputation in the society. Modern parents take admission in the physically costly school either by taking loan or engaging themselves in evil work. Literally, school neither guarantees for qualitative education nor assures for the security of the children’s career itself. It depends upon children how they utilize the opportunity, they have achieved. The system of spending much expense for the study of children enrolling them in expensive school is because of the heavy competition in market for the employment. Those people who have passed Masters are even deprived from the best job opportunity such the tendency has led parents for investing much money.
There are many parents who frequently complain at school because teachers scold a bit rudely to their children. When teachers attempt to persuade them for the completion of homework regularly, they would elaborate the event negatively at home. Consequently, parents order them not to speak in loud voice. If this tendency enhances, teachers should enter in the classroom with the consent of students. Parents can rebel with teachers but can’t persuade their children because they don’t have any such suspicion for them. They adequately believe them. However, modern children can’t be trusted easily. The child executing well up to yesterday, can be rotten today. Though parents are familiarized about the degrading level of them, they neither allow anyone for the punishment, nor do they penalize them. In this condition, they are provoked towards criminal acts. For instance, I visited police station to quench for my lost mobile, where I happened to get acquainted to one case. One boy of aged nineteen stole some goods of shop, money and mobile. His parents came there and stated that “we have listened about the arrestment of my kid here”. Police became confused about who might be because they told kid and they are assured themselves for not arresting any kid. Finally, they requested them for uttering his name. They named. Polices laughed very audibly for verbalizing nineteen years old son as kid. Isn’t it fun? Moreover, they explicated about his crimes. He had snatched three shops. They told that he had been vey dangerous thief and had got three cases from different shopkeepers. Guardians even attempted to argue with polices defending their son’s innocence. They even blamed his friend’s for the bad work. They only told about good things about their son and commanded police to take out from the custody demonstrating their access to high profile people. I was astonished observing such the condition. I was imaging that they would scold their son and request police to imprison him for many days under their surveillance. However, they did not lay any mistake of him. Later, they called him in front of everyone, and he confessed truth. It was decided to keep him there for on month. His mother went inside to see the place where he must live for a month and came out shouting that how my son would spend his days in the lean of on carpet. Police told to me that she came out leaving Rs. 300 for snack to him. Does he die if he will not have snack in a month having heavy food in the morning and nights? The punishment should be given to everyone whoever s/he is. But the parents don’t accept the crime of their children these days. They always find them as their toddler. In this condition, parents are literally excavating ditch to burry themselves.
When parents do support their children blindly, they do not get rid of immortal act rather they would be encourage. They think that whatever they wish for would be adequately fulfilled by parents. In this sense, we can claim that modern parents are respecting children, but not children respect them which will co-operate for the chaos and anarchic society. What is the future of the children who are blindly crazy for the gadgets? This represents the degenerate and in humanized society prevailing for. Modern parents are literate. They should think with their literacy mind about the future of the children. They should teach them about humanization, decency, culture and respecting seniors. Then, we can explore some rays of the betterment and enlightenment.