Growing up with a twin sister, our parents were not really concerned with us not having anyone to play with. Granted, we always got tired of playing together, but looking back I see how blessed I was to of always had a partner in crime. My family moved around a lot because of my Dad’s job, so we never had a lot of toys. Only enough that could fit in this little trunk we had, but when I was 4 years old I won a Barbie car from McDonalds. It was by far the coolest thing in the world to me. My sister and I would ride around the yard in that until the battery would die every single day. In my opinion the car was just as much a treat for us kids as it was for our parents, because when we were busy playing with the Barbie car for hours, we were not bugging them to play with us. We are always talking in class about the parent’s responsibility to entertain the children. As one of my classmates said on Wednesday, I feel that you know exactly what you are getting into when you have kids, so it is your responsibility to watch after them and make sure they are happy. My parents did a wonderful job of raising my sister and me, I just wish that parents these days would spend a little less time on the internet or watching television, and spend it with their kids. The problem is that parents get so swept up into their jobs and other interests, that they literally do not have the time anymore. This problem is especially bad with single parents. If the next generation has any chance of becoming successful, it all starts with how you’re raised.
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