Influence Of Influence On The Upbringing And Rearing Of Children

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The word says, “Train up a child in the way they should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
- Proverbs 22:6 New King James Version (NKJV)

In America today the rise of violence that is being committed by children is growing daily. The pressure that is placed upon a parent to raise children in a certain demeanor has fallen to the waste side, and every man, woman, and child is for themselves. Outside influences play a major role in the upbringing and rearing of children no matter what age and time they were brought up in.
"Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them or by a power without them; either by the Word of God or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible or by the bayonet."
-Robert Winthrop, Speaker of the U. S. House
According to Webster’s Dictionary, influence is defined as the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself. Meaning you become what you see the most and you develop the language of what you hear the most. There are many influences that impact the way children perceive life and themselves, from TV, imitation of others (peer pressure), drugs, anger, mental disorders, and lack of parental guidance, just to name a few. Children today are looking to themselves and other things outside of the home to guide them or encourage them to be who they feel they are. With the growth of technology and its major impact on the American family,…

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