The Generation Of Social Media And Risk Takers

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As the Baby Boomers slowly fade and the Founders, the generation of social media and risk takers born after 2000, grow into the modern world, many are questioning religion in today’s prevailing society and if it should be taught in the home. In fact, the religious category of unaffiliated has risen from 16% in 2007 to 23% in 2014. However, this does not mean that the overall Christian religion is depleting as still seven of ten identify themselves as Christians.
Parent’s play a vital role in their children’s lives, ultimately to create the foundation for later success in not only their learning but their beliefs. While it does not have to be denominational, parents should give their kids a sense of faith. A sociologist from Mississippi State University, John Bartkowski did a study of 16,000 kids and their parents and teachers to see if the behavior is correlated with how much religion is involved in the home. The outcome showed that when parents frequently attended religious services and spoke with their children about faith and religion were more well behaved, had better social skills, and were more interested in learning. Because the parents remain invested in their faith, more often than not, kids are influenced by this and follow suit. Being involved in any type of church can bring a sense of community and unity between people, even if they are complete opposites. (1) In addition, well-behaved children tend to have better morals, and in fact, students with religious
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