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Good Advice for Teens or Way too Harsh?

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Some people may feel like these days kids are treated too softly and get away with a lot more than they would have in generations past. To illustrate this theme, let’s take a look at a newspaper column that is apparently from 1959 which has been making the rounds online.

In it, the author reproduces the words of a local judge who urges teenagers to,

…go home, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job…

It continues in that same theme before getting to the real meat of His Honor’s feelings,

…grow up, stop being a cry baby, get out of your dream world and develop a backbone not a wishbone.

You can read the whole text here.

So what do you think, good advice for today’s teenagers or is it antiquated authoritarianism? Let us know what you think in the comments section!

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