So I was watching the news this morning and I saw a story about 3 boys in their early teens that recently found a dead body. They were being interviewed on the news, they stated they didn't think it was "real" but then they soon realized it was and ran for help. The boys seemed to know exactly what the situation was and I feel that they dealt with it in an entirely appropriate manner, they didn't stick around to poke the body, to try and get a close look, they notified police immediately. Their interview was fine, they just described the action they took and that was about it.
Directly following their short interview a "parent" (I don't know if it was one of the boys parents) was being interviewed by the news, this woman kept saying "Oh they can't grasp the seriousness of this, you can tell, blah blah blah, they don't get it, they just don't get it".... Basically she just went on and on and on about how they have no clue, etc..
Uhm, I think this woman is under estimating the adaptability of children, not to mention making them seem clueless on national television. Even as a young teen, seeing someone talk like that about me after doing something very mature would upset me a great deal, rightfully so. I don't see how this woman can start talking like these boys are completely clueless and have no idea about anything. She seems like a glory hog.
I am childfree, I'm not big on kids and most parents, but to be honest I think these boys had more of a "grasp" than this woman did. It's unfortunate when you get on the news and all you can do is slam the maturity of a couple young kids, this kinda got to me, I really think we underestimate the capacity and ability to adapt that children have. What do you think? Are kids REALLY this out of it these days? Are kids REALLY incapable of handling mature situations? Where seeing a dead body doesn't MEAN anything? I doubt it!! Not for most anyways. I say these kids got a bum deal from this woman!
Sorry, just a little rant!