Are we trained from early childhood to expect a reward from doing the right thing? Kids are being potty trained with m&m’s and skittles just for using the bathroom where they are supposed to. Sure, it takes time to teach children who have been going to the bathroom in diapers their whole lives. However, this generation likes to take the “easy way out”. Children now have their own iphones and ipads to bring on car rides, doctors visits, restaurants and anywhere else that may require them to occupy themselves for a period of time. If they sit quietly, they can have their ipad. If they stop screaming, they can have a treat. It is too easy to give in to the temptations children have instead of teaching them right from wrong simply because they are human. As they grow up, these children will be hard to please and occupy as they are used to this visual stimulus of whatever they can imagine at their fingertips from birth. This can cause depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric issues. Its unhealthy for children to grow up thinking they are entitled to gifts, objects, or electronics for being good children and listening to their parents.
iPad meltdown- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZH08l0zHpw