I believe that teens nowadays have significantly less responsibility than in the past. In the past, women teens would be responsible for the care of their younger siblings. Men teens would be responsible for helping to bring money into the family. Nowadays teen girls do not have to watch over their younger siblings, it's their parents responsibility, and they are free to do what they want. Teen men have do not have to share their paycheck with their family, they use it for whatever they please. I believe 16 year olds should be expected to have some responsibility. They should have a job and make their own money to afford a car. They should help pay insurance costs to he their feet wet on how the world works. They should be responsible for their money and learn how to budget correctly. I believe that for my age I am responsible as I should be. I do my best to help my parents out. Whether that be cooking dinner or doing the laundry. Whatever money I make I save and let it collect interest in a bank. Teens nowadays don't have as much responsibility than in the past. I believe that it is for the better for teens to have the same responsibility as those in the past. Teens nowadays need to learn what it's like the live in the real world. That's the responsibility we should have as teens, learning how to live in the real world.
The responsibilities differ for teens now from in the past. The amount of responsibility for teens now is usually for them self, in the past teens often had responsibilities to care for there whole family. Teens now have more pressure then teens in the past of maintaining higher grades. Teens now of getting into a great college are low unless excellent grades, playing a sport and belonging to several clubs. The job opportunities are also much less then in the past making it harder for this generation to get a job without a incredible résumé and being a graduate of a higher ranked college. Low income jobs are available for these teens after college but they are not the jobs they should have after graduating from a great college. In the past it was easier to be accepted by a college or be able to play a sport for a college team. My mom played two sports in college for division 1 with a full scholarship for both, teens now would not have the opportunity to play two sports at a very high level in college. Getting scholarships from sports help a lot of teens afford college, now scholarships are rarely given. In the past teens responsibilities have been to support their family, and while doing this get average grades sometimes go to college and be guaranteed a job after graduating. The responsibilities in the past have been more strenuous thru the teen years have multiple jobs sometimes to support your family at a young age, now the responsibilities are so important in your teen years they can determine all of your future careers. A 16 year old should be able to maintain a good grade average help around the house be active in some kind of club or team and stay out of trouble. Teens should be able to help do chores and tasks to make their parents life easier. A teen has no excuse to get poor grades. I am not as responsible as I should be because I do not help my parents as much as I should, I spend so much time doing school work and sports that I often forget to help. My responsibilities are clear to me, they usually are harder to do with the multiple commitments I have.
Most teens now a days have more responsibilities than teens in the past. Teens have to maintain high grades or they wont be able to get into a good college. To get into a descent college you have to either be good at sports, excellent grades, and belongs to many clubs and extra school activities. If you don't get into a good college now a days you will not be able to get a good job. In the past you still had a chance to recover and get a descent job. With so many people unemployed it is very hard to get a descent job with not high grades. Also most 16 year olds have there licences and so they have to be very responsible behind the wheel. In the past they didn't have cars so they didn't have that kind of responsibility. Teens in the past had less responsibilities than teens now.
Life is different nowadays, the teenagers of each generation are all different. Before the Women's Rights Act, and the 21st century, in general. The family and home trumped getting an education for women. For men it was the military, fighting for our honor was theirs. Now we are placed with a lot of heavy responsibility. For one thing, the driving age anywhere in the US will vary but it is all in the radius of your teen years, you are responsible for the safety of your own life, the maintain and upkeep of your car, and the ability to continue your drivers license. For another, colleges are very picky now, because we have a lot of competition from kids of other countries filling our spots, so we are responsible for good grades all throughout school, and to keep our street smarts because we are walking in the midst of a lot of criminals, the crime rate wasn't as high as it is now. This is a lot of pressure on a 16 year old, so we are obviously bundled up with a thick blanket of things to be responsible for, and we should be expected to have a whole lot of it. Do I feel as if I am responsible as I should be? My opinion on that is absolutely! Between volunteering, after school activities, being punctual to school, not being dilatory on my work and projects, and trying to always be my best and do my best on everything, sure does take lots of responsibility, and the will to be a hard- working individual which is what they want in the work force, as I get older to be employed. The future all depends on if you can complete and add to your responsibilities of your past, a lot of pressure on a 16 year old, but worth gold one day. The world outside of school is tough being a youth in today's society and we must take responsibility and be on top of things to survive a different world than that of the children of different generations, who were not expected to carry what we do now.
I feel that 16 year olds these days are less responsible these days. When a kid gets in trouble now in days he goes home and tells him mommy or daddy that, and they handle it. Very few 16 year olds handle their own problems. When you turn 16 you feel free & able to do anything. 16 is the time you get your lisence, and are able to drive around and do anything. Being independent and responsible are two different things. When you are independent you are able to think by your self and aren't really influenced by others. Being responsible is taking your words and actions into consideration when making decisions. A 16 year old should be getting very responsible, your getting a car, you have college in a few years, and your parents are finally going to stop babing you. I feel I am as responsible as I should be. I take responsibility for my words and actions, and know that everything i do today it affects my future. I feel that kids with not as strict parents or controlling parents are able to gain responsibility earlier & learn whats going to be needed after high school.
There are many differences in the responsibilities of teens in the past and teens now a days. Teens now have more responsibilities and more work todo than in the past. Teens now must get good grades and do all their work to get into college to get a job. For teens back then, they didn't need college as much to get a good job. A typical teenage nowadays should be responsible for doing simple household chores, schoolwork, and sports that could also help them get into a good college. They should also be responsible for paying for their own car to prepare them for adulthood. I think i am a responsible teenage because i do all my schoolwork, try to get good grades, and i dance for a sport. Being a teenager now has alot more work and harder work that prepares us for college so teens now need to be more responsible.
In my personal opinion, teenagers in the past had much more responsibility then teenagers now. For example, in the 60's and 70's if you were 15 going on 16, you are considered an adult. They had to look after there siblings for days at a time. They also would be responsible for having a source of income for the house they lived in. But, teenagers in this era have little to no responsibilities on a day to day basis. Most teenagers wake up go to school and come home and do nothing, nothing is expected from them either. Therefore, teenagers in the past had many more responsibilities then the teenagers now. I don't believe i am as responsible as is should and it is very critical to become more responsible before i leave for college because by that time i will be on my own.
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A teen does not have a lot of responsibilities now-a-days. we really don't have to do anything. As teens we should have to do a lot more. I know from stories from my dad that he had a job at my age and he was making money. He was a really hard worker and sometimes had to support the family. We don't get any money at this age because we cant have good paying jobs at this age. That is something that I feel needs to be changed. we have to be able to do something at this age. So we need more responsibilities at our age now. That's my personal feeling we don't do anything compared to what they used to do at this age.
Teenagers in 2013 have a lot less responsibility than they did in the past. My grandpa told me I live life easy now. He said that when he was 15 he was already enlisted in the army and was working a full time job as a construction worker. If teenagers at that age had to do that then what are we doing here typing this blog? We should be out helping the economy and helping to bring an income to our houses. Nowadays 16 year olds aren't expected to have much responsibility. They are around to babysit their siblings or to occasionally pick up some groceries. Personally I do think I'm as responsible as I should be because, I always helping around the house, I have a job, and take care of my siblings when I'm needed too.
I think that teenagers these days have a lot less responsibility than they did a few years ago. Back in the 19th and 20th century even kids as young as 6 or 7 had jobs working in factories. Some people would even get married and start a life on their own by the age of 16. Now-a-days, teens have hardly any responsibility, most teens don't have to pay for anything like clothes or food, and their parents are usually the ones that are responsible for knowing their schedule and getting them to where they need to be. Also a few decades ago, the kids would be forced to give all their money to their parents and help support their family, which is something that kids these days don't have to do. I think that 16 year olds today should be responsible for all their own stuff, like how a lot of teachers make kids ask for their make-up work rather than just telling them. Also, 16 year-olds should have to make sure they are ready on time for school and anything else, and they should have to pack their own lunch and do their own laundry and stuff like that. I don't think that they should have too much responsibility though, like being forced to get a job and contribute to the family income. I believe that for most things I am responsible enough, like doing my own laundry. For some other things I'm not as responsible, though, such as that my mom usually has to wake me up because I usually fall back asleep after turning off my alarm.
The majority of Today’s teenagers definitely play by the rule of “don’t bite off more than you can chew”. Most teenagers get completely overwhelmed when they are being held responsible for to many things. The numbers of responsibilities in the past for the average 16 year old were way have higher than they are today, however they were a tad less stressful. Most teens from the 50s even into the early 90s would mainly just have to go to school, do chores, and even work a job if the wanted money for themselves instead of running right to their parents. The 16 year olds now may have to do less around the house and don’t normally pay for their own thing, but are faced with more pressures. Over the years having a good education and getting a good job have become way more important than they used to be making school harder. Nearly all parents are constantly riding their kids to have good grades. This is to ensure they get into a better collages, which is also more frequent now than in the past and even after that no one is promised a job. In my own opinion though I believe that Todays 16 year olds should be dared to take on more real world responsibilities and use our common sense and street smarts more because of how babied we all are now and days, no one has a good backbone anymore. I can be a very responsible person when I have to be. If I have no adult or parent to guide me along I can do things for myself. Your parents aren't always going to be around to take care of you so you need to grow up and learn how to fend for yourself. Everyone is capable of being reasonable it all matters on the person.
The teens in this era have way less responsibility than the teens of the last generation . A lot of teens now get stuff handed to them I wasn't alive for the last generation but from all the stories that I hear about kids of the last generation had to buy a lot of there own stuff, walk to where they wanted to go and they weren't spoiled like a good amount of the kids now.All of the kids now are lazy and don't like to go out of there own way to that much. My Mom had to walk to school every day and she had to walk home. She didn't like to do this but she knew that it needed to be done day in and day out.I feel that i am very responsibly for my age I go to work 3 time a week for 20 hours and am going to have to pay for my car insurance etc. Anything that i want that is not very important i have to buy myself for example the PlayStation 4 my mom or dad are not paying for it cause they think that it is dumb. This is the same thing that my mom and dad had to do if they saw something that they like they had to buy it them selves not just go ask there parents for it . So in conclusion i feel that most kids now don't have as much responsibility as the generation prior to us.
Back in the day teens had more responsibility. In the 50's my grandma was 16 and moved out of her parents house in Germany into Switzerland by her self. Then 2 years later she moved to the USA. Today all i have to worry about is my grades the garbage and any other chores i get. She had to worry about dose she have money for food, electric, and no car there's rent instead. we have it ease compared to her. I feel i am a responsible child i don't use elegal subsistence or abuse legal subsistence, i volunteer. I don't even pirate media (i feel like a jerk if i do). You had to much more responsible back in the day otherwise your house was a cardboard box on the side mane street.
Back in the day teens weren't expected to do much as teens today. They barely went to school and worked on the side, most likely at the family buisness, but they had no real responsibilities. It was ok if kids didn't go to college, it kinda seemed unnecessary. Now in days kids have to go to college. Most cant even afford it because its become so expensive for books, let-alone classes. You have to be really, really smart and/or athletic to get in. If they don't get in they wont be able to get a job, and most people with a college education still cant get a job. A 16-year-old should still have responsibilities like working to buy things for themselves and going to school and doing the best to their ability, but they shouldn't have to be overwhelmed with the school work. They shouldn't rely on there parents, but they aren't adults yet so they should still clean up after themselves and do other things to help them out. I don't think I am as responsible as I should be since I still rely on my parents to do things for me, but I am slowly changing my habits to become more responsible.
16 is the age when responsibilities become more prominant in your life. Youre starting to prepare yourself for college, and your main focus is getting a car. Some teens are given more responsibility than others; as example generations before us were given way more responsibility from the start. They had to manage their homes and their life ahead of them with very little help from their guardians. Now a days teens are more prone too be given less responsibility. Simply because some are soo used to being handed everything and do not have any intentions on truly living up to the resposibility a 16 year old should have these days. The early you prepare yourself for your future to come the better. I'm only 15, but i'm given a lot of responsibility; although on certain situations it varies. But overall I am responsible and hope to be given more responsibility in the years to come. Most teens don't want any more responisbility then they have now, but I believe that when life hands you certain things you are unsure how to cope with, you should be fully prepared and well-rounded.
This generation is soft. Just today i was told that this girls younger sister just turned 11.. so about 5th grade.. and she got an iPhone 5c… and not to sound like a 80 year old man. But back in my day.. i didn't even have a phone in 5th grade. i didn't even have my own bathroom.. kids have it easy now. Take a look at more rual areas 50 years ago.. to lets say a suburb area now. kids used to miss school bc they had to work the fields to make a living for their family.. to put food on the table.. now kids just worry about what they are doing this weekend or if their phone has enough battery.. This goes to work in the house. and i can say that I am guilty of this "lack of responsibility".. i mean i literally have like one maybe two jobs at my house.. which is keep my room clean and mow the lawn in the summer and maybe shovel off the deck or snow blow the drive in the winter.. and my room is a mess. compared to when my mom was a kid. she had to make her own lunch every day.. mow the lawn.. cook dinner for her self.. all that stuff or it didn't get done. or she got the ole' leather ( if you know what I mean) kids have it easy and it's only getting worse
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