The Collapse of Parenting
Whether you're a single, a couple about to marry, married with kids, or grandparents, it's important to remember the importance of training children what to love. We learn this concept from Aristotle, and later St. Augustine. It's called ordo amoris, or the ordinate condition of the affections.
Below I've included a quote by C.S. Lewis (which we'll post on Epic Quotes in the future) which helps explain the concept. The article below is an interesting read on this subject and the author looks to publish a book on the topic soon.
Take a read, and let us know what you think.
The Science Talent Search is the leading science competition for American high school students. It’s often referred to as “The Junior Nobel Prize.” According to a recent study, 83 percent of the forty finalists in 2016 were the children of immigrants. Fourteen had parents from India; eleven had parents from China. So twenty-five of the forty finalists, or 62 percent, had Chinese or Indian parents. (To put that in context, only about 2 percent of children in America have Chinese or Indian parents.) Other finalists came from Cyprus, Iran, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Nigeria.
Mainstream coverage of the report has focused on the need to encourage more immigration to the United States from countries such as India, China, and South Korea. I haven’t seen any coverage that has asked, much less answered, the question: Why are American-born children now under-represented among the ranks of the innovative? This pattern is not confined to the winners of science contests. There has been a collapse of creativity among American-born kids. American kids are now less creative and less innovative compared with American kids just twenty years ago.