The author had pointed to a very serious situation prevails in our society today. Daily new issues related to children are coming out. Our children show a criminal tendency now-a-days. Whom to blame for this?. The modern technology?, The society?, Their friends? Or their parents?. In my opinion the parents are to be blamed for this. Most parents doesn't want to be harsh to their children. They always want to treat him/her with smiling face always. All their activities are accepted by parents. The reluctance of parents in correcting their mistakes makes them unaware of their mistake, and continues such mistakes. If the mistake was corrected in time, the child should have avoided such mistake in future.
Another thing is the influence of Television. Now most of the Television programs are filled with violence, rape and illegal activities. These serials are enjoyed by all members of the family together. The kids, who are also viewers, cannot judge what is good and what is bad in these activities. Since his parents are enjoying these, he is thinking that these are good things. He also trys to imitate those scenes.
Second thing, he is not able to mingle with others of his age. Once after coming from school, tuition and home works grabs his time. He is always keeping away from his friends and normal games. Television and computers become his alone friends.
Third thing, less communication among the members of the family itself. Parents do not have time to talk to the children. Their problems and sorrows are ignored. Gradually the children totally separates from the members at home, at the same time he will be in friendship with others who are either visitors or servants at home. Who in turn, may utilize them in wrong way.
A word to parents. Know your child. Note that you cannot become a good parent by full filling all his needs. His needs are to be full filled. At the same time he has to be watched, guided and punished if required.
A proverb "chottayile seelam chudala vare. Yes, mistakes should be corrected in time. Never hesitate to punish if required.