Mintz, Ch. 16-17

1. Do you think today's children grow up "too fast"? Why? Why not? In formulating your answer be sure to define what growing up "too fast" means.

2. Most Americans believe that because children and even adolescents are fundamentally different from adults, they need to be protected from the pressures, temptations, and responsibilities of adult life. But are they? What do you think? Explain.