I feel saddened to see the children of today. We grew up playing the games and doing all the naughty things we could .We would go to the park when we were very small with our mothers. When we grew up a little all the children of the neighbourhoood would come to out compound and we would play from 4 in the evening till 7 in the evening.We would trouble the neighbours with our noise and break the glasspanes of the windows with the sixes of cricket game we would play. I was part of the neighbourhood cricket team and a priveleged member of it, wouldnt go away even if i got out.Wud always want to bat a second time. And being one of the two girls in the team was allowed to do so.We would go to school, play and sweat it out, eat home food and be happy. Spend time with our grandparents. Be disciplined when it comes to watching television, and have a discipline for everything at home. We would not be allowed to watch tv for ever. neither would we ever take dinner and sit in front of the idiot box. We were asked to finish dinner and then watch television. As we grew older we inculcated the good habit of reading. Nowadays children are glued to the television set, play only computer games, eat the junk food as parents do not have time to cook for them. Children of 11/2 to 2 years are eating chips and all the crap you could not dream of eating at that age. I have myself seen in dubai kids waiting for a school bus at 6:45 in the morning with cans of coke in their hand.Shouldnt there be a glass of milk in its place.i used to wonder what kind of monitoring do parents do. I feel sad for these kids.Kids are left at baby sitters, there is no harm in that as the times are such both parents have to work, but what do the baby sitters feed the kids,chips, and unhealthy food.At least the parents can provide good homemade fresh food for the kid to eat there.They wont ever climb trees to break raw mangoes or star apples, they wont enjoy their childhood the way we have. They carry such heavy bags of books to school as the competition is so much these days. You would find them going for tutions after school, then dancing class, and guitar class etc etc. When will they have their fun time?? Let them grow. The basis of a good life is a good childhood. Let their innocence remain.Dont kill it!!!