The children of today have many more advantages than the children of two or three generations ago. Let's just take the TV as an example.
The children of today do not need to learn to read as early or to develop an imagination. All their fairy tales, bed time stories and cartoons are shown in living color on TV. There is nothing to read and nothing is left to the imagination.
There is really no need to try and get a college degree. You can just get a job in the TV industry. After watching most of the new shows on TV, it is obvious that most of the writers, directors and actors never got past grade school.
The children today do not need to try to slip into the local pool hall to hear some of those words that they are taught in Sunday School should never be used. They can hear all the dirty talk they want to at home on TV. The cartoons today are even rated, many with a PG13 rating. This rating is usually for the foul language, however some are rated for the sex and violence. I thought that cartoons were supposed to be entertaining and funny; however, the cartoons of today are anything but funny and entertaining.