I often worry about what kind of future my daughter will have, debts from previous governments are having a huge impact today and will burden future generations for years to come. My Voucher Codes recently undertook a study to found out the main concerns parents had for their children and their future.
Living in the East Midlands, one of my main concerns is lack of affordable housing for the younger generations, most small houses and cottages are bought by property developers to use as holiday cottages which is leaving a huge gap in the housing market for those wanting to buy a starter home. In the survey 40% of those living in the East Midlands were worried about house prices and high rents so it appears I am not the only one worrying about this.
Some areas are worried about extremism, terrorism and safety and I totally agree with this. I cannot begin to imagine what our world will be like in 10 years time. Why can’t we all live peacefully side by side, no racism or acts of terrorism, we should be supporting those less fortunate than ourselves and although I am aware funds are limited and people have mixed views on this, may be we should scrap nuclear weapons and put this money to better use. We should not have to live in fear for our lives and neither should the thousands of people fleeing from war zones. I lost a dear friend through the terrorist attack on London and he would never have wanted all this fighting.
Lots of people showed concerns about bullying, whether it be the school playground or at work and having experienced this first hand with one of my sons, I cannot express how much devastation this can have on a young life, continual harassment either verbally or physically can lead to depression, self esteem problems and even suicidal thoughts. My son told me he wanted to die when he was 12 years old and it broke my heart, luckily, I helped him to overcome this, but what if I hadn’t? Would he have been just another casualty of mindless bullying?
So it appears I am not alone in my concerns for our children and future generations, I would be interested to know what your main concern is for your children? You can find all the results from the survey here.
This post is written in collaboration with My Voucher Codes and I was asked to partake in this survey.