Children have enough trouble living in a normal house with a normal life. They have to deal with the pressure of growing up faster than they did 30 years ago, bullies, and other normal kid things. One of the biggest stresses on any child is moving, the child gets a new school, a new home, and new friends, but they leave the old ones behind.
Children growing up on the road have an epecially tough life. They never meet any other kids, and if they do, they had better not make friends with the other kids, because they will see that kid for only a short period of time- and rarely ever get to see that kid again. The kid is moving all of the time.
Children who live on the road also have very few possessions. They have few toys, if any. They also have few clothes. There is no room for anything that is not absolutely necessary when you are on the road. This leads to children getting bored easily.
Nutrition is a major problem to be dealt with when you are on the road. The cost of going to restaraunts is too high, the stores that are most easily gotten to only have junk food, and fast food has vay too much fat in it. The only way to easily get nutritious food is to go to the grocery store and buy it like you would if you were at home. But how do you cook it and store it? Luckily there are a few recent inventions that can plug into cigarrette lighters and can be used for cooking on the road. No more engine taters! There are a few different things you can use to cook on the road: grills, water boilers. and one realy cool invention that allows you to cook things like roasts called the Burton Stove To Go. This stove looks like an old-timers chest lunch box. I recommend getting the liners because the stove is hard to clean and you can’t submerge it.
The children on the road also have to content with the filth that is on the road. Many people on the road are good people, but quite a few are really bad. I once-whenI was 13-had to deal with a guy who offered me beer, and tried to find out what shower I was in! I got lucky, there was a security guard and my mother nearby.
Kids are only influenced by people around them, what they see on TV, and what they hear on the radio.Usually, there is a CB radio somewhere in the vehicle that is running almost non-stop. The CB is like a chatroom, you don’t want your kids anywhere near it. Trust me. many kids grow up to be a sick and twisted as their parent and what they heard on the CB because they were never shown any better.
Many children who go to school and live in a house, apartment, etc. Wouldn’t get fed if it wasn’t for school. Many parents of kids on the road aren’t any better. Many kids don’t know when their next meal is coming.
Education is a major problem when it comes to children on the road. Children on the road have to be homescholled. Homeschool can be a much better education than public school, but only if tha parent actually teaches. Bad and ignorant parents have ruined many minds.
Many children disappear off of the charts while on the road. There is no way to get child welfare to take care of major problems because before you know it, the child is in another state. This make it hard foe children who are being abused to get the help that they need.
Not all parents on the road are bad. Many of them do what the kid needs, but there is still the problem of having fiends and having a life.
Taking your child on the road can be a good experience. They can see new places and spend time with their parents when they never get to see them, but only for a week or over the summer. Let your children have a life.