I think you have to live what we live to fully understand what we go through, that's why most kids don't confide in their families anymore, because they see their parents as naive and ignorant to the crap we face on a day to day basis. And who can blame them? After all it was their parents who dumped them in daycare, pre school and elementary so mom could work and keep up with the Jones when she should have been at home raising her babies. (Not that I'm opposed to the career woman).If we're willing to sell a child's God given potential for materialistic desires, what makes you think they won't follow suit?
If our wellbeing is not worth more then your image to you, then how should it be to us? Why do you think kids are more concerned with being "Cool" Then with being "Wise"? I mean, if their parents think a Benz is worth more then their kid, a kid is gonna think having sex is more important then their spiritual and physical health.
Money can buy you a lot of things, but it can't buy you love.