I used my current parenting style when answering the questions in My Virtual Child. To improve my parenting skills, I also relied heavily on my textbook. So, it stands to reason that if I made all the right educated choices my child would grow up to be a smart, healthy, and well-rounded adult. Furthermore, since I used the same parenting skills on my kids, I assumed I would get similar results. The program took into effect things like moving, pets, marital relationships, and even siblings. Each of these factors contributed to Abigail's growth, development, and personality. When I became a parent at the age of 18, I was not handed a manual telling me how to raise my newborn child. With Abby, I was provided effective options and an overwhelming amount of resources to make more informed decisions. I think it also helps that I have now been a real parent for 16 years. Having completed this assignment, I have a unique perspective on parenting. That perspective has changed after every time I given birth. I think my parenting style changes as I change. I am an entirely different person now than when I became a mom for the first time. Consequently, I did things a little differently with Abby then I did with my kids. As a result, each and every one of my children is unique in their own
When I was younger I could tell the difference between the overprotected children and the under-protected children quite easily. You could see that the overprotected children were more anxious, scared, and nervous about socializing, especially in school. The children are not at fault for this issue that seems to come up. This tends to be the fault of the children’s parents. Parent’s whole lives tend to be revolved around their children. Therefore, they worry and stress about taking care of their kids that they end up going overboard. Hanna Rosin’s “The Overprotected Kid” helps show the protectiveness of parents and a way to help fix the issue. Even though Rosin struggled with the opposing view, she does a great job of using logical evidence,
The speaker of the TedTalk How to raise successful kids – without over-parenting, Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (Lythcott-Haims). Besides writing a New York Times best selling novel Julie Lythcott-Haims was the former associate vice provost for undergraduate education and the dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford University (Chesley, 2012).
The parenting style that is widely recognized as the “most effective and beneficial parenting style for normal children” is authoritative. This parenting style is demanding and responsive. The authoritative parenting style hold high expectations for their children while providing an understanding support (Hughes, 2013). An authoritative parent is one that remains in control and is both demanding and responsive with their children. They expect their children to hold a certain level of maturity. In this type of parenting style, the relationship between the parent and the child is very structured. The communication is very open between the two. The open communication allows the parent to provide a more understanding support. This way the child knows and understands, not only what their parents expect from them, but also the world around them. As
In pages 232-281 of Freakonomics, Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt cover the rights and wrongs of many parents’ thinking styles. The pros and cons of being a helicopter parent are discussed in the first half of the chapter. Eventually, the authors unanimously agree that it is better to let one’s child develop without constant supervision and influence from parents or guardians. Conversely, they also warn of becoming too distant from one’s child. They authors amplified the importance of striking a balance between giving a child space and still monitoring their lives. In addition to parental ideals, the authors also discuss what factors influence the learning capacity of our children. By using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study
She wrote the article keeping parents in mind, by telling stories and shedding light on the true points that every parent experiences. Parents were her target audience who she wrote to show them all the benefits of this new type of parenting while letting them know that she understands the overprotective urge. She presents her own opinions without pushing anyone to believe them, but she makes sure they are stated clearly. The article was well thought out and composed to bring awareness that it’s acceptable for young kids to be allowed freedom to
Poems are pieces of writing in which writers express their senses of feelings, and ideas for particular events. Every word, line, and paragraph has its meanings. Poems come in different shapes, sizes, tones, and stories. Some comes in sad moments. Some comes in happy moments. Some comes in anger moments. Some comes in tragic moments. Almost every poem hides the richness value of author’s thoughts. One read poems to understand the world of which people dreams of. One read poems to explore the mysterious secrets. One read poems to entertain himself. One of the sadness poetry is “Not Bad, Dad, Not Bad” by Jan Heller Levi. In this poem, Jan Heller Levi tries to re-establish the meaning of poetry as a medium that provides some kinds of daughter
Children's brains are not fully developed and that can make them make bad decisions, so they should not be punished as adults. It would be unfair becuase“The frontal cortex[of a kid] is continuing to develop, and if you don’t have the neural structure in place , the adolescent cannot really think things through at the same
“Free-Range Kids,” offers the controversial perspective of the ‘free-range’ parenting philosophy, telling readers that “children deserve parents who love them, teach them, trust them—and then let go of the handlebars”. Similarly, the speech given by Julie Lythcott-Haim, “How to raise successful kids without over-parenting” offers the perspective directly opposing the belief that “kids can’t be successful unless parents are protecting and preventing at every turn”. The two texts offer similar perspectives, but utilise different generic conventions.
Should kids have a voice? This is a question that people all over the world with different beliefs ask themselves constantly, whether it’s for kids to be allowed to have a voice when it comes to their educational system or letting them say their opinion on medical decisions for them. Traditionally, it is seen as irresponsible to let your kids select what they consider is best for themselves, but what if just for once, we gave them a chance to speak up.
0=not at all/absent, 1=somewhat, 2=adequately, 3=to a large extent, 4=close to the greatest extent possible
Parents of young children have a lot to worry about and hope for. Jessica Statsky's Children Need to Play, Not Compete, shows how kids today focus more on competing against each other than working together. Although her report is not completely stable, Statsky does a half convincing job to prove herself. She uses multiple sources and includes parent opinions, but forgets to mention a few important topics.
Kids should not be tried as an adult because their brains are not fully developed,
People often say that there is no correct or right way to raise a child, and yet parents face criticism all the time. What makes a good or a bad parent? Well, let’s look at the kids. Surely the difference between a musically talented, straight A student, and an average C grade student depends on their upbringing, but that is not always the truth. For some people, their way is the only correct way, and the perfect example would be from one Amy Chau, a mother of two who embraces the stereotypical “Asian parent” role and scorns the “Western” way of parenting. An excerpt taken from “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom” goes into detail about Chau’s strong, and mostly controversial, opinions on how one should raise a kid.
Amy Chua, a professor at Yale Law School, has created an article called Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother that intensively describes differences in the usage of parenting methods in Chinese and Westerners culture. The author has personally raised her children in a highly strict manner so her children succeed in life and academics. Chua often refers to the term “Chinese mother” that describes her parenting style apart from Western parents. The main purpose of this article is to show the two parenting techniques and how they affect the child 's success. Amy Chua’s intense Chinese mother style is extremely hard on children.