The parents’ actions after the change from them caring for their children to the nursery caring for them shows that they are scared of the change. The parents are scared that there are going to be further changes to their family and want to change it back to before the nursery. However, some disagree with this theme and say that the main theme of the story is abandonment. They say this because there are many points in the story which showcase abandonment. The children’s actions also support the theme of people are scared of change.
If the two parents were to ever have a serious argument that could not be overcome, the stress could pass on to the child depending on how the parents deal with the situation. Any tension between the parents could be observed quickly by the child and lead to the child being distracted instead of focusing on their academics or other activities in life that they should worry about. In some cases, a divorce could be too detrimental or expensive to go through with, so parents would continue to stay married, eventually making it uneasy for the child to cope with. The child could also feel pressured into taking sides as well. If the love between the parents fade away, the child could be heavily affected after observing the relationship changing between their parents.
However, when one doesn’t even know what to change from, it’s hard to move forward. The residential schools were incredibly destructive to their culture and even though the author doesn’t make this the focus of the novel it explains why Otter Lake is the way it is. Their lack of culture has led to a disconnect with the land, shown in the eagerness to build on it and how it’s seen as an administrative task rather than something of cultural significance. The lack of culture has also changed their relationship with each other. Virgil and many other kids are often left to raise themselves while their parents focus on their jobs.
I feel like a parent should not tell their child who to date. Maybe who not too. Parents have the right to share their opinion especially when that relationship they are seeing is bad for their child. I feel like you shouldn’t date someone your family already disapproves of, because even if you hope that eventually they will approve of him/her they probably won’t you will just have lingering parents disapproval. Although it is that childs achievement to learn from the mistakes they have had.
The parents normally won’t take that time, which will make the kid resent their parents because for all they know they are being punished too harshly which in many of cases, is probably true. If parents don’t take that time during the grounding to talk to the kid about it and grow with them, what is the real point of the punishment? It’s not like the kid is learning anything from just being grounded. However, they are just realizing what they should do so their parents don’t find out next
Young people today are being irresponsible by delaying the rituals of adult life, because they are wasting their precious young years by delaying being responsible for themselves, taking care of themselves, and starting their own life for example, their own family. Young people today are lazy and many are not able to support themselves, because they depend on someone else to take care of them. But young people should understand that they are going to have to be on their own one day, and will not know how sustain themselves if they don’t start learning how to become an independent. Young people today take a longer time to mature and take on the responsibilities of an adult such as getting a good job, and moving out of their parent’s house,
Some parents may hide crucial information such as divorce, disease, and other information as they see it as a means of protecting their children. Some parents may lie to their children because they look up to them, and they see it as disappointing their children if they know the truth (Bronson, 2008). With lying, they are not exposed to losing the trust of their children, and they see this as an easy route since
When he misses his final exam, his parents talk the school into letting him pass. This is an example as to how excessive his parents are about Crabbe following their dreams. If he did follow everything his parents wanted him to do, he would become a non-independent thinker. Crabbe was becoming depressed for he was not enjoying life. Crabbe was depressed because when his parents planed out his whole life, he did not want to do those things and wanted to portray that he is independent.
But if you as a parent put your child down and make them feel bad for doing something wrong is where you mess up. No human is perfect so you shouldn’t expect a child to ace everything they do. That’s where Willie’s dad went wrong, he expected too much from him and when he got injured it’s like Willie’s dad’s dreams were ruined. That’s how the family slowly started falling apart, the father and son relationship wasn’t all that good to begin with and now that he’s injured really messed it for the both of
When parents choose to unwind a child, the entire family is affected. The siblings of an unwound child would likely go through extreme emotions (Shusterman 29-30). They could feel powerless because they cannot prevent the unwinding, and they could go into despair as one would expect from a child losing a sibling. These two combined, if felt strongly, could cause depression. Additionally, after witnessing a sibling being torn away from the home and then knowing that their parents might try to unwind a child again, the child might also experience fear, for his or her own life could be at stake in the future, which would only further tension in the family.