Due to this reason the essence of sport is lost for example learning to play and work together as a team, maintain a healthy body image and collaboration with members the other team. Statsky also mentions the rash selection criteria the children are put through and only the one that already know how to play beforehand are selected. This leaves the children depressed and disappointed. In the end, Jessica Statsky tries to make readers aware that the well-being of their child is more than coming home with a trophy. (Word count: 179) Strong Response I strongly agree with Jessica Stastky essay “Children Need to Play, Not Compete.” The essay is based on authentic facts about the harmful effect of these competitive sports have on the children.
It is society and people that imposed biased views into the young generations that cause adults to be prejudiced. Children are the best examples of this because more times than not, they do not exhibit signs of discrimination despite prejudices in society. Fricker gives Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird as an example of a nondiscriminatory child, in spite of the highly racist community she lived in. Another factor for Scout, and most other children, is how prejudiced their parents are and teach their child to be. A parent who teaches their child to be relatively unprejudiced against all people will then have a child who does not think that discrimination is the norm, despite societal rules.
When a child is born they go through the process of figuring out who they really are, as well as who they want to be. Society in many ways negatively impacts the freedom a child has whilst exploring this phase in life. It dictates what to do, and what not to do. Strong parental figures help shield young kids away from society at large and allow them to make their own decisions without any fear. Through reading the pieces “My son is Gay” and “I like to wear dresses” and Ivan Coyote we see how hatred directed towards children for just being themselves often discourages children from exploring their gender.
They stated “Many Boys Today Define Masculinity Negatively” (Leonard Sax). They say boys are raised to be unbreakable, they don’t really have emotions and that most boys. They don’t want to do any ‘manly’ sports with girls. That is another reason why people go crazy when a girl plays video games. Majority of the boys do like to play with girls, but there is always they one guy that doesn’t.
How much freedom and supervision should parents give their children really depends on them both. Most parents today are too overprotective. Overprotective parents can be a negative influence on their children due to the fact that they avoid going through struggles and challenges. If the parent is overprotective their children would not learn how to be independent. In the memoir The Glass Castle, Jeannette mentioned “Mom liked to encourage self-sufficiency in all living creatures.” So that way children will be able to get by on their own.
If students learn about the Holocaust, it can teach them to not oppress a group of people because they’re different. When kids learn about the Holocaust, they think it’s wrong and that it shouldn’t have happened.
Many males did not take into consideration their own faults and actions when it came down to it. Readers could take away from this novel how the world has evolved since the time period this book was written in, but how girls will till face some of the challenges like men degrading women in our world today. The feminist theory shows that many women feel that these circumstances and perspectives should be changed, and all humans should be equal. Everyone is at fault for their own actions and that is a message readers could take from this
And That’s Okay,” that the stigma of kids being able to grow up and be whatever they want to is wrong and hurts the kids instead. She summarizes this by quoting Daniel Kahneman as he says that “Success = Talent + Luck. Great success = A little more talent + A Lot of Luck.” Kid’s books usually show the main character being anything they want which shouldn’t be ingrained into kids. Most of the time there is a minimal role played in their own success which causes “overly-ambitious goals … [to] be harmful” (Reischer). Everyone’s destiny doesn’t reflect their internal qualities, Reischer uses her own experience, data, and word choice to explain how society affects kids.
The Spanish Inquisition affected thousands of hundreds of people. The problem to be addressed is was the Spanish Inquisition fair and just to the people of Spain? Some say that it’s not fair because the Muslims had religious tolerance when they ruled Spain. Others argue that it is fair because it prevents further conflict between the people of Spain. Ultimately, the Spanish Inquisition wasn’t fair to the Muslims and Jews because they were contributing members of society, they were told that they needed to either convert to Catholic, or be exiled, and they had to leave all their belongings behind if they left.
At some point everyone wants to be a “grown up,” you can do everything you want, right? Sooner or later we all learn that growing up isn’t as great as it seems and we then strive to have the innocence and lack of responsibility that we were once so eager to give up. There is a lack of control felt by teenagers, everyone wants to help shape their future, but nothing feels quite right to them at the time. Growing up is a painful and confusing time for almost everyone. In the famous coming-of-age novel The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger convincingly communicates the painfulness of growing up through symbols including, the ducks in the Central Park Lagoon, the Natural History Museum, and The Catcher in the Rye.