However, it was also a chance for Sekky to learn about the inescapability of farewell and to be independent in the society. Poh-Poh was the most important character for Sekky since she taught Sekky the first lesson about complex life. Next, Miss. Doyle also played a necessary role in Sekky’s life because she taught Sekky to be brave and kind, which Sekky’s parents did not do. In this situation, students described Miss.
Holden wear his hat to feel as a child and have his innocence because when his hat comes off he becomes mature. Holden wants his sister, Phoebe, to see an everlasting childhood, but Phoebe is a strong character that does not think the same way as Holden, she has no desire to keep her childhood for long since she knows that one day she will grow into an adult. Phoebe helps Holden by comforting him with being “the catcher in the rye” who saves kids from falling. She has a good understanding that one must move on because for her Allie is dead and that people should need to interact and not try to save something that is completely
“Through the Tunnel” illustrates the importance of having control in life but still utilizing a “backup” plan in times of need. Jerry began as a child that was dependent on his mother but, as the story built itself, forced his mother to give him a leash. Letting him go to the bay alone was an idea that the mother resented, but saw it as necessary for him in this time of shift from dependence to independence. These thoughts appear the most evident after the mother thinks, “...he’s old enough to be safe without me. Have I been keeping him too close?...I must be careful.” (page 243).
Valjean always has to be right by Cosette’s side, he wants to have complete control over what she does in her life. By not giving Cosette time for her, Valjean, tried to control every little thing Cosette did in her life and that hindered her as she grew into adulthood. Throughout Cosette’s life, Valjean raised her to be a respectful, caring, and always grateful for what she has. Valjean first had Cosette enrolled in a convent, then later on in her life, Cosette wanted to move away and appreciate
James and Octavia’s relationship characterizes a unique paradigm of mother and son affection. Simultaneously, she must also fill in the fatherly love James is deprived of due to his father’s absence, which plays an important role in how she raises James. A mother’s love is unconditional and nurturing, however, Octavia provides a “harsh” standard of love with the expectation that James will mature into an independent man. At a young age, James learned to display no gesture of vulnerability. As much as he wishes to convey love to his mother, he need to refrain because, she says, “that’s weakness and that’s crybaby stuff” (1).
Jenna’s parents, Claire and Matthew, love and cherish Jenna. The novel clarifies, “‘But until you [Jenna] could understand everything that has happened, we also had to have a way to get you out of sight fast if we had to. For your own protection, and others’, too.’” (153) Claire is telling Jenna that she cares for her so much that she protected Jenna for her own safety. The novel also clarifies, “‘We [Claire and Matthew] did what any parent would do. We saved you.’” (128) Claire is talking to Jenna about how they loved her so much that they saved her from the accident.
For example, Jerry going through the tunnel symbolizes his growing, and maturing. The tunnel represents growing, and maturity because the little boy Jerry, wants to prove to his mother that he is not a little boy anymore, and that he is grown, so that is why he went through the tunnel on his own, and without telling his mother, because he knows that she will not let him go on his own. (2). This is important to the story because it shows that every parent has to let their child grow up one day. The tunnel shows symbolism in this story too.
Some bid farewell to puberty with exuberance and with an outstretched arm they grasp for independence, they launch themselves toward the taste of maturity that comes with the early adolescent years. Why? Because they are brought up holding onto their parent’s fingertips, supported lest they fall yet both parties ready and willing to let go once it is time to take those steps on their own. This is but one aspect that overprotective parenting fails at successfully interpreting. The misconception would be that it is the parents job to decide when the child is ready to take that first step, based on the logic that they themselves have been walking for their entire adult life, therefore having the experience needed to make that decision for that
The writer’s thesis is effective because parents should decide the decisions for their children when they are young for one reason; so that they don’t look back at their past and regret not doing something they think they should have done. When you are young, you have trouble making the right decisions that will possibly benefit you in the future. The author has used experience to support her thesis (balance) considering that she is a parent of 2 sons, that is making decisions for them as she states in the essay that “Opinions in the long run, are what lessons are for” interpreting that lessons make you learn from your mistakes resulting in making better choices in the future. The author has the credentials and background that enables her to discuss the thesis with some authority for the reason that she is an essayist, columnist, author, and teacher. A few reviews and feature stories she has written have appeared in numerous newspaper such as the very famous ones; The New York Times, and Washington Post.
During my time at CCAC I learned that it is very important to have positive relationships and supportive interactions as the foundation when working with young children. I now understand, what it means for activity’s and assignments to be developmentally appropriate, to me this means keeping the children’s age in mind for example; a two year old is not going to sit calmly for a twenty minute circle time. I also had a reminder not to judge a book by its cover for example if a father and mother come in and they don’t have a great profession we should encourage them in a positive way because they are doing the best they can so their child has a positive outcome.