Since they are getting praise for participation no matter the outcome, some may think that some children will not try as hard to win. They do not have the desire to win because they are taught they are winners no matter what. Therefore, they tend to underachieve at every single thing they have the chance to let off the gas. In Losing is Good for You, the author expresses, “Awards can be powerful motivators, but nonstop recognition does not inspire children to succeed. It harms them more than it benefits them.
Summary In “Children Need to Play, Not Compete” the author Jessica Statsky argues that the contact sports like tackle ball and peewee football have damaging effects on children. She holds a strong opinion that the children sports should be about teaching them sportsmanship and teamwork. She says that the sports that focus on winning either induce either the fear of losing or the fear of getting hurt. This causes the children to avoid playing. These sports also exert great pressures on the mind and body of the children.
Summary “Children Need to Play, Not Compete,” by Jessica Statsky is a thoughtful insight on the competitive sports for children. She is of the view that the competitive sports can ruin the enjoyment that games are supposed to provide. These methods of playing the games like adults can prove to be lethal for physical and psychological health. The author quotes from an authentic source that “Kids under the age of fourteen are not by nature physical.” (Tutko) This means that the games for children need to focus more on their pleasure and enjoyment rather than on the competition. Competition only makes children bound to be winners.
If we not only let but encourage children and young adults to kill life because we somehow ‘need’ it for science, those who are concerned argues that it might bring about the perspective of life as a tool, as something we can take away if needed. This, as PETA puts it, “desensitizing the students to the sanctity of life”, is a major problem considering that developing brains are the ones experiencing the dissections. This can affect value development and foster neglect, abuse, and cruelty later in life. Moreover, those who oppose dissections in schools claims that it is not even necessary. They argue that everything students need to learn in class are already in photos and diagrams, and performing the dissection just for the sake of demonstration is purely meaningless
The idea of giving every kid a trophy when they’ve done little to earn it is that it tells them that they do not need improvement, but isn’t improvement something that we need to encourage? Ashley Merryman briefly talks about this idea in her article, Losing Is Good for You, it states, “If children know they will automatically get an award, what is the impetus for improvement? Why bother learning problem-solving skills, when there are never obstacles to begin with?” This explains how irrational it is to give every kid trophies for mere participation, and even losing! Merryman also adds, “Awards can be powerful
In today’s society, it seems as if everything is a competition. From competing for a spot at the best school to attend to competing against fellow colleagues for the best position in the job field; it’s always a fight for the top spot. In Jessica Statsky’s essay, “Children Need to Play, Not Compete,” she explains the harsh effects that can occur in children if they are put into competitive sports too early in life. It is understandable that the world needs to be competitive in order to grow and expand, however, if competition is pushed too much at a young age, children may start to doubt themselves, believe that they are not any better than anyone else, and sometimes even end up hating the activity that they are pursuing. That is why parents
The optimal column to showcase this strategy is in "Parents: Save A Kid Brain - Get Off Your Phones!" Since the audience for this piece is parents of small children, one of the most effective strategies to persuade them is to logically show how their current actions may have a bad influence on their children. In this piece, Cepeda does just that to convince readers that their technology addiction is more serious than they thought by bringing in scientific and psychological research. By way of illustration, she includes two separate studies and discusses their results that technology negatively impacts child development and how these studies apply to the lives of the readers. Citing two separate studies allows Cepeda to rely more on the facts persuading her readers than her own opinions.
Another emotional persuasion method Gladwell uses to incorporate the audience’s concerns is his reoccurring use of children focused evidence. Children are viewed as pure and full of potential, they are the future, so when he gives testimonies that their finical status already limits one child at such a young age concerns his audience because of the lost potential. Moreover, society has this belief that children have the right to be nurtured, especially in the United States, so Gladwell focuses on displaying the lack of care from the community for these children taps into the audience’s concern and desire for
From my own personal experiences, some unruly children only respect a firm spanking with the law prohibiting this practice of parenting it can cause children to go down the wrong path because they don’t have the proper respect for their parents which is where children are supposed to learn respect for an authoritative figure. As the snippet of the comment from Allison, 2014 would suggest it is necessary to spank a child this is evident when the text states “Many of the parenting books that dismissed spanking as wrong pushed that a parent should reason with a child. However, science has proven that due to brain development, it is impossible to reason with a four-year-old. A four-year-old is still developing the concept of cause-and-effect and the beginnings of understanding empathy. Only discipline, causing pain to the four-year-old (and by pain, I do not necessarily mean physical pain) teaches him/her what is allowed.” This comment backs what I stated about a child learning to respect authority.
Olga Khazan recommends an alternative to a typically unmentionable topic, how parents choose to punish their children for problem behavior, with intentions of informing and persuading said parents on how to more successfully achieve desired behavior from their children. Khazan initially highlights the issue he endorses by posing the question “The answer is to punish them, right?” and then introducing Alan Kazdin by stating, “Not so, says Alan Kazdin … Punishment might make you feel better, but it won’t change the kid’s behavior” (Khazan paragraph 1). Khazan obviously strives to solve humanities problem of disobedience. Khazan interviews Alan Kazdin for more insight on the proclamation. Interviewing Kazdin specifically, Director of the Yale Parenting Center, Khazan establishes Kazdin’s qualification for being able to make such acclamations and
By comparing Mary to Haskins, it becomes clear that Mary had different reactions to receiving threat letters from fans is frightening, whereas Haskin’s doesn’t want to do anything about it. Evidence that demonstrates Mary’s reaction is when Mary says “this is not some interesting coach lesson, don this is about people’s lives , you can’t gamble with peoples live. This reveals Mary wants to do something before it gets worse. However, Haskins responds by ‘you don’t understand. I promised those boys we’re on our way to winning the conference’s if we do make it to the tournaments, we can’t stop now.
The authors purpose is that to tell parents that spyware is helpful to make sure your child is ok. The audience is the parents and older people because their the one who take care of them. Well i agree that parents should get spyware for their child, but parents won 't even consider it. I agree that parents should get spyware and use it. Because if you haven 't gotten it you
She believes it is a “destructive message” because defeats are essential for children’s futures. She claims that the main way to succeed is to acknowledge their mistakes. She argues that it is necessary for kids to be perfectly fine with losing and cites evidence from a study of Gold Medal Olympians to support her argument. Merryman also realizes that children need to pay
No matter how many times a child is told by her parents that certain behaviors are inappropriate, disrespectful or dangerous, the double standard is still pervasive. Diminished emphasis on the actual consequences of wrongdoing confuses children into believing that whatever bad things celebrities do are excusable and, thus, should apply to them as well.
Parents Vs. Internet In the article “ The Undercover Parent,” Coben talks about how parents should monitor their kids. He goes on about the benefits and disadvantages of using spyware by using anecdotes and counterclaims. Coben seems to argue that parents should definitely monitor their kids but he never seems to agree with parents using spyware on an everyday basis. He believes that parents should only use spyware to listen for any dangerous chatter and to be “a safety net,” as Coben says. The author also, as I said, mentions some counterclaims in his article.