“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.
The term “helicopter parents” is known for it’s negative reputation as it typically describes a parenting style that is focused around patterns of being “overcontrolling, overprotecting and overperfecting.” According to Julie Lythcott-Haims, the author of “Helicpoter parenting is a trap. It’s time to break free” this way of parenting is causing significant harm, as kids aren’t getting prepared for the challenges that will be thrown their way.
Hanna Rosin’s article, “The Overprotected Kid”, addresses the issue that kids are missing out on developmental benefits when they are not allowed to explore the world by weighing their own risks. She introduces rhetoric concepts such as audience, genre, and purpose to get her point across to her readers. Rosin uses these ideas to portray her opinion in a unique way to connect to her readers and persuade them to consider her viewpoint as their own. This article seems to be written as a persuasive journal entry to parents to sway their parenting behaviors to be less overprotective. In Rosin’s article, she makes a strong argument that kids need independence by making her audience, genre, and purpose known from start to finish.
Sometimes people don’t realize how much their decisions and choices can effect others around them. Parenting is one of these such cases. The thought of having to raise children is loved by many people, but it is often a feared reality. Many people don’t see themselves as being capable of being a parent, even though they are very capable of being a good parent. Some of the best examples of good parenting fall into the book To Kill a Mockingbird. In this book, Atticus Finch is a loving father who is raising two children, Jem and Scout. He is often a misunderstood individual and is frowned upon by many in his town. By looking at the examples of Atticus Finch’s parenting style, it can be seen how he is a good, loving father to his children who teaches them the proper way in which they should go.
Becoming a parent is a task that cannot be taken lightly. It is a task filled with frustration, responsibilities and dedication, but is also filled with joy and satisfaction. From children learning how to behave to them going out with friends, rules, standards and expectations are set mostly by their parents. Parents make most of their children’s decision in the first couple of years from behalf from what they eat for breakfast from setting their curfew as they get older. As children began grow, they began to make their own choices and learn to deal with the consequence of their mistakes. However, some parents will try to protect this process which can harm their child by them not accepting responsibility on their own. An article by Dr. Nathan Lents has given the audience a view about those who tend to be overprotective parents are actually not
When working with children and young people, it is important that their safety and well-being is paramount. There are a number of guidelines, policies and procedures which cover the safeguarding of pupils, including;
In “Hey! Parents, Leave those Kids Alone” Hanna Rosin shares her aspects on the protective behavior of parents for their children and its effects on the improvement of their kids. Hanna Rosin explains about the risks and dangers involved in the adventurous playgrounds and making a child aware of it while doing anything independently there.
Parenting is never perfect. Every parents questions whether they are raising their child correctly, and no parent ever feels like they are doing the right thing. With no clear distinction between good and bad parenting, it is usually left to personal preferences and judgements to decide which parents have adequately raised their children and which have failed. When a parent so call “fails,” often it is the children with their strong will and determination to survive that collectively raise themselves. In Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing, Leonie, one of the narrators and the mother of another narrator, Jojo, is not the most caring, hands-on mother, but is loving of her children nevertheless. Leonie is not just the failed mother most make her out to be because her thoughts are in the right place, trying the best she can given her own circumstances, but her past and her own childhood haunts her too
Whether they chose to spoil their children with love, objects, or opportunities, parents want to give their children the best childhood to prepare them for adulthood. Typically, the middle class and upper class use a parenting method Annette Lareau calls “concerted cultivation,” meaning that parents foster children’s talents and interests. Most parents that use this style of rearing follow similar routines such as maneuvering their schedules to alote multiple extracurricular activities, emphasizing the use of vocabulary and reasoning skills, and socializing their children to be comfortable around adults. While these practices seem to be successful in creating and maintaining class reproduction, they
"The Revolution Will Not Be Supervised" by Hannah Rosin is an article written for The Atlantic and is about parenting. The article is in the subject of how overprotective parenting has changed our kids over the past few decades. In my opinion, parenting should not be as overprotective as it is now, and kids are suffering from this. This article is very well written and there are definitely parts I both agree and disagree on. The statement, "The idea was that kids should face what, to them, seem like "really dangerous risks" and conquer them alone. That, she said, is what builds self-confidence and courage" (page 2). I agree with this statement completely. Kids need to be able to take risks and feel danger. If kids never take risks, they won 't be very successful in life in general. To stand out, you need to take risks, and playing it safe doesn 't always work. Also, the statement, "Trust in general has eroded, and parents have sought to control more closely what they can: their children," (page 5). People now are nowhere close to people in the 1970 's. They are just not as close with each other. For example, I don 't even know my next-door neighbors ' names. I feel as though in this world today, we 've looked to the term "community" as something that 's on our phone screens, and not
According to the PBS Frontline video “Poor Kids” 2012, more than 46 million Americans are living beneath the poverty line. The United States alone has one of the highest rates of child poverty in the industrialized world. It is stated that 1 out of 5 children are living in poverty. The video documented the lives of three families who are faced with extreme hardships and are battling to survive a life of being poor. All three families have more than one child and could barely afford to pay their bills and purchase food for their household.
Many descriptive words are used throughout the essay “Family Counterculture” by Ellen Goodman, to explain how hard it is to raise children. “Mothers and fathers are expected to screen virtually every aspect of their children’s lives.” This is one of the ways she defends the point that parenting has changed and has gotten harder. Even though parenting has changed “all you need to join is a child.”
Target: The satirical article primarily targets panic stricken and overprotective parents who go beyond regular measures to protect and ensure the safety of their children. The target of this satire also extends to educators, government agencies, and others given roles centered around children.
Policies are put in place for people to follow not only in the government setting but also in much smaller settings. According to Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman (2016) defines policy as a clearly stated or implicit procedure, plan, rule, or stance concerning some issue that serves to guide decision making and behavior (p. 87). In the social work field policies are put into place so that there is guarantee that all clients are treated with the same respect and are offered the resources that are available to them in their community. In this paper I will discuss policies that are in place for children that are being abused and what is in place to help them. Not only are we concerned with if these policies are working but also how are they being paid