Holding a child back from who they are just because you want them to be something different will also separate you two and can affect their future happiness greatly. In the end, new parents should try their best to not be too strict with their children and need to let their child express themselves. In conclusion, my parents were a mix of authoritative and permissive with me and my three older siblings. Their mixture of parenting styles had both positive and negative influences on my behavior as child. However, I hope I am the same way with my children as my parents were with me.
Mother-daughter relationship is very common. Father-son relationship is very important. Even father-daughter relationship is valued and socially accepted. But mother-son relationship is looked at with little skepticism perhaps due to stereotype unhealthy mother-son relationship where a controlling or dominating mother interferes with her son 's life and refuses to let him come into adulthood of his own. But in a healthy loving relationship where mother is emotionally supportive of her son – she recognizes his sensitivity, his individuality, and his vulnerability along with his strengths – mother tends to teach emotional intelligence to her son, the effect of which translates to better mental health later and as the son reaches manhood, the outcome can be
Parent’s cannot predetermine the identity of their children, but circumstances such as the environment, quality of education, and social class that children are born into are the main influences in the construction of their identity. Some may argue that the opinions and ideas of parents are the most important contribution to their children’s identity. This could hold true when it comes to raising a child because “parents want to do what’s best” (Chua 3). Parents often attempt instilling good character values and life lessons in their children, and children can benefit greatly from these attempts, even if they do grow up in a lower class family that lives in an impoverished area. In “Sonny’s Blues,” Sonny’s had the dream of becoming a jazz musician and his father had a different plan for Sonny.
Her two daughters were able to go to college and graduate. The ideal of equality made it possible for diana's children to have the same opportunities as men by going to school. If a certain group of people think they are better than the rest they will try to control everybody, because they think that they are better and know how to do things the ‘right’ way. Equality is the most important because it gives people the chance to do and be whatever they want. Without equality Diana Pham’s daughters wouldn’t have had the chance to go to school.
Atticus trusts that his children will not lose their heard when someone says bad things about him representing Tom. This makes Atticus a great father because he has taught his children to stand on their own feet and form their own opinion. Other children in Maycomb do not know how to form different opinions from their parents while Scout and Jem are not afraid to disagree with others. Overall, Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee might make a few mistakes, but overall is an amazing father. He is an amazing father because he teaches his children to respect everyone, treats them as equals, and promotes trust and indepence.
One thing that should be true in all families, is that the parents are good role models for their children, leading them in the right direction in life. In the short story, “Powder” by Tobias Wolff, the roles of father and son are flipped. The father in the story doesn’t act as a typical father figure, but instead the son meets all of the requirements that a fatherly figure should have. Throughout the story, the father and son spend a lot time together, making up for all of their lost time together. Through bonding and talking with his father, the son realizes who he is compared to his father and his actions.
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.
This not only communicates that Chesterfield cares what people think about him, his son and his upbringing, but also shows he believes that it would be embarrassing if his son failed at something when he has had a superior education and more opportunities. All of these things reveal the values that Chesterfield believes in and should be enforced in his son. In conclusion, in Lord Chesterfield's letter to his son, he employs the techniques of irony and contradiction, which gives way to plain intimidation, in order to enforce the values of obedience, success and education, and upholding a good family
It is technically the parents job to teach their kids what is right and wrong. It’s their job to keep them on the right path in life. Athletes are good for setting an example to the kids. Kids should look to their parents as role models, but the problem is that some children may have absent parents in their lives. This is why they look up to athletes, because they are all they have to look to (Steinberg).
Failure is an inevitable part of life, even for the most successful people on the planet. In fact, it's a necessary step on the path for success. So, if the purpose of our schools these days is to equip our children with the tools necessary to succeed then why are we not teaching them to fail? We grow up with this distorted view of the world where failure is not supposed to happen and when it does it means we’re doing something wrong, but that's not the case. Because failure is not the opposite of success, failure is a part of success.