Rhetorical Analysis Of Overprotective Parents

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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…show more content…
Lent also uses strong appeals to convey his argument. Dr. Lent also uses pathos to implicate several social complexity to evoke an emotional response to the audience, He uses phrases such as “brain development, social skills, behaviors, and even intelligence,” to reinforce how the quality of overprotective parents have it’s negative effects in their little ones day-to-day life. The author gives a sense of guilt that if parents are still choosing this path, the children will struggle in acquiring skills, acknowledge, and habits that will “leave them unable to deal with stress as adults.” Despite, the criticism the author gives, He also tries to uplift his audience through positive diction using words such as “beneficial,” and “positive” to motivate and inspire his audience how the use of acute stress will enhance a child’s growth in gross motor skills and enabling them to interact well with their surroundings. Through proper motivation the author hopes overprotective parents will gain encouragement from his argument in creating a positive climate for their
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