Parents are always supposed to look out for the best interests of their child. Anne Tyler authored the short story “Teenage Wasteland” which depicts the story of a strained mother and son relationship between the character Donny, and his mother Daisy. Donny is a teenage boy who is struggling with his grades at school and is exhibiting poor behavior. His mother, Daisy is concerned with her son’s grades and behavior, however, she fails at getting her son the help that he requires. Told through the point of view of the character Daisy, Tyler uses irony to tell the story of a teenage boy who is failed by the adults in his life who are supposed to help him flourish, including his parents, a psychologist, and his tutor.
For example, the relatives of the Joneses feel “embarrassed about having an X in the family” and the clerk refuses to help Mr. Jones find clothes for a genderless child (Gould). Meanwhile, some of the children at school begin to accept the idea of refusing gender stereotyping and start to act in ways that are not considered appropriate for their genders by their parents (Gould). When X disregards the labelling of activities in accordance the gender, one child comments, “X is having twice as much fun as we are!" X’s embracement of activities and things associated with either boys or girls is gradually accepted by the children (Gould). The children’s readiness to imitate X and accept themselves over their gender roles is contrasted by the opposition and resistance to the genderless state by the adults (Gould).
One example is middle schooler boy who caused a disturbance got treated badly because sometimes he caused a disturbance and that hurt his self esteem. All because he could not go outside, from one story by a mom on her child. Another reason is middle schoolers are socializing a lot more and they feel they need to talk to their friends and recess is perfect time for that. Also it will solve the cellphone problems with recess because if middle schoolers want to socialize than maybe recess can stop kids from going on their phone. Also having no recess will make middle schoolers feel even worse.
Both Yeats ' poem alongside Harry and Sandy Chapin 's song highlight the negative aspects of reality and utilize the naïveté of children to reinforce it. In "The Stolen Child" 's refrain, the faeries tell the boy that "the world 's more full of weeping than" he can can comprehend. This is because he is a mere child who is mostly optimistic due to not being aware of his surroundings. The same goes for Chapin 's song Cat 's in the Cradle. During the refrain the boy asks his father when he 'll come home but the father replies "I don 't know when...".
In Gerard bauer 's book, the running man, one of the main protagonists is an interesting 14 year old boy named Joseph Davidson.The reader is made to believe that Joseph is a shy and socially reclusive person who is stated to “keep to himself” as he is often frightened easily. though timid and meek at first, we see him gradually break out from his cocoon with the assistance of another main character, Tom Leyton. Tom is Joseph 's next door neighbour and helps him break out of his cocoon as they both have share a common interest, taking care of Tom’s silkworms. Joseph is asked by Toms sister to paint Tom as an art subject. At first progress is slow, and every so often Joseph arrives at their house to help paint Tom.
The reader is given the perspective of a young child named Harry, a child who doesn’t ignorant god. The mother and father are people who party,without a care they give their child to a baby sister Mrs.Connin. Mrs.Connin is a fundamentalist caretaker with much concern for Harry’s safety in the household that is absent of god. She is sickened by as Harry’s father mockingly remarks god’s name in vain “For Christ sake”. Mrs.Connin takes Harry and begins to interrogate him about his perspective of Jesus.
The story is about not to make fun of someone.There was three means boys who made fun of kid because he couldn 't throw a basketball and he has really good graders. The means boy would make fun of him when the teacher wasn 't looking and then they would make fun because he was good. The means boys were on a team and the boy was on the team too. They made him feel like he wasn 't apart of the team and his sister would watch them make fun of him. She didn 't like it and she stand up for him and they started to say that his sister has more talent in his family.
Through recounting his memories of Saigon, Matt lets Warren recreate his very lively child self. Matt had revealed that he was very shy when he was young. As stated in the text, “The children tried to get him to join their games, but he stayed apart.” (22). Matt’s grandmother, Ba could no longer take care of him due to the increasingly low wages she receives from her long hours to feed, clothe, and house the both herself and Matt. She decides to place him at the Holts orphanage, which can take care of him and also protect him from the hate centered around Amerasian children like him, something she could not do.
• . Laurie- He is a young boy who just started kindergarten. He always comedy home and tells his parents about Charles and the troubling adventures he perfumed for the day. Laurie himself seems to be very rude, thought the story he disrespects his parents for example he calls his father dumb. • Mom- she is the mother of Laurie.
All the mixed emotions in his heart is bound to be no good. Father was never there, his mother only worries about her hair. His sister was always busy with boys playing truth or dare. All he’s looking for is love but we are quick to call him a dunce, so he falls in a slope of depression. The education system is failing hard like the sales of typewriters after the invention of computers.