Parenting on Children
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Parenting is promoting and supporting the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children from infant to adulthood. Raising an adolescence can be harder for most teenagers; it is time of physical development on their body and emotional changes in their minds. The difficult changes in adolescence can be teenage hormones it affect their moods emotions and impulses, it can imbalance. Peer pressure is another engaging in a specific behavior directing another, persuade them and suggesting.
Watching this video “For parents, happiness is a very high bar”, of Jennifer Senior was interesting and have opened my eyes to many different things raising children. She reminded us that that children use to work in a farm, factory, mills, and mines they were considered economic assets. I agree as parents we should not dwell on making a child happy, by giving them the things they want instead of their needs. Being a parent as taught me to love without limits, the most important skill our children needs to find a form of happiness. It is the ability to be resilient in difficult times so they can find a way back to their happy place. Modern-day parents do whatever they can to prevent their children from feeling disappointment and discomfort.
Ms. Senior’s question in the video was” why do so many people today experience parenthood like a kind of crisis?” I think a lot has change, there is a higher increase of single parent raising a child both women and men, challenges with two working parent. Women have less time to spend at home, cause they are in the workforce. I know that most men when at home they mono-task and women multi-task. In my household my husband and me we work as team, taking the kids to school, house chores, cooking, homework, our schoolwork I can honestly say he does a better job than I do.
I agree that the middle class now put all of their time, energy and recourses in their children, even though they have less to give. Parents do default their obligations to a child, they allow social media distraction is a huge issue in a teenager life, they communicate through phones or text, and we don’t experience much connection as we did decades ago. Today’s society is an open book in an adolescence life everything that anyone does they post it on snap chat, instagram, facebook etc.
Being a parent we should focus on raising moral, productive, enduring children. We should teach them to have respect, social skills, accomplishment and the importance of education. In the video I enjoyed watching, it has reminded the way I was raised. “Decency, a work ethic, love and let happiness and self-esteem take care of themselves.” If we all did that our children would still be ok, and so will us as parents.
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Parenting is very important for a child’s development; being successful at it doesn’t mean your child is going to be the leader of the world, but it will make them be a great person. Jennifer Senior described that all parents would sacrifice anything to see them succeed. That should be true. However, in the society we live in, children have lost respect and values and have taking having children as a joke. I am 18 since the year that I graduated 8 out of 15 people that I came to know. Have children by the age of 2months to 2 years. These people who have decided to have kids at 16 and 18 give their children to their parents and go to discos and to drink with friends. They don’t understand what is meant to be a parent; not all parents are fathers and mothers. Parenting is key number one to raising a child who has responsibility and dignity(Wolfe & McIsaac,2011). As a parent, we are thrown to a world where we have to take care of someone else that isnt ourselves. we stop living for us and start living for them. We love them and we make sure that they have all the tools to be succesful. If we raise children by teching them valuues and giving them tools so that when they go to the world they are able to survive. On todays world is not just that adolescents are difficult to manage but the parents who are not doing their jobs prepraing their kids to not make huge mistakes and help the when they need(Poole,2003).
Kids are like animals they are not born being civilized and we need to techh them. Adolesents have no idea who tehy are still, and the reason why they get difficult is that parents havent help them deal with certain situations and emotions. If parents where to truly be involved in their chidrens live, the pressure and anxiety of raising a problematic adolsecent would be less. When everyone was a teeneger we would think about WHy and HOW of things and if we didnt know we jsut did, things out of anger and confusion. If parents werent as involved in kids’ lives, we would see more: teenager pregnant ,shooting,sexualharasment,discrimination, prejudice(not only whites to black but vlacks to white because we are still huan color dosnet have to do with the mindset(Newcomb & Lobe,1999). So many conflicts that are happening in this world is because people are not being rightfully develop. where does it explode? in adolescence.
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