Gac002 - Forcing on Children: Does It Really Works? Essay

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Forcing On Children: Does it Really Works? Student’s Name: Tsamara Alifia Student ID #: 20110035 Teacher: Jennifer Ruden Due Date: 3 December 2012 Word Count: 513 Question: What are the effects on children when their parents force them to do any kind of activity (for example; play a sport, learn a language, or learn to play a musical instrument) in their leisure time? Support your ideas with evidence and relate this to your own experience, or experience you have witnessed. Why parents force kids to do many kinds of activities? Parents always want the best for their children, especially when it comes to extracurricular activity such as sports. They would prefer to spend their money to put their child in a soccer club than buying them a new game console. A lot of parents think that join some extracurricular activities can develop the children’s talents, build up their character, and even help them to get a scholarship for college. Sometimes, parents’ enthusiasm of making children play a sport or join an activity can make the children feels uncomfortable, worried, and depressed because of the pressure they got from their parents. Why forcing isn’t a good idea? Many parents thought by pushing their kids to play sport or join many kinds of activities would lead to the kid’s successful in the future. Amy Chua, the author of the book “Tiger Mom” that was released on 2011 also used this forceful method to raise her children. In her case, she forced her daughters, Sophia and Louisa, to play piano and violin. She didn’t allow her daughters to play games, watch TV, have a date or do other activities that most of the children at her daughter’s age always did. Instead of enjoying their life as a teenager, her daughters fell into depression. Children got the pressure when they messed up with something because they feel like humiliating themselves and

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