There is too much pressure on children from such a young age, not long after they start walking and talking, to become overachievers. She writes of people who set challenging goals of attending college with unreasonable, and often unreachable, expectations. There are too many forces at work showing them how easy it is to fail. She points out that although the average life span is longer than ever, the pace is exhausting and children are pushed to do more, and do it faster and better than everyone else. She also implies that children are made to feel that they must not disappoint those who hold such high expectations and have provided them with all of the opportunities to become successful.
Although Scout and Katniss share their differences, the similarities between both characters outweigh all differences. Katniss, the narrator of the novel, is a strong, resourceful sixteen year old who is far more mature than her age would suggest. Through many examples, one could recognize that both characters share their similarities along with their differences. Scout from the book “To Kill a Mocking Bird” is a very unusual girl, both in her qualities and in her social position. She is very intelligent for a girl her age, for example, she learned to read before the beginning of school.
Because of the impact of the society and parents plus the evolution of new technologies, young people are less and less able to communicate face to face. Young people are losing the ability to socialize face to face because of parents and society. A few decades ago, parents and the society used to be more flexible about freedom. Nowadays, a lot of parents choose to “shortened the leash on their kids” by limiting their independence because they feel that it is the best way to protect their children from what is happening in the outside world such as child-abduction for example. Not only are parents stricter, but the actual society as well.
In today’s modern and fast paced society, teenagers have had to rush through life and begin adulthood earlier than the generations before. Many teens have also been expected to make this step in life without the help of a parent or mature adult, because they are too busy with their own lives. The media has replaced parents’ jobs of teaching their children about life, and the media surrounds teens with mature themes which affect teenagers in a negative way. Many teenagers have lost a section of their lives by having to skip to adulthood where they are unprotected from many negative parts of this world. I agree with David Elkind that “teenagers have lost their privileged position” and that unlike generations of teenagers before, this generation
Now, more and more children don’t like to listen to the other people. When someone is talking to them, they won’t care what he/she is talking about, and they will continuous to play their game. In many parents’ eyes, they will think their child still younger and like to play. Actually, if parents don’t correct their children’s attitude for listening, that will make their children don’t know how to listen to the other people anymore. Learning to how to listen is a core; it should be a part of children’s education.
Parents are busy making fortune and they are either too busy or quite tired to interact with their kid. They want to replace their presence through material aspect and here lies the real danger. The teens who are not related with the syphilis outbreak or are even aware of it allow the investigator to delve into their own dark world where there are everyday new rules for dating and sex. And children of age group of twelve or thirteen are even the victim of this social malice and in fact are the worst affected
However, children lose their innocence every day as they grow older. In today’s society many children lose their innocence and do not grow up in a strong, courageous manner. Instead they become pressured with the media and have a difficult time just trying to fit in. Judging from we have seen from Jem, Dill, and Scout, it is obvious that peer pressure is not the only kind of issues that we face in this world today. People still lie about who they are and prejudice is also very exsistent.
The top three reasons I believe urban students do not perform as well as their peers in other communities are strained home life, cultural influences that do not support education and behavioral disturbances in the classroom. Family life in the urban environment is about survival. Many families are exhausted and see the school as a place where their children go during the day to get what they are not capable of giving them. They have very little interest in exerting any more energy. The cultural influences that inundate students at every turn, exacerbated by the media dwarfs most effort of other social influences.
Being the butt of bullies and social outcast for having Tourette’s syndrome was a major impact on everyday life. Misunderstood, feared and harassed by even ordinary people, not understanding what this disorder was. Tourette’s affected grades and friendships. As, time went on it got easier at the first school Westview. However, moving when the new Grandview Elementary School opened it proved to be a difficult time once again.
I believe we should try to become more involved and active within our community. We are losing kids to the streets everyday and we need to become mentors so that the children have somewhere to turn when they do not have anywhere else to go. We have to help them and try to lead them in the right direction. We have to provide activities for those children who don’t participate in school related activities. Sometimes when children don’t have anything to look forward to or want to participate in, they often turn to streets and that makes the crime rate rise.