Bradstreet’s use of metaphor allows her to relate the complex relationships of being a parent to being an author. When the narrator calls her creation her “ ill-formed offspring of [her] feeble brain” she draws parallels between how parents can feel about their children when frustrated (line 1). The narrator refers to her work as a “ rambling brat” to show how difficult it is to accept something she has created (7). The narrator seems to feel this difficulty not only as an author but also as a mother. As a frustrated parent feels the narrator once again uses the metaphor of a child to describe how an author feels when their work does not turn out how they wanted.
Therefore, according to the latest studies of some organizations such as children protection, spanking can create physiological problems such as depression in a child. It makes parents believe that spanking children can harm their children. Spanking children is not a good way to discipline them because children can get some mental problems. For example, children who are usually spanked by their parents believe that they hate them, so children get depression because of spanking. Children can also get mental problems because of spanking such as killing themselves.
For example, the poor memory system applies to the case study where Diane recalls to have trouble remembering whether she turned off the gas or not. According to cognitive perspective, patients with OCD have different obsessive thinking patterns which cannot be dismissed and often are misinterpreted leading to exaggerated sense of responsibility. This concept can be applied to Diane’s case where she took a big responsibility as a child for her mother’s life by obsessively praying for her safety. Individuals with OCD blame themselves for having these thoughts and for the terrible things that will happen as a consequence of them (Shafran, 2005). Another episode from the case study where Diane had intrusive obsessional thoughts of strangling her own children with the dressing gown cords suggests that Diane had maladaptive cognition and she believed that her thoughts would help to cause events (thought-action fusion) e.g.
In the article Gals and Dolls: The Moral Value of “Bad Toys” the author, Marni Jackson, uses several examples to show how overbearing parenting can be destructive to a child later on in life. The first piece of evidence she uses is from psychoanalyst Alice Miller. Who writes that any “system of moral values imposed on children is damaging” and uses the example that many of the world’s most notorious criminals grew up in a rigid and strict household. Jackson is careful to point out that Miller is not suggesting absent parenting, but instead fair treatment, that will help a child develop a stronger sense of justice than they would have with “moral correction”. Jackson than uses the example of children’s toys, and how simple parental awareness
People with antisocial disorder will act instead of feel; they find it difficult to talk about their personal emotional experiences. The feelings of helpless and a scared victim during childhood stage makes them want to scare and victimize others when they grow up (Hansel & Damour, 2008). Furthermore, the psychodynamic aspect also delves into analyzing early childhood attachments of individuals with antisocial personality disorder. Gabbard (2000) stated that “normal parent-child attachment paves the way for the internalization of a morally guiding superego and the ability to empathize with others. People with antisocial personality disorder show abnormal superego functioning and a lack of empathic ability to imagine how others feel, presumably due to disrupted parent-child relationships” (Hansel & Damour, 2008, p.
Although it seems like one is bribing the child, soon they will be able to cooperate on their own. The reward would be unknown, and treated as a simple an act of kindness. In conclusion, spanking is an ugly way of punishing a child and a terrible attempt to get them to listen. Parents do not realize that they are modeling an aggressive response to misbehavior and so their children learn to use an aggressive response when they are frustrated (Rambsung). Once the child gets older, the child will learn to hide or lie about problems in order to avoid being hit resulting in the connection between the child and parent to be lost forever.
This would make some readers feel pity for Mayella as she is lamenting due to horrific flashbacks she may encounter, others may think that this is a cover up as she knows what she is doing is wrong, and she is trying to get the judge and the jury to side with her. This technique is used by Lee to make the ruler think and engage the readers. This view shared with Jem: “she’s got enough sense to get the judge sorry for her, but she might just be just – oh, I don’t know”. Here Harper Lee shows the mental controversy of the characters as that the trial has brought on
Furthermore, it’s very likely these people just choose to make this child suffer because of its predisposition. “Perhaps it was born defective, or perhaps it has become imbecile through fear, malnutrition, and neglect”. (Omelas, 260). In addition it seems as though the suffering imposed in this story is not to benefit the town but to benefit those who abuse the child through neglect and spectating. “One of them may come in and kick the child to make it stand up”.
For the reason that the child may realize that he or she is being mistreated and unloved when punished. It might seem that spanking children makes them afraid to repeat the aggression; nevertheless, it is more likely that they are afraid of the spanker. Psychologist Stephen Glenn states, “Spanking a child only causes resentment, sorrow and anger”. These particular feelings can lead children to have resentment towards their parents. As a parent it is much better to change a disciplinary method than have their children show remorse towards
and may have some potentially long term effects such as increasing the misbehavior, aggression, violent or criminal behavior, impaired learning, depression, and in worst case suicide. The items that are cited here are very alarming and they express the concern that spanking is more than just a punishment. As said before spanking "is the least effective way to discipline" a child for two reasons; both reasons teach the child nothing about the difference between right and wrong. The first fact is that spanking confuses the child. The reason that spanking confuses them is simply this; parents are the example of the difference between right and wrong and all spanking is doing is telling the child is that every time somebody does something wrong they should be smacked for the mistake they made.