Parent’s Influence on Children Children look up to their parents for examples and guidance as they grow up to be parents themselves. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a reader can learn a lot about how parents influence their children. In this book, Atticus showed the example of how to be a good parent while Bob Ewell showed the exact opposite. Calpurnia also fitted in the good influence category for she taught Jem and Scout how to be good children. Parents’ influences on children can either be good or bad, which depends on how they treat and teach their children.
I think the most important qualities to be instilled in the Puritan children were to respect their mother and father and being able to read the English tongue and learning some sort of catechism. But, I believe that the number one quality was to respect and honor their natural parents. The law stated that if any child[ren] above sixteen that curses or smites their natural mother or father, would be put to death if they weren’t provoked or if their parent was being unchristianly. In addition, a son could be put to death if acting stubborn or rebellious after being assembled in court. 4.
According to Coles, parents have difficulty explaining ethics to their children because they don't want to shatter their kids innocence. They tend to keep them in a bubble so their kids don't grow up with bad experiences, yet they tell them what to believe in. “In many homes parents establish moral assumption, mandates, priorities. They teach children what to believe in, what not to believe in. They teach children what is permissible or not permissible” (61).
You do something above and beyond there will be a reward, you do something you know you are not supposed to do and there will be a negative consequence. This instills the idea of right and wrong. It prevents them from believing every action they take in the right direction earns a reward, but also lets them know that is they fall in their behavior that they will be reprimanded for their actions. Most parents from the study this book is based off of believed this was the option they thought they were using. However after discussing with other parents they found that they had flawed their own parenting plan by not being consistent enough with either of the
Hughes thought that when his aunt explained to him that he would “see” Jesus, he expected to literally “see” Jesus. However, his aunt and the other members of the congregation viewed the “seeing” of Jesus as something more spiritual and mental. They were referring to a feeling of connection with Jesus through their body and soul rather than actually seeing Jesus. Throughout the story, the adults pressed the children to accept Jesus. The effects of the pressure can be seen in the passage where Hughes and Westley were the only ones left on the bench.
Family Dynamics (Comparative Essay) Parents raise their children to either live vicariously through them or want to have them follow their own path in life. The stories "The Charmer" by Budge Wilson and "Brother Dear" by Bernice Friesen, show both ways of parenting which influences the children to go against them. Both stories show that each set of parents display conflict with their children. Although one story focuses on how parenting is not hard enough and influences the children negatively, the other story displays how the parenting is too hard and it also affects the children negatively. Each story shows sibling rivalry because of the parenting style and there is sibling rivalry because the brothers in the stories get all the attention and
(1) Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfCSF, 2010) sets out guidelines for organisations and individuals to work together and safeguard children to promote their welfare in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and 2004 (DoH 2010). The mother still does not accept the father’s guilt, even though he was convicted and served sentence for offences to teenage girls. The main cause of concern is, If she doesn’t see his guilt, how can she safeguard her child? The mother is concerned that Jacks father is missing out on him growing up, and is keen for him to have contact more often. Regardless of his crimes, she believes he is a good father.
There are people who live in a secular world, worlds that is non-religious, but who identify, in their hearts, with Christianity. They are a breed of people who are challenging the Church to become ecumenical in its thinking and if the Church will not get out into the community to help others this group will be found doing the work of the ‘Church’. Pastoral Carers and/or Ministers have challenging roles that must include these Christians who will most likely never come into their Churches. The inclusion of these people will exemplify the most powerful form of love that could ever exist, a love that is unconditional and a love that does not come with wrong motives. The traditions of man must give way to this new generation of worshippers, worshippers who are not frequenting the Church but are in the communities helping, reading ‘spiritual’ books to help them learn about being great people, and having a relationship with God.
When they are older they can go to conformation classes then later be confirmed. In ways this is good because the person gets to make choice into going to be a part of that faith and that church. In some ways it can be seen as a bad thing as it could be seen as pointless as the child has already been baptised so the child wouldn’t really have a say anyway. Orthodox These people baptise babies which in some ways is good because then the child is definitely going to be of that faith, but it can also be taken as a bad thing as it would not be the child’s choice on whether he definitely wants to be part of that religion. They are baptised by full immersion.
However, I find now that I always thought about the past. I didn’t realize how much religion still influences the present and the future. I have learned to appreciate a minority religious groups’ struggle to integrate while maintaining a semblance of their values. I have found reasons for willingness to accept and value differences of religious beliefs. John Blake writes about his interview with pastor, Andy Stanley, in his article “A New Challenge for Andy Stanley.” In the article, Stanley says, “What preachers once taught as biblical truth-slavery is sanctioned by God; women aren’t allowed to preach; gambling and dancing are sins-is now rejected by many churches.” This not only confirms that America’s society does change to accommodate other beliefs, but also that these changes can be good things.