Amy Dickinson Spoiling Our Kids Analysis

1234 Words 5 Pages
In the article “Spoiling our kids” by Amy Dickinson it talks about her own life story and what she has learned from it. The article is mainly about how kids parents spoil them and give them whatever they want whenever they want. This does not help them when the kids become older and want more things in life. It says that kids should value the present because it is a present and not because of what it was worth. It also says how we should teach our kids patience and not give them things right when they ask for it. It also talks about wealthy parents who would actually hire a pitching coach for their kid instead of helping them out. Mainly it talks about how kids are spoiled and how that needs to stop because it isn 't helping anyone. Parenting …show more content…
In the story “The jacket” by Gary soto, he got a jacket that was not the exact one he wanted but he grew to love his jacket. “I started up the alley and soon slipped into my jacket, that green ugly brother who breathed over my shoulder that day and ever since.”(Soto 168). Gary was understanding after he realized his mother got him that jacket because it was what she could afford and she knew that it would work perfectly fine even though it was not the jacket that her son wanted. If the parent does not understand what their child is going through, then they are already not showing the quality it takes to be a good and effective parent. In the interview with my parents I asked them each “What would you do if you feel like you did not understand why I was a volunteer firefighter?” They both immediately responded with “I wouldn’t feel like I was a good parent to you and that I held you back from doing something you really wanted to do.”(Toni and Ray). But that wasn’t true because they both understood me and what I do and that is why I think they are both good examples of very …show more content…
Setting an example for the children is the best thing any parent could offer to their kid. If the parent picks up bad habits like smoking and drinking it is more likely that the children will grow up and develope the same exact habits that their parents have. If the parent is responsible their children will also be more likely to be responsible. Responsibility is a big thing in a kid’s life because they need to take responsibility for their wrong actions if any occur. Parent’s should also never fight in front of their children because it will only bring bad things and bad habits. If parents don’t spoil their kids the kids will not spoil their own kids when they grow up but instead teach them the specific values a person should have in life. All parents should set out to be a good role model for everyone not just their own children, if a parent can’t be a good role model they should try their hardest to fix it as soon as they can. In the story “Discovery of a Father” by Sherwood Anderson, his father never had time for him but he always had time for someone else. In the end the father realized that he did not spend any time with his kid and began to spend time with

Related Documents