Argumentative Essay: Why Parents Should Let Children To Children

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Meagan, who is nine years old has just been enrolled into another dance class on top of all her other extracurricular activities. Although her schedule may be tight with Girl Scouts, swimming, dance, piano, theatre, and more, Meagan will be thankful for this later in her life her involvement early in life will encourage her to continue being involved. She will be a step ahead of the kids her age and will have the work ethic of one that is ready to succeed. Adults pushing children to achieve has been a controversial topic over the years. Many parents believe children are being pushed too hard and that parents should let their kids be kids, on the other hand, other parents believe their children are not being pushed hard enough. Examples of this …show more content…
Many adults see this as parents pushing children too hard, but these children are being encouraged to do something big in this world and pushing them gives them expectations to carry throughout their lives. Children learn through their parents and they build the foundation that the child will carry throughout their lives’. Therefore, with parents pushing children to achieve, the child will want to achieve and want to do well in everything they do. With this comes high expectations, which starts paving the road for an adult striving to do the best they possibly can. One of the first places one sees the difference in parenting through expectations is through homework. By looking at academics one can easily see the difference through the performance of the child and how much they care. “In the context of homework, then, parents who hold positive beliefs about the child’s academic efficacy to succeed are more likely to adopt different ways to interact with and provide assistance to their child from those parents with negative beliefs about their child’s efficacy(Gonida & Cortina 4).’ Through school work we see the benefit of children being pushed to achieve, though we also see this within sports and arts. However, some people such as John Constantino, an assistant professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at …show more content…
With the help of their parents children learn through motivation and hard work anything is possible. Each child can reach both academic and physical goals, if they are willing to work and strive for perfection; not that anyone is perfect. It has been has been stated that, “Parental support is also well-acknowledged to be important in providing opportunities for students to pursue sports and hobbies or other extracurricular activities. Excelling in these activities can strengthen students ' self-beliefs and often encourages them to work much harder in their academic work (Reis, Neu, & McGuire, 1997). Thus, parental support not only is a good predictor of students ' academic motivation but also seems to reinforce their commitment in study,” (Maureen & Wang). While one may see motivation through academics we also see this motivation and striving to meet goals in athletics. IDEA Health and Fitness Association has been recently seeing rising popularity among youth personal training and it has many concerned that children may be pushed too hard to lose weight or to excel at sports(Muth). This is where another argument lies. Is it right for children to be pushed by their parents to lose weight and excel at sports at an early age? I believe as long as trainers work with both the parent and the child, that both will benefit. It is good for kids to be pushed and to work to improve. By the time

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