Atticus Parenting Style Essay

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Atticus’ Parenting Technique Atticus Finch,a single father raising 2 imaginative and curious children Jem and Scout. After his wife died, he was left to take care of them. To him, Jem and Scout were the best parts of his life and all he had left in life. If he was going to be a single father, he was going to do it with love and do it right. He wanted what was best for them and always looked out for them. He even knew many things that were going on that they did not know he knew. He was a very well known lawyer who got a good education and wanted his kids to have the same. He was respected and loved by the townspeople but especially by his kids after they realized what an amazing man he was. Atticus was a great father whose teaching styles, …show more content…
His wisdom and teachings were very similar to that of what Jesus taught his disciples in the Bible. He was kind to all genders, races, and ages and gave them all the same amount of respect he would give to anyone. When he took the Tom Robinson case, he knew it was going to be challenging to win, even though he had a lot of evidence contradicting the charges. He took it graciously, never complained, and gave Tom the respect he deserved. Atticus as a parent, knew that people made mistakes and he let his children learn through theirs. He disciplined them with love as the Bible says in Proverbs 13:24 “Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.” He also taught Scout and Jem to turn the other cheek when someone hurts you. One of Jesus’ teachings was Matthew 5:39 “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.” He was not a man of many words, but when he spoke, Jem, Scout, and the townspeople knew to listen because they were words of wisdom from his heart. Atticus saw the good in people and did not want to know the bad side of things, though when he thought Bob Ewell would never hurt anyone, Bob almost killed Jem and Scout. Atticus was definitely a man who had all the fruits of the spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no

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