ELA 7I Period 3
Many children, teens, and young adults have parents that always look after them no matter the age or maturity level. Parental involvement in children’s education from an early age has a significant effect on educational achievement, and continues to do so into adolescence and adulthood. Youths whose parents exhibit love, responsiveness, and involvement tend to have higher levels of selfesteem and internal self control. Without the involvement of a child’s guardian, he or she might have not had a foundation to set their future upon. Examples of influence from guardians can be found in an article called “In Defense of Helicopter Parents” by Lisa Belkin and an autobiography name “An Unforgettable Journey” by Meijue Xiong. Parents’ influence creates a positive impact to the extent that parents can be the best people to help solve a crisis, personal or not.
“In Defense of Helicopter Parents” by Lisa Belkin is an article that explains why helicopter parents should be (and are) the majority of guardians and how they are different from the stereotypical parents that are intrusive to their children’s lives. Helicopter parents only give help when needed or appreciated, they do not overparent which means letting their child take the consequences then swooping in. Lisa Belkin said they should expect themselves to teach lessons throughout their kid’s life because they understand there are many things for a child to learn as he or she grows up. Most of parents are helicopter parents, but some are overparents which are the ones discriminated against. As a pupil grows older, a parent understands that independence is a muscle that needs exercise, and that is why a parents are good people to influence children.
“An Unforgettable Journey” is an autobiography written by Meijue Xiong where she explains her ...
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