Good Parents

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Jesús Daniel Amaral
Composition & Rhetoric
Written Assignment: 3rd Essay

What Does It Mean to Be a Good Parent Nowadays?

Nowadays, this is the question that all the couples waiting for a baby have, and it is almost impossible to answer it. Everyone has different opinion in this topic, but there is something that everybody agrees on, time has change. There have been a lot of aspects regarding how to raise a kid that has changed in the last 40 yeas.

In my opinion, one of the most important aspects is how open-minded society has become. This is one of the aspects that have suffered the most, because 40 years ago was completely different. Back in the days, the parents were very strict about what their children should do, who their children should hang out with, and even, how they should dress up. But, in most families it’s not like that anymore. Nowadays, it is considered that if you want to be a good parent you should let your kid decided most of the things in his life, your only job is to support their decision. For example, my dad grew up in a really small town far from the capital in Venezuela; therefore, his family was really narrow-minded. He told me that my grandmother already knew what he was going to study (Biology) when he was just a baby, and she didn’t let him be with children from different social class than them. But, my father decided to bring me up completely different. He has never taken a decision for me, as a matter of fact, when I decided to study the same thing than he did, he talked me out of it and showed me a lot of different careers to see if I was truly convince about Biology. This made me really happy because it helped me to decide what career I really wanted to study. Another important thing that has change is the relationship parents and children, 40 yeas ago there was almost no relationship between the parents and their children. They didn’t know what their child was feeling, they didn’t know what their child really wants,...