Lifetime of Violence

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Kylee Ulloa
Professor Dorman
Eng. 101: Arguments (#4 pg. 747)
4 March 2013

Lifetime of Violence
Parents are the caretakers, supporters, enforcers, role models, and authoritative figures in a child’s life. Parents are there to teach their children the difference between right and wrong, good and bad, and up from down. Yet, as much as all parents have the same general type of goal, which is to ultimately help their child to be successful, many mothers and fathers have different parenting skills, and sometimes, those skills are questioned.

Is there such a thing as the right way to raise your child? Not necessarily, taking into consideration that everyone around the globe sees the world through their own eyes differently than all the rest. What is good to one person, is bad to another. There is, however, a general approach to parenting that all mothers and fathers should take into consideration.

A parent should never hit or physically hurt their child. This is due to the psychological affect it could have on that child in their future. Studies show that a child who undergoes abusive behavior at a young age, shows more aggression and violent behavior as that child reaches adolescence. Lets take a look at this scenario:

Skylar, 4, is an observant learner. He is always imitating other people’s actions. He hears adults using words such as “b*tch, f*ck, and sh*t” when they are upset. One day, he gets mad and shouts a vulgar word at his mother. He doesn’t know what it means, he just knows that adults use it all the time when they are mad. Furious, his mother grabs Skylar and starts yelling at him, smacking him, and gave him a time out. He dissolves in tears and sits there, confused, wondering why his mother was so angry.

In this scenario, Skylar is 4 years old and says a bad word to his mother without knowing what it means. Of course she is upset because her toddler is shouting out words that shouldn’t be said, but she should not resolve to physically...
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