By Isis Horne
“It would be difficult to exaggerate the degree to which we are influenced by those we influence.” ~ Eric Hoffer. Parents greatly influence their children; most often people forget that children also greatly influence their parents. Children and everything they do have such a colossal impact on a parents life, and we as children are so caught up in ourselves that we often forget that even the most insignificant act in our minds changes everything a parent does or goes about handling it. A wonderful example of how children and parents influence each other is the memoir “my left foot” by Christy Brown. Children are always watching their parents, how they do things, how they act, and their beliefs. In the text “My Left Foot” It is suggested that parents influence their children to succeed by believing in them and encouraging them.
Mrs. Brown’s actions influenced Christy tremendously, she showed that parents effect the way their children turn out. Mrs. Brown showed loyalty to her son when family and doctors said he was an imbecile, and should be put into an asylum. She did not put Christy into an asylum, instead she let him live normally with his parents in a loving home. This Gave Christy the chance to live like any other child would. Her Patience, and compassion for Christy is shown when she sat with Christy for hours trying to communicate with him, and she never gave up trying, and encouraging him. Her patience paid off when Christy was trying to write the letter “A” on the chalkboard with his foot, she kept encouraging him to keep trying until he succeeded to write the letter, and she was so proud, she cried tears of joy. Through Mrs.Browns Persistence of not letting Christy give up, or allowing others to look down on Christy, he became a published writer, and successful in his life.
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