clarisa de la torre

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Parents’ often demand of their children high standards that could lead to severe consequences for children. In our present society, there are parents’ who want their children to be over achiever. Parents’ will often enforce their children to compete in beauty pageants or sport competitions. In most cases, children do not enjoy doing those kinds of activities. Should parents’ still force them to participate in such unenjoyable acts? The parents’ should take a moment to analyze what they are really doing to their children. Rogers’ claims that children should play not compete is useful because parents’ should allow their children too over achieve on activities they truly love to pursue. A child should not be obligated to perform a task they do not enjoy because their stress levels will increase. Stress can be one of the primary effects a child will encounter if forced to do something they do not love. Inclusive, stress can cause brain damage if the child’s brain is not fully developed. The writer of “Stress and your child’s brain” Hanks Pellissier states, “But research suggests that chronically stressed children do pay a heavy price. In fact, they are at risk of cognitive damage, because their brains are not yet fully developed.” As you can see, research shows that stress can leave a long-term effect in a child’s life. Parents will be risking their child’s health for a competition. Instead of parents’ forcing their child to participate in an activity they do not relish, they should be giving their maximum support. It is a parent’s duty to support their child on activities they love to participate on, not activities the parent’s enjoy. Even children should be allow to have his or her own power of will. Paren... ... middle of paper ... ...ying. If they should compete, they should at least be able to do something they love. However, competition can cause kids to have redundant levels of stress. Children most importantly need to focus on issues such as schoolwork and other school priorities. If the child chooses to compete, he or she should nevertheless be positive that they want to compete and parents should not force them to do something they dislike. At last, a child should not be set up for failure; it is the parent’s duty to prevent such a thing. By forcing their children to compete in unrealistic competition such as beauty pageants will most likely put their children in danger of failing in the outer world. Works Cited • Pellissier, Hanks. "Stress and Your Child's Brain." GreatSchools. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2014. .

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