Child Development Essays

by Sophie
(China)


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Some people think children should obey rules and do what the teachers want them to do, others think controlled children are not prepared for children's adult life in the future.

Discuss both sides and give your opinion.


The views on whether children should obey rules and to what extent children should follow teachers' instruction are split. Some people believe that children should always obey authority, while others think that following orders does more harm than good to children. I believe that whether children should follow the rules is definitely not a matter of black and white. In other words, we should judge it on a case by case basis.

First and foremost, very often we make rules with the intention of teaching children values rather than constraining them. By making rules, we teach children to love and respect other people rather than bully and mock others, to share rather than to be selfish, and to respect diversity rather than be narrow-minded. It is both unrealistic and silly to expect children to be born with good values. In this case, I believe that it is beneficial that children obey rules.

In addition, children are more susceptible to negative influences comparing with adults. It is common practice that films are rated and thus children below a certain age are not exposed to excessive violence. In the same spirit children are banned to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes. In these scenarios, I strongly support the idea that teachers should make sure that children follow rules.

On the other hand, teachers should not become dictators who do not tolerant different ideas and expect children to blindly obey orders all the time. Much research indicates that too much authority can curb creativity, which is an important human characteristic. Actually, creativity is the major characteristic that differentiates human beings from other animals and thus we should always make sure that children are not limited by the fear that they have different and novel ideas. In the end, we evolve and make progress by having bold ideas and dream big.

Last but not least, we should not try to control children and make every decision for them - sooner or later they will have to make choices for themselves as they grow up so they should learn to make up their own minds as children. If children are taught to be obedient all the time they may feel lost once people no longer tell them what to do.

In conclusion, I strongly believe that children should obey some rules so that they are taught the right values but at the same time children should not be expected to blindly follow the teachers' orders and controlled by rules.

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Spending or Saving Money

by Moin

In the past children were taught how to save money, but today they only learn how to spend it.

Do you agree?


Nowadays, children all over the world prefer spending the wealth they have rather then saving it which their elders used to do when they were of their age. With the advent of advancement in movie making many child stars became millionaires with in no time. It is agreed that children choose to spent their money rather than saving it. This point will be analyzed by taking into account the examples of child celebrities like Paris Hilton and Zain Malik.

Firstly, children nowadays consider temporary comfort over long time benefits. For instance, consider the famous actor/singer Paris Hilton who on her 16th birthday celebrations landed on her penthouse on a helicopter, which she purchased on her birthday for this purpose only. This example clearly shows that children look at immediate bounty rather then future rewards. Thus, it is evident that children love spending money, while they should be saving it.

Secondly, children’s have a feeble and immature mind and they think that by spending money they can get everything. For example, Zain Malik the famous lead vocalist of the band “ONE DIRECTION” purchased a diamond wrist watch worth billions of dollars. A watch is just a watch after all. As this example shows that children have a immature mind and they need guidance. From this, it is apparent that the little ones favour spending rather then saving.

In conclusion, after analyzing the fact that children look for immediate benefits rather then future rewards due to their immature thinking. Taking into account both the examples it is obvious that children spent their money instead of saving it. It is recommended that parents and guardians should look after their children and guide them.

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Becoming Good Members of Society

by sania
(pakistan)

Some people think that parents should teach children how to be a good member of society. Others, however, believe that school is the place to learn this.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.


A good member of any society is an asset of any society due to these people any society and any country boost up. Some people believe that children become a good person from their home their parents make them to a good person. But other people have a different view about them they said it is not only responsibility of parents a main responsibility to parents a main learn the place is a school to make a good person of children.

Mother is the first learning source for a child. Some people believe that parents should teach children how to become a good person of any society. Parents have a great impact on their child, for example, any child speaks the same language of their parent's language and child has a same religious to their parent's religious. So parents should emphasize to their children to become a good person of any society.

There is some children institution to educate them discipline and make the good citizen. Some people believe that school have the responsibility to make a good citizen. Any child spends a lot of time of the day in and learn bookish knowledge as well as learn the responsibility and duties of society for example in London children spend 7 to 8 hours in school between that they learn how to communicate, how to participate in any activity ti help other people and how to perform their duty in any situation. In overall child learn a lot of things in school or any education institution.

In the nutshell, children are learned from both places home and school.

No doubt some people think that children are learned how to become a good citizen in the home and other have different view children learn good citizen responsibility to their school.

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Parental Versus Teacher Education

by Chinita

The education a child receives at home from having parents who are positive role models is more important than the academic education a child receives at school.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?


Education starting from good parents had a greater impact than academic learning a child received from school. Good parenting contributes more on how a child will become mature and responsible adult.

As a saying goes 'parents is our first teacher' from the day we were born until we reached every milestones our parents is a witness. They teach us our first walk, first word, first ride every first we had. Therefore children's attitude is built and nurtured at home.

'What monkey see monkey do' another metaphor applied in nurturing children with good attitude and positive outlook in life. Good and responsible parenting can produce a responsible adult one who knows how to handle bad situation in a seemly manner.

A plant must be watered and exposed to sunlight to grow, same with the child it must be nurtured with love and care, teached with good manner and support in bad or good situation he encountered. Although academic education also plays an important role to a child's well being it is just secondary or can I support to what was previously implanted such as good manners and right conduct.

In conclusion responsible parenting is the foundation of the becoming of ones attitude,belief,inspiration and ambition. It is were it all started from teaching every first, planting good values until it reaps into goodness.

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Motivating students to learn

by Mikko

Education is very important. How can children who are disinterested in study be motivated to learn?

Education is by no doubt one of the most fundamental aspects of modern society. In a world that is becoming increasingly complex, studying is both useful and necessary. However, some children find it difficult to stay motivated during their studies, often preferring other activities such as playing or doing sports. This is highly problematic because it causes many young people to finish school with low grades, thus making it more difficult for them to be successful in their careers. I will present three practical ways of dealing with this issue.

Firstly, classroom teaching should involve more interaction both with the teacher and among the learners themselves. A lack of interest in study may be due to an environment which some children do not find stimulating enough. For instance, a very active child might feel frustrated when having to sit in a classroom for what he sees as a long time without being able to talk and express his opinions.

Secondly, teachers should consider using a different approach to learning, for example by sometimes going outside and explaining things in a more playful, dynamic way. This is certainly an effective way to teach science classes. In my experience, many children become interested only when realizing the connections between what they are being taught and what they experience in their everyday lives.

Lastly, there is some evidence that forcing children to learn as much as possible, as soon as possible does not always lead to a better outcome. The Finnish educational system is proof that the opposite may be true: children in Finland start schooling later than children in most European countries, but they also consistently rank among the best students in the world. In some cases, waiting before a child is ready to focus on studying might be the best solution.

In conclusion, education plays a very important role in our society. It is vital to motivate children to learn, be it through more classroom interaction, an alternative approach or later schooling.

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Physical Education

by kim_kitty

Most schools offer some type of physical education program to their students.

Why is physical education important?

Should physical education classes be required or optional?


Nowadays, physical education is very common in schools. As schools want their students to stay healthy and fit with the help of physical education.

Some people believe that it should be mandatory as part of their academic course, whereas on the other side some disagree and say it should be optional. In my point of view I believe physical education plays a very important role in student life. I have some strong reasons to believe this. Let me discuss in detail.

Firstly, I would like to support my opinion with the statement that “physical education helps students to develop their interest in sports”. As many times a child does not know what he/she can do other than studies and in this way becomes unaware of the advantages of sports in his/her life. Secondly, sometimes a student gets bored while doing repetitive curricular activities on a daily basis and wants to do something new and full of excitement. At that time physical education can be a good solution to get rid of boredom as it provides refreshment to the student physically and mentally.

On the other hand the flip side of the coin presents a different picture as some people believe that because of physical education students lose their interest in studies. Many times students get over involved in sports and do not pay enough time on academics.

In the end, as we see there are many aspects of this question, but in my opinion people should understand the value of physical education because this is good physical and mental exercise for the students. But students should maintain a balance between the sports and academics.

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