Child Development Essays

by Sophie

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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

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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Encouraging Competition

by MH

Here is my practice on IELTS task 2 writing, a Child Development Essay.

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Some people think that a sense of competition in children should be encouraged. Others believe that children who are taught to co-operate rather than compete become more useful adults.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Nowadays, many concern that children should compete each other in someways, while some other suggest that children need to be taught to co-operate. In my point of view, these two ways to educate the young are both important in different situation.

I believe that when children accomplish a task as a a group, they can acquire some abilities of communication, improve the skill of being a leader, and learn to interact with other properly. For example, in class we need to report a presentation in a group. We have to divide the task to a small one, then assign it to each member. In this case, we need to find everyone's specialties and debate when should we have a meeting or a deadline. Everyone should work hard for the group not for itself, and consider the result of one's laziness or arrogance.

On the other hand, it is also very effective method for children to have motivation to improve skills by competition. Though the system of racing with other people, children would have more awareness that "Others are better,so I need to catch up on them." For example,in a basketball team there are only five people who can be on the court. So when you have a chance, you will not just let it go, and if you can not be called, you must will practice harder to improve your skills.

In short, each teaching technique has its reason to make every child more skillful, useful, and even better in their future.

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Teaching Children to be Eco-Friendly

by Anju

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Some people think that children should be taught at school to recycle materials and avoid waste. Other people believe that children should be taught this at home.

Discuss both opinions and give your own opinion.

With the rise in awareness regarding importance of clean environment, it is generally assumed that children should learn how to recycle waste and how to avoid it. Some people think his should be the responsibility of teachers rather than parents, whilst I believe both the school and home should share this duty.

There are several reasons why children should be educated about recycling and reducing waste at school. Firstly, it is often stated that young students listen and obey to teachers instead of parents. For many, teachers are the role models and they look forward to them to learn; so when teachers explain and demonstrate how to reuse materials, students will follow. For instance, many of us learnt dangers of plastic waste at school during coursework. The other factor is that children learn effectively imitating others in a group. There is no other place better than school for a child to be involved in group activities; therefore if this team work is directed towards protecting environment by teaching them various methods to reuse plastic and paper waste, it will certainly leave positive marks on pupil. Thus, it can be said that school is a better place to teach these ideas.

On the other hand, there remains strong arguments as why children ought to be taught to manage waste at home. Experts suggest that skills practiced at home becomes habit eventually. For instance, hygiene rules, food habits, sleep habits and so on. Hence, if parents make rules to dispose waste by sorting their types as reusables and decomposable then this practice can easily transform into everyday routine for the child and even when he grows up. Furthermore, reinforcing what is taught in school at home helps to inculcate in young minds that it is important to apply the knowledge learnt at school in everyday life. In other words, family members can assist to apply the theory learnt from teachers at home. For example, in some topics which are related to human behaviors (such as cleaning, managing waste), the teacher can write a note for parents to motivate their child to demonstrate at their residence. In short, parents also play important role in teaching waste management.

In conclusion, I would argue that it is essential to educate children regarding recycling and avoiding waste both at home and at school. Teaching in either of the place is not enough to beget change in these children.

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Advice from Young or Old People Essay

by Munisa
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

It is better for young people to get advice from old people than young ones.

Do you agree or disagree?

The biggest amount of the people thinks that old people can give the best advices to youngsters than people of young generation. Mostly they mean that elderly person has more life experiences than young one and it could be seen in many Asian countries. However, for teenagers getting advices from old people have pros and cons, which would be discussed in this essay.

Firstly, with getting advice from grandparents or fossils young people could achieve their goals in life such as getting married. Since our ancestors have already passed through such significant moments of life they obviously can give an important and even necessary advices as the duties and roles of wife and husband in the family, which could help to newlyweds. Furthermore, teenagers see the mistakes of their parents try do not repeat in their own life and do some kind of reaches, this is also considered as advice from old people, even there is a proverb “…learn from mistakes”.

Nonetheless, sometimes the advices of old people may not coincide with current conditions and time, because life style and worldview of people are changing very fast, day by day. For instance , ancestors say that young people could spend their time to read a book instead of wasting time with using phone; while, nowadays internet and gadgets have more benefits to improve skills. Although, these days some part of young generations also could have life experience and give some advices to peers, because life is not give experience only to old person. A little girl, who is growing in extended family, reflects as an adult, and it is obvious that her friends might get advice from her.

In conclusion, advice could be given from old and young generation too, such as people in both of age might be experienced from life. In my opinion we should get all of the advices which have benefits for us.

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