Family 03

TOPIC

Should parents stay home with their children when they are young?

Essay

◆ Pros
 I strongly believe that parents should stay home with their children when they are young for the three following reasons.
 The first reason is that it has an enormous effect on children’s character development. Some statistics shows that children who spend more time with their family have higher scholastic ability and enjoy lower rates of juvenile delinquency and are happier and healthier.
 The second reason is that accidents and incidents can be prevented. This is really important because some things are extremely serious. Sometimes, children cause fire, seriously injure themselves or others, or are killed by strangers. These things can be avoided if parents are around.
 The third reason is that it is good for parents to spend much time with their children. Many elderly people say that they wish they had spent more time with their kids when they were young. Children grow up so fast and become adult and leave home before one knows it and one misses the opportunity to spend time with them. This is one of the top things people regret on their deathbed.
 As I mentioned, for the aforementioned three reasons, I strongly believe that parents should stay home with their children when they are young.
(205 Words)

◆ Cons
 I do not believe that parents should stay home with their children when they are young for the two following reasons.
 The first reason is that it is unfair to force parents to stay home with their children. Nobody has the right to limit other people’s freedom. Of course parents have legal duty to raise their children. However it does not mean that at every single moment they have to be with their children. Parents have the right to have their own time too. As long as they fulfill their duty as parents such as feeding their children properly and giving appropriate education and hiring someone to take care of them and so on, it is fine for parents to be away from their children.
 The second reason is that children should spend more time alone to develop their character. Solitary time is extremely important for people to develop character. People cultivate sense of independence and identity when they are alone. However if parents always stay home with them, they deprive children of these opportunities.
 As I mentioned, for the aforementioned two reasons, I do not believe that parents should stay home with their children when they are young.
(201 Words)

Date:September 08, 2012

メモ

◆ トピック:子供が小さい時、親は家にいるべきか?

例によって、賛成派と反対派を書いてみました。

賛成派では、
「子供の人格形成において良い影響が出る」
「事故や事件を防止できる」
「親にとっても、子供と一緒にいる事は、良い事」
の3つをキーアイディアに書いてみました。

反論としては、
「虐待的な親など、一緒にいるせいで、悪影響を及ぼすこともあるのでは?」
「親がいるからと言って、事故や事件を全て防止できるとは限らないのでは?」
「子育てに向いていない人もいるし、何に幸せを見出すかは人それぞれなので、一概に決めつけるのはどうか?」
などが考えられます。

反対派では、
「必ず子供と一緒にいなくてはならないと強制する事は、不公平」
「子供は、独りでいる時間に、自立心や自己を見出し、人格を形成する」
の2つを、キーアイディアに書いてみました。

反論としては、
「それが親としての、義務ではないか?」
「それは、幼い子供にはまだ早いのではないか?」
などが考えられますね。

昔、カギっ子という言葉を良く聞きましたが、関連があると思います。
関連URL
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%AB%E3%82%AE%E3%81%A3%E5%AD%90
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%8D%E3%82%B0%E3%83%AC%E3%82%AF%E3%83%88