I’m back with a tag blog post. Like I mentioned in my other tag post, I get all the questions from a site called Yttalk. Today’s tag will basically ask me to answer pretty thought provoking questions, so without further ado let’s get started.
1. Do you think that parents nowadays are more tolerant than in the recent past? Why?
I believe parents nowadays are more tolerant than older parents. Most parents now are from a very advanced generation and have been exposed to the world for a lot longer than the previous generations. In previous generations people tended to stay in their own country and not bother about others. They weren’t accustomed to foreign traditions. With technology people are now able to learn about other cultures and be pretty open-minded about new stuff.
2. Kids today are given cell phones, unrestricted access to the internet, diverse video
game consoles, etc. At what age you think is pertinent to present a child to this technological aspect of modern human life? Is there a different time for each tech? Should they be educated thoroughly before giving them the tech or let them find out by themselves? Why?
I believe kids should be given technology from an early age. That way they are accustomed to a technology based world that we’re living in. I do think certain techs could be given to kids when they are a bit older. Kids at the age 5 shouldn’t have cellphones, but giving them restricted access to the internet with benefit them greatly. Kids really young (0-5) should only use the kiddie Ipads which allow them to access the internet, but the material is educational. Kids ages 6 and up should be educated about the Internet before given access to them. I think it’s a parents job to educate their kids about the pros and cons on the internet. As far cellphones go, I personally don’t believe kids under the age of 10 should have cellphones. I don’t think kids under 10 are mature enough by that age to keep up with such an expensive piece of equipment.
3. What do you think should be the proper punishment for an angered child who tries to hit a parent?
I think this truly depends on the age of a child and the type of parent you are. If a kid is under the age of 8, parents should sit the kid down and explain why his/her behavior is inappropriate. They should also talk to them about how violence doesn’t solve anything. If a kid is between the ages 8-15, I think a lengthy grounding and a talk will do. For kids who are 16 and above, I believe this type of behavior is should be intolerable. The punishment should be harsh. If the child is 18 or above (technically not a child anymore), parents should take legal actions. By 18 a child should understand violence doesn’t solve anything and that for every action there is a consequence.
4. The child does not want to cooperate with the teacher and does not want to make his work in the classroom. What do you do?
I don’t know if this question is asking from the perspective of a teacher or a parent, so I’ll answer both. As a parent, the parent should explain to the kid why doing work at school is important and how in certain parts of the world kids are not fortunate enough to have an education. Parents can also work with other professionals to see what is causing the child to not do their work. Maybe they’re bullied in school? They don’t understand the work? etc. Parents should work with their child to find a solution. As a teacher, teachers can bring to the child’s attention that if they continue not to do their work, they might fail the class. They should also contact the parents to see if they can find a solution. If a teacher has done everything in their power and a kid still continues to slack, then they should just let them fail. The kid will soon realize taking a class again isn’t fun at all.
5. Would you be the kind of parent that protect the child from getting dirty, play with animals and playing wrestling with friends or would you be the type of parent that don’t shy the kid away from the experience?
I would probably be the parent that would be super protective, but for the child’s sake I think letting them discover stuff is better of. That way they learn to be independent and not have to rely on you for everything.
Do you agree with me or do you disagree? Let me know your responses in the comments below. Also let me know what types of blogs you would like to see more off. I know my posting schedule has been weird, but I’m working on two episode stories as well as school right now, so I’m pretty busy.