Child Discipline

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Anton Shusterman
June 4th, 2011
Child Discipline

The most important thing in a child’s life is how his parents treat him. His future and the potential for growth and success are determined by the type of childhood that a person experiences. Sometimes parents don’t understand how important it is to treat their children well. Parents don’t think about the words that they say to their children or the actions that they take around them. Some parents think their children are too small and they will not remember the words and actions going on around them, but discipline is not only showing children how to live life and what not to do in any given situation. Discipline is also showing children what they are supposed to do and how they are supposed to conduct themselves in a given day or situation. The best forms of discipline are the ones that help our children realize their potential while making it seem like they are accomplishing success on their own.
Children are thought as being difficult and hard to control and we have made movies and shows about such unruly children where their parents do not discipline them correctly and they turn out to be criminals or deadbeats when they become adults. In movies, where there are children that are treated very well i.e. educated, given love and affection, and told to treat others with respect they are thought of as boring, stuck-up, or arrogant. Movies such as Cheaper by Dozen 1 and 2 show how rich children who are successful are inherently miserable and just want to have fun and cause trouble.
Such a view of children and the relationship of their upbringing to how children act is why Americans view children as troublemakers and teenagers as drug-addled sex maniacs. Such preconceptions have no place in child discipline but parents also take comfort in having the approval of their neighbors. Children must always be…...

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