Above are two graphic pictures that show a sharp contrast with each other.
As is symbolically and apparently depictedin the former picture, there are two persons, a kid who is doing his homework and his father who is watching TV, while in the latter one, the father and his child are studying together. Moreover, at the bottom of the picture are twelve huge characters, meaning “Parents should set oneself an example to the kids rather than make a demand of their children.”,
making me deep in thought and unable to extricate myself.
The great American humorist and writer Mark Twain once said, “ When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand the old man around. But when i got to be 21, I was astonished that how much he had learned in seven years.” Contrary to what exasperated parents of teenagers may often think and feel, family attitude and parents’ behaviors do lay an important role in shaping the choices of young people make. What people watch ultimately has an impact on what actually occurs. It’s not just because they witness it, cause they believe it and act as though it is. So the moral here is to help children develop positive and pro-social concept about themselves, in that children are likely to make choices or actions that match what they learn from their parents.
From what has been discussed above, we may safely draw the conclusion that parents’ behaviors before their kids has both positive and negative effects to their children. What we must do is to make sure that the positive ones are encouraged and the negative ones are eliminated as far as possible.