一路绿灯 Green Light All The Way
There is a tendency in our society that parents prefer to say “yes” to their children’s request. Do you think it is beneficial for the growth of children?
There is a tendency in our society that parents prefer to say “yes” to their children’s request. Do you think it is beneficial for the growth of children? Different people have different opinions. Some will agree with it, while some will against it. For me, I think this is not a simple question, and we must view the problem in its entirety.
For one thing, children need to be sure in their growing up. Children are so immature that they do not experience too much. Their inside hearts are very fragile. They need to be sure. When they are doing one thing, if they receive the affirmation from adults, they will be full of confidence and have the thought to have another try next time. But if the adult always deny their thought or behavior, they will lose their confidence, and even do not dare to have a try later. Thus, proper affirmation is good for the growth of children.
For another, too much affirmation will spoil children. As the one child policy puts into effect, most parents will spoil their unique children more, because they are the apple of their parents’ eyes. If the adult always say “yes” to their children’s request, their children will become little princess and little prince. In the long term, they will form negative habit, such as, selfish, arrogant and so on. It is not good for the growth of children.
To sum up, green light all the way for children is not always right. Adults should figure it out when should say “yes” and when should say “no”. They can’t always say yes or no to their children.