Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Both parents should assume equal responsibility in raising a child

As you grow up, you are taught many life lessons from your experienced parents. Your parents' duty is to nurture you, so that you can grow up to become a person who is strong and able to support oneself. Parents must realize that when it comes to raising a child, they both must put in an equal amount of effort so that the child learns new things, prevents family breakdowns and prevents the child from straying off the 'right' path.

You learn to cook when you're helping mum bake cookies in the kitchen, you learn to fish when you're out with dad camping, but if only mum teaches you how to cook and dad is 'too busy' to take you out to go fishing, then you've lost a new experience you could've discovered. There are so many different things your parents can teach you. But if only one parent puts in that effort and the other doesn't, then your knowledge and mind will not be able to become more open and aware of all the wonderful possibilities out there. Therefore, both parents should assume equal responsibility when raising a child.

Your dad always comes late from work and never has any time for you and your mum is always around you, looking after you, caring for you. When your mum has finally 'had enough', what will happen then? Your dad's too busy, your mum  is too stressed, how are you to go about your daily life once the fights between mum and dad become too much? Unfortunately due to parents not putting in an equal commitment to raise their child is also the cause of family breakdowns and lead to children developing depression and or becoming social outcasts. Parents must realise the importance of assuming equal responsibilities when raising a child.

You need both eyes to see the clear path. Without one, it becomes blurry and you may be sidetracked from the path and may not be able to find your way again. Same thing goes for parents raising children.|| If one nurtures the child by him/herself then the child may feel far away from the other parent and because their brains are still developing, may resort to dangerous means to make up for that loss. It is vital for parents to have an equal hand in caring for their child.

When you're a child, you're weak and need both of your parents' love and compassion for you to grow up into a strong person. When one parent doesn't put in that same commitment, their child may become sidetracked, may lead to family breakdowns and will limit their knowledge. Both parents must assume equal responsibility when raising a child.


* Note: where there is a || is when the time was up.
Today, I wrote 5 minutes over the time limit but have improved on my structure.

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