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Children are the impressions of their parent’s behavior. If a child behaves badly, his parents should be considered responsible and should be punished. How far do you agree with this?
Give reasons for your answer and include relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.
Write at least 250 words
It is said that the behavior of a child is something which is inherited, and is very similar to his parents. In such a situation, some think they should assume the responsibility of their child’s misbehavior and should face the consequences. Though there is some truth in this, I can say that in most cases, children’s misbehavior cannot be linked directly to their parents.
The first and the foremost fact to be considered in this case is that most of the behavior is acquired and not inherited. It is to be noted that today’s children spend very less time with their parents and the influence a father or a mother has on his/her child is limited. Instead, children are seen engaged at socializing with either their peer group or with other social groups most of their time. In such a situation, I think it is illogical to blame parents for their children’s misbehavior.
Another fact is the technological revolution. We see tremendous progress in the field of technology, to which most of the children are exposed to. As the knowledge regarding this is new, many parents can hardly supervise their children, and this may cause behavioral changes among their children such as emotional detachment and hostility towards the society around. Finally, we should understand that a parent can have limitations in disciplining his child in the present situation.
I need to admit that there are cases in which children are not supervised properly, and in some cases, the irresponsibility of parents can make their children anti-socials. However, I think this happens rarely.
To conclude, howbeit there are cases when parents are blamed for their children’s unaccepted behavior, I think in most cases this is not true.