Parents and their children have many things in common. Parents want the best for their children, they want them to be happy. However, there are a few differences in what parents and their children think makes a child happy. Parents generally know more about life in general than their children because they have been through it all before. Parents sometimes push too hard when trying to make their children happy or they don’t push hard enough. Parents always want the best for their children, but sometimes the parents and kids do not agree on what is best for each other.
Parents and their children can be similar as well as different in many ways. Parents and some of their beliefs: Parents believe that education is very important for a child’s future because it will better prepare them to get a job and live on their own. Parents also like when their kids study more than play video games or watch TV because it shows the parents that the kids take what they’re doing seriously (Wang). Parents are often strict with chores around the house, especially if they have more than one child living under one roof.
Parents want their children to understand that the chores are not there for the parents’ pleasure, but rather they are there because without even thinking about it, parents do everything in their power to make sure their house is neat and clean. Parents also want the best for their children when it comes to friends. Parents believe that if a child has good friends who help them stay away from bad habits or negative influences then he/she will be happy (Wang). Parents know that if their children have many friends they are less likely to get into trouble with other kids who may not always have the family’s best interest in mind.
Parents want nothing but happiness for their children so they would rather hear stories of success than stories of failure or disappointment. Some of Children’s beliefs: Children believe that spending time with their friends is good for them because it makes them happy. They also think that being able to do whatever they want whenever they want is best for them. Parents are often strict with the what, where, when, why, and how of life because children are not taught to follow rules or how to be obedient unless there is a consequence (Drucker). Parents are very protective over who their child chooses as a friend.
Parents feel more at ease if they have been around the other kids’ parents and have talked to them about how their kid has been acting lately. Parents realize that kids can get into trouble behind closed doors so they always give advice on taking precautions against negative influences in one’s life (Wang). Parents also believe that if a child has many friends they will be less likely to do negative things because friends are there to help each other stay on the straight and narrow. Parents value their children’s happiness but they would rather hear about their struggles and successes that lead them to find happiness in the end.
Parents and children are similar in many different ways. For example, parents usually enjoy spending time with their children when they are babies or toddlers because they are so much fun to play with. They love to watch them learn new things every day, but when it comes time for bed, both parents and their children get tired of playing all day long! Parents and children are different when it comes to speech development. Parents develop language skills slowly, which makes sense because they have the ability to speak already.
Children who are just beginning to develop speaking skills tend to babble repeatedly with consonant sounds at the beginning of words until the child gains control over their articulators (the lips, tongue, teeth). Parents tend to be ahead of their children of the same age when it comes to reading, writing, mathematics, spatial comprehension, and logic. Parents are also ahead of their children in understanding social skills.
Parents have learned how to work with other people while their children are still learning about sharing, cooperating, being patient, taking turns, being polite by saying please and thank you, etc. Parents are usually ahead in gross motor skills too. Parents can run faster than their young children because they might have more muscle strength or size advantages over them. Parents may be able to jump higher too! Parents can sometimes set a bad example for their kids when it comes to making good choices on the playground/in the community/at school/. staying away from risky situations like staying away from strangers, not stealing, and telling the truth.
Parents can encourage their children to follow suit by telling them that they should make good choices too like showing good sportsmanship (winning/losing graciously), helping out when others need it, and sharing with each other. Parents should also teach their kids how to be independent; knowing how to do things by themselves such as tying shoes or buttoning shirts/blouses. Parents may choose for their children to raise animals like a hamster or guinea pig.
Parents should remember to let their children care for the pet because this could help them learn responsibility while parents are at work all day long! Parents’ and children’s language development can sometimes be an obstacle even though there are many similarities and differences between them. Parents may need to teach their children how to speak correctly, but they can do it in a positive way! Parents should never talk down to their children or scold them for not speaking correctly because then the child might develop a speech disorder like stuttering or not being able to enunciate clearly.
Parents must be patient with their children while teaching them new vocabulary words and sentences that are grammatically correct. Parents should also take advantage of everyday activities such as driving in the car or taking a walk together so that they can practice language skills during natural conversation! Parents should remember that even though there are many similarities and differences between parents and children, they both learn from each other!