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2017托福写作真题:儿童教育类新题(2)

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  As the first teacher of a child, parents play a pivotal role in children’s growth, which is not just restricted to physical well-being but includes personality-building and psychological health. Especially for young children aged 5 to 10, parents are like role models that children admire and try to imitate. So, there are many good traits that parents are supposed to help children develop, such as being honest, being helpful and being organized. In my mind, the first lesson children at this age should learn is honesty.

  To begin with, honesty is the valuable character for a child to be accepted by others. To maintain friendly relationship, people need mutual trust. It is vital that a child is honest to parents, playmates, teachers and anyone they meet. At young age, they may be simply blamed for telling lies, but when they grow up, what dishonesty costs them is the loss of trust, and gradually they may be isolated. In a word, parents should timely point out children’s lies and appropriately help them correct the mistake. For instance, the reason why a child refuses to admit he breaks the vase is he fears parents’ punishment. But, if he finds his lies can help him avoid punishment and thus gets used to lying, the loss will finally become unbearable and irreversible in future work or study.

  Secondly, children should also learn to be honest to themselves. Inevitably, people will encounter some situations or consequences that they are unwilling to confront. At this moment, someone may choose to deceive themselves and escape from reality. Through constantly lying to themselves, they may finally forget the truth and accept lies they make up as facts. For example, when a child does not want to admit he loses a game at school, he may make up some excuses to cheat himself, such as unfair referee, and refuses to admit the competitor actually is stronger. Consequently, once he finds sanctuary in lies, the dishonesty to inner heart stops him from training harder to win the game but encourages complaints and self-abandonment. Parents at this time have the duty to motivate children to break lies and be honest to themselves bravely.

  Admittedly, being cooperative and organized is also significant characteristic that children ought to possess since young. To keep everything in order is the prerequisite for one to maintain high efficiency in work or study. In addition, kind-hearted people are usually popular among people and can easily expand social circle. For example, parents can encourage children to keep their room tidy and organized, and organize children in the neighborhood to join in community services. However, for all the valuable traits that children should share, what comes first must be honesty. An organized and helpful lier can never be called a respectful person.

  In summary, good parenting is of great significance in children’s growth. It is parents’ responsibility to equip children with good personalities at formative years. Among all the desirable traits children should cultivate, honesty is always the most valuable one.