| #1 (permalink) Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:04 am Should children study and play or help with household chores?
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TOPIC:Some people think children should study and play. Other people think children should help with household chores. Which do you think is better?
In today's contemporary, it seems that children are surprisingly busy due to the increasingly fierce and brutal competition. They have to accumulate knowledge in a diversity of fields to perfect themselves, and this is where the controversy arises. Some people hold the opinion that they should play freely once they have leisure time, others who strongly disagree with this cite that no matter how busy they are, helping with household chores should be an essential part in childhood. In my perspective, the latter one is more reasonable.
There are a considerable number of reasons to consolidate my viewpoint, that is, doing some household chores will benefit children a lot, but also their parents. In the first place, during this process, we could learn something interesting and practical, which can not obtain from classes. Let me take myself for example. When I was a little girl, I always helped my mother water flowers and feed golden fish, I learned how to attend those cute little creatures and found life is so full of beauty. What's more, by preparing meals with my mother, I learned how to select various fresh vegetables and fruits in a supermarket, and then gained a lot of useful common sense. Since then I amazingly realized, besides the knowledge from our books in school, there are an assortment of stuff for me to learn in daily life! Life is like a box of chocolate, what we should do is keep full of vigor and taste it.
Another aspect that cannot be ignored is that, by doing some household chores, we could lighten our parents’ load to some extent, but also please them, since they have to face tremendous issues from work and are usually exhausted. Sometimes, I would wash dashes after dinner and wipe the floor on weekends with my mother, every time I could feel a strong sense of happiness and satisfaction in both myself and my mother – I enjoyed the time together with my parent; she was proud of herself as having such a cute girl – thus our relationship had been strengthened unconsciously as well. More importantly of all, I, a childish teenager, gradually began to be aware of the necessity of assuming responsibilities and obligations as a family member.
In case of daily life, it does own its own philosophy and value for us to experience and, undoubtedly, doing household chores is definitely one of the best approaches for young teenagers. Therefore, it is reasonable to draw the conclusion that children should help with household chores.
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