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Childhood in crisis - pressures on today's children.

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´╗┐CHILDHOOD IN CRISIS Comprehension Assignment 6/27/2012 AMMARAH EHSAN EE-01 (A) ________________ ?If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.? (Stoppard.T, 1937) Man passes through many stages of life since he is born until he dies. Childhood is the formative period of life in which the character of man gets shaped. At this stage men's mind is soft, receptive and plastic just like the potter's clay. In his childhood, man gets deep and lasting impressions that affect him throughout his life. These are the golden days of life when world is a place of happiness and pleasure. There are no worries, tensions and burden of responsibilities. In the present system of society and education, nobody takes the responsibility of the child's wellbeing. ...read more.

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All the family sits together at the dining table and besides enjoying meal they also learn about each other?s routine and daily experiences. Everyone discusses his problems with head of the family to get his suggestions and guidance. Such traditional home routines are disappearing in the modern society. Now head of the family is so busy in his hectic routine that he does not have time to spend with his family. Children like to have their meal on sofas in front of TV screens. Parents are often absent from home, enjoying late night functions and parties and are disinterested in the matter that their child is taking interest in what kind of activities. Children have full access to all TV channels and internet. ...read more.

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They want him to be the first prize winner in every competition. Similarly at school there is more and more testing and exams that children do not find time for themselves. Teachers want the student to learn and memorize each and every word of the textbook. They are not concerned about their level of understanding and are only interested in grades and marks. Pressure from parents, teachers and friends to succeed and achieve is a cause of depression in children. It is a natural thing that no one can excel in every field or at something in which one is not interested, but society never understands this fact. In the end I will say that in order to save childhood, everyone especially parents have to take responsibility to understand and solve the problems faced by children. We have to give our children a depression free life for a healthy society as children are our future. ...read more.

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There are many instances of unsubstantiated comments in this essay. Sweeping statements are made, with no evidence to back up the claims being made. How does the writer know that parents do not set a bedtime for their children?
Please check the grammar carefully as there are several errors that affect the readability of the work. Overall the writer does give good examples to support the argument that childhood is in crisis, but the work needs to read in a more factual unbiased way.
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