Essay Sample 15

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Comment on the following statement:

Pushing children to achieve robs them of their childhood. 

What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Write 200-250 words.
Use the following plan:
—    make an introduction (state the problem)
—    express your personal opinion and give 2-3 reasons for your opinion
—    express an opposing opinion and give 1-2 reasons for this opposing opinion
—   explain why you don't agree with the opposing opinion
—    make a conclusion restating your position




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Issues connected with children parenting have been widely debated for many years. Some people say that childhood is stolen if children are made to achieve, whereas others have another point of view. They consider it beneficial for children's future.

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In my opinion, pushing youngsters to achieve robs them of their childhood. First of all, childhood is the most carefree and joyful time for kids. For example, parents, who force their children to achieve, can deprive a child of this right by placing a great responsibility on them. Secondly, parents need to find the best activity for their children so that they could enjoy with their lives.

For instance, playing football or chess can be a big source of joy for children and consequently the main purpose for educators. 

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Nevertheless, there are beliefs that forcing children to achieve a goal does not deprive them of their childhood. People who hold this point of view believe that parents allocate enough time to the child for entertainment. They allow youngsters to play and have fun. At the same time children are encouraged to achieve doing the activities they like. 

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With all my respect to the opponents, I cannot agree with them. Forcing children to achieve, adults do not leave them time to enjoy their childhood. Children miss an opportunity to have happy young years because they are preoccupied with the activities their parents choose. 

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All in all, there are opposing views on this issue. Forcing children to achieve may seem reasonable, but I strongly believe that pushing children to achieve robs them of their childhood.

Read by Ann Dole