Classmates are More Important than Parents

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Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Classmates are more important than parents when it comes to a child’s success in school. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

 

I agree with the statement that, classmates are more important than parents when it comes to a child’s success in school.

The first reason why I agree with the statement that, classmates are more important than parents when it comes to a child’s success in school is because friendship is important to children at school. If you were welcomed to be friends with your classmates and they liked you, you would feel good and you would have plenty of self-confidence. In Korea there is a presidential competition for children at school. If you are recommended by a friend, and your other friends vote for you, you become the president of the whole school. Becoming president of your school is a success because it goes on your school report and you could become the leader of Korea someday. On the other hand, if you were quiet in your class, and nobody liked you, you would not have as much confidence in yourself. I think that if I were that person, I would fall into a negative mood and I would think “I can’t do anything because everybody hates me.” I would not be a success in school either because I would be thinking negatively. If the parents of that child talked to the teacher, then the teacher might talk to the class, but that might make it worse, because that’s what normally happens isn’t it?

The second reason why I agree that, classmates are more important than parents when it comes to a child’s success in school is because parents shouldn’t interfere at school. If parents interfere with everything at school for the sake of their child, the child might get used to it. This might be okay in primary school, but do you know what happens to them when the child goes to middle school? They will think ‘I can do anything at school because I did anything I wanted in primary school.’ However, middle school is different from primary school. There are seniors in middle school that the juniors must use their manners towards (otherwise they will be like that quiet student at school). The child will believe that his or her mum will help them. Do you know what we call that type of student? A mamma’s boy or a mamma’s girl. If the student always relies on their parents, they won’t be able to do anything for society in the future.

To conclude, I believe that parents can’t help their child’s success in school because they can’t do anything about their child’s friendships. Parents cannot stop other students from bullying, and if they try it only makes it worse! For these reasons, I agree that classmates are more important than parents when it comes to a child’s success in school.

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