2016年10月28日托福独立写作范文：It is easier for parents to raise children nowadays than 50 years ago. (16.10.28)
Raising children is definitely one of the most challenging things in the world. From the time babies are born, parents have the responsibility to properly feed and educate them. Considering every aspect of raising children, I firmly believe that it is much easier for parents to take care of children nowadays than 50 years ago.
First, compared with parents 50 years ago, parents nowadays have relatively easy access to information about how to raise a child. 50 years ago, books about raising a child are scarce and computers can only be found in government offices and big companies. However, as technology and book industry develop quickly, we can buy books, magazines and scan websites that provide comprehensive, practical and expert child health and parenting information and activities covering children of different ages. For example, my neighbor just gave birth to a baby and she did not know how to do baby massage. I searched on the internet and found tips about performing baby massage. Some articles even well-illustrated and are equipped with videos, which are more vivid and explicit than words. My neighbor quickly learned how to massage her baby.
Second, children are vulnerable to various diseases. In the past, many diseases were incurable and even mild diseases like the vitamine deficiency may cause sufferings. However, in the 21st century many diseases die out because of the advances in modern medicine. Besides, the environment nowadays are hygienic, which means that children are less likely to be attacked by infectious diseases.
Last but not least, with the development of economy, parents nowadays are more likely to raise children with both strong body and strong mind. In the past, children can hardly fill their bellies, let alone go to school to receive education. Now, things have changed completely. The living standard is much higher than that of 50 years ago, which means that parents now can not only supply their children with sufficient and nutritious food to eat, but also have abilities to provide them mental food. For example, my grandparents told me that many babies born in the 1960s were starve to death because of food scarcity. Although parents were working very hard, they still could not earn enough money to buy daily necessities.
From the above analysis, I believe that abundant information, coupled with advanced modern medicine and prosperous economy, make it easier for parents nowadays to bring up children.(400字)
The main concern of parents are their children and parents do whatever they can for their children. However, is raising children become easier than 50 years before? Responses to this question differ from one person to another according to the view that they are holding towards social issues and their own experiences with children. As far as I am concerned, raising and taking care of children is much easier in comparison to the past, and further justification elaborate on my perspective .
Technologies improvement and subsequent higher quality of lives in comparison to the past, is the first and the most significant factor that facilitate child raising, and even critics affirm the accuracy of this comment. Fast foods, advance staffs and prepared clothes are just some of the facilitation that parents can utilize for their child raising process. For instance, they don't need to wash children's laundry with their own hands, meanwhile people in the past did not have washing machine; so, some parents in that time considered raising a child as boring and unpleasant work. Just with taking this factor into account we can infer how much it was difficult to have a child in the past. But, in the current advanced society all parents apply modern devices to do their works which make raising a baby much easier.
Another noteworthy aspect is that nowadays children go to school to learn academic subjects, nevertheless it is not the whole story. Currently teachers convey many information to the students such as social skills and etc. Therefore, parents are not obliged to teach all lessons to their children. While in 50 years ago, many people did not have access to schools or university which means parents were teacher too. They had to assign some special times for teaching their children, consequently parents had less free time.
To sum up, with showing respect to the people who disapproved the title statement, I believe that they are wrong because of being misinformed about mentioned reasons. I claim having and raising a child in current time is neither difficult nor unpleasant.
According to the question whether rising children easier nowadays than 50 years ago, quite a few would deem that the answer to the question above is positive, since they think in the 21 century, with the rapid development of the society, there have more high technologies can make parents taking care of their children become much more convenient. But others, by contrast, deny that rising children become easier recently, and that is also my point. Because of there have many reasons may cause rising a child in 21 century can't be an easy task, especially in modern China. Here are three conspicuous aspects as follows.
Firstly, the most obvious problem is the generation gap become wider and deeper between children and their parents, for the rapid development on society, since and technology, education style, and so on so forth. For instance, "thanks to" the TV and internet, many children may feel addicted in front of TV or PC, like a couch potato, instead of sit with their parents and chat with them. So that many cause the communication between family members less inevitably. And which will never happened 50 years ago
Besides, the children and parents nowadays have to burden more pressure than before as the result of fierce competition in the new China. As we all knew, China not only famous for her 5 thousands years’ history, but also her great amount of population. Which make the competition between young men very fierce. If you want to win in the war, you have to be a good student, a good child, an good employee, etc. That makes the requirement on each individual become higher, so as parents who don't want their children fail, they have to raise them or educate them with highly attention. This kind of attention will be very different from 50 years ago.
Last but not the least, the situation of spoiled children could be widely seen in China. Because of the Chinese family plan, which means each family could only have one child. Although from some aspects this policy can be understood, we can not deny this policy also have its negative impacts, like if a family only have one child, parents or even grandparents' attention will all focus on the child, that will produce many spoiled children. And how to deal with this kink of children is a hard question for parents.
In a word, rising children in 21 century in China is more difficult than 50 years before.
Taking a panoramic picture of human evolution, family education has been playing a very important role, especially in modern days. When it comes to the question of whether or not raising kids is easier than before. I, personally, think that parenting has becoming more and more difficult based on the following reasons.
First off, with the advent of technological gadgets kids are now more susceptible to negative information on-line, making it tough for parents to monitor and guide their kids’ behavior and mindset. As we all know, with the appearance of smart phones, tablets and computer laptops, it is easier for people of all age groups, including adolescents and teenagers, to get access to all kinds of information. To be more specific, celebrities especially entertainers, like movies stars, sports giants and pop singers are such bad exemplars for kids since they are constantly involved in sex scandals, abusive use of drugs, random hookups, getting rehabilitation. Kids, who are in their formative years, are not immune to these negative influence. Therefore, it is becoming absolutely tough for parents to guide them and any negligence might lead to be catastrophic for the kid’s future development.
Additionally, parents are so overwhelmed with their career and they tend to be negligent about their kids. Kids, on the other hand, without guidance from their parents tend to have both psychological and physical problems. A recent study done by National Society of Developmental Psychology indicates that there is a positive correlation between the parents’ working time and the likelihood for kids to experience psychological and physical problems in their adolescence. Indeed, fathers and mothers are more stressful and inclined to work more hours than those who did a few decades ago, leaving them little time to hang out and caress their kids. To make matters worse, kids who might experience unparalleled peer pressure, bullying and other kinds of school cliché are not able to get appropriate and timely instruction and encouragement from their parents, increasing the risk of a series of developmental problems. For instance, they might get addicted to computer games, involve in early sex, and even have marijuana and drinking problems.
In conclusion, due to the susceptibility of kids when exposed to negative information on-line or else and the parents’ lack of time spent with their kids, it is getting more difficult to raise kids now and kids are inclined to have both psychological and physical problems in their formative years.