Now, I suspect, a lot of people are experiencing a kind of parents，remorse. We oought into the Dnilosonny that children needed unlimited self-esteem, maximum freedom and minimal pressure to succeed in life or contribute to society. We taught our kids to think of themselves as entitled and to see themselves as the center of the universe. Now instead of parents having expectations of their children, children have expectations oi how their parents are supposed to behave. We!re here to serve them, to make their lives as comfortable and convenient as possible.
I want my children to stop acting like an only child, and learn to share everytnmg with their siblings, including their parents’ time and attention. I want them to get out of their heads this idea that the world revolves around them, and all that matters at any given moment of the day is what they want, need or feel; and I want them to treat people better, starting with their family members, and then moving on to complete strangers, and not look down on anyone —ever.
Of course, the problem is that this is what parents are for. It’s our job to instill these values and teach children how to become good people. It doesn’t happen naturally. And it won’t happen magically. It’ll only happen if we set standards and enforce rules when they’re not met. And fathers have a special role to play in all of this. It’s not easy being a good dad. In fact, it’s exhausting. And it can often be frustrating. In fact, frankly, a lot of fathers decide it is too hard. They give up, check out, hang back and essentially let their kids raise themselves. Itfs one of the reasons why we got into this mess.
The only way out is for fathers to get back in the game. We have to be present in our children’s lives. Forget about being their mends. They have mends. They need fathers. We have to be in our kids’ faces, just like our grandfathers and fathers used to be. And for the same reason - because we care enough not to be anywhere else.
【題組】41 .What is the passage mainly about?
(A) How to be a good father.
(B) How to serve children.
(C) Why it is hard to be a kid.
(D) Why parents are disappointed.