Children are facing more pressures nowadays from academic, social and commercial perspectives. What are the causes of these pressures and what measures should be taken to reduce these pressures?

đăng 20:52, 20 thg 3, 2017 bởi Nam Đỗ Hoàng   [ đã cập nhật 20:52, 20 thg 3, 2017 ]

There is a current distressing situation that the external life has burdened the youth with a wide range of pressures. In this essay, I would discuss several precursors to this issue, before some viable measures are drawn.

The fact that children are coerced into pressures and responsibilities stems from a number of root reasons. As far as the academic burden is concerned, it is the escalating competitiveness of the job market accompanied with the parental over-expectation that is to blame. The organisations’ demand of a qualified workforce pours into the parents’ mind a thought that their children have to be successful at school, and many youths today take studying as an obligation. In addition, some children, mostly those who have special talents or are born in famous families, may find their personal life in  the public interest. The appearance on the media at such a young age may deprive the junior citizens of an innocent and carefree childhood. Regarding the commercial pressure children have to encounter, fast food chains or sweetshops have made them the target customers; and they are dragged into a chaotic influx of information by both the online and offline advertising campaigns.

In  order  to  reverse  such  pressures  on  children,  I  would  like  to  propose  a  number  of  drastic remedies. Firstly, parents should create a mentally and physically healthy domestic environment, involving  a  balance  between  learning  and  relaxing.  Cooling-down  activities  such  as  sports, drawing or traveling, which are normally affordable, can release the stress of children brought on by both  academic and social burdens. In addition, business morality has to be emphasised and penetrated by all firms. They should keep their online advertisements inaccessible to the youth by putting age restrictions on their websites.

In final words, it is unfair for the children to bear any kind of pressure, and every part of society should exert effort to provide them with a happy youth life.

(316 words - Thanh Nguyen)