Overworked Parents, Under-Raised Children Argumentative Essay by writingsensation

Overworked Parents, Under-Raised Children
This paper discusses the pitfalls of parents overworking and over-indulging their children.
# 75440 | 1,944 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 13, 2006 in English (Argument) , Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues) , Sociology (General)

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The paper presents the argument that overwork-related affluence ruins a family. Instead of spending time together, even doing mundane tasks, that time is spent either working still more and making yet more money, or in individual pursuits. The paper maintains that the 'super-size' culture of the United States-a result of this affluence-is wrecking children and their families. The paper stresses the need to have a parent available to raise young children because children have developed the concepts of reward and punishment in the first year of life, so it is axiomatic that overworked parents 'buying children off' will be counterproductive within a generation.

From the Paper:

"When one is speaking about the effects of parental overwork and, in most cases perhaps, greater affluence (although one cannot discount the families in which parents are overworked and are barely able to keep the family financially afloat), the factor of community must necessarily be involved. Indeed, as Rubio points out, in affluent families-at least those in which the affluence is the result of career-focused, overworking parents-the concept of community shifts from sports and volunteer work to hired help; people to mow the lawn, clean the house and so on. In this sense, it is easy to see how the argument that overwork-related affluence saps the integrity of the family. Rather than spending any time even doing mundane tasks such as cleaning the swimming pool together, that time is arguably spent either working still more and making yet more money, or in individual pursuits. In any case, whether there is any excess time available to family members because of the hired help, the sense of community has changed from interactions between family and church or charitable organizations or sports teams to interactions (probably minimal at that) between family members (and probably not all of them) and hired help."

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