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Surbhi221
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Iacov
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Parents should appreciate their child's hobby

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Started: 9/14/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 5 months ago Status: Voting Period
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Surbhi221

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A important question for today's society is that should a parent appreciate his/her child's hobby? Or they should force them to be a topper?
In my opinion not every child is a topper or a scholar! Everyone is gifted with some unique talent. Not every child is gifted with excellent calibre.A child with good voice can't be a cricketer,or a athlete cannot be a actor.maybe this fact can only be understood by some parents.Parents should not decide their children's aim! Let your child himself/herself find out his/her dream job.Parents need to understand a child can only do well in a job that he is interestedin. It's human physiology that a anthropoid will only gonna put in work he is intrested in.It is ridiculous how parents tranfer their aims to their children.is it necessary that a doctor's child will only be a doctor? This type of parental pressure results in depression.There is a unique quality of every human resisting on this earth.we need to identify this quality,not to suppress it.so what do you guys think? Should a parent give a chance to their children to prove themselves?
Iacov

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Although it is true that all children have special talents and from a moralist stand point I believe a parent should support the child, however the parents are responsible for the child's upbringing and education, and if the child is engaged in a activity deemed inappropriate by the parent then that decision should be respected. Now a good parent will listen to the child but it is ultimately the parent's decision if the child is to continue this hobby let alone if the parent is to support the hobby.
Debate Round No. 1
Surbhi221

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It should not always be a parent's decision about continuing a hobby or not.there are many examples of great personalities who ran against their parents to achieve something! It's not always like parents understand their children sometimes it's the circumstances that play a important role in between.what if a child's hobby or aim is inappropriate for his/her parents? Like if a child want's to be a film star and his/her parents do not believe him to endure every struggle?should he/she take his steps back? I beleive he/she should not step back. Not always parents understand their children well
Iacov

Con

Parents don't always understand their kids that much is true, but that is not the debate. The debate is should the parents appreciate or support the child's hobby. If the child were to go against his or her parents that is only all the more reason that they will not appreciate the hobby rather the parents may develop a resentment to the hobby and possibly the child. The environment that this would create would be toxic for the family as a whole.
Debate Round No. 2
Surbhi221

Pro

But the child will only go against parents if they do not understand him/her.The question was should he/she step back? If parents develop a resentment (acc. To you) the child may step back which will affect his/her moral for life. It's not what environment it creates but it may profit the child. Whether parents appreciate their child's hobby or not it is his/her duty to make them understand how passionate he/she is about it. If parents do not appreciate probably the child has to focus on a aim fixed by his/her parents.but this way he might not succeed because it's not his/her interest.
Iacov

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I think it would be incredibly foolish for a child to rebel simply because they don't feel understood. Rather it is when a child is understood but still denied their claim that is when the child is more likely to form psychological issues such as depression that you mentioned earlier. A child is only as obligated to step back from their beliefs as much as the parents are obliged to support them, which is no obligation at all.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con side- you said in round 1 that it is the parents decision to let them continue their hobby. Resolution is different.