you should say
- Where it was
- What the children were doing
- How others reacted to it
- And explain how you felt about it
• I go for a walk every day at a park near my home.
• Usually, I also see a few children playing at the park during
•An adult always accompanies them
• Last week when I went to the park, I saw that the children, instead of playing, were uprooting the flowers and
• I tried to see if there was an adult nearby who knew the
•There were a few others who were here for a walk like me, but I didn’t think anyone knew the children.
•Some of them had also stopped and been thinking about what to do.
•However, an old uncle couldn’t watch this any longer.
•He went up to the kids and told them to stop doing that
• However, instead of scolding, he started telling them that
how plants are living beings like us and uprooting them is like killing them.
•He then tried to make the best of the situation and asked the
children to help him replant the trees.
• Seeing this, some of the other people and I also joined in and
• At first, I was furious, but I even knew that the children
didn’t understand the consequences of their action.
• After listening to the uncle, they stopped and helped in replanting the plants.
• Still, some of the plants had broken roots, and we knew
nothing could be done to save them.
• But we didn’t say anything to the children because we didn’t want to make them feel even more guilty.
• When a person came to pick them up, we did explain the
• He apologized on behalf of the children and told us that he was sorry for leaving them unattended.
•I learned one thing from that older man rather than scolding children for their mistakes; it is our responsibility as a society to guide them and enable them to become better human beings.
Follow up Questions :
Q: What lousy behaviour do children usually have?
A: Typically, the bad behaviour I associate with children is creating noise, breaking things, disrespecting elders, scribbling on the
walls and stealing small items like pencils, erasers. I think I am guilty of each one of them when I was young.
Q: How should parents stop their children from misbehaving at public? I think parents should stop their children from doing bad things at home. There should be no double standards. Moreover, I believe parents should not just stop children from doing something wrong but also tell them why it is terrible to do it.
Q: Are parents these days stricter than in the past?
A: On the contrary, I think parents are more lenient these days. I think it is mainly due to two reasons, first being the strict laws against physical punishment and the second reason is the influence of western culture.
Q: Whose influence on children is more? Parents or their Friends?
A: I think in the early years, the parent’s influence is second to none as children spend the majority of their time with the parents. But as children grow older, they spend considerably more time with their friends, and I think during these years it is their friends that influence their behaviour and feeling the most.