TOEFL Essay Topic 66 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Classmates are a more important influence than parents on a child`s success in school. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Nowadays,some people hold the opinion that Classmates are a more important influence than parents on a childs success in school.But
Nowadays,some people hold the opinion that Classmates are a more important influence than parents on a childs success in school.But others have a negative attitude.As far as I am concerned,I think parents have more important influence in a child`s success than anyone eles.My argumentsfor this point are listed as follows.
First,parents are the most infulence on the child`s character,which is the key reason on peope`s success.Children are too young to be independent,so at this time they need help and advices,and becausechildren always spend more time with their parents,they have more tendency to ask their parents for help.Meanwhile,parents`s help can win children`s more trust.So next time when he meet some trouble they will as advics from their parents.Myself is a good example.When I was a little child,my mother often tell me a lot of stories,and then guide me to learn a lot of useful things such as how to tell right from wrong and how to be a good man.So from the very beginning,my mother is the best teacher in my heart.Whenever I met something in trouble and had no idea to solve it,I will tell it to her and learn to solve these things myself next time .I remembered once I had a quarrel with one of my classmate,and I really didn`t know who was wrong.Some of my classmates told me I was wrong,but others told me it was his fault.At this time,I decided to ask my mother for the answer ,and with my mother`s help ,I understood it was my fault and then I aplogized to that classmate the next day.From this you can see parents are a more important infulence for a child.
Another reason why I agree with the above statement is that I believe that because they have spent a lot of time with their parents,so they can be easily infulebt by their parents.As we know ,children like to imitate the adult`s behavior.On many things ,when children don`t know what is right and what is wrong,so they always do what their parents do.
Althogh parents are more influcence the child,I admit the classmates can also infuluence a child`s success.For example,if most of the child `s classmates are hardworking stutents,he is more likely to be a hardworking student.But compared with the parents influence this is only a small fraction,just as many other reasons contribute to a child`s suceess.
Taking into account of all these factors, we may reach the conclusion that parents are a more important influence than classmates on a childs success in school.
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