a bad model for parenting. However, most of them do not teach their children as how to stay determined and motivated to work hard and achieve the set goals. It seems in the world today parents get all the negative attention, and it seems like all the good they do go unnoticed by the public. Teachers also play an equally important role in shaping up their students personality. Jing-meis attitude towards her mother changes from wanting to succeed for her, to purposely failing for her. I tried to play this one as well.
Tan immediately begins her story saying that this mother believed you could be anything you wanted to be in America (247). Jing-meis mom was very much the opposite of Emilys mom.
tags: social issues, poverty. There are two different kinds of mothers addressed in each of these works. An ideal student also goes out of his way to read books and surf the internet to widen his knowledge about different things. If a child develops the aforementioned characteristics from an early age he would certainly be able to achieve a lot as he grows up and takes on bigger challenges in life. Prioritize the tasks and time them. So if you want to be an ideal student then choose to be friends with those who are serious about their studies and are driven to perform rather than those who take their life casually. So while everyone wants to sit with or be friends with such a student many do not wish well for them as they are jealous of them. However, circumstances often dont allow for that ideal scenario to take place. It makes up who she. For unlike my mother, I did not believe I could be anything I wanted. Everyone in the school environment must participate for it to be successful including teachers, students and parents. Emilys mother was too lenient.
At the end of I Stand Here Ironing, Emilys mom acknowledges the fact that she was a bad parent. This becomes a habit and even as such a student grows up he remains organized. They emanate positive energy. She wanted everyone to be home with her at the expense of their education. At the end Olson writes, Only help her to know-help make it so there is cause for her to know-that she is more than this dress on the ironing board, helpless before the iron (246).