What are the important qualities of a good son or daughter? Have these qualities changed or remained the same over time in your culture? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
No child is born good or bad; it is the qualities he adopts with the passage of time that
make him standdetermine whether he is called good or bad. Goodness is a social norm and an indication of refined behaviors and a peaceful family set up for the children. The qualities of a good son or daughter have not changed over time. They are: caring, responsibility and respect for parents.
[Since this is your major theme, you should state it prominently]
First of all, good children are caring. They must be considerate of the needs and feelings of others. For example, if children see a beggar in the street, they should feel sorry and try to do something to help him.
[Really? Is this normal in your country? How often do children stop and help beggars? Wouldn't it be impossible to stop and become a social worker every time you walked past a beggar? Are discretion and a sense of priority also a characteristic of goodness?]
Secondly, good children must be responsible.
Just as children, tThey must learn to do things on their own: tie their shoes and wear clothesdress themselves. Moreover, responsible children do not make excuses for their actions or blame others when things go wrong. They think things through and use good judgment before they take action. They behave in theways that make others trust them.
Last of all,
agood children must be respectful of his/hertheir parents. Children may sometimes be disobedient if they really want to do something but are not allowed to. However, they must be respectful to their parents, who bring them up with both care and love.
[What about children who are not brought up with love and care? What about children who are sold into prostitution, etc. Should they respect their parents?] If children learn to respect others from an early age, they will also be respected. This quality is especially important to them in their later life and needs to be formed when children are young enough to learn and benefit.
Cultures can always be changed but the qualities of a good son or daughter have remained. Any parent ["Most parents/Almost all parents". It's always a mistake to universalize like this.] will tell you that, like their ancestors, they expect these qualities from their children. However, they do not always get what they expect from their children.
Some of my amendments are just suggestions, not necessarily corrections.
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