Giving Children Cell Phones
More and more children are showing up at school each September with cell phones. Many parents buy their children a cell phone because it is a nice safety measure. It gives those working parents a little sense of control and security to know when their children are off campus and on their way home.
But having a cell phone might be a problem. Parents may find themselves facing a frightening bill at the end of the month. The reason: chatting on the phone and sending text messages can soon become the favorite pastime of preteens and teenagers. Worse still, cell phones in schools can lead to classroom distractions, text-message cheating and inappropriate photographs.
Knowing their children can always be reached is reassuring for parents. But before buying their child a cell phone, I think parents should decide if the child is really capable of managing his or her own phone. Besides, parental control must be exercised in the use of the phone. For example, they should set limits on how long the child is allowed to stay on the phone.
At a fast-speed society, every one of us is exposed to great pressure in both life and work. Therefore it is increasingly important for us to learn how to cope with pressure. In my opinion, the best way to cope with pressure is keeping a good mood.
Keeping a good mood is important because it can help us solve various problems in life. The following two situations can enable us to clearly see how a positive attitude helps us cope with unpleasant things. Take English learning for example. In our effort to grasp English, mistakes are inevitable. From one perspectives mistakes are annoying, but a positive attitude can make us realize that only through making mistakes can we make progress. Sometimes one may come down with a serious cold, feeling depressed. But a change in attitude will enable us to look at the thing from a positive perspective. The illness will teach us the importance of health.
As we can see, a positive and happy attitude can help us deal with mistakes in the right way and find comfort in time of sorrow. Its importance must be paid more attention.