A Good Parent: Atticus in Lee Harper's To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

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Mrs. Alexandra, from my understanding, a good parent is one who creates a safe nurturing environment for a child to grow up in, displays characteristics of a positive role model, and is an active part of a child’s life. (Atticus, look at Scout and Jem affectionately ) Good parents provide moral guidance, sets limitations, and implements consequences for a child’s behavior. (Atticus, use a ruler and slap it in your hand looking at Scout and Jem symbolizing a Spanking as punishment) Atticus is a very effective parent to Scout and Jem. I know he is constantly working; but rest assured, his children are his primary concern and he loves them very much. (Atticus, hug Scout and Jem or do something showing your love <3) Atticus finds time for his …show more content…
(Atticus angry face/emotion, Scout and Jem looking guilty) He gives a lot of freedom to his children and is very patient with them. Instead of scolding Scout or Jem when they do something wrong or when they get in trouble, he calmly explains the mistake they made and moves on. (Hand motions from Atticus or something to show he is explaining an idea to Scout and Jem. Scout and Jem need to nod and look like you understand what Atticus is saying and are learning something) He taught Scout to think about things from a perspective other than her own. He said, “don’t judge someone until you’ve walked in their shoes.” (The person putting on the shoe, please put it on now [As mentioned in the props]) Atticus explains good manners and etiquette to his children such as the time when Walter Cunningham received ill-mannered criticism from Scout after he came over for dinner and poured syrup all over his meal. (Whoever is pouring syrup container, please do it now,[ as mentioned in props]) When Scout or Jem needs comforting, Atticus is always there for them. (Atticus, hug Scout and Jem) Atticus is open to all opinions and will accept each individual for their own beliefs regardless of whether or not they differ from his own. (Symbol of love and equal sign) Atticus is an influential
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