`` This Be The Verse `` By Phillip Larkin

1444 WordsNov 13, 20156 Pages
If you haven’t already, you will one day. You will eventually find yourself encountering all the critics when it comes to parenting. Whether it is the in-laws, your own parents, or your friends and family. Most people are under the impression that because they have managed to keep some human beings alive, they have this whole parenting concept on lock. Phillip Larkin’s poem “This Be The Verse,” challenges this perspective by hypothesizing that children’s poor behavior and psychological issues are all direct results of the way their parents raised them. Larkin blames his parents for “f*cking him up” and points out that everyone’s parents are at fault for “f*cking us up.” Such as, causing kids to have abandonment issues, anxiety, and so on. Parents attempt to find the best ways to produce an “unf*cked child.” Some parenting styles now being practiced are tiger parenting, free-range parenting and helicopter parenting. This paper is going to analyze how these parenting styles contribute to children growing up with anxiety, narcissism, and low self-esteem as well as discusses the relative strengths and weaknesses of these styles. The three styles of parenting that are mainly the focus right now are tiger parenting, free-range parenting, and helicopter parenting. Tiger parenting is a method brought into notice by Amy Chau in her book The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. This practice consist of a mother raising her children in a tradition Chinese way, which includes strict rules,
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