Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay related to the short passage given below. In your essay, you are to comment on the phenomenon described in the passage and suggest measures to address the issues. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
Some parents in China are overprotective of their children. They plan everything for their children, make all the decisions for them, and do not allow them to explore on their own in case they make mistakes or get hurt.
It’s common that nowadays in order to pave the way for their children’s path to success, an increasing number of parents clear any obstacles and provide their kids with the very best. As such, their children won’t suffer any failures, frustrations and pains.
The phenomenon exits for a long time. Even before their children were born, everything from basic necessities of life to top schools have already been taken into consideration and prepared. Admittedly, it’s parents’ responsibilities to support the children and prepare for the future when they are not mature enough to make major decisions. However, parents who have done everything for their children may take it too far, which may hurt the children’s growth and development. If children have never encountered any blocks in the course of growing up, what will happen to them when they step into the real world? They will be reluctant to face challenges and shoulder any responsibilities.
Life is filled with hardship. Instead of overprotecting their children, parents must stop pampering the young and make them get outside the comfort zone, so that they can develop some necessary abilities and better adapt to the society.