Some people believe that allowing children to make their own choices on everyday matters (such as food, clothes and entertainment) is likely to result in a society of individuals who only think about their own wishes. Other people believe that it is important for children to make decisions about matters that affect them. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
观点 A 段：第一种观点（认为不该让孩子给自己的事务做决定）的理由和论证
观点 B 段：第二种观点（认为应该让孩子为自己的事务做决定）的理由和论证
Controversies have been sparked over whether it’s rational to let children make decisions on various issues. Some people believe that allowing them to make choices on their daily matters such as diet, clothing and entertainment might lead to a society filled with selfish individuals, while others hold the opposite opinion, stating that giving children the right to make their own decisions is significant. Both views will be discussed, and so will my own opinion.
### 观点 A 段
主题句：Some people assert that children should not be allowed to make decisions for themselves for the following reasons.
递进解释：First, many young children tend to exclusively prioritize their own needs and preference. When eating out and shopping, they usually order the dish and buy the garment which exclusively fit their own taste. Such behavior might provoke dispute and discomfort in people around them. **Besides**, the lack of social and living experience makes it difficult for a youngster to make rational and comprehensive decisions on his education, hobbies, and social activities, which would eventually affect his individual development in the long run.
### 观点 B 段
主题句：However, others believe that children should be allowed to be decision makers.
递进解释 + 正反对比：The first reason is that making decisions is an opportunity for children to put theories into practice and learn from life. With a right choice, they can build up their confidence. While with a wrong one, they’d learn from the past and their future decisions wiser. **For parents and society**, giving children the chance and right to make decisions shows respect and recognition of their individuality and intelligence, which enhances the emotional connection between children and their important others. Feeling recognized and trusted, children are more willing to take on challenges and make more progress in life.
主题句： I stand with the second opinion that children should be offered the chance to make decisions for their own issues.
递进解释 + 正反对比：Allowing children to think and act autonomously shows parents’ respect towards their individuality and intelligence and enables them to learn from life. In addition, I find it hard to agree that children who make their own decisions would become egocentric. On the contrary, many children who are responsible for their own matters are more observant and considerate of others’ feelings and needs and tend to become more mature and sociable adults.
spark v. 引发，触发
exclusively edv. 专门地，独有地
prioritize v. 优先
garment n. 衣服，服饰
dispute n. 争端
individuality n. 个性，个体
autonomously adv. 自主地，独立地