本文谈到管教自己的孩子很正常,但是要指出别人孩子的错误就不那么容易了。并且由于社会逐渐以孩子为中心,家长不原意指出孩子们的错误,从而很难树立公共意识与礼貌准则。文章最后总结,家长们面对孩子的错误不应保持沉默,即便是别人的孩子,也应该指出并教导。

第一题:Stella Bianchi认为小男孩的妈妈会对他说什么?
原文第三段:Stella says," I thought she was coming over to apologize" , 因此选择A, "make an apology"

第二题:作者对于管教他人孩子的看法。
原文第四段:"Dealing with other people's children has become a minefield". 因此选择D,"It's possible for one to get into lots of trouble".

第三题: 根据莫纳士大学教授的看法,批评别人孩子是他们的家长可能会产生的感受。
原文第七段:"We see our children as an extension of ourselves, so if you're saying that my child is behaving inappropriately, then that's some how a criticism of mine". 因此选择B, "hurt".

第四题: 当看到孩子不好的行为,根据Andrew Fuller,
原文第九段: "Usually a quiet reminder that ‘We don't do that here' is enough". 因此选择A.

第五题: 由于社会以孩子为中心的性质,
原文"Adults are scared of saying ‘Don't swear' or ....either from older children or their parents".. 因此选择C。

第六题: 当人们疲于加班,缺乏睡眠:
原文:"A code of conduct is hard to create when you're living in a world in which...to finish last" 因此选择B

第七题: 过去当孩子们在学校犯错误,家长们有如何反应?
原文" The days when a kid came home from school and said, ‘ I got into trouble.', and dad said, ‘ You probably deserve it', are over." 因此选择D

第八题: challenged

原文"White believes our notions of a more child-centered society should be challenged"

第九题:can be proud of
原文"We treat them as objects whose appearanceand achievements are something we can be proud of"

第十题:stay silent
原文最后一段:He recommends that we don't stay silent over inappropriate behavior, particularly with regular visitors.


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