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    What Kind Of Freedom Should A Teen Have?

    I believe that there is a limit to freedom and how parents decide to use it on their kids. Having kids do whatever they want all the time is not healthy for them or for their parents. Kids also...

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    • I agree with what you are saying. I do think its necessary for kids to have freedom since it helps them develop but there is also has to be a limit. I also really find it interesting how you compared your experience with others, especially since you were an only child. And I also agree that there should be a amount of trust between the parents and kids.

    • Dear Michelle,

      I really liked your point when you said “I agree that it is good to have kids start learning new things at a young age and experimenting with life and the outside world.” I agree with you that new experiences are the best times of growth for a child. Personally, I feel that times when I was pushed out of my comfort zone have helped me become stronger and a better overall person. I am also like you in that I am really grateful that my parents have a strong trust in me and are willing to give me the freedom to support that trust. I am excited to see if years down the road we agree with these statements. I invite you to look at this article that shows that giving children more freedom can improve a family’s well-being.

      https://indianexpress.com/article/parenting/family/giving-children-more-freedom-can-improve-family-wellbeing-says-study-7434935/

  • Portuguese is like Spanish. I feel like I can learn Portuguese really easy. Knowing that there is languages that are so similar are so easy to learn the second one base of the ay words sound. but they also might also not mean the same thing. I would want to learn Portuguese and know how to communicate with people perfectly even thou I dont know…Read More

  • Its good that you know what leadership is and what it means to you. Knowing that there is people that you can look up to is great. in life we all know someone who is our leader. Leadership can mean many things to different people and to me is to be someone who guides someone to the right way. When having a business of any kind leadership is the…Read More

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    Why am I scared of clowns?

    Well let's start off with saying that clowns are scary and not really there for us. Clowns are supposed to be fun and amazing. In my opinion clowns are scary and very useless. I've had so many bad experiences...

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    • Yes, Michelle I completely agree with what you are saying about how the clowns really don’t have a purpose and are just scary. I have felt the same way about going on roller coasters because being so high up in the air scares me to death. I feel like it is getting harder to breathe or that my lung or just closing. This article talks about the effects that this can have on your lungs and health

    • Dear Michelle,

      I am drawn by your post “Why am I scared of clowns?” because I am also scared of clowns. I also am terrified by them. I don’t think clowns are useless but I agree that they’re quite frightening.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Worse, the clown’s makeup might send mixed signals, such as when the clown has a painted-on smile but is frowning.” I think this because some people like to express their feelings through their appearance. Clowns might be wanting to express their true feelings but they can’t so they hide them.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I am also scared of clowns. And what you posted is really informative. Clowns are supposed to be their for entertainment and not for harming people.

      Lesly

    • I like how you used your own personal example to support your argument. I think that this phobia affects people in different ways and I agree with you that the face paint and exaggerating of facial features are the main reason why people don’t like them. I think it would be good to research more about this topic and find some scientific evidence to support your claim.

    • I am scared of clowns as well. I think nowadays clowns give me the complete opposite feeling to what it suppose to give me, instead of being amused I am terrified looking at the clown’s face. To analyze our reaction from a psychological perspective, the clown’s makeup makes it looks less familiar to us, because it’s unusual to have a familiar body type with an unfamiliar face, which makes it really scary. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-history-and-psychology-of-clowns-being-scary-20394516/

    • Honestly, clowns are terrifying, the way you present the imagery of the clown too really puts you in the position of someone terrified of clowns. I think after the whole incident years ago about clowns chasing people and trying to kill them really put them in even more of bad light.

    • Michelle, I agree with you on this. Clowns are terrifying. They are supposed to be fun and entertaining but they are useless and scary and creepy in every way.

    • Hey Michelle. I completely agree; clowns freak me out. But, I can’t exactly place what about them freaks me out. I wondered if it is the same as dolls (and some animations) – they are scary because they are so closely related to how a human looks but are slightly different. If you want to read more about it, here’s a link to an article that talks a little bit about it: https://www.nme.com/blogs/the-movies-blog/annabelle-chucky-brahms-find-dolls-bloody-scary-2529749 . I wonder when clowns made the switch from being funny to being scary – might be something interesting to research. Thanks for your post!

    • Hey Michelle,
      Your example really resonated with me. I walked to school back when I was in middle school but refused to do so after hearing about the killer clowns. I wasn’t really scared of clowns until then. I’ve watched a few videos on clowns since, such as how the professional clowns feel about the killer clowns and how they train to be clowns. It seemed like they genuinely made some kids happy, so I feel like they aren’t entirely useless.

    • Hi, Michelle

      Thank you for writing this post to suggest ideas for us. In my mind, I think people are afraid of clowns today also because the makeup of clowns has changed over time with film and television, becoming more intimidating with some added elements. Likewise, some people are afraid of clowns because they may have been scared by their behavior in childhood.

      Sarah Zhang

  • Murad, there is so much I can agree with and relate too. Moving out is pliably not always the best idea but a good way to start learning on your own. I always thought to move out when I was 18 and as soon as i was 18 I wasn’t stable enough to go out to eat. Making new choices when moving out seems very fun but the same time its so scary because…Read More

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