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A Parent’s Influence on Children – Ashley


All parents raise their children to their own beliefs and morals

All children look up to their parents

/The behavior of all children will model that of their parents’ behaviors.


15 year old Christian Lunsford from Oklahoma sought out to prove this valid argument wrong when he found out that his father robbed a widow who was going to visit her husband’s grave. When he saw his father’s mugshot on the news, Lunsford got a hold of 78 year old Tona Herndon, the woman who his father had recently mugged. They met in person and he shared a heartfelt apology and offered to repay the woman of the money that his father stole from her. 

Christian knew that many people would infer that since his father was a criminal, that he would follow in his footsteps. He proved that this argument, although valid, is not factually correct because although parents can have some influence on the child’s personality, everybody is an individual and can have a different perception of right and wrong no matter who raised them.



2 thoughts on “A Parent’s Influence on Children – Ashley

  1. Great post! what i would like to mention is, I don’t believe children follow the precise actions of their parents. Rather, they follow what their parents have taught them. In this Scenario, in my opinion, I believe that Christian was behaving among morals he was taught, and apologizing for his father’s actions. Now whether or not his father taught him these morals we can not conclude, but from my personal experiences, i see my parents taking actions, actions of which i would not take myself, due to something they themselves taught me in the past.

    Posted by thelaserbeam17 | September 29, 2013, 6:45 pm
  2. Wow this is an interesting article and the argument was also very well thought out. It really caught my attention 🙂 great post ashley!

    Posted by jessicapee | September 29, 2013, 10:09 pm

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