71. This phenomenon has caused a wide public concern in many places of the world.
72. Many parents believe that additional educational activities enjoy obvious advantages. By extra studies, they maintain, their children are able to obtain some practical skills and useful knowledge, which will put them in a favorable position in the job market when they grow up.
73. In the first place, extra studies bring about unfavorable impacts on the physical growth of the children. Educational experts point out that, it is equally important to take some sports activities instead of studies after the children have spent a whole day in the classroom.
74. Children are undergoing fast physical development; lack of physical exercise may have disastrous influences on their later life.
75. In the second place, from psychological aspect, the majority of children seem to be of no interest in additional educational activities.
76. It is hard to imagine how they feel to be forced to focus on the textbooks while other children are playing.
77. Moreover, children will have less time to play and communicate with their peers due to extra studies; consequently, it is difficult for them to develop their characters and interpersonal skills. They may become more solitary and even suffer from certain mental illness.
78. From what has been discussed above, we may safely draw the conclusion that, although extra studies indeed enjoy many obvious advantages, its disadvantages shouldn't be ignored and far outweigh its advantages. It is not wise to force children to take extra studies after school.
79. Any parents should place considerable emphasis on their children to keep the balance between studying and playing. As an old saying goes: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
80. These days, a growing number of mothers or fathers prefer to stay at home looking after their children instead of returning to work earlier.