Are you the only child in your family? If so, you are the most important in your family. Parents arc the
closest people to you in the world. But a lot of middle school students have a problem. They feel they're
not as close to their parents as before. They even don't think parents are fair to them. Some students
complain that their parents often say a lot to them, but never listen to them. Some say their parents don't
allow them to play computer games when other classmates are doing that. Others say when they're making phone calls to friends, their parents like to ask if they are speaking to a boy or a girl. These make them
very unhappy. Some students even decide to leave home because they're afraid to tell their parents when
they have done something wrong, especially when they do badly in exams. Then they usually think running away is the only choice. But they don't know running away may bring them more problems. Problems are parts of life. Here is some advice for you to solve your problems.
① Find a good chance to talk with your parents. Don't be afraid of telling them your feelings.
② Get help from others like good friends or teachers.
③ Keep a diary to help you understand more about yourself and your feelings.
④ Show your parents you're growing up. Then they'll feel you're no longer a small child. If you follow the advice, you'll have a happy life and never think of running away.
1. According to the article, ________are the closest people to the only child.
2. Which of the following is TRUE?
A. Parents don't love their children now.
B. Middle school students don't have any problems.
C. Some students don't think their parents are fair to them.
D. Finding a good chance to talk with parents is not useful at all.
3. We'd better__________ if we have problems with them.
A. talk with our parents
B. quarrel with our parents
C. leave our parents
D. keep quiet
4. Why does the author advise us to keep a diary?
A. Because it's our homework.
B. Because it can help us practice writing.
C. Because it can help us understand ourselves better.
D. Because it will bring us success.
5. This article is about some middle school students'_________.