I am the youngest daughter of three daughters of my parents. As a child and even today I am more pampered and protected than my elder sisters are. Until the age of 14 I never stayed away from home without my mother. Even though UConn is the same distance away from my home in Burlington, Massachusetts as UMass is, the fact that UMass is out of state was a big deal to my parents and me. Also my elder sister was attending UMass for the 4th year as I entered as a freshman.
Birth Order Personality Traits It is easy to wonder how two children from the same family can turn out so differently, with completely different personalities and ways of solving problems. Recognizing the immense influence of family dynamics on young children can clear up a lot of the confusion. For example, eldest children look to their parents as role models for their behavior, and may become perfectionistic as parents expect them to act like little adults. Middle children may become more dependent on peer approval and their friends because they tend to get relatively less attention within their families. And youngest children may use humor as a way of securing their parents' attention.
I was raised in a young, two-parent home with my younger brother, in a world of constant chaos. My mother being African American and my father being Caribbean American there were often times cultural difference that would cause disputes to arise in my home. From a very young age I can remember my parents fighting and arguing about any and everything. The chaos soon became normal for me, even though I did not like it when they argued I grew accustomed to it. As I got older things never really got any better but I realized that my friends did not have these sort of things going on at their homes.
I must say that I chose to take in serious consideration his beliefs as I am raising my daughter. Before I started nursing school I was an Early Head Start Home Visitor to families prenatal to three years of age. With this experience I have been in many homes with various different parenting types. I strongly agree with Erikson’s Trust vs. Mistrust theory . Seeing this first hand with parents who would not hold their baby because they were afraid of “spoiling” or just propping the bottle so the baby would not be so “dependent” absolutely blew my mind.
Communities and Governments have tried to help out teenage mothers but sometimes what they do just isn't enough. There is After-School Care for young adolescents and there are community learning centers. In 1984 about 8.7 million girls were living with a baby and without the father. Only 58% of those girls have been awarded child support. Of those who were supposed to get child support in 1983, only half received the amount due.
So I spent basically a year and a half with very few friends. I moved to a new school half way through sixth grade. I didn’t ever find a real place there. I met my best friend Stacey when I first moved to my new middle school. We stayed friends throughout middle school, but she had a lot of family problems and she ended dup moving away and I didn’t even know she was leaving until after she was gone.
I just wish I would have been stronger. I was born the youngest, of two sisters on December 9th 1984; which makes me the baby in my little family of four. When I was born I was ready to leave just as quickly as I got here, but the doctors were able to keep me alive after all. Maybe it was because I was about to die when I was born and my parents watched the d... ... middle of paper ... ... irrelevant because I have changed so much from the person I once was. My past only serves as distant memory now, it did not shape who I am today.
Her first event was meeting her husband Stephen, junior year of high school at age seventeen. This changed her life because he “made her feel like she was going to be loved for the rest of her life”. She said she knew he was the one for her when they met. Her second important life event was having her first child and becoming a mother for the first time, she said “there is no experience like it and nothing to prepare you for it”. Her final important life moment was when she found out her second child was handicapped and would need care for the rest of his life.
We started to find out really quick. We only had my grandmother and granddaddy to care for us. Months had passed but me and my siblings were still adjusting to our mom not being there anymore. At the time I never knew how important it was to have your mom around as you growing up. Soon beginning my teen years I realized how much you need your mom as you going through the changes.
Children that grow up without their parents Parents should make their children their first priority, give them attention, love, and learn to communicate with them. If children were to be given more emotional support they would have high self-esteem, and be more productive in life. When there are absent parents’ children usually are effect emotionally, physically and even mentally. Single parents sometimes tend to pay more attention to work or other things than their children. That can cause children to believe that they are not wanted nor loved.