Same goes for my mother. She was treating us like carriers and not like kids. My parents only care about themselves at the time. My feelings were never taken into consideration... ... middle of paper ... ...friends” then they would interpret my words differently and make me look like a bad person. Rumors were spread, arguments took place, and I lost those two friends because they couldn’t treat me right.
Most teens are vulnerable to anything that crosses their path. Some do not understand they are slowly ruining their life by giving in to peer pressure. ... ... middle of paper ... ... just because the ‘popular kids’ have it. It’s very important to realize that life is not all about fitting in with the others surrounding me, it’s about recognizing who I am and knowing that my decisions will effect me later in my life—whether it be my clothes, my friends, or my actions. It’s very important to make friends and socialize with everyone, but there are ways to create new ties and mix up with people without being pressured by others.
The ability to listen to and evaluate the viewpoint on circumstance they find themselves on and been able to analyze how to find the solution to the problem that makes them mature. Age is just a number; therefore you could be twenty-six, twenty-eight and still act immature. Many teens think that as soon they 18 their parents are going to continue to help them but the true is that they already did their part raising them up. One part of growing up and becoming an adult is that parents are not always going to be there so you got to grow up on your own. Sooner or later he or she are going to face obstacles on their own and that would make them stronger which will help them mature.
Peer pressure is a powerful influence, one that parents need to understand so that they can instill values in their children which can ... ... middle of paper ... ...s are his close friends who do not pressure him to do things, rather inspire him to change himself for the better. Peer pressure can prod a person make the right decisions in life. In the book The Importance of Peer Pressure! Bruce A. Epstein, M.D, states: "A healthy part of every child's development is involvement with their peers. This is especially true during adolescence, as teenagers develop a sense of independence from their parents."
Parents usually pay for their children’s education in college; but some parents may think that it is not worth it to pay. According to the author of “No: Let’s Make Sure Kids Get the Most From Their Education”, said “the more money parents paid toward their children’s education, the worse their academic performance (Herman). Even so, parents should pay for their children’s education in college, as it would give parents three main wonderful results: parents will feel good when they see their children’s success, children may show appreciation to their parents for helping them so much, and children won’t have any loans after finishing college. When parents see their children’s success, parents will feel good for helping their children do their best. If parents don’t decide to help, their children may start working, and working is a drawback.
Unfortunately, I ignored my dad’s caring words, “Son please stay home and take care of your grandma for she is ill.” My parents trusted to do a simple task, but I breached the trust. Since the day she was gone, I couldn’t forgive myself for not attending to her when I had a chance to. I felt overwhelmed with guilt because of the decision I made and promised myself that I would never allow this to happen again to anyone else in my life. Though she is no longer physically with me, and I know her spirit would live on forever, and the images of her love would never disappear from my memory. That day when I was out with my friends, I didn’t see the importance of how much my grandma meant to me until she passed away in the hospital.
Just as Adams struggled to spend time with family, while also “wanting, or needing, to stay separate from them,” (p.68) I totally understand the need for self-care. I too, had to make a decision to limit the amount of time with my mother because she rarely had anything good to say. And just as with Adams, I find myself “living increasingly separate from my family members” (p. 68). I long to have a good relationship with my parents, but I can no longer allow it to negatively impact my life and my family. Adams was concerned for his partner, and my concern was for my family, mostly my kids.
She did not like the thought of her daughter, although married with a baby on the way would ever leave her and her husband. She even goes so far as to ask Rose of Sharon “Ain’t you gonna stay with us- with the family” (Ch16 p224). I would be devastated if one of my siblings decided to up and leave without any intentions of returning. Sticking together is vital to keep a healthy family relationship. Although they do not live with us, I see my siblings a... ... middle of paper ... ...
My mother from the beginning of my dad and stepmom 's relationship didn’t like my stepmom that much. She could see how manipulative my stepmom was towards my dad, brother and I. I lived with my mom at this time and my brother lived with my dad and stepmom. My mom was always skeptical about not raising her other child herself but I didn’t see any concern for it, I was too young to understand. My mom knew she couldn’t bash her in front of me because it would scare me even more than I already was. She had to be there for me because I didn’t have anyone else to talk to.
They said I will never make it, I just waiting my parent money, and the worst thing is when my best friends turn their back against me. It is really painful for both physically and mentally, since that moment I just isolated myself from them, even though I knew it would not be easy as I think to stand alone. Fortunately I still have some supportive friends from the preparation class, which help me prepare for the IELTS