As this is a sensitive topic for som... ... middle of paper ... ...f her sister Cheryl whenever she stayed over. She has to act as an adult in this case and do all the things her parents should be doing but are not. April taking care of her sister disrupts her growth and development because she has to act older than her age. Furthermore, April finds out about a rumour that she was allowing her foster siblings to engage in sexual acts with her. She is compelled to understand why they pick on her and at such a young age, kids should not be bullied or have to deal with such problems.
They try to make their daughters' lives as easy and problem free as possible. However, the daughters do not see this as an act of love, but rather as an act of control. In the end, the daughters realize that their mothers tried to use their experiences to teach them not to give up hope, and to look at the good of an experience rather than the bad. Amy Tan starts The Joy Luck Club with the daughter, Jing-mei, and mother, Suyuan Woo. Suyuan lived through a hard life in Kweilin during the war and teaches her daughter to keep her head up and have faith, even though things may seem hard at the time.
(“10 Things I’ve Learned Being a Teen Mom.”) Ironically, cast members of those shows have said they wish they had waited, not become teen parents, and finished school. Without guidance from a supportive family, proper education and an excellent grasp on what being an uneducated teen parent is really like, many will make a mistake that lasts a lifetime. Having a child is a huge decision for adults with a career, financial resources, parenting skills, and life experience play a huge part their decisions, but impressionable girls at child-bearing ages may make these decisions without being informed on the impact of their lives. The likelihood of an absentee father, financial challenges, emotional stress also impact on their futures. While there is typically one general class taught in middle school regarding sex education, it’s not enough.
(Watson) Watson wrote this speech because of her past experiences, all the way back to her early childhood of how she was not allowed to direct her school play because she would be too bossy and that is not lady like. To in her teenage years where her male counterparts could no longer express their feeling because it would make them seem less manly and weak. This compelled her to write this speech because she thinks no one should have to endure the pain of not being able to express yourself or not be allowed to do
As several teens use the excuse that sex feels better without a condom pregnancy is likely to occur just because of that simple saying. Having a child comes with a lot of responsibility. Teens don’t think of the consequences of their actions. Children take up a lot of time, which also means, no more school. The teen should first understand that all their free time is lost, that she will have to find some way to live for herself and the child, and that any future plans are now not what she was planning.
Fortunately, there are many organizations that specialize in assisting with unplanned pregnancies such as American Adopti... ... middle of paper ... ..., taking the risks of having an abortion is sometimes the better choice for her. Even though they can talk to counselors and specialists, the final decision is always left up to the mother. Earlier and thorough sex education classes that integrate parents and their kids will help lower teenage pregnancy rates and thus help to reduce high school dropout rates. Getting pregnant should not be on the agenda of a high school student however, seven hundred and fifty thousand girls per year will be expecting a new member in their family (“Teenage Pregnancy Statistics” 1). Communities and families need to realize that they are still children who made a mistake, and they’ll need guidance to help them move on in life.
Figuring Out My World: Alison May Alison’s story is the perfect example of what many families must go through when faced with the possibility of having a child diagnosed with a learning disability. Alison was not diagnosed with visual and auditory dyslexia until the summer before entering college. However, while still a toddler, her symptoms had been brought to her mother’s attention by her sister’s teacher. Alison’s mother then noticed her habits in repeating words incorrectly and how Alison would need tactile clues to follow directions. At the recommendation of her kindergarten teacher, Alison was tested for learning disabilities and the results from the school psychologists were that she was acting stubborn or disobedient.
When Rachel takes Meli... ... middle of paper ... ...to state that Melinda has a reputation and that she cannot eat lunch with her anymore. Heather leaves Melinda to be with the Marthas because she does not care about the friendship they shared. Melinda’s freshmen year of high school would have been dramatically different if she had not been surrounded by bad friends, like Rachel and Heather. Melinda went through a traumatic event at the party and she needed at least one person to be there for her. When someone goes through an incident similar to Melinda’s case, it is important to be surrounded by people that will help you get through it every step of the way.
The last thing a teen would need is hearing her peers or peoples around her judge her for having a child as a teen, when it’s already hard enough to have a normal teenage life and go to school. Teen moms usually lose most of her friends during pregnancy (Taylor 1). “New moms need encouragement and support from everyone in their lives. If you don’t have anything nice to say to new moms when they return to school, don’t say anything at all,” heap advised (Taylor 1). It’s difficult for a teen to go back to school and face all of the negative judgments from their peers for having a baby.
Judy depicts as a teenager that she came home on time based on her dad’s expectation, but Sarah tries to explain that things are not the same nowadays. Sarah depicts that nowadays people go out at night. Also, Judy demonstrates that she used to confide in her mom about everything and wishes for Sarah to do the same. However, Sarah tries to depict to her mother that kids nowadays do not tell their parents everything. Although the family have difficulties communicating, they will be able to resolve their problems