Not all parents are perfect no matter how much they try they can easily end up being a failure, especially since the divorce rate is currently 50 percent of marriages (Kazdin 85). Less than 10 percent of marriages in the united states are considered poor, whereas 40 percent of single mothers are categorized as poor (Pickhardt 1). Being poor doesn’t make you a bad parent, but it’s what you do about being poor that can determine whether or not you are a good parent. My mom is single-handedly one of the most irresponsible family members I know especially with a son like my older brother Corey who is way more mature, responsible, independent and stable as a person. The fact that my brother and mom can be so different yet so similar is so crazy because they are almost complete opposites.
My older brother Corey is one of the most responsible people I know, yet he was raised by one of the most irresponsible family members I have. When Corey was 17 my mom made the decision that she wanted to move from Bonita Springs to Saint Petersburg, he was completely against the idea of moving and leaving all of his childhood friends behind so he ended up staying. He ended up staying with his best friends until he turned 18 and then they all moved out and rented a house together. After he graduated high school he went straight to college and got paid to go because of all of the grants and scholarship’s he received. He attended Edison and then switched to FGCU after obtained his AA. By the end of his first year at FGCU, he had saved enough money to get approved for a loan from the bank to buy his first house when the market was low. He then graduated from FGCU with a degree in finance and now is a financial advisor for a Wel...
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...d smartest people I know. While my mom may lack the role of being responsible she is strong and tried her best while raising me.
Nobody can pick or choose who their family members are you just have to work with what you get. Some are going to be responsible, dependent and stable while some will be completely opposite such as my brother and mom. Being a responsible person doesn’t mean that you have to be a stiff or that you don’t go out, more so to put a need before a want, also not procrastinating rather getting stuff done a head of time. My brother being the more responsible of his friends and family, he has always worked for what he wants and never really makes an excuse. While my mom never really works for anything she wants, she will try asking others for help or rely on others instead of being independent, at the same time she allows her past to drag her down.
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