Not only do they need a parent, but also they need a good one. Parents shape and mould their children into something they want them to be. They instil morals and values that they wish their children could someday possess, like honesty, trustworthiness, compassion, and respect. Those attributes are some characteristics of what we all wish our children had, but that’s up to the parents to make it happen. So, if parents are the key to ensuring a well-rounded teenager, what type of parenting style could get the job done efficiently?
Our individuality is constantly altered and adjusted by the world beyond us as we come to encounter new experiences in life and interact with people whose perception and values that we are unfamiliar with. Indeed, family is an important group that we can find our identity from. They shape our identity since we are young. Moreover, our friends can help us to define who we are by comparing with them. Mostly, our identity can change easily when we belong to a group, maybe it is because of we get influenced.
Every individual has her own personal values in life that would be used as motivation to progress in life. She may value many positive ideas that come to mind such as friendships, happiness, faith and philosophies that may be used as inspirations, but what I truly value, personally, is my family. My family has contributed to me physically and emotionally as I went through tough times in high school. As I ponder and think back right now, I realize that my family has been in every hardship that I’ve been through without me even realizing it. The have been my main inspiration to keep progressing in life and developing the ambition to focus on pursing my education and dreams.
This being my senior year is a very important learning experience for me, and by letting me control my own circumstances and out comes at New Hampton I will probably learn and grow more than ever before. I also admire the school's emphasis on using community service as a way to shape an individual's character. I live under the belief that in order to be a well-rounded and accomplished person, one must give back to others, and understand that charity and compassion is one of man's greatest gifts. As for my goals while attending New Hampton School, well, they're quite simple. My goal is to have fun while being responsible and independent.
It is almost as if students have a mind set that their life has to be a certain way because of the lives of their family members before them and this is simply not true. I do plan to become a teacher so I know that this is a problem that I will have to face and that I will have to deal with students suffering from generational poverty throughout my entire career. I do believe there are ways to help the children overcome this. One way that I would help the children is to help them see and realize the value of their own life and their own education. I would help the child to see that just because their parents and grandparents are education to a certain extent, doesn’t mean that’s how it has to be for them.
Again that is how my parents worked with me when I was in Elementary School. Though kids may feel afraid, parents in this manner will teach them to be good when they grow up. Bruce again replies that whatever she mentioned is mostly true. He mentions that our families have mostly parental authority and that parents should fix strict borders and grant limited freedom within. He believes this is where kids will learn self independence and motivation.
According to the authors, millennial students were influenced by a unique set of culture, such as hard work, supportive parents who desire the best for their future. Even with these positive qualities, millennial students also give difficulties to their teachers, counselors and the administrators at high school and college levels. An additional influence on the millennial students is parental involvement. Parents of this generation pay very close attention to their children’s academic progress and extracurricular activities. Elam, et al.
The choice was difficult yet necessary, as I knew that my parent’s desire for me to return to school was influencing me. The need for a better life for me and my family was the most significant reason. Multi-tasking home tasks, work life, and college seemed overwhelming, yet necessary to restart a life that leads me in the right direction. The thought of returning to school was intimidating since I wasn’t quite sure of what I wanted to do. Sacrifice was something that I had to learn to tolerate when returning to school.
It is because of God and my parents that I learned to live in the right path to respect people for what they are and as I have done that I have met many interesting people who I don’t necessarily agree with but I have learned what it takes to respect people and they will respect you back. My parents also taught me to have an education, something they did not have the opportunity to do. Today I am in school in pursuit of my college degree with the mid set that I will have a better opportunity in life and my family. Without the support of my parents and family and with the help of God, I have been so blessed with the many opportunities I have had in life. Ethics is one of the components that deals with values in making up my worldviews.
It is funny in a way, as we all long to be free, to be who we truly are, yet we conform and do everything asked of us in order to belong to some kind of community or group. Each of us are individuals with our own expectations and beliefs and the experiences we go through life test who we are, and this can lead to struggle in identity for some. This could involve a person struggling to be themselves in the world the live, in order to belong. More often than not, to be our true selves, we find it difficult to belong, and this can lead to us changing our identity and being someone who we are not, in order to belong. This was the case in the Novella ‘Member of the wedding’ where the protagonist Frankie Adams changes her identity multiple times in order to belong and be part of the world.