Childhood Essay

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Daniel Elliott Professor Bridget kriner English 1010 10 August 2015 I went through my childhood with more sad memories than happy ones. I sometimes wish that I could feel the other way around. Unfortunately, the dramatic and sad experiences stand out more in my memory bank. Among my childhood I remember the experience of my father helping me on my math problems when I was nine years old the most. That experience has affected my relationship with my parents negatively and taught me to be a better person. When I was nine years old, I had trouble in math. I could not do multi-digit division; thus, my math performance in school suffered. My mother made me kneel for about fifteen minutes then spanked me afterward if I got an average grade or below in school. To overcome the math difficulties, I asked my father for help one night. The experience that I went through while getting help from him was the worst one in my childhood. My father and I spent three hours together that night and that was the longest three hours I had ever experienced in life. He helped me by having me doing many multi-digit division problems and if I made any mistake he would yell at me and tell me to do better. I, of course, got countless numbers of whips, especially at the beginning because I did not know how to solve them. I can still recall his out of control temperament. He yelled at me and told me to do better continuously. I remember crying nonstop and begging him to stop yelling at me. At the end of those three hours I was no longer having any more math problem or any other problems. After that night, I always made sure that my parents would never know any of my problems. I stopped asking my parents for help. That experience has made me overcome my fear of math. I sometimes go back to that experience if I’m having trouble with. I learned from this experience to be more tolerable and

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