Every year millions of youths go home to an empty house afterschool, every year millions of parents are in search for a safe place that will inspire learning and help them decrease their child’s stress from the burden of the school day. This has been a social problem for many years, and will continue to be if nothing is done about it. Afterschool programs are essential to today’s youth, without these services many youths fall into trouble and begin their cycle into the criminal justice system. More than half of the children in New York City especially those in low socioeconomic neighborhoods are on their own after the school day ends and are forced to take care of themselves until their parents get home from work. From 3 pm until the time an adult arrives home at 6 pm children are at risk of being introduced to and participating in criminal activity, whether it be peer pressure, gang activities, or just hanging outside.
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My Life in My Own Words LaToya Heyward PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment Prof. Allan Mooney September 6, 2012 Outline I. Where are you from? a) Elloree, South Carolina b) Small town c) Relocated to North Carolina then back to SC II. What were your educational experiences? a) Finished high school with a 3.8 GPA & received LIFE scholarship b) Received top 10 award I 10th grade c) Took college courses in high school d) Attended Coastal Carolina University freshman year e) Took high school classes in Middle School III.
Kids are highly influential especially at a young age. A child who sees a father abusing his mother might grow up and find it acceptable to beat on his own wife and kids, alas the cycle continues. Society also play a very big part in this, we now see and accept divorce and broken families as a new normal. Since many fathers generally are not the major caretakers of their kids after a divorce, bad feeling are formed with the kids. These negative feelings are due to dads not regularly seeing and interacting with their kids.
The impact divorce has on the family is more prominent to the children than their parents. Divorce leads to a massive change into the life of boys or girls no matter what the age. Children from divorced families have to learn to cope with many changes in their family: witnessing loss of love between parents, having parents break their marriage commitment, adjusting to going back and forth between two different household, and the daily absence of one parent while living with the other. They may have more responsibility placed on them. The divorce can also cause an unhappy environment for the children.
During the first hard weeks students tend to call their parents hoping to hear some comforting words that only parents can say to their children. The main reason Brazilian students tell their parents they are having a hard time abroad is because it is hard to make friends in the USA compared to Brazil. One of the most different behaviors between Brazilians and Americans is the way of making new friends. In my opinion Brazilians make friends easily because of the way we act, for example; we are always trying to help when someone is crying or having a problem even if we do not know the person. Also after talking to someone for the first time we already consider that person a friend and in the next time Brazilians are
I always knew my parents were going to be divorced someday, because all they did was argued. People say that you should stay together for the sake of the children, but is that what the children want. Children grow up in a household with parents who don’t get along or affected for the rest of their lives. * Divorce can be difficult, especially for children who have friends with parents that are still married. It often leaves them feeling ashamed of your family.
Some of our kids go through life with their own perception of how they are to live. Mom and dad are never right and what they did 20 years ago just doesn’t work in today’s world. And we can’t forget the peer pressure some of our kids receive from kids their own age. And before you know it little Billy or Mary Jane starts hanging out with the wrong people. As an adult, I feel it is our obligation to our youth to help them experience everything life has to offer them.
My husband and children have had a huge influence on my decision of returning back to school. I would like to be a good role model for my family. Someone that they look at and say to themselves “I want to be just like my mom when I get older”. Even for my husband, he always struggled and never did well in school. He did not complete high school or received his GED so I think to myself