Although I have probably been raised with more of a negative reinforcement, I tend to use positive reinforcement. Another example is, my sister doesn’t like to go to school so she skips a lot…well to get her to go and get excited about it, whenever she does go I fist pump her. She smiles really big and says thanks. This week she has not missed one day. I think the best example of positive reinforcement that I have used was when I was trying to get my little cousin to grow up and stop acting like a baby.
As a child, Walker believes that she can get whatever she wants or make people like her only by being a beautiful little girl. She shows that she is confident about this idea at the age of two and a half when she wants to go to the fair with her father and tells him "Take me daddy, I'm the prettiest” (Alice Walker, 150) while she parades around wearing a beautiful dress. As children, people often imitate the things they see, but they are not taken seriously, and many adults see these behaviors as being “child’s play”. Walker is imitating behaviors she has viewed from older women in her community and actresses in movies that she watched. The behavior that Walker showcases during the first stage of innocence is similar to the behaviors the character
Not only that, the way Hazel’s parents raised her is a factor of how she acts independently. According to Hazel, “Like my mama say, Hazel...when you got something on your mind, speak up and let the chips fall where they may.” (452) this shows that she was taught to speak her mind and speak without fear which puts her in a leading position, belittling others. Because of how Hazel is treated, Hazel acts like an adult despite the fact that she is a child in everyone’s eyes. The manager of the movie theatre clearly views her as a child during her complaint, “And I hear him sighed like he was disgusted when he got to the door and see only a little kid there” (451), which resulted into Hazel kicking the door open, asking for refunds for the movie. Hazel takes action like an adult with a task, but she does tasks in a childish way.
From ages 10-12 i started cutting i just felt that when i cut it releases the pain from my life. i had friends that made my childhood better yes i did, but i forgot about them soon enough. my best friend was Ashley, she just made me smile everyday, the most surprising thing for me is that Ashley was beautiful like a model, she actually was a child model for a store and i was always there when she was on her photo shoots, we wanted to do it together but they said they had enough kid models but i didn't belive that, they didn't need an ugly chubby child like me, i still just kept cheering for Ashley every time. Every guy in 6th grade had a crush on her, they wanted her to date them but she said she would not date till she was old enough, and with the right person her "prince charming" i just wanted anyone to like me just anyone, i even had a phase where i changed how i looked like into wearing makeup from my mum's stuff, the teacher got concerned and called her in, this is where it started i thought my life was miserable, that everyone hated me, that no one understood how i felt, as you might have guessed my mum yelled at me and grounded me for a month. That, that was when i started building up anger in me every day, to get rid of some anger i cut.
I was on my own now, facing the great unknowns of preschool. I took a deep breath, gave Mom my biggest bearhug, and said my goodbyes. I knew for a fact that Mom left while I was at school, but the fear of her leaving me was still there. This fear, however, continued to shrink smaller and smaller every day I saw the van in the parking lot. Learning my abc’s and 123’s had been fun, but that was for preschoolers.
Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. As a child everyone always knew me as a silly, free-spirited little girl, but what I was more so known for, unfortunately, was my extreme clumsiness. This may not seem like such a big deal, but when you go to an extremely small school people are quick to remind you that this isn’t the first or even the fourth time you’ve been on crutches. I was always doing something that I should not have been doing, because I liked to be silly and the life of the party. I’d fall and break my leg, my wrist, or my elbow.
She would never look down on people who didn’t choose to wear the veil, and I quote - "It's not about that, it's about my personal spiritual connection with God." The Outline In the first text “I want to unveil my views on an important issue.” Jack Straw tells about an experience he had with a lady who wears a full veil. He wasn’t comfortable talking to someone “face to face” without the face showing. He then began telling his clients to take the veil of and to his surprise they all did. Still, he is concerned that wearing the full veil is bound to make better relations between the two communities more difficult.
She even endured some ridicule from kids at school. Being the big sister I felt compelled to fix things but she would have no part of it. She would just shrug it off and get back at them the most effective way she knew, make them laugh and befriend them. Since being a mother I have had this very
After my step-father died she did a complete 180 and started going to church and brought up my nephew and niece believing in God. For her it took the death of him to move closer to God. Therefore God used the death of our step-father to bring my sister closer to him. I’ve told her and others that God doesn’t cause our suffering; that it is caused by evilness or pain of some people. The suffering that we go through brings us closer to God; it also tests our faith.
While many single mothers worry too much or regret decisions during their children childhood they are satisfied with the result and the out come of there children by the actions their children make after they grown out of their childhood In “I stand here ironing” a mother depicts her first child to have a bad early childhood by making the wrong decision not by choice but simply what got handed to them in a urban world. “She was a miracle to me but when she was eight months old I had to leave her daytimes with the woman downstairs to whom she was no miracle at all, for I worked or looked for work and for Emily’s father who “could no longer endure sharing want with us.”” Narrator did not want leave her child with the downstairs neighbor, but to provide the little she could to her child she made scarifies due to been a one parent family. She did all she could even with the father figure leaving to irrelevant discussion on his part. When she sees the development of her child thru the years she gets warmth never felt. “Now suddenly she was Somebody, and as imprisoned in her difference as she had in anonymity.” In the narrators point of view her child was an outcast, a nobody, but when she got the call from her daughter it seem the sun finally started to shine in her daughter path, she was free.