His parents actions when he was young left him with the idea that love and relationships are horrible and all it does is hurt us, he felt as if it’s not worth going through the pain and stress. He only saw the bad sides of love, and because of that, he kept himself from everyone; he never realised the good sides of love until later on in his life. Another main contrast between the two poems, is guilt. In both poems the poets both feel guilt, but in different ways. Harrison, who had a good and loving family life, felt guilty about the way he treated his father when mourning.
A lot of children resent their step parents and this also makes the situation all the more problematic. Lots of step parents have issues with how to discipline or even if to discipline at all. I feel that if my ex-spouse remarried, I would want the new wife to treat my child just as I would. If he or she needed to be chastised then it would be her responsibility to do it. If I were a step parent I would expect the parents to be completely okay with me treating the child in the same manner that they would.
We first look at the author Wes Moore. This young man was highly influenced by his grandparents, his mother, and his military school. When Wes’s behavior and education began to fall in Chapter 5, his mother knew “She was loosing her son, and she was not sure how to turn the tide” (Pg. 89). Therefore, she worked several jobs and received assistance from her parents to send him to Valley Forge Military School.
Antonio knows both sides of his family; he learns that his parents are like polar opposites and by siding with one, he will be distanced from the other. Having to choose will end up causing trouble for Tony and he knows that he is not yet ready to choose. Tony is ambivalent about his decision to choose what he will be when he grows up when his parents talk about him, “Antonio is a mere child, almost 7 years old, and he must choose how he will live his life later on. Antonio's fraternal line is filled with vaqueros who traveled the llano and did not like to settle down,” (41). Antonio's mother is hopeful that one day he will become a priest, however, his Marez heritage, akin to the sea, from his father’s side is unstable and roving.
For both of these characters, the relationships they have with their parents are dysfunctional. Communication tends to be stiff and shallow in depth. These fractured relationships serve as the root of how the two characters change throughout their stories. For Cinderella, her father forced her into accepting a new family while she was grieving the loss of her mother. As for Harold, he was continually fed a strict, religious lifestyle and pressured by his decisions.
Over the years, many parents in blended families have come to me to talk about the subject of disrespect. In some cases, their step-kids didn't respect them, and in others, their biological child did not respect their new spouse. The truth is a child may never respect his step-parent, but he does have to know that he can't get away with being rude or obnoxious to them. The only way to achieve the desired behavior is to be certain you and your spouse are united in making sure that your kids treat you with respect. Lay Down the Ground Rules from the Start If you haven't done so already, sit down with the kids in your blended family and lay out some ground rules.
Being a parent is more than loving a child, it requires commitment and support. The quote made Jim s parents think that love and affection are the only things that Jim needs. Jim blames his parents for the misery in his family. Jim takes control of the arguments he has between his parents. While Jim was arguing with his mother, Jim turned to his father for support.
As soon as the Billy’s sat down, they started to make fun of Azhar. Azhar feels very uncomfortable, because his mother now knew what’s going on with him outside their home. ‘’NOW she knew what went on and how it felt. How he wished he’d said nothing and protected her (…)’’ This quotation shows us a little boy who didn’t want his mother to know what’s going on. He wanted to protect his mother from the thing he had to endure on a daily basis.
Also he was a clever boy who made a good excuse to not give the money to his father. The second character who aroused my emotions was Billy's mother. I also felt sympathy and respect towards her as she stood up to her husband and has to put up with him. The mother tries to prevent the father from using the money at the public house, “You’ll keep your hands off the money..." to no avail. She was also worried about her son and “frequently
They are deemed to be unable to look after themselves, have low emotional quotients and even lower adversity quotients. The resultant collective soul-searching attributed this state of affairs to parents, who might have had a difficult upbringing themselves, and who were determined to protect their offspring from suffering the same hardships they had undergone. Many parents doted on their children so much, on top of the services rendered by their domestic helpers, that it practically incapacitated the children's self-sufficient skills. The parents are not alone in bearing blame for the reality that our children are living in clover. All of us are basically the sum of our experiences and our socialization process with the world at large.