The Parent Trap: Two Viewpoints on Co-Parenting Parenting is as immense and complex an undertaking as imaginable. Children bring an entirely new experience to an existing relationship, sometimes this change is for the better and sometimes for the worse. We are given examples from two perspectives of the stress that child rearing can bring to a couple in the “The Myth of Co-Parenting” and “My Problem with Her Anger”. Hope Edelman in “The Myth of Co-Parenting” recounts her story of being single-handedly mother and father to her children while her husband was busy building a company. On the other side is Eric Bartels who, in his article “My Problem with Her Anger”, describes the hostile nature of the relationship that he has with his wife since the birth of their children However the authors may differ they do touch on similar topics throughout the articles.
Bradstreet’s use of metaphor allows her to relate the complex relationships of being a parent to being an author. When the narrator calls her creation her “ ill-formed offspring of [her] feeble brain” she draws parallels between how parents can feel about their children when frustrated (line 1). The narrator refers to her work as a “ rambling brat” to show how difficult it is to accept something she has created (7). The narrator seems to feel this difficulty not only as an author but also as a mother. As a frustrated parent feels the narrator once again uses the metaphor of a child to describe how an author feels when their work does not turn out how they wanted.
In his essay “Working at Wendy's”, Joey Franklin conveys that he works at Wendy's because he feels that, even though the job may seem demeaning, it is something he has to do for the benefit of his family. Franklin uses short stories or anecdotes from earlier in his life or from those whom he works with to prove this point. Franklin in the end shows that he is willing to do anything to provide for his wife and son. Franklin's feeling of embarrassment begins when he recognizes a member of his Boy Scout troop who also works at Wendy's. This disgrace carries on throughout the story as Franklin is embarrassed and uncomfortable working at a fast food restaurant because of his high qualifications.
I read “Work in Corporate America” by Russell Baker, and I do believechildren are mystified by the jobs parents have. I also agree with the strategies he used to get his point across in his essay. Russell Baker adds interest from the beginning and ending with a perspective of a child. He discusses what children may think about their parent’s work, and how they may be confused about what goes on. In today’s society, some children still don’t know what their parents do at work; therefore, children are puzzled.
She also decided to give more precedence to career rather than her family which in turn created a huge gap between herself and her family. As she became obsessed with her work, she began to overlook her family. In this way, the ambition for the top, the allotment of more time for work all contributed in weakening Kate’s family relationships. In the novel, Crow Lake it was also revealed how loneliness can bring two teens together through the relationship between Matt Morrison and Marie Pye. As Mary’s brother Laurie ran way from home after the clash with their father Calvin Pye, their mother got sick.
This article was very informative about the statistics of Fathers who are not getting the opportunity to help in the care of their children because they are having to work to pay the many bills of having a disabled child. The author states that 84% of fathers feel financial pressure are are forced to work long hours. They say that they keep their disabled children a secret because they feel as though they are treated differently. They also think that Mothers are treated differentl y at groups and fathers are excluded in the group settings. They feel more confident in caring for their chidren at their home but not outside of their comfort zone.
The family having lived in America during the American Great Depression, it is clear that the family was ravaging in poverty and poor education. In fact, Nicole had to be assisted on how to write the letter to his father by the wife because he had no knowledge of how to write one (Mazer, 1993). In abundance desire to share his memories, Nicole found it valuable to invite some of his friends who could dine and share memories together with is his family (Mazer, 1993). Nicole valued his friends as his family, which helps the story buttress the importance of family (Mazer, 1993). According to the story, it is unfortunate that the dog found the goatskin and ate it up making it hard to build the ciramella (Mazer, 1993).
“Reunion” by John Cheever is a short story about Charlie who hasn’t seen his father since his parents’ divorce. So on his way back to his mother’s house he schedules a lunch with his father. Yet Charlie’s view on his father changes when his father continually has problems controlling his bad attitude. In “Powder and “Reunion” the authors use father/son relationships, point of view and conflict to portray to the reader that almost all father and son relationships have their flaws. In the two short stories it seems as if the sons’ relationships with their father were quite different, but they also had their similarities because both of them cared for their son.
SOCIOLOGY CASE STUDY OUTCOME 1 PART2 When looking at the impact of the family upon child A from a functionalist perspective where all the parts of the machine/body need to work for it to run smoothly then it is blatantly clear that there are many parts of this particular family have not been working the way they should. Firstly if you start with the absence of any father then this leaves child A without one of the primary care givers and the role that he would’ve filled. This rejection from the father has caused a massive blow to child A’s self-esteem and has left feelings of low self worth, anger and confusion. The absence of the father also meant there was no positive male role model for child A and this may be at
Superficially, all seems well because his family lives a comfortable existence. Emotionally, however, his family has missed his emotional support for years. His wife, Helen, gave up “trying to compete with his work years ago.” All of his children grew up in a so-called normal family with a father and mother. At his funeral, though, they do not have enough memories about him to say a proper eulogy. Phil himself was “overweight” and unhealthy, obsessed with work and negligent with his personal life.