Smiley says, “Both of them learned how to put makeup before kindergarten” (376). Smiley’s daughters learned to apply makeup; however the writer did not know who taught them, until she blamed to Barbie as the influence of their girls. Smiley realized that her daughters were trying new things, such as applying makeup. She did not argue with her girls; instead she let her girls to experiment with makeup or perhaps other things as they grow up. Next, Jane Smiley says that girls start to discover and develop their femininity while playing with Barbie dolls.
My mother would tell me that as an infant, I would be attracted to any object in sight, particularly shiny objects. I would touch, smell, and even attempt to eat these objects. It sounded weird at first, but after analyzing Piaget’s theory, I concluded that it is vital for infants to adapt to their surroundings by touching objects and imitating people. I learned how to walk when I was about two years old, but surprisingly I learned how to talk when I was four. It was kind of odd knowing that I could not make complete sentences until I was four, however according to Jean Piaget’s preoperational stage, children at the ages two through six will develop language and object permanence.
Young children are so observant that they tend to copy even the slightest facial movements when they see it frequently. This is very common in a toddler’s cognitive development, because as they pick up expressions, they learn how to use it to their liking. For example, Austin probably does not understand the meaning of the facial expression his mother makes, however, all he knows that he needs to stop whatever he is doing when the face shows up. The expression means nothing more to him than a face made by his mother, but he understands when to use it and how it should be
“This and a dress invented from an old sock when we cut holes here and here and here, the cuff rolled over for the glamorous, fancy-free, off the shoulder look.” These girls just patiently wait until Christmas comes, not even for a new doll, but a new outfit. “Because we don’t have money for a stupid looking boy doll when we’d both rather ask for a new Barbie outfit next Christmas.” Sandra Cisneros’ point of view in first person flows very well with the style of this story to emphasize the excitement of a child. “Please, please, please, please, please, please, please until they say okay.” When children long for those toys and playmates they tend to exaggerate and offer anything just to hold that new toy. “On the outside you and me skipping and humming but inside we are doing loopity-loops and pirouetting.” Having such a free
Beauty pageant participant, Kelsey Killeen said, “When I started going into pageants, it gave me so much self-confidence.” Pageant moms believe pageants are a good way to teach their daughters skills needed in life. Eight main skills mothers thought or hoped their children would learn from pageants were acquiring confidence, learning to be comfortable onstage and around strangers, gaining poise, determining the best way to present oneself, realizing the need for practice, learning good sportsmanship, becoming more outgoing and learning to listen (“Child Beauty”). Some parents have even said that they have placed their children in pageants because of a birth defect their child had (“Child Beauty”). These parents wanted to support the fact that their children are normal and beautiful no matter if they have birth defects (“Child Beauty”). In numerous pageants it is required that the contestant raise money for a local
I was exposed to many different talents and my creativity was encourage and nourished by family and early child hood teachers. I recall when I was three years old getting ready for preschool. I was afraid and did not want to leave my mother. My mom asked what’s wrong noticing tears in my eyes, I remember telling her I didn’t want to leave her, being my first time away from her. My mother being a good mom that she was took me to school and stayed with me for a short while.
I remember seeing a playboy around this same time frame and not really being able to comprehend what I was looking at. My mind was so small and didn’t think of such deviant things. I would express my sexual identity through my Barbie dolls. I know as a child I would fondle myself or try to explore and my mom would catch me and make me feel like it was wrong so I learned to quit doing it or be expressive of it. Now, I wish that dialogue would have been more open and not thought of as so bad or awkward, because it only caused distance in our bond.
When parents look at their children it's often a mirrored image of themselves they see. Parents want their children to be just like them, so the parents provide the tools necessary to help mold the child. Toys are just smaller versions of what adults use everyday, like a medicine kit or an Easy Bake Oven. The toys are " all reduced copies of human objects, as if in the eyes of the public the child was a homunculus to whom must be supplied objects of his own size". The toys "always mean something" and are used to develop the child into the roles, or jobs, they are expected to fill as adults .
If there are any concerns a child should always be evaluated. If there is a problem in a child speech the sooner you find out the better it is. I completely agree. As a child it was noticeable that I had speech problems when it came to reading but was not told that I had a learning disability until I was in 7th grade. I was good that teachers and my parents noticed because I would go to a trailer for speech
I would always question her on going to church, and her response would be, “because I said so”, I would just be quiet and listen. My mother was very patient when it came to life and its expectations. She would be there whenever we needed to talk. Next, I can always count on Jacqueline to support me on my choices I made about life situations. When I was fifteen, I got myself in trouble by getting pregnant.