The land proved hard on their bodies, hearts, and minds. Blunts isolation followed her thru the lingering horror of the blizzard, to a empty one room school house, to her invisible high school years, and finally to a lonely never wanted marriage. As a young child Blunt saw the clear yet defined gender roles that were set in stone in her Montana community. It was apparent in her parent’s relationship. She saw how hard her mother worked inside doing her wifely chores, and on the ranch being able to work just as hard as any man, but still having to stay in a ranch wife’s place.
Instead, she communicated by humming or screaming. She was eventually labeled autistic, and her parents were urged to institutionalize her. Instead, her mother pushed for her inclusion in the activities of “normal” children, and did not isolate her. Grandin struggled in school. She says her schoolmates thought she was “weird”, and admits that she was “totally useless” at algebra and languages in high school, (Gerson Saines & Jackson, 2010).
Grandin began to speak at the age of 4. Although her parents sought the best possible teachers, social interactions remained difficult in middle and high school, where other students teased Grandin regularly for her verbal tics. Despite these difficulties, of bulling at school and being miss treated by her teacher and her class mates Grandin achieved considerable academic success. She earned a degree in psychology from Franklin Pierce College in 1970, followed by a master's degree in animal science from Arizona State University and a doctoral degree in animal science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She then worked as a consultant to companies with large animal slaughterhouse operations, advising them on ways of improving the quality of life of their cattle.
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 13 January 2013 Temple Grandin Temple Grandin is one of the most respected and influential people in the cattle industry today. She was diagnosed with autism at four, yet she has multiple achievements in the industry and with autism awareness. What driving forces and influences helped her to achieve this success and which psychological theories may help in explaining that success? In the early stages of her life, Temple was influenced in her development by her mother’s choice of not institutionalizing her daughter after being diagnosed with infantile schizophrenia. Her mother’s refusal to do this was a perfect example of the humanistic theory.
Temple Grandin was born on August 29th, 1947, she was born Autistic and could not talk until she was of the age of four. Due to her autism she does not think like you and me do and grew up with many problems that people did not understand. She also grew up on her aunts farm which gave her many views on life in which she would not of been able to experience other places. Many of these views on life taught her not only how animals on a farm are dealt with, but being autistic her self she realized that she thought a lot like the animals and could see what they were thinking through their eyes. This autism, which by most peoples standards, would be considered a disability.
Public school allows more interaction and socializing with other children, while home schooling concentrates on the how child progresses educationally, as the needs of the child are met. It is the goal of the parent home schooling to see their child succeed. Many parents would want to home school the child because of a hundred percent involvement in the child’s education, this is a major decision for any parent, but I know most parents wants to know how much their child is progressing on a daily basis, what are they learning and knowing they are a part of their child’s education. Most parents think it might be expensive to home school but it is not, most learning material can easily be found online for free. There is a famous quote by John F. Kennedy “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.” As a parent, people around us might view home schooling as better especially those that home schooled as a child growing up.
It is other factors such as age and location that contribute to the relationship and determine the level of closeness. Emily’s lack of emotion towards her mother can be attributed to a number of issues in her youth. Since Emily was born, her mother had been working diligently to support the family. To make matters worse, she was only nineteen when Emily was born. Her husband left early on in Emily’s life and her mother was forced to leave her with friends or send her to day care.
She was the fifth child of Lucy and John Hurston and by far the strongest willed. As a child, Zora was inquisitive and direct in the questions she asked of her parents. She wanted to know why things were, and how and what the beginnings and ends were and meant. Zora was an anthropologist even as a child. She loved to sit at the local general store in Eatonville and listen to the adults talk about everything.
What wasn’t normal was that she was sad, very sad. I had never seen my grandmother cry, that I could remember, and even worse I had no idea why she was crying. Now I can’t believe she didn’t cry more. Then she went to the hospital for a long time for various surgeries, and plans on what to do next. My brother and I stayed at my Grandpa’s house most of the time she was up there mostly only going home to sleep and get ready for school the next day, it was weird and confusing but my grandpa was good at getting our minds off of things and keeping our spirits up when he needed to.
Delfinio I. Velasquez Professor: Tami Comstock Eng- 80-32544 3/26/2013 How Autonomy should be used with Parenting Parents want what is best for their kids, but what they think is best for their kids depends on what parents think an ideal adult looks like as a whole. Daniel H. Pink in Drive analyzes how authentic motivation and autonomy are required for children potential to be preserved. Parents should use more autonomy as much as they can to let their children feel that they are controlling their own life. This will increase their motivation in many areas and gain more confidence to achieve better grades in school. Allowing children to be able to think independently and create their own behavior can be an effective way to allow for more autonomy, improving their motivation in many areas and get the confidence to achieve better grades in school.