English: Parenting Essay

Submitted By Viejo0812
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“You will be somebody in life”, those words stuck with me till this day.Those words came from my mother who is one of the few people who believe in me and she has pushed me to become something in life. My mother is my inspiration because of her fighter instinct, personality and unconditional love towards all of her children. The reason my mother is who she is today is due to the struggles and obstacles in her life that she has had to overcome. My mother has had to overcome poverty being that she came from a poor family, but due to that she came to the United States and fought her heart out and now is a supervisor at 3M and that was because of her will to better herself. Also, i admire her for being able to handle the housework, her personal life, and her kids life. My mother is the epitome of “super mom” because she cleans, cook (which is to die for), washes, sweeps, and many other endless things and i really do admire her for all the things she able to cope with.
Furthermore, my mother has inspired me to be like her when i am older. I really want to be able to do all the things she has done for us and i want to be able to apply what she has taught me to my future and on my own children. Although many parents would rather stay out of their kids life, studies suggest that parent interaction can be the difference in the academic success of their kid. There are many ways to succeed academically, but a kid doesn't have to do it alone, by having a parent involved a kid will see improvements in their academic and social life. In 2002 a director named Jeff Blitz released a documentary called Spellbound. It follows the lives of eight kids on their journey towards the National Spelling Bee, and along the way we get to see how each kid prepares, and overall each kid has different methods but what they share in common is the support of their parents to achieve the goal of winning $10000. Although many parents would rather stay out of their kid’s lives, studies suggest that parent interaction can be the difference in the academic success of their kid.
The director of Spellbound, Jeff Blitz is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990 and a Master's degree in 1991 from John's Hopkins University in 1997. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 2002 for his documentary Spellbound. He won the Dramatic Directing Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for his 2007 film Rocket Science. Blitz won the 2009 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, for The Office episode "Stress Relief". Jeff Blitz chose eight children from various economic and ethnic backgrounds, though all United States citizens, and documented their journey to Washington to participate in the bee. Not one of the children is not completely fascinating in their own way. Each speller has their own unique training methods and each are competing in a National Spelling Bee to win $10,000.
The documentary shows that people of different cultures, race, and background information can succeed no matter where they come from, and their parents involvement in their success makes a difference. The spellers couldn't have been able to make it to the National Spelling Bee if they weren't determined themselves and with the support of their parents to get to where they wanted to be.
There are many types of parents that try to help their kids in different ways "The mentor parent approaches parenting with conscious intention but does not necessarily get involved at their children’s school. They work hard to teach respect and instill discipline at home as well as model positive behaviors to their children. They often read books about parenting and try hard to teach family values to their children. The Mindful Parent is a HIGH contributor to student success but a LOW contributor to the success of the school community" (Price-Mitchell).

This type of parent helps their kid a lot, but doesn’t benefit the school