Glancing at photos of myself and my family, I was never the kind of person who would be looking over albums of my family or spending a lot of time with them. I was the one who wanted to do everything by myself and be myself for much of the day. Growing teens and young adults don’t know what to do a lot of the time; they make some bad decisions and are hitting the stage where they have to do a lot themselves. Looking back when you were younger, your parents, grandparents, siblings or whoever was around you took care of you and helped you when you were stuck or treated you while you were sick. These people went through the same thing we are going through now. We have to learn how life happens and everything can just turn on you like that. Life is rough. It has its ups and it has its downs and you never know what you are going to face next. When something happens, most of the time is because of life you never know when something going to go bad or even good. Like people say, “Shit happens”. They are absolutely correct when they say that, and even though you could word it differently and describe it in more detail, anything could happen. After this critical thinking, life lesson of an essay I read, it hit me. How I act with my family and friends and how they want me to have the best life, the best friends and loving family really hits me. It should be that feeling in the bottom of your heart where you know what this means and how you feel towards others at that point. That warm feeling, that makes you want to go around to everybody and say how much you love them and why. Well when that someone you love is a family member, you just want to stop what you’re doing and just realize how much of an impact it has on you and your friends if you can see the consequences. There is a photo of my family and I, all smiling, very happy and enjoying our time on vacation in North Carolina. At any given time, anything could have happened to any of us, and because we were so far away, no one knew what could happen. With the closest friends and family in 7 states away, we weren’t sure if we were going to have an awesome trip or a tragic trip. This was years ago, and my memory has faded of the trip but not of the moment. Picturing the trip, halfway through was not as I saw or planned. We were at this historical site that we visit every year we travel down here, and every year it gets better and better, but at this point it was about to be the worst. As I’m walking back I hear panting and then a thud like someone fell on the ground. I turned around and there lying on the ground was my mother. Panting rapidly and gasping for air she was having a heart attack. There were no signs of anything wrong with her before we got here or even before going on this trip. As she is on the ground, my sisters are crying heavily, and I wouldn’t blame them, because who knows what could have happened. As they were doing that my dad was trying to help her but nothing was working and I was calling an ambulance. After about 10 minutes, the ambulance was here and my dad rode with her to the hospital and remembering what my dad told me about this was heart stopping. She had stopped doing what she was doing and we thought she was dead. Picture you with your sisters and your mother going to the hospital. How would you react to this and how would you feel? As strong as I was trying to be, I was thinking positively and trying not to cry my eyes out like my sisters. I was trying to act like a man at this young age, but I really couldn’t hold it in. I was tearing up a little and a lot was rushing through my head. How was this going to end? How is this going to affect me in the long run? How would you be taking this? How would you handle
Infants between two to six months is considered at the attachment-in-the-making (Bowlby, 1969) phase where they start discriminating people around them, showing preference for particular adults and developing a sense of trust with them. Infants who have clear attachment relationships are at the clear-cut attachment phase (Bowlby, 1969), which usually happen between six months to two years old young children.…
The role of the mother is to protect their children, not leave them in harm’s way.
Rereading this story as an adult also suggests the symbolism of the wolf as a sexual predator. The character of the wolf symbolically aligns himself as a stranger; his imagery however is that of a stalker in the woods on the prowl.…
In the beginning of the story, Why did Little Red Riding Hood as such a young girl got sent by her mother to go on her own to her grandmother’s house? The fact that the mother let her daughter walk by her self through the dark wood to go visit her grandmother without any supervision is one thing asking for troubles.…
When I was a little girl, I was too shy to talk to strangers, so I used to play alone and feel lonely. For helping me to be happy, my mother often talks to me, sing with me, and help me to make friend with other kids. Instead of forcing me to meet strangers, she influenced me by encouraging while I was getting along with others. Gradually, I became accustomed to meeting strangers and loved to be with other kids, thanks to my mother¡¦s love.…
Rather it is his mother, his father, his sisters, his brothers, or (like in the story) a total stranger), everyone is impacted by a young boy’s decisions. How he interprets life as a boy can potentially affect his decisions-making as a man. I hope to learn more about boys who have made bad decisions, and what may have led to that. It would be very important for me to study some sociological aspect of how home life affects young men.…
Adaptive: Behaviours that promote survival and reproduction.
Attachment: The strong emotional bond between a baby and their carer.
chances of recieving help.
Case Study: A research method that involves looking in detail at a single person, event or organisation.
Cognition: This refers to our higher mental processes such as believing, acquiring knowledge and perceiving.
Control: Control refers to the extent to which an experimenter can claim that the behaviour recorded in experiment is as a…
WISC: WPPSI-R (preschool and primary scale revised), WISC-IV (scale for children), WAIS-R (scale for adults). Indexes: verbal comprehension, perceptual reasoning, working memory, processing speed.
Stability of intelligence: middle adulthood correlates greatly but by age 3 there is a .45 correlation. High spurts and plateaus could result in low IQ stability. Twin/adoptive designs show same results that intellectual ability is genetically influenced.…
(Mother, Father or main person caring
Bowlby said that babies need one central
person who is a ‘mother figure’
He believed that children who had been
separated from their parents are more likely
to suffer psychological problems later in life
Attachment is an instinct in babies, they want
to be close to the adult they are attached to.
Babies and young children fear strangers.…
• Physically aggressive
• Uses 3-4 word sentences
• Uses imaginations
• Has nightmares
• Imaginary friends
• Active fantasy life
• Creativity • Follows instructions i.e. stop and start
• Dislikes strangers
• Imitates & attempts to participate in adult behaviour
• Listening to stories
• Do activities with others
• Begins to notice differences
• Develops some independence
• Enjoys praises
• Fears mothers/ primary care givers departure
• Dependant on approval, love…
There are 8 different episodes in the same order for every participant in which the researchers have to observe and record the different behaviours of the children, while the parent is with the child, or the stranger is with the child. The results showed that the child does use the parent as a secure base when it is in a ‘’strange’’ environment and when it is left alone with the stranger, attachment behaviours increase.…