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
necessary to have the skills for us to behave appropriately. To obtain these skills, positive self-esteem and self-image are required. Young children need to be loved and cared for as well as feeling safe and valued in order to have a healthy emotional development. This early emotional development involves developing relationships with others, which build the foundation for young children to develop their ability. Instead of feeling anxious about the possibility of being abandoned,…
this fairy tale is designed to teach children to beware of strangers and dark areas. Rereading this story as an adult takes on a deeper meaning when understanding the literary consequences for lying with wolves.
The story of Little Red Riding Hood classically opens as most fairy tales do with “once upon a time” but closes with a bitter cold warning. It’s become a children’s story designed to teach the shrewd lesson that talking with a stranger equals danger. Even though the initial setting is in Red…
February 9th, 2012
Dear Charles Perrault,
Since I was a little girl I always loved listening to my mother while she read me your fairy tale of “Little Red Riding Hood” (“LRRH”) you wrote in 1697. The tale might not have such a happy ending and there is a death of two charters, but it clearly teaches a very important lesson for life. Me as a little girl learned from “LRRH”, that talking to strangers is not a good idea. Some people may look like they are nice and just want to be your friend, but you…
It is easy for adult to give birth to a child, but not for everyone to be a good parent. Though I haven¡¦t any child, I think a good parent should have some suitable qualities. Some of them are as follows.
First, a good parent should have a heart of love. Many evidences show that children have a happy childhood more likely if they grow up in an environment full of love. I am lucky that my parents love me very much. When I was a little girl, I was too shy to talk to strangers, so I used to play…
Statement: A young boy’s environment can cause internal conflict.
One possible research question that is applicable to my topic is, how can a young boy’s environment affect his identity? I arrived at this question after reading “Thank you Ma’am”, and discovering that the young protagonist is missing essential components necessary to further develop his ability to make sound decisions. This question is relevant because it impacts everyone. Rather it is his mother, his father, his…
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…
mother at all times.
In nature animals follow only their mother ,
which prevents them from being attacked by
Think about the people you have formed
attachments to in your life!
John Bowlby (1907-1990)
Is the leading theorist on Attachment.
He believed that family life was important to
He believed that children needed to have a
strong stable relationship with a primary
carer. (Mother, Father or…
reasoning, knowledge, quantitative reasoning, visual spatial reasoning, working memory. Deviation IQ: 68% of people within 1 standard deviation.
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…
Child and young person development
Age Physical Development Communication & intellectual development Social, emotional & behavioural development
0 - 6 month • Grows rapidly
• Control of eye movement
• Develops motor control :
• Grasps object • Learns through senses
• Babbles in syllables
• Crying when hungry or tired
• More responsive to mother
• Smiles/ Gazes at faces
• Likes to be played with
• Likes to be hold
• Fear when hearing sudden…
Observations of Pre-school Children in The Strange Situation
The aim of this study that was carried out was to observe the attachment and exploratory behaviour of young children when they are found in a ‘’strange situation’’. The study this way focuses on two different concepts. The first one is the attachment –exploration balance, meaning the level of interaction of the child’s need to be attached to his/her carer and the want to explore the environment he/she is in. The second is the secure-base…