It seemed as though my life was being dictated by others, more than before. The phrase “beauty lies in perfection” was always stored in my head and in order to “fit in”, I must act in a certain manner. At the age of 14, I was now in middle school. I had always been a shy person, which this transition harder for me to adjust too. I didn't want to hold a full conversation with anyone in my class unless they were the one to approach me.
The was a popular phrase among the adults of that era, “children are resilient.” Perry had always found this statement to be unnerving; he believed that there was evidence to support the fact that, while PTSD was now being recognised as a common ailment among adults, it could not be attributed to children with the same high levels of stress. Soon after he began to work with children, he immediately realized his suspicions were correct. Over and over again he was directed towards children who had been neglected and/or abused during early childhood who could no longer function at
“Even the simplest task can be overwhelming at times.” This quote by Rhonda Bodfield sums up a rather large reason why I struggle in school and everyday situations. Anxiety is the feeling that something bad will happen. Unfortunately, some people experience anxiety every moment of every day and have a very hard time controlling it, which can lead to attacks. Most people only experience it in certain situations that are stressful to them, but not to a large degree. Living with an anxiety disorder makes normal tasks harder and can be very detrimental to social activities.
Autistic teens will often get discouraged in school, because the abnormality of their behavior which leads others to believe that they are incapable of learning--if this has not convinced the person themselves. One autistic teen has spoken out about this very behavior at school, “ I thought I was stupid, because I was always getting bad grades, doing dumb stuff, or freaking out in a panic attack”(Understanding Our Gifted and Complex). The person goes on about the details of his school life, even stating that regardless of his high IQ score and his exceptional reading skills that surpassed his upperclassman, his class--including himself--thought of him as a fool. Although this teen is lucky enough to have his family's support during this ordeal
We, teenagers tend to be irritable, sulky, and mostly getting into trouble in school. This is so sad guys, to think that there are people who are experiencing this kind of treatments, we people should not be experiencing this but sometimes we need it to serve as a lesson that we should lift ourselves, not give up and just keep fighting! Do you know some people who have been experiencing or suffering from this disorders? We all do, but how can we help them to recover and bring their happy life back? It’s not always easy to provide help and support for someone who is experiencing depression and anxiety as we all respond to situations and talk about things differently.
Hearing Greg Handle today reminded me of the many things which I saw in high school. Even though I was not bullied I always felt bad for the kids that would get picked on day after day. Being bullied at school is something that is not taken very serious by many, however, today I remembered more about how much this social problem really affects our country. Greg Handles many stories about how kids at very young ages suffer from bullying helped me realize how big this problem really is. His point about how it will change peoples lives forever made me think about how important his work really is.
One part of my clinical day that needed improvement was my ability to talk to children. At the start, I realized that kids are a lot different than adults, so talking to them is very different. It was especially difficult to converse with my patient because he was developmentally delayed. I had never been around that before this clinical, so I was unsure about what to do. I was able to talk to the parents because I was used to doing that from the adult clinical, but it was more difficult with the children.
But there is a type of anxiety where you can worry about the tasks in your everyday life, it is called Generalized Anxiety Disorder. It is often found when you are younger and shy away from things that shouldn’t normally worry someone. For example, when I was younger, my kindergarten teacher asked my mom if there was something wrong because I would go all day avoiding talking out loud, and I would mainly just watch everything from a distance, where I wouldn’t have to actually participate. Of course that sparked my teacher’ interest in getting me to talk, which I obviously didn’t take a liking to. But as this example is a negative type of anxiety there can also be good type.
Every student starting middle school has a conflict in making new friends the first days of school. Me myself also had problems making new friends because I was very shy. Fortunately I had one of my friends from elementary school. Although I'd love to tell you the way I made friends I changed over the year to survive middle school. Overall I was a good student in elementary, but I had many flaws and I still do.
In middle school I was not always the best student, I would always get myself into trouble or allow others to get me into trouble. I did not know how to control myself in a new environment because I was still used to elementary school expectations. I was sent to In School Suspension (ISS) many of days because I wouldn’t listen to the teacher, talk back, or not do my work. In middle school we had a discipline form where each time you get in trouble you receive a step, when you reach your 3rd step they will call home to your mom and when you reach your 5th step they decide on ISS or OSS. I would receive 2 steps a day because my behavior was so bad so I would be sent straight to ISS instead of being in the classroom with my classmates.
It becomes next to impossible to strive to be better when the youth are constantly told they are worthless by people of higher authority and even their own peers. In the novel, Dr. Rios describes a concept He calls “dummy smart”. During his study he noted that there were multiple youth who were doing very well in school, but were labeled as being deviant and dumb by school officials. They purposely acted as if they were uninterested in school, but when called upon they always knew the answer, which shows they are more willing to gain respect from people of higher authority in a more negative way. As the novel progresses Dr. Rios goes on to explain how some of the youth wanted to change, but felt
When I first started my high school career, I was engulfed with fear. The fear that I would not fit it, the fear that everyone would think I was awkward, and most of all the fear of not doing well in my classes. Before I knew it, all the stuff I was taught about puberty in elementary school would come to pass. I was never really the most social person, sadly, most of the time I struggle with social anxiety, this made it really hard for me socialize and make new friends. I had never really had a clique or a legitimate group of friends whom I would spend the majority of my time with, I typically just worked as often as I could because my family owns a restaurant, so instead of practicing socializing skills with friends, I practiced management
Everything we did that school year was “for the kids”. At the time I did not realize that statement would end up being the very words that kept me going in my lowest of times. I had been battling severe anxiety for a very long time before this. I had trouble socializing and speaking up in school. I abhorred class presentations and reading in front of the class.
The symptoms of autistic disorder (often referred to as autism) includes a failure to develop a normal social relation with other people, impaired development of communicative ability, and the presence of repetitive stereotype behavior (Carlson 2013). The neurodevelopmental disorder that I select is autism. Many parents around the world are suffering and struggling with their kids. Most of those kids are nonverbal, and unable to communicate. Many Parents find it difficult to help control their kids’ tantrums.
Asperger 's Syndrome is difficult to live with. It affects me in all aspects of life. In school, I have great difficulty communicating in groups (for example, Socratic Seminars); I either fail to speak up, misunderstand what someone is talking about, or ignore the entire discussion. This failure to follow through has drastically affected my grade and I immediately knew I needed to change my behavior, and fast. As I entered high school, with the help of my parents and prior experience, my social skills have steadily improved, and I began to work as a group.