However they bring up good points about children with bad genetics being bad children without the influence of their parents but is always not the case. The situation and influence of the person's family is the biggest contributing factor to identity. The situation The family puts the person in is one of the leading ways they are influenced
97 If Jonas were able to get a family, he would have to hide things from them. Some people might say this, “Very frightening. I can’t even imagine it. We really have to protect people from wrong choices.” pg. 93 Hisjob was to hold memories to protect the people from choosing wrong, but it stops him from living like the others do.
Thus, this process make people review their decision about having a child. Secondly, they may think that they are ready for having a child, and they want to raise a child although it has very hard responsibilities. However, this parents may have some psychological problems, and it affects child too. Chase-Landsdale and Pittman (2002) states that parents who have mental problems, are not warm and supportive of their children. This makes children unhappy and less self-confident.
Native Americans are family orientated, placing a lot of what once does on the acceptance from other members of the tribe. Culture activities are important, and participating in such activities is a way to prove trust. After learning more about the culture, I feel that because of the high mistrust Native Americans, are less willing to pursue services. The most surprising fact I learned about Native Americans, is that they do not like to make eye contact. That is a culture difference to me.
By being forced to comply with the cultural norm of the country you are being denied of the opportunity to explore your own culture. Not being allowed such a vital part of your identity might lead to a lack of self-understanding. It is extremely important to be able to explore one’s culture, to know what you subscribe to and what you do not. That way you figure out whether you identify with the culture or not, thus creating your own sense of cultural identity. Identity development is highly important, and being stripped of it creates an abundant number of problems.
The feeling of the outcast. The thought of how the world would have not changed if you were gone as if they were pressured to want to “fit in”. Like when someone goes to school or certain events, one would want to “fit in” but at what cost? Though many people become conformist they lose a piece of themselves, their individuality. Conformity is only needed for order and peace when appropriate, but one must value their individuality by maintaining their humanity, beliefs, and allowing themselves to not be affected by the most common disorder which happens to be conformity.
This inability to cope with others of opposing political values is rooted in one’s morally correct, yet potentially wavering political tolerance for others. This concept is extended in later stages of life when one has a partner where political values may precede the “undying love”. By observing existing complications that arise within the relationships of one’s life, it will become evident that political beliefs largely take precedence over even the most intimate relationships. Family plays a huge part in shaping the individual that a child will become in later life. Even prior to birth, the environmental chemicals and maternal substances used during fetal development have been linked to a child’s behaviour in later years (Dodge and Pettit 2003).
We live in a complex, unpredictable world, filled with an array of family styles and personalities. Whether or not we recognize it, the family in which one is raised or currently resides plays a pivotal role in their development and opportunities. While we should not blame our circumstance on where we came from, it is crucial that we understand how our childhood influences why we are the way we are. One phenomenon that affects several families, particularly ones with low-income, is parentification. Parentification, also known as the role-reversal of a parent and a child, is not inherently harmful for a child, but it is important to look at the situation objectively and consider the risk-factors.
As previously mentioned, Andrew’s father is too controlling, which has limited Andrew’s ability to make decisions based on his own beliefs. Lastly, opportunities for exploration and cultural context plays an important role in terms of exposure to diverse identity ideas and cultural influences (westernization vs traditional) on behaviour (Sigelman & Rider,
Saying please and thank you show we do not take people for granted (Traditions). Otherwise, we would not really be respecting ourselves. These same tradition ensure children have at all time good role models to follow. It teaches them right from wrong and acceptable behaviors so that they are ready to enter the real world. Traditions are a balancing act, we can decide to retain them, change them or discard them completely.