I remember I was not allowed to hang out with certain kids if my mom saw them as the trouble maker types. I had a curfew to, to make sure I was not in any trouble. I think that is the thing with a lot of kids and getting into trouble. Because of no curfew from their parents. I feel that was a huge thing in keeping me safe outside.
Now don’t get me wrong, I did have a good high school experience; however this isn’t about the good times I had. I want to tell you a story about something else. A real life lesson that I learned in school, something truly beneficial to my future. My senior year of high school taught me many things, however nothing compared to what I learned when I hit rock bottom that year. My second semester of school I decided that because I already knew where I was going to college I didn’t have to try as hard in school and work as hard for my grades as I had before.
One example is middle schooler boy who caused a disturbance got treated badly because sometimes he caused a disturbance and that hurt his self esteem. All because he could not go outside, from one story by a mom on her child. Another reason is middle schoolers are socializing a lot more and they feel they need to talk to their friends and recess is perfect time for that. Also it will solve the cellphone problems with recess because if middle schoolers want to socialize than maybe recess can stop kids from going on their phone. Also having no recess will make middle schoolers feel even worse.
Throughout the last couple of years, this society of teens seems to be losing their confidence on the American Dream, the way teens think now a day makes no difference to them, but just dreaming of being happy when life does not always give them happiness. A man once said, “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn't understand the assignment and I told them they didn't understand life” (Lennon) ,meaning how he was being ignored and possibly bullied. What this quote really means is that he didn’t really understand life as it is.
I got so stressed out and over whelmed I had a break down to my parents and told them I don’t like being an adult it’s so hard. My mother said well, you was so in a rush to be grown and didn’t want to follow no one rules so you got what you wanted. You just didn’t know what you putting yourself into I told you to stay a kid as long as you can know it’s too late .My 20th-22th I always wished I would have listened to my parents about trying to grow up so fast. Know I have to manage two jobs and go to school just to make my ends meet. I didn’t have mommy or daddy there to give things to me or buy me things any more.
Even if you said you were trying your best, they didn't accept that because accepting that will lead you to failure. They just wanted to make you better even if it is tough. Something that stood out to me while watching Remember the Titans was when Coach Boone told one of his team members to come to him for extra studying so he didn't fail school. This made me think about something Mrs. Balfour did for me that I will never forget. The summer after 9th grade for me, My mom passed away due to liver failure.
The theory behind these classes is that many parents have not been raised in families with good parenting skills so they can learn from them. Parenting classes offer training sessions to give the parents ideas about what will they face, and prepare them for the first time. Not all parents accept it, some might say they don’t need it, but I think they all need it. With the classes, parents will be better prepared, they will know how to manage stress and they will also know how to discipline teenagers, which will result in less teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol use, violence, bullying, sexting, and juvenile crime.
I wouldn 't have the same, strong relationships with my closest friends. I didn 't enjoy the hard times in my life, but I 'm glad they happened, I wouldn 't change it. It 's easy to avoid struggles, but it pays off knowing how to handle them. My advice to all parents is to push their kids and encourage them to take risks. Be there for them when they fall, but don 't take away the opportunities for them to develop their own unique identity.
I wouldn’t get to complain about how much I didn’t like my classes, when deep down I loved the majority of them. I would miss getting to show off my outfit of the day. I had been really excited about joining clubs my sophomore year specifically the track and the dance team, now that was no longer an option for me. My parents had been talking about taking me out of school when my
I unwisely had I known considered them like any family member, they came and went. Even though they were nice they wouldn't last so I stopped growing attached so much I went with the flow and receive fun and mostly focused on school and after-school activities. By now my siblings and I lived with my mother until high school where I and my sister moved in with my father and his wife. My father's wife, however, became a considerable part me and my sibling's life, especially, my mother, they weren't enemy's they were kind of friends who exchanged advice on how to deal with my father or how to handle me and my siblings by now, I have four other siblings from my mother and my stepmother has a son with my father. Without a doubt, she helped out a great deal, especially at my Quinceañera.
While I have improved in other areas I got worse in my self-esteem. To begin, This year decision making has been very important for me. Having poor decision making skills was really not an option. In the past deciding something took so much effort and a lot of time. This year I learned that if you set up a thought out process then decision making should be easier.
When beginning a new challenge, I am not one to immediately stand out among the crowd. Being misplaced into the middle of my parents divorce—from a young age—taught me to remain silent. Moving schools twice taught me that at first you are better off standing on the sidelines, but growing up taught me that all of these were God’s gifts to me, and I am a great person today because of it. I may have a shy tendency, but this is not out of fear for the unknown. On the contrary, the unknown excites me.
I do not know where it came from, maybe from the exhaustion of listening to my father, but when I entered high school, I switched from not wanting to fail for my parents to wanting to succeed for myself. I challenged myself academically and socially. Though I was afraid to fail, I convinced myself to enter the Running Start program. This decision was difficult for me because it meant leaving the few friends I had for a place filled with strangers. It meant having to be alone again.
A few of Dr. Deb Cohan students who shared how they felt about themselves and their outside appearance broke my heart. Some wished to never be fat, while many wanted to changed their outside appearance. I 'm glad they found the courage to speak out and share how they felt. Personally, I never dealt with body image issues growing up. A parent telling their child to lose weight is
She just looked at me weird if I were some mad man about to do something crazy. What she would always say to me is just wait a few more years your body will start to develop and grow since I was only ten years if age. I didn 't want to wait a few more years that 's a very long time to me since I wasn 't really that patient in life. Sometimes I would sneak in my dad 's weight room where he worksout and start to mess with the weights putting them on bars to see if I can do some bench press 's. But since I was little and didn 't know how to use them I just stuck to doing push-ups since my dad told me if I want to get really big is to do push ups and eat a lot.