Although Ms. Peterson does have an addiction to alcohol and opiates she believes completing a program will effectively assist with the effort of taking care of herself and her daughter. Ms. Peterson is currently unemployed, and receives no other income, she stated she relies on her father and her ex-husband financially. She has the goal of obtaining employment so she can buy a home for herself and her daughter to live in. Ms. Peterson currently lives in a four bedroom, 2 and a half bathroom home, in a rural-suburban neighborhood. The significant issues surrounding her current situation is substance abuse, loss of custody of her child, and unemployment.
Her parents tell her to be kind, but in the end, Constancia is very cruel to Abuela and makes her feel "like a zero, like a nothing"( Ortiz paragraph 15). Constancia's actions throughout the story, reveals that she values her self pride more than her family. To begin, Abuela is Constancia's grandma and strongly values her family, which is shown throughout the story. For instance, Abuela decided to visit Constancia's family, disregarding the fact that it was "her first time in the United States"(Ortiz paragraph 2). This shows how much Abuela cares about her family because she doesn't care that she'll be a foreigner, and how she doesn't know any English.
I first heard of Betty after reading articles about how she went around camps of the homeless offering food to people. It was reported that she was helping because she was a nice person and also because of her history of growing up without a family and having to fend for herself. The next wonderful act that she did was raising funds to build a shower facility for homeless to clean up. The shower is next a shelter that is used to house homeless population nightly.
I really hated it when my parents pulled the “when I was your age…” trick to get me to do whatever they wanted. I would roll my eyes for a bit, but in the end, I would obey them nevertheless. I never really understood the hardships they went through growing up in the rural side of Vietnam. However, after visiting Vietnam, the numerous struggles my parents endured became evident. We visited my grandmother in a small town just outside of Da Lat.
My parents abandoned me and my sister when I was 16 years old, I felt lost in a world I couldn’t understand and I couldn’t fit in. Now without the help of my parents how in the world I was going to face all the problems that were coming. I never said anything in school, but I was homeless and I needed support and one of my friends let me stay in her house for few weeks. I spent my four years of high school homeless and living with different friends, trying to overcome all the hunger and all the problems I was facing. It was hard, but I made it with the help of my friends, I not only learned the language but I graduated with honors.
The biggest things I struggled with was the trash talking and having to deal with the new girlfriend or boyfriend. A lot of children may feel like they have a less stable family because of divorce. When my parents got divorced I was 5 years old and all I remember are the little things. I remember watching the fight that broke my parents up, but I don’t remember what was being said, I remember running to my sister crying saying that I’d miss her, I don’t remember my mom going to jail, but I do remember her calling me and telling me that she missed me. Once
Imagine waking up on a cold floor with one thought in mind for the day, “ how am I going to get food?” Arguably, people who live in poverty who are only worried about food are the lucky ones because they actually have a roof over their heads and are not sleeping on the streets. Living in poverty means that their families have no or very little income and have trouble buying food or even having a place to live. Twenty-One percent of kids in the United States, live in poverty and Ninety-Two percent of that Twenty-One percent will stay there until they are out of their teenage years. (Skinner, 2018 para 6) When teens grow up in poverty, it can have a huge affect on the rest of their life. Statistically, for a teen, living in poverty can have devastating effects, especially if they are black.
In the next few paragraphs I will tell you why Matthew is the one for the job. Matthew’s parents, Jessica and Mike (my step dad), divorced when he was at a young age. Both Matthew and his brother, Nick, stayed with their mother after the divorce. Because of past experience I can say that the mother can be somewhat unfair and both boys have mixed feelings about the issue. Like any other child that has been through divorce, I
Emotionally, Molly and Vivian experienced traumatic challenges and the feeling of loss. Both of their parents died when they were younger. As an orphan, they had to let go of several foster parents. In the first chapter, Molly states year after year, she has been rejected over and over again and no one looked out for her well-being before her boyfriend Jack. Molly controls her emotions by imagining of an enormous box with chains
I am no stranger to the term of adversity or its connection to my life. Through my 11th grade year my family and I were put in a position where we were, by definition, homeless. We were previously renting a home and the owner’s husband died leading her to want to sell the home. We were forced to move out because we could not afford to buy the house and we hotel hopped for months and for a period of time lived in my aunt’s home with her and my two cousins. The time spent was long and difficult.