Gina grew up in inner-city Providence, Rhode Island. When she got pregnant at 19, she was still living with her parents and finishing up school. I chose to interview her because she has gone through a situation involving Planned Parenthood when she was becoming a young mother. Due to her social and economic status, she did not feel prepared to have a child at this age or provide him with the life that would be expected for him. She visited Planned Parenthood multiple times before making a final decision on whether she would terminate her pregnancy.
Cristina profile Many people think that GED students would never be able to get into law school, however Cristina Arriola is on her way to proving that not to be true. Soon to be recognized as the paralegal student of the year by Del Mar, Cristina has come a long way to achieve this honor. At 28, she will given the Outstanding Academic Student award that is given out to one student for each department. While Christina has worked hard for this award, the journey has been anything but easy. She dropped out of high school in 10th grade as she didn’t see “the importance of being in school or getting a degree.” This attitude stuck until Cristina was 18 and miscarried her child at 28 weeks due to an umbilical cord accident.
This schedule puts so much pressure on parents to find a good babysitter for 15 days only, then having to find another babysitter 45 days later. Parents want a good person to babysit their kids, and it puts stress on them to find a babysitter for such a short amount of time. Having a year round school can be hard for high schoolers to get a job. Many high schoolers have trouble finding jobs when they can only be in a job for a couple of weeks, before they have to go back (Morin). At the time that students reach high school, or even before kids are commonly looking for a job.
Parents play a big role in their child’s lives because they provide a sense of direction for them. It is natural for a child to look up to his/her mom or dad. If a young adult doesn’t have the help from their parents who have already experienced college then they are already behind the kids who are able to use their parents as a resource. A quote by Nijay Williams in the article says, “My mom stopped school in the ninth grade; my dad stopped in the fourth grade … It makes it harder for me, [and] most of the people I graduated with are not in college, but that’s what I see myself doing; I want to go to college. I just want to have a degree.” This is first person point of view is evidence that proves people with parents who dropped out on their education are making it harder on their child’s education.
Some parents will call their college age child’s professors to fix problems. “College official say they, too, are trying to find ways to handle ubiquitous parents.” ( Stratuss Paragraph 17). This shows parents being involved too much will their adult children. Some believe that parents should fix their children’s problems. By college most students are 18 or turning 18 so they are adults and should not continue relying on their parents.
The sole purpose for birth control is it is the practice of prevention from an unsought pregnancy. Unwelcome pregnancies are arising on a day to day basis, and as a result, children are being born into families where they can either not afford to care for a child, or the child is mistreated because the parent never sought to have them in the first place. Generally, the age where birth control is sought out is in teenagers. Teenage girls are more likely to request birth control, due to the rising fact where sex is highly pressured in their age groups. Nearly one million teenage girls get pregnant every year in the U.S.
Empty nest syndrome as defined “an important event in a family is the launching of a child into adult life” (Santrock,2013). Many of the children who leave for college they will come back after they finish college and live with their parent trying to save some money. Empty nest syndrome accrues when the children move out their parent home. Many times the empty nest syndrome does not get recognized. It is more in women than men, many mothers’ feels like they raised their children for long period of time then they leave, the mother feels that her job is over (Better Health, 2012).
An unexpected pregnancy at this age can cause Ruby to feel overwhelmed by the changes she has to make, such as habits and job demands in order to welcome to child. She is a high school teacher, which indicate she must have some university schooling. “The older multiparous woman may believe that pregnancy separates her from her peer group and that her age is a hindrance to close associations with young mothers.” (Perry et al, 2013, p.238) One barrier to Ruby’s learning would be the age at which she is having this child. Things have changed drastically since she had her two other children, she might be reluctant to learn the new
New parents are hard to accept, especially when the child has been passed home to home. These attachment issues may restrict the child from moving forward in their lives and excelling in the new environment provided (Robin). The lack of stability in the system is only setting up the children up for failure, according to Stone, “we treated foster children as if they were our own, yet many of them never felt as if they were.” It is difficult for young children and adolescents to comprehend the separation of their parents let alone the process of moving to multiple foster homes while under the guardianship of the state. Other children mask their hesitation at being attached to a family by letting others see only what they want to see. The children are attached, but only on a “superficial level” (Robin).
That is not true in this case a lot of young girls choose life for their little ones. Though there 's teens that abort, not because they want to, but because they feel pressured by their family or by not having the support she desires. About 38% would rather have an abortion than to keep the child, so this means 62% of them do keep the child. People might say that the children of these teen moms are going to have a difficult life but little do they know is that they want their children to be successful , they don’t want them to be like them. They want to give them a better life, a new world so they can take on the challenge.
Here’s a woman who couldn’t afford to go to college right out of high school, but was determined to work hard at her job and take classes part time. Lisa Dennis didn’t really want to go to college right out of highschool. She went when she was 33 years old instead. She attended Joliet Junior College, most classes online but some she had to go to the school for. She said, “I wanted to make a living and move out of your grandparents’ house.” She was much more focused on starting her career than going to college.
As adults who are responsible for making sure we are put on the right path to succeed, it can be a very daunting task. According to New Haven Independent, “21.0 percent of kids in the Class of 2012 dropped out” (Bailey, Melissa) of our high school. With the intense efforts of making students go to college immediately after graduation, it is very evident that schools are pushed from above (aka the school system) to justify their existence and are forced to compete with graduation rates. These pressures are not about the students but simply just politics, or a way of redemption for New Haven Public Schools. However, the burden of requiring us to make a decision is still unreasonable.
The issue presented in this selection shows that Gaby Rodriguez is sick and tired of being expected that she will be a mother just like her mother and her older siblings. She was in honor classes and wanted to be the first of her family to go to college, everyone expected her to drop out of high school and not gradate unlike some Latina’s who would oppose the statistics by just doing well in school. She decided to fake her own pregnancy to get reactions and understand the stereotypes and what pregnant teens have to face. 2. Based on the information presented in this selection, do you feel this is an accurate account of the issue?
(29, 54) Despite the fact that Jolly was in a bad place, she still had people in her life like LaVaughn who were having a positive influence on her and her actions. For example, Jolly dropped out of high school at a young age because of her giving birth to Jeremy and Jilly. She had never got the chance to go back because she had to work to be able to pay the bills. There was no time to go to school, which Jolly originally laughed at because the thought of going back to school was incredulous to her and it was ridiculous. But then not necessarily willingly Jolly ends up in the Moms Up Program at LaVaughn 's high school due to LaVaughn.
They have less equipment for students to use. Comparing the education system, what an American science student learns in senior years of high school is what they teach the freshman in university. Instead of finishing in four people end up finishing in 6-7 because of strikes happening because professors are not being paid well them not coming affects the learning of the students. Migrating to America was a big step for Michelle, having lost her dad a year ago life become so hard for the family seeing to it that she only has her mum to help her with all her education and her other three siblings she left behind she had lost hope she didn’t think she would be here today. Her life shows hard work , if you fight for what you believe and want to