Their beliefs then impacted their parenting method to allow their children to learn what they want and speak openly and honestly with each other. Societal beliefs of the time angered my parents, so they went against the rules when raising their kids. As a result, I hold similar values towards today 's beliefs, which impacts my decision making in all aspects of my life. Growing up in a nonconforming household has given me the opportunity to see society from an outside view. While it may separate me from most people, it allows me to view life from a different perspective.
As far as social economic status I would consider my family being a middle class family. During childhood I was taught my parents that I was to respect every body no matter if they looked different than me. Having grown in such a diversity community I never encountered problems with people form different racial or ethnic background. I believe it is a blessing to have grown up in such a diverse community because you get to see interaction between people from different cultures. Therefore, I think it enables you to approach people from different ethnic groups with an open
Socially Influenced Growing up my parents raised me with values and principles to follow throughout my life. However, society proved to be a lot more complicated than just values and principles. Society is made up of a plethora of factors that influence and shape individuals for better or for worse. Race, religion, gender, place of birth are just some of the social factors that can influence people. The 3 main factors that heavily influenced who I am today are, my race, gender, and where I was born.
What surrounds the child greatly influences him. I came from the traditional Nuclear family that structure with two biological parents and older brother. Parents told me that I tried to repeat the actions and words of my parents and my elder brother in
Each family has its own ideas of raising their children. Authoritative parenting, permissive parenting, and the balance out of both. Understanding the differences between these parenting styles can possibly influence parents to self-reflect on their own strategies and potentially make changes. Working as an au-pair for over a year now, taking care of a four year old, makes me see that my mother had a different parenting style than the family I work for now. Is authoritative parenting better than permissive parenting, or is a balance of both forms the better way to raise my future children?
Coming from a low income family, living in a small town in India, I learned early on about struggling and surviving those struggles. I watched my parents working day and night to provide for electricity, pay for our monthly school fees so my sister and I can have a better education, and for the future they wished upon for their children. To further enhance this vision, my father decided for the family and I to immigrate to the US. Everything was different in the sense that I changed schools, learned a new language, had to make new friends, and learned the different culture. I had to adapt to a whole new world, which was a little difficult at 6 years old However, when I look back now, I just couldn’t believe how far my family and I had come which I have my father to thank for.
I believe one’s culture occasionally informs the way one views the world because our experiences are what truly shapes our views, which is illustrated in personal experiences and literature. In some cases, our culture, informs our perspectives but in others, it has no direct influence. To begin, the way personal experiences have an effect on one’s culture is by having their own personal experiences, in that culture. And by their own perspectives of their own decisions in their life. For example, in the essay “Two Ways to Belong in America” by Bharati Mukherjee in paragraph 6 it says “by choosing a husband who was not my father’s selection, I was opting for fluidity”.
Why are you here, who are you, and where do you come from are simple yet difficult questions. Personally, I am still defining to this very day who I am and who I want to be but I am the way I am today because of my family. Now I know family is important but to me they are my seeing eye, my star in a cloudy night, they are the reason I am who I am. My family has always taught me to accept others but to do that you must first accept yourself. Trust me it’s easier said than done.