Even at his young age, he already dreamed to become a priest. The setting in his time did not discourage Jean Marie to pursue his dream, nevertheless, he became more eager to become a priest. In terms of intelligence, Jean Marie was not blessed enough. His sister used to call him “Dunce” and “Fool of the Family” since he is slow in memorization and comprehension. He had never gone to school because of his mental capacity, henceforth, he was taught at their own house in order to improve his ability.
He began working with children in the the early 90s, and as he did so, he realized that the world had yet to understand the incredible needs of young, developing children. Thus, he was moved to continually write in his journal; to jot down any new concept, idea, or way of thinking that could ultimately improve the lives of neglected or abused children. These are his findings. Bruce Perry was, at first, just as ignorant as the rest of his coworkers to the needs of developing children. The was a popular phrase among the adults of that era, “children are resilient.” Perry had always found this statement to be unnerving; he believed that there was evidence to support the fact that, while PTSD was now being recognised as a common ailment among adults, it could not be attributed to children with the same high levels of stress.
As a four-year-old immigrant, a personalized education system would have provided me with greater confidence in my academic abilities. I found it difficult to excel in an elementary school with a “one size fits all” curriculum. I only knew how to speak Mandarin and Thai, and I was a visual learner. My teachers taught based on textbooks in English and disregarded my personal learning needs. Therefore, I was uninspired in all my classes which translated to poor grades.
Watching The Trouble with Evan was very difficult. There were so many things this family could have done to make things better, but every time they tried they just kept falling into their own ways. Insecure disorganized attachment was quite apparent between him and both of his parents. His parents had the tendency to verbally abuse him quite a bit, yelling things that most people would never imagine yelling at their child. Other times it seemed the mother would be frightened of Evan and his behavior.
I believe almost every person can recall a time from their childhood in which they were spared the truth of something in an attempt to safeguard them. Trust then becomes the theme of the narrative. It is a lesson every parent wishes to impart to their child, and that is where the bridge between the intended audience and the true audience lies. The simple description and sentence structure Lowry employs, both attracts and makes the child reader comfortable, while the content and themes also echo sentiments and knowledge of both parents and adults alike. It can easily be argued that any book can be for anyone, but I think most people would agree that there is some content that is inappropriate for younger readers, whereas the opposite does not necessarily hold the same.
The schools were very strict and everyone had to behave because it was the law. If you broke a law, you could be killed or be sacrificed to the gods. Unlike today boys and girls learnt different things. Most boys were trained in hunting, farming, fishing, and fighting and the girls were taught how to be good mothers, good cooks or things like sewing. If a child was talented they were moved to special classes for example if they were good at maths they did engineering classes or if they were good with plants and making medicines they would learn to be a doctor or nurse.
It is their responsibility to make their child successful and it takes a huge amount of hard work like how Mr. Gilbreth takes care of all of his 12 children or how Matthew in “Anne of Green Gables” has to learn to take care of the girl. In the story, it explained that he taught his children how to read and write, but couldn’t pay for them, not even one to go to school. An analysis of “Anne of Green Gables” and “Cheaper by the dozen is that both of the fathers, Matthew Cuthbert and Mr. Gilbreth, have many similarities as well as differences. One example is that in “Anne of Green Gables,” Matthew Cuthbert is stern but kind. He is one of those people who is hardcore when you first see him, but on the inside, he is as soft
People from an early age naturally tend to be guided by other people. First, they wished to please their parents and then their teachers at school. Even as adults, they have to Obey and conform to the authority of laws, police even their employer in the office, etc. Sometimes due to their anxiety to complete their work, consciously or unconsciously, tend to achieve their purpose using unethical ways, because the authority pressured them to. (Prentice, 2004)This phenomenon occupied the scientific community enough.
A last misconception is how people believe that a woman cannot be single if they have children. This is stated because civilization thinks a child need both a mother and a father to grow up well. Yes, maybe a child will have a great life with both parents, but even if the child only has one parent, they can still have an amazing life. A majority of people think that if a child only has a mother they may not grow up equally balanced and may turn into a bad kid. For example, if a male does not have a father to discipline him, he may turn into a kid that fights at school, because he does not have that discipline that he would get from a father.
My mindset is that I believe in God, but I don't believe in religion. So my answer to the teachers question was no religion. I remember seeing everyone with shocked faces after my answer. We we're all so young and to this day I don't know why so many of my classmates were judging me for that. I guess since their parents force a religion onto them, they expect everyone else to have a religion.