8 Years Old and Independent At the age 17 I am more independent than ever and it bothers my mom like crazy. This year I bought all my school clothes and school supplies with my own money. She despises that I don’t rely on her but I feel like she should be relieved because she should know I won’t have to depend on her as I get older. Since I was 8 years old, I learned to take care of myself. My mom always had to work two jobs to raise my brother, my sister and me. I have never been the “average” kid. My sister moved out when she was 17 so she was never there to help me and my brother was too self-centered. I taught myself how to make ramen noodles and mac & cheese for dinner ‘cause no one was there to help me make anything for me. I have learned to never depend on anyone because at the end of the day you only have yourself. I hated depending on my mom to give me money if I wanted to go do something so I was employed at 15. The Diary Queen I worked at was individually owned and the owner taught me more than I could have ever wished for. At the age of 16, less than a month after my birthday I personally bought my own car with my own money. I pay for my own car insurance, my phone bill and I pay for the gas in my car. Only thing I depend on my mom for is a place to live and groceries. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so independent because I feel like I have missed out on being a kid but I know I will turn out better than the kids who parents have bought everything for…
American society grants us many rights that other cultures and countries deprive their citizens. For example, the right to free speech, the right to choose our own religion, even the right to decide whether or not we wish to become parents. With all these privileges, the question we must ask ourselves becomes, “What morally ought I do?” As the law currently stands under the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, a woman many end her pregnancy if she wishes. However, debate over abortion still divides…
dealing with this group of girls in my P.E. class at school. I don’t know why I had to be the one to be picked out to be picked on to me it was so childish because I know I didn’t do anything to them but only thing I could think of was jealousy. I lived with my grandparents I was spoiled I had whatever I wanted and more. I wore nice clothes and shoes. I hung with the popular people meaning we were involved in many school activities, after school programs and the administrators and teachers knew who…
Conformity and Independence their Effects on Peer Pressure
This research was carried out as partial Fulfillment towards the Research Methods course at Argosy University by Pamela Al-Shaer.
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Conformity and Independence their Effects on Peer Pressure…
July 21, 2014
Everyone should have the opportunity to parent a child, if they wish too. It is an experience unlike many others to have a child. A child to love, nurture, and help mold into an adult. People of all different genders, races, and ethnic backgrounds have been able to adopt children. Even single individuals can adopt a child. However, there is an issue that has made itself known, most of society…
Research has proven that when parents are involved in their children’s
education they tend do better in school than children whose parents aren’t involved.
In the following paragraph I will give some ideas on how teachers can involve parents more into the classroom.
Summer in Arizona, we all know it over a hundred degrees outside in August so what a better way to celebrate the new school year than with an ice cream party. The teacher can set…
Declaration of Independence
I, Michael Gillis, on this 6th day of May 2015, declare my Independence from homework for all concerned persons to read.
It is sometimes necessary for a person to get rid of the force or forces controlling them. In addition, it is known that homework is to be expected in order to receive a good education in school. This meaning, every child for eleven to twelve years is supposed to make school a top priority so they can have a good future. I accept this, but every…
cheerleaders were our beloved parents. After that, choosing ice-cream flavors became the hardest decisions of our life. Then, came the interesting-most part: teen life, where every mistake was candy-delicious! Gradually, teen hood knocks on the door and our parents start missing the constant claims we used to make in our childhood about silly-small things; as like: demanding for chocolates as soon as our parents returned home!
However, for some reasons, nowadays our parents cannot expect more than just…
Independence in The Red Hat
November 3, 2014
In the Red Hat, written by Rachel Hadas, a mother and a father emotionally struggle with their son growing up. Over a two-week period they watch their child from afar as he begins to transition from a child to a young adult. Through setting and point of view, the author portrays the theme of independence.
Within the poem the reader sees elements of time, date, and setting. Using setting the author uses…
collaborating across borders and outside of national identities to advance thematically similar agendas throughout the world.” (Bennette, 2012, p.2). The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is one such GSM, dedicated to the eradication of sweatshops, the support of garment factory workers in their fight to establish and protect fundamental rights (Clean Clothes Campaign, n.d.-c; Ross, 2012, p1). The CCC’s existence is necessitated by political globalisation, or neoliberalism (Dicken, 2011, pp.476-523, Potter, 2012…