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Analyze the role that family structure, expectations, parenting styles, and involvement of caregivers played in your development.

  • Analyze the role that family structure, expectations, parenting styles, and involvement of caregivers played in your development.
  • Reflect on your experiences and share any that you are comfortable sharing. You can use questions such as the following to guide your reflection:
    • What was the best thing that your family said about you or did for you? Try to remember one exact day when that was said or done for you. Which person did this? Remember now what you felt then. When do you feel this way now?
    • Did you have a nickname? How did you feel about it?
    • Did family members tell you what you would end up being or doing? Was it what you wanted to be or do? How did you respond?
    • How do you think your family would have described you to a close friend of theirs? What were they most concerned about for you?
  • Would you do or react to things differently now than you did then? Why?
  • Make sure you evaluate your experiences in the context of major theories and concepts of cognitive, social, and physical development during middle childhood. Support your responses by citing information from the online notes and textbook and other scholarly sources.For example, describe the cognitive stage you might have been in at the time of specific events, according to Piaget, Erikson, or Freud. How did this influence how you interpreted the events? You can also discuss the parenting style that you think was used by your parents/caregivers.

Write a 3 page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file

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Rough Draft

Parents, guardians, and grandparents duties as a caretaker should ensure that their offspring’s are in good health and living in a safe/ stable environment.  As adults it is our responsibility to help mold kids based on the skills and resources to succeed as adults, and transmit basic cultural values to them.  As a parent/guardian/grandparent the most cherished framework for a child for a child is to love and protect them. Protection of children goes hand and hand with teaching them and helping them develop personalities and characteristics of who they are.

Growing up from a child to an adult was a bit overwhelming for me. I was raised by my grandparents since the age of five. Both of my parents were absent throughout my childhood. The role of my grandparents played a big part in my upbringing. Experiencing my grand parents raise me verses my parents was frustrating, because I felt as though they both were picking up the slack from my unfit parents. I wanted to experience teachings of life lessons, seek advice about peer pressure in school, and gain cultural values from my parents. Although my grandparents did a phenomenal job raising me the best way they could, I would have preferred experiencing my childhood with my parents. I always felt that I suffered not having both of my parents being apart of my life do to the poor decisions my biological parents made. Those poor decisions resulted with my grandparents substituting the role as my caretaker.

Family member’s continuously encouraged me to stay in school and further my studies in college. In spite of my parents poor decisions which resulting in them loosing custody of myself, I am thankful my grandparents parenting styles. Both of them provided a safe and secure home. My grandparent provided love, and nurturing, and involvement to the best of their capability.

The role of grandparents in the nurturing of healthy and happy kids shouldn’t be ignored. Studies has indicated concluded that spending time with a grandparent is linked with better social skills and fewer behavior problems among teenagers, especially those living in single-parent or stepfamily households. This study found that children and teenagers whose parents have separated or divorced see their grandparents as confidants and sources of comfort. In fact, supportive relationships with other family members outside the immediate family may lead to better adjustment for all children and teenagers. (This paragraph DEFINITLY needs to be revised to reduce plagiarism)

Resource

http://www.apa.org/pi/families/resources/parents-caregivers.aspx

 

http://www.apa.org/pi/families/resources/parents-caregivers.as


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