Thursday, July 16, 2015

Family in Crisis, That Only Grows Older

There are so many different types of families; traditional, step families, blended families, etc. When there is trouble in the family, it causes a strain on everyone. Crisis within the family can be especially hard on the children. Life brings many challenges with it and we must be willing to make the best of it. The only way to stop a family crisis that just keeps getting worse is to become a transitional character. This is defined as one who, in a single generation, changes the entire course of a lineage. This person can be the one to piece the family back together and the one to make the best of a bad situation. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

We May Be a Thousand Miles Apart, But I'll Be With You Wherever You Are

What is the purpose behind parenting? As Michael Popkin mentioned that the purpose of parenting is, "To protect and prepare children to survive and thrive in the world in which they will live." This is a very important task, and a difficult on at that. After this week in class I've gained such a greater appreciation for my own parents. I have seen how hard they have worked for my family.

One of the main things that I have been reminded of this week was to parent your children with love. We live in a chaotic world today. We don't need more chaos in this world. As the Beetles said, "All you need is love." We shouldn't restrict our children from doing something just because we 'said so'. If you are going to say no, have a logical reason for it. In class we learned that the more that parents try to control their children, the less they will be able to influence them for good. We should give our children a choice in our decisions. This will show them that you are still the parent, but they still have some say in what is going on.

My appreciation for my own parents has grown so much, especially since I came to college. I know that they are always there for me. College isn't easy. Knowing that I can call them whenever I need is so comforting and I am extremely grateful for that.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Go Hard When the Going's Tough

Name a few aspects that you remember about your dad. My dad is funny, caring, laid back, smart, but, most of all, he is such a hard worker. My dad has this shirt that says "Mr. Fix It" on it, and that definitely suits him. He always was working on something around the house. I learned the value of working hard from him.
 In class we talked about a lot of different ways to teach good work ethic to your children. Some include:
-As a parent, work/ do the chores with your children
-Encourage your children
-Don't micromanage your children
-Show that money isn't related to work 
I have seen my parents model these for me in my life. They taught me the value of hard work. I have had to work for the things that I have, and I am grateful for that. It has helped me to grow up and see the importance of working and saving money.