Analysis Of My Virtual Life

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In the online simulation of My Virtual Life, I made critical decisions throughout a child’s development to ensure healthy motor, cognitive, and social skills. Also through this program, I learned the attitudes and behaviors I expose my child to at the beginning of development will greatly influence the personal attitudes and behaviors expressed by my child in later development. The exposure to the product of certain situations allows me, as a parent, to acquire useful skills I would have not known before completion of this program. My baby girl Lily, was born 3 weeks premature and had to stay present in the hospital for 1 week after birth for observation. This situation frightened me exceptionally because I just assumed she would be born …show more content…
I thought she was intimidated by the difference in age so I set up play dates with some of my friend’s children. Lily did not benefit from this alteration so I signed her up for sports. This made a tremendous difference in her social performance and self-fulfillment increased dramatically. At age 12 to 15 the academic performance was outstanding. My virtual child received an A in every subject except music. I tried to get her into playing the saxophone but her interest was in playing sports such as softball so the saxophone idea was not brought up again. Lily’s teacher granted her a good citizenship award along with Honors English and Biology signup sheets. This made me proud as a parent so I awarded Lily with more freedoms such as helping to pay for a used car. Unfortunately during the virtual life experience my spouse and I divorced. This caused conflict during the teenage years for Lily because she blamed it on herself. Communication was kept strong between both parents so Lily and her sister grew up in healthy environments. Lily’s dad yelled out aggressively once and so she developed a closer attachment to the mother, me. High school academics was not negatively affected from the separation between her …show more content…
Lily was exposed to a lot of arguing and this is unhealthy for a child to grow up experiencing. Parents should not argue frequently and should talk civilly about their differences. Lily may argue with her spouse in front of her children instead of addressing the disagreement with more direct positivity. In the first part of the program I would have shown more affection to my virtual child. The emotional negativity that was expressed by my child during adolescence was resulted from the lack of love I shared as a parent. Lily struggled to make friends and was constantly stressed about her grades during high school rather than enjoying fun activities with friends. One time during the program Lily snuck out of the house with her boyfriend and they did volunteer work. I should have not of punished her as harshly as I did because although she snuck out of the house, Lily did a good

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