Changing Seasons Analysis

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Changing Seasons: Progression of Life Changes from Ages 2-16
Urie Bronfenbrenner’s five systems of development create a guideline for mental progression within a lifetime. All five systems include describing the elements of your surroundings. In addition, my mother is a stubborn, strong-willed, and an outspoken person. My maternal great-grandparents are descendants of Irish immigrants. My father was raised by immigrants native to Panama and Italy in my grandmother’s home country of Panama. Throughout their childhood, my grandparents raised my one aunt, three uncles, and father heavily based off their Spaniard heritage. My mother and father worked together to bring both cultures into our home, and along with each came a thick belief in Christian
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Most of the kids I went to school with had been at my daycare or again, I had met them through a family acquaintance. My kindergarten teacher was Mrs. Yelhur, an English-married, late-twenty-something woman. We had a card system based upon our behavior for the day. You would start with green and progress to red if your behavior worsened. My mom had told me that I had somewhat of a behavioral issue. I would disrupt class and whine at times where those actions were not needed. I would honestly consider my five-year-old self to have been quite needy and attention seeking from others. I remember I always wanted my mom or dad, just as I did in preschool. Both of my parents continued to work during the day at locations further away from the area. My parents also began to date other people around the same time and I vividly remember having a rather difficult time coping. I used to spit and scream at my current stepdad and intentionally do things I knew would make him mad. I had felt like he was taking the attention away from my brother and I, although my brother had no problem whatsoever. Within the same year, my mom got remarried and a few months later was pregnant with my little sister. This took a huge toll on my life as I started to feel unwanted and neglected by my parents, even though they were giving me the same amount of attention as before. I was the youngest child for six, almost seven years of my …show more content…
I had just turned fourteen and I bought a whole new wardrobe to accommodate the “matured” feel. I had witnessed the painful experience of braces and getting them tightened every month. Braces made me feel limited to my social skills. I had a small lisp and at times it was uncomfortable to eat and drink. I had lost some confidence talking to boys, even though I still maintained good friendships with a couple of the ones I had already known. My parents were appalled by the idea of dating and they had a strict rule of “no dating until you’re sixteen.” I cannot say that I kept that promise, but I can definitely recall the amount of times I would sulk and beg to go on dates. My sophomore year was the most challenging school year I had experienced. My parents encouraged me to take advanced, college level classes and pressured me to get my driver’s permit, which I had failed a solid two times. With that being said, stress had built up along with an exceptionally limited social life. My friends distanced themselves from me, knowing I had a busy schedule and was not able to spend time with them. School remained the most important aspect of my life during my young teenage years. I was learning new and intriguing information; information I knew would help me decide my future life

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