Different Views On Parenting Roles, Sibling Ties, Friendships, Health Changes, And Physical Changes

1786 Words Nov 6th, 2014 8 Pages
By being an older adult many stories are held in memories. When people become older adults they have different aspects about life. They also have different views on parenting roles, grand-parenting roles, sibling ties, friendships, health changes, and physical changes. Aging happens the moment we are born. Our lives are spent to age day to day. The man I interviewed was born on November 19th, 1942. He was the second born out of the five children his parents had. He was raised in a typical Irish Catholic family in a typical Irish neighborhood, on the south side of Chicago. His father was a businessman while his mother was a stay at home mom. The individual I interviewed first wanted to talk about how growing up in society was different then it is today. Back in the day men and women had different roles growing up. Fathers were the workers and supported the household while the mothers were to stay home and take care of the children when they were not at school. Mothers cooked, cleaned, and took care of the household. Growing up the interviewee was in a family of five children. Unfortunately three of his siblings died shortly after they were born. His oldest brother is six years older than him and his sister is six years younger than him. His father sadly died at the age of eight. The parenting roles in his family soon changed because of his single mother raising a family of four. The interviewee then had to help his mom with taking care of the household. His uncles helped…

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