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Text Concepts (Family Environments and School & Friend Influence on School) Family environments and the way a family operates can have a huge influence on how well adolescents do in school. The standards and expectations that parents set for their children have proven to have influence in that the children with higher expectations usually have higher grades, while the children whose parents have low expectations usually have lower grades (Arnett p. 289). Arnett tells us that the parents who have higher expectations are often times more involved in school-related activities in and outside of the classroom. These parents who are so involved in school and their children’s academic achievement may have an authoritative parenting style
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The article about parents’ influence on achievement showed that when parents had both the high demands and high responsiveness the children excelled in math and English classes. When the parents didn’t have as high of expectations or were not as responsive their children did not have the same success in their academics. In the same way, the article on friends influence lined up with the textbook concepts. The article said that children who had friends that enjoyed school and excelled in their academics enjoyed school more and also excelled in their academics. The children who had friends who were focused on their academics and did well also tended to have an easier time coping with stress and had higher self-esteem. The children who did not have friends who strived in their schoolwork often times did not enjoy …show more content…
I think even looking back on my own experiences throughout my years in school I see how my parents and friends have affected as far as my academics go. My mother has a very authoritarian parenting style and she always expected a lot but if I didn’t understand something it was hard for me to ask her about it because she would yell at me for not understanding. In the article about parents influence on achievements it talks about how sometimes parents will base how they expect their children to do in school with how well they did. This was frustrating for me because my mom was one of those people who always did well in school without really having to try. On the other hand, my dad really struggled in school so when I was having a problem with something school related it was a lot easier to talk to him than it was to talk to my mom because even though he expected me to do well he understood that sometimes things just didn’t ‘click’. I saw my friends influence come through as well when my friends were studying and focusing really hard on school work they would help keep me focused but other times if they wanted to do something else like go see a movie instead of studying I would often times fall

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