Essay on My Childhood Of My Family

796 Words May 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
My household went through a few transition throughout my childhood. My parents had switched between many of these stages at some point in my 24 years I lived in their home. As a now 29-year-old with a wife and two sons, I think this quote from Kelly Barlett explains what my parents tried to teach my siblings and I, “Some of the most important thinks you can communicate to a child are that feelings are okay, mistakes are fixable, and there’s nothing they could do that would push you away or make you love them less. Both my parents, Alan and Patti grow up in Authoritarian households. Patti’s household was by way worst is conditions. Her parents would very often spank and use other physical forms of punishment. My mother would often tell me that Sunday were the worst in her house. After church my grandparent would seat her and brother down and ask them what they learned. If Patti and her bother Mike could recite most of the sermon by heart, they would receive a “good whooping” to quote my mother. As a young child, I remember always have a very loving mother. My mother did a great job of breaking the cycle of abuse, that her parent taught her and they’re parent taught them. Max Lucado said, “The past does not have to be your prison. You have a voice in your destiny. You have a say in your life. You have a choice in the path you take.” My mother did just that, she always thought life should be better and parenting should be done better. This drive to be a better parent than…

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