Argumentative Essay On Mud Pies

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Saying that I was a hugger is an understatement. I still am to this day. At daycare, I spent most of my time in the toddler classroom, which allowed me to play with my same-age peers. At home, I played with my neighbor Kaelin, a little girl that was three years older than me, and whom ended up impacting not only my childhood, but my entire life. Kaelin had more of a take charge, strong, personality, whereas I was an easy going, laid back child. When we played, Kaelin was very patient with me. She would come up with an activity for us to do, and taught me a lot about sharing and taking turns, although that was hard for me to grasp at that age. Our parents were always thrilled when we would decide to make “mud pies” with a side of worms. …show more content…
They believe that I would not do it because I was too shy to do so in front of others. Because of this issue, I spent countless days in my beloved pediatrician’s office, as well as the emergency room. My inability and refusal to allow my body to eliminate resulted in excruciating pain and always feeling under the the weather. With the help of numerous doctors, pediatricians, caregivers at daycare, and my parents, I slowly but surely was able to build my confidence and feel more comfortable eliminating while potty training. To this day, my mother still believes that my caregiver at daycare, Ms. Regina, is an angel and was the biggest factor to my success with potty training. When I was two and a half years old, my entire life as I knew it changed and my family welcomed my little sister, Madison, into the world. My parents claim that even though Madison constantly cried because of her issues with colic, I still was loving and sweet towards her. To the best of my ability, I tried to assist my parents with caring for my sister. I would attempt to offer, what I thought, were great solutions to my sister’s problem. My mom says that if I had not have been such a laid back, easy child, my sister’s issues would have been much harder to deal …show more content…
From age 3 to around age 7, I was moving through Erikson’s third stage, initiative. To be successful in this stage, Erikson believes that a child must become a reasoned individual who is able to express their own developed thoughts and desires, as well as take initiative. I became more independent during this stage not only because I was growing and learning, but also because I now had a younger sister who took a lot of my parents time and energy. My parents held a consistent 8:00 p.m. bedtime for me, where I would successfully sleep through the night in my own bedroom. At the beginning of this stage, I would wake up in the morning and start talking, so my parents would come get me. Later on in this stage, I would either wake up in the morning and go directly to my parents. or my parents would be the ones to wake me up for school. My sister continued to have health issues throughout this time, which resulted in my parents being more lenient with me when it came to some things, but they did stay consistent most of the time. If I was not interacting with others, I was watching them; taking in everything that they were doing, but still knowing what was right and wrong. My father claims that I always seemed to take in what someone was saying to me before I responded and that I would voice my opinion if I really wanted something. At age 4, I started preschool at the same daycare that I had been going to my entire life. I had a different teacher and made

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