Reflection Paper On Human Development

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In my understanding, Human development is a lifelong process of physical, behavioral, cognitive, and emotional growth and change. This process starts in the early stages of life from babyhood to childhood, childhood to adolescence to adulthood, where enormous changes take place. Through this process each person develops different attitudes and values that guides choices, relationships, and understanding. Another important developmental stage is sexuality, this is a lifelong process. Infants, children, teens, and adults are sexual being. It is important to enhance a child’s physical, emotional and cognitive growth, it is imperative to lay foundations that will help during the child’s sexual growth. Adults and parents have a great amount of responsibility …show more content…
Where the child learns to make their own decisions and discover that their actions have consequences. I can say that based on the type of life I was living with my parents my sense of independence came at a very early age. Instead of me being nurtured to develop self-confidence and not have self-esteem issues, I would nurture my mother and try to lift her up during our difficult time. By that time, my mother had already given birth to my middle sister, things in my household appeared to be somewhat normal but, months passed and my father continued being abusive towards my mother. Nine months passed and my mother gave birth again to another little girl and even though I was happy to have another sister, I didn’t wish the life that I was living upon my worst enemy. I immediately became my mother’s helper, I felt the need to protect my sisters at all cost, I became their second mother and they became my children. I didn’t want them to see or hear any of the things I had seen and witnesses while growing up. My dad’s health was deteriorating and my mother thought it would be best if we moved back to Mexico to be around other family members for support. My dad agreed and we left Houston, and started a new life in Mexico City. My dad has stopped drinking and it seemed that his bad tendencies and moods were slowly going away. It finally …show more content…
I was more mature, and well aware of my decision and actions. I had one things in my mind and that was to finish school, graduate and go to college. I even thought about adopting my siblings seeking emancipation from my parents. My career dream was to one day become an optometrist. I fantasized about coming back to school in Houston and later returning back to my hometown and open a practice there. In my mind my life was perfect and full of happiness and love. I found a part time job at the school library and I worked really hard to stay on top of my school work and ensure my GPA was good enough to apply for college. I did all that while still caring for my siblings and ensuring that they exceled in their school work and didn’t get into any trouble. Everything in my life was ok, my dad continued his road to recovery and he seemed to be getting better, he was seen by several doctors in Mexico and the United States and the medications he was taking were working for him. For the first time in my life, I could see my mom happy, she continued to work hard and that is what motivated me to continue to help her. I didn’t want to disappoint her I wanted her to be happy and feel safe. After I talked to my mom and shared my plans with her, her face changed and she was extremely sad and asked me to stay home and continued to help her. She stated she was ok with me going to college but she didn’t want me to leave.

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