Essay on The Effects Of Alcohol On Children 's Life

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I was born on March 22, 1995 in Castro Valley, California. The first six years of my life went quite well, at least that’s what it looks like in the pictures. When I was six or seven my father started drinking heavily, so did my mother, and I realized throughout my life that alcohol is the reason I had more agency than most kids my age ever did. Alcohol caused leeway in my household, in fact, rules were nonexistent in my household. Because sobriety was needed to carry out rules and there was not much in my household. When my older sister and I were in eighth and seventh grade our home life completely changed who she was before. She was a friendly, positive, dedicated, A-plus student. But my sister began to make poor friendship choices, she would try and become who her friends were instead of being who she really was. She also became dependent on boys, due to my parents lack of care and compassion, and made a few bad choices. She did things with her boyfriend that not very many other students did in her grade, and because of this, she was humiliated by peers outside her group of friends. This caused me ask a lot of internal questions about how I wanted to be perceived by other people. I began to imagine other people’s perspective of me, I did well in school, I was very friendly, and I participated in cheer. I didn’t talk back to teachers, I didn’t mess around with any boys, and I thought to myself that people must be thinking very highly of me. I didn’t realize that this…

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