My Step Father Research Paper

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Growing up, I remember my mother being a hard-working woman, determined to provide for my siblings and me. This meant she had to be absent from home most of the time. At times, she would work two jobs. My step-dad was always working nonstop as well. While my parents were working, my older siblings took care of me because I was the youngest child. There was no proper English language used in my house; it was more basic English. There was no intellect to the language spoken by my parents or siblings. I believe the absence of my parents, being left alone with my siblings, and being the youngest of seven kids affected my language skills in school. I remember my step dad would come home from work, grab a beer, and go straight outside to fix cars …show more content…
I remember my oldest sister telling me I was a brat and I could get away with anything. I never realized what she was talking about until I got older. My oldest sister would ask me if I did my homework after school. I would just brush her off and walk away. The reason she would get upset with her is because when she was my age, my parents were on her about school and education. She would get in trouble if she didn’t do her assignments at school or her grades were not up to their standards. She was the second to the oldest child and my parents were young and had energy to discipline her. I took full advantage of not having my parents not pushing in school or punishing me. I feel they were just tired of being on the older kids throughout the years about their education. I acted out in school and got sent to the principle office a lot. I did not want to participate. I felt stupid speaking to my class mates and teachers. I felt like my peers would make fun of the way I spoke because I lacked proper English and learning …show more content…
My older siblings who raised me were not fit to expand my language skills. I feel this is why I lacked intellect in school. I was a troubled child who just needed to be pushed with my education. I feel if I was pushed more from my family to do well in school at a young age, I would have not struggled so much in my communication and language skill today. Growing up as youngest child also allowed me to be able to be independent. I learned how to cook and clean for myself at a young age. As a child, I was not scared to exsplore around the neighborhood and meet new people. The survival skills I picked up in my childhood are the reason why I am self-determined

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