Stages and Struggles of My Childhood
The person I have become today is due to my development of the theoretical stages. When looking at the construction of the three theoretical perspective stages of my child hood, it is clear to see where and how I came to be the person I am today. My values, characteristics and attitude have all been molded by my micro-, meso-, and macro systems. The influences of my family and my life at home have shaped me into the person I am today. My family, consisting of my mother, my father, and two sisters, has not always been one hundred percent functional. Just like any other family, there have been arguments that tear us apart. As a child, the attention that had to be shared between my sisters and I was not always given equally. Even today, the same distribution of attention and affection is not equally given to us. The attention seems to go from my oldest sister, with her problems in school and with life; to the youngest, with her excelling work in her education and sports. My parents don’t seem to realize sometimes that I too am excelling in school, out shining my younger sisters sometimes. The attention I need for the achievements I obtain is usually never met. Being the oldest of four girls and one boy is difficult at times. Because even though I am expected to learn from the oldest and teach the youngest, I am not really given full responsibility for much. When a certain task is given to me though, it is difficult for me to complete it. Yet when I am at work or school, I take the initiative to do everything on my own. As a child, I was always repressed when it came to expressing how I feel, but now I speak out and yell when I want to be heard at home. But outside the home, I do not. I keep quiet and don’t raise my hand or get very personal with teachers or friends. If I get cut off in mid-sentence, I stop talking. The fact that I get cut off from speaking, usually leads...