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Family Explorations Debbie K. Amons COUN5252 Introspective & Growth Sem.

710 North 9th Street
Hamilton, Illinois 62341
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Email: damons@capellauniversity.edu
Instructor: Linda Reed

FAMILY EXPLORTATION My Family history consist of my father’s side of the family immigrated to the United States from Ireland and my father and his siblings were raised in an environment where the men were the head of the household and made all of the decisions and the family was very close and played an important part in each other’s lives. My father’s family was very well off so my father was able to attend college and enjoy life and the things that life had to offer. My mother’s history consists of my mother’s family come from Germany and settled down in the Midwest. Her family was farmers and raised crops and livestock. My mother’s parents died when she was very young, so she was raised by her older brothers and sisters. At a young age my mother had to go to work to support herself and she worked most of her adult life. My father and mother were raised in very different family environments and how they were raised when they were growing up played a very important role in how my parents raised my sisters and me as we were growing up. My father did not ever have to want for anything as he was growing up and was given whatever he wanted by his parents and did not have to worry about how he was going to pay for it. On the other hand my mother had to basically raise herself and that meant that she had to work for what she wanted and if she could not afford it, she could

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