Social Relationships in Childhood

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Social Relationships in Childhood
Clarice Booker
Kaplan University/ PS 420 – Social Relationships in Childhood
February 28th 2015
Unit 3 Assignment

Participant #1

Age: 14

Gender: Female

1. What were your friendships like while growing? Did this change from elementary school to middle and then to high school? If so, how?

I am in high school now (9th grade) and a lot has changed over the years. I had friends that I was forced to hang out with and some that just grew with me and now we are in same school or classes.

2. Tell about a time when your friends’ opinions were different than your parents’ and how you felt about it.
There have been a lot of times where my friends made fun of me because of my parent’s decision to not allow me to do specific things. I had a time where my mother told me “No” I could not attend something because she did not know my friends parents well enough. I was mad but I knew that I had to listen to my mother.

3. How did your ability to manage your emotions change from elementary school to middle and then to high school?
Well, I have managed my emotions to be truthful by knowing that I only have a few years left to living with my mom, then I can do anything I want to. I will be 18 and not have to worry about what I am told by my parent or sister.

4. Was your parents’ or your friends’ view of you more important to you when you were a teenager?
I am a teenager now and I would probably say that my friends view are more important because I am with them every day and I see them every day. I choose on if I want to speak to them or not.

5. Do you remember changing a behavior, clothes, or taste in music as a result of your friend’s influence? If so how?
No, I don’t.

6. Do you remember changing friends because their actions or opinions were very different than yours? How old were you when…...

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