Family Values

1473 WordsMar 13, 20106 Pages
Family Values Throughout my life I have been influenced and taught lots of things by many people. My biggest influences were and still are my parents. I personally feel that a child’s parents are the most important people in their life, because they are who influence you starting at birth. I have always said my parents are my foundation and the older I get the more I believe it and appreciate them for being who they are. I consider myself lucky; I was raised in a loving home with both parents. As a matter of fact we recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. My dad worked his butt off so my mom could stay home with me and my sisters. They have always been there for us no matter what we did; they were always there…show more content…
I even like watching the news or reading books about other races and ethnic groups and learning how they live. Of course some of it is unbelievable and sometimes hard to understand, but if it wasn’t it wouldn’t be interesting. We would all be the same and the world would be boring. At one time I worked as a substitute teacher and the kids taught me a lot. In one of my classes just so happen the day I was called in to teach a 2nd grade class, there was a little girl from another country that came in an hour after school started; it was her first day in class. It was very obvious she was scared to death and felt very out of place. She was dressed different and she talked different. Needless to say I was very worried because as we all know children can be very cruel because they are so honest and do not think before they speak. Most of the time they just say what is on their little minds. I wanted to introduce her to the class but not by standing her up in front of all of them, I think if I had done that she would have just had a heart attack right there, so I just told her to sit down anywhere she wanted to and continued to teach as if she was a regular student that had always been there. Later I decided to play hot potato but the rule was whoever was holding the potato when the music stopped had to say their name and tell something about themselves. It seemed to work really well and by lunch time she was talking and cutting up like

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