Has Childhood Changed Essay

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Has Childhood Changed?

The purpose of this assignment is to examine if childhood has changed in the past 40 to 50 years. For the assignment I interviewed a 9 year old African American female and a 54 year old African American female. During my interview I found out that childhood has changed tremendously. Morals and values have been subsided due to priorities. Then on the contrary stress has taken a dramatic rise due to more children being raised in a single-parent home. In this paper I covered these basic areas: family history, school, friends, and extra-curricular activities.
When I asked the 9 year old (Trinity) to tell me about her family she started out with “I have a dad, a mom, and a grandmother.” Then I asked her did she …show more content…

She said that she can’t talk to her mommy about her daddy because mommy would get upset. Then to digress from family for a while (but I was sure that we would eventually venture back there) I asked her did she like sports? Trinity loves to play basketball and she was fast like a butterfly (as she so eloquently put it). Her father would take her to the gym with him when he worked out and her and her cousin would play basketball. She also loved to go play putt putt golf. And to my surprise guess who always took her to play putt putt golf? That’s right her father. In my conclusion to Trinity’s story I would say that the balance in her stressful unbalanced life would be her father. When I asked her about her grades she said she makes okay grades but sometimes when she misses her daddy she doesn’t do so well. Let’s move back 45 year ahead of today and see how childhood was then.
I interviewed my mother for my second person. Linda is a 54 year old African American female. When my mother described her childhood it sounded like this. Well, in my family there were my four brothers, my two sisters, and my mother. My father left us when I was a little girl. In school she was a popular and very outspoken individual. That was until her senior year. She dropped out of school to help her mother take care of her brothers and sisters so all of them would not have to drop out of school. That was one of her main concerns in life, how her

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