ECED 1150 Intro to Early Childhood Education
Your Images of Children
June 6, 2015
Growing up my family was very sports oriented and most of the things we did revolved around sports. My twin sister and I are the youngest of 5 children. Coming from parents whose mother dropped out of high school when she was 16, and a father who did attend college but never graduated. I always felt education wasn’t as important as it was because we weren’t really pushed to get good grades. Just pass! My oldest brother, Curt attended college, but he too did not graduate. Brian the 2nd eldest child did go to college and did graduate and is a Physical Education teacher and coach. My oldest sister did also attend college and never graduated. Monica, my twin sister graduated from college and is a Special Education teacher and has even went beyond furthering her expertise and obtained a Master’s Degree in 2010 and now pursuing a second Master’s Degree. She currently works in an Autism Support classroom. So, I feel that since my family has been so sports oriented, that most of us are very competitive not just in sports but in all areas of life.
When I think of myself while in school, I think of a very quiet reserved well behaved student. I would never go above and beyond the expectations, yet just do what was expected of me. My twin sister, and I were always separated because my mother and the school thought it was best for us to be separated to be more successful in the classroom setting. My twin sister and I have a unique bond in which we didn’t have growing up. We were separated by social groups and therefore put a little strain on our relationship. But obviously through the years and maturity we have learned that siblings are more important than we ever thought growing up. We never were and still aren’t a lovey, touchy feely family who share with each other all the time. I really adore all my siblings along with my parents now and wish we were...