and sometimes even go out together. This includes such things as going to dinner or out
parents, on the other hand, let me take care of myself for the most part. Although our
responsibilities they should have.
Shannon has weekly chores that she has to take care of around her house. These
chores among other things include cleaning her room, her bathroom, and doing the dishes.
If these chores are not completed there are consequences such as losing priveleges like the
phone. She also has other responsibilites such as Pom-Pon. Shannon is required to be at
school everyday at 6:30 a.m. to practice. Not only does she go to practice, but she also
arrangements and find someone else to bring the stereo. If she does not do this she lets
the whole team down and they cannot practice.
house. A few of her jobs include doing the dishes, taking out the trash, sweeping the
We often agree and help out if we are not busy. The only things that my parents are really
not getting in any trouble and my activities do not interfere with my schoolwork or job.
Advice is often given to Shannon by her parents. Topics include friends, work and
relationships. She does not ask for this advice but often recieves it. This does not make
her angry, but as she said it can be quite annoying. I remember when we were younger
Shannon used to date a boy named Marque. Her parents did not approve of him and often
told Shannon that they should not be a couple. Shannon was upset by this but did not take
their advice. When they eventually broke up Shannon’s parents were happy, but Shannon
family and she could not go to her parents for support when she needed it most. This is
the kind of advice that Shannon often recieves. Not all of the advice she is given is on
views and opinions.
Unless I ask for it, advice is rarely given to me by my parents. They feel, as well as
I, that if I want or need advice I will come to them for it. This allows me to make my own
decisions and learn for myself. If I really need something, I will go to my parents for it,
and they are glad to help me. Ocassionally my parents will give me their input on a subject
me learn from my own mistakes and figure out ways to solve my own problems with little
Advice is somewhat of a touchy subject. Some people cannot handle recieving
advice and become angry when people try to tell them how to do something, or what they
should do. I think Shannon’s parents should let her make her own decisions and only
offer advice when she asks for it. Also, I like the way my parents handle the advice
subject. I like learning on my own and figuring things out. I learn more this way instead
of just being told what to do and how to do it.