Two part Blog Post:
Referring to the peer review process for student websites, please state three changes you would recommend for your peer’s website and justify reasons for those changes.
Overall I really enjoyed my peer’s website. The content was insightful and the layout was easy to follow. IF I were an employer looking at my peer’s site, I would want to see their resume. This would help me to see his experience, education and current position being held. My peer’s website had a statement under their name. I would want them to expand more on this statement creating their own personal statement. This would give me insight into what is important to them. In the about me section, I would of liked to see some personal information. Having some personal information would help me to identify if the person is well rounded.
Citing the text for specific supportive evidence, name one positive aspect and one negative aspect that influenced your adolescent development.
During my childhood I always felt like I didn’t quite fit in with my family; however when I got to middle school I found a group of friends that I fit in with and everything changed for me. I got confidence and started establishing my self identity. As my peer group got a little older, friends within my group began to experiment with alcohol. And soon my peer group, including myself, was binge drinking every weekend. My parents had a very dismissive parenting style during my adolescent years and I basically did whatever i wanted including drinking, staying out all night, and skipping school. My deviant behaviors in high school got me into some legal trouble and I found myself having to get a part time job to pay my court fees. This was a very negative experience for me; however I made friends at my job that were not partaking in deviant behaviors which turned into a positive experience for me. I also learned positive independence, enhanced my self esteem, money management, and established a work ethic. Broderick and Blewitt (2015) cited all of these as positive aspects that adolescents can obtain while working a part time job.
Broderick, P. C. & Blewitt, P. (2015). The Emerging Self and Socialization in the Early Years. The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals (4th e., pp 180-181). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.