I was partnered with Stephanie C. and we reviewed our websites. 3 things that I would change for Stephanie’s website:

  1. Adjust the font size or type, it’s difficult to read without zooming in
  2. Add additional information to the about me section
  3. Add the CV to the CV section

1 positive aspect that influenced my development was my peer group. I did not find my peer group until junior year of high school, but when I did, I began to become more confident in my skills and abilities. My peer group was a mix of ethnicities that was focused on excelling in school and developing our artistic skills. We were not part of the popularity-conscious crowds, but were most likely associated with the average crowds, who were not openly hostile to us, but still had concern about grades (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015). According to Broderick and Blewitt, four fifths of adolescent males have encounters with the police. I think because of who my peers were,w hat was important to our group, and the general support that was provided, it protected me from risky behaviors that could have impacted my educational opportunities.

1 negative aspect that influenced my development was parenting style. My parents style of parenting was authoritarian which had an impact on on my development. Authoritarian parents are typically lower on responsiveness while being demanding (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015). My parents were extremely demanding and the environment was not democratic, and in direct response I chose to withhold as much information as possible from my parents in order to limit their involvement in my daily life (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015).

Broderick, P. C., & Blewitt, P. (2015). The life span: Human development for helping professionals. Harlow: Pearson Education.

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