KEYNOTE SPEECH ASSESSMENT 4
overall class performance and in the kind of decisions they make in life (Carlock, 2013). Miguel
has issues that limit developing entirely intellectually due to his family background and
responsibilities. For instance, he is deficient in math, music, art, drama, and acting, and much
more an indication that the adolescent’s intellectual capacity in school is meager. Therefore, the
environment has to be favorable for a young teen to develop intellectually fully; otherwise, this
causes failure in usual activity and cognitive potential of the child.
The family is significant in child growth and development because it is the immediate
environment that models behavior. Miguel’s family is financially down, which causes all family
members to engage in economic activities to earn a living. Similarly, Miguel is young and not
eligible for employment, which makes him the best candidate for babysitting his younger brother
like the rest work. Besides, they speak Spanish at home, which brings about the language
impairment issues that the teen faces at school. Family background and economic status are
essential for the child’s development the form of support and upbringing (Carlock, 2013). As this
author says, Miguel’s problems have roots in the organization of their family. Therefore, the
adolescent’s family has a significant influence on how he associates with others and his decision
to quit school.
Society and Culture Influence
Society and culture are also present as significant influences to Miguel’s issues in school.
First, the family is of Hispanic origin which makes the adolescent feel like he is in a wrong place
with people from different culture speaking an unknown language. Second, he is in school where
he cannot easily express himself due to language impairments. Finally, he has extra-curricular
activities to take on while studying, as well as staying at home with the little boy. According to
Parta (2013), culture and society are essential for a teenager because it shapes their behavior and