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COMPARE/CONTRAST essay about my mother&sister


College girl 13 4 / 5  
Oct 21, 2013   #1
Mother and Sister

Many people are similar in ways but have differences also that make them from other people. Just like my mother and my sister with their differences and similarities. Money management, Parenting skills, and dependability are things they all differ in but are the same in some ways also. My mother is the calm responsible strict dependable one while my sister is the push over dependable person.

My mother manages money so well and carefully. She's been having a savings account since she was about 13 years old. Like for every $100 she puts up $10-15, so she knows she'll always have something put up for emergencies. Because these days you never know what's happening and going on day after day. She can make a single $100 bill last and stretch for 3-4 days. She could go into a store and come out the store with 3 outfits for under $60 altogether. She shops bargains and sales and hates spending unnecessary money. But unfortunately her habits didn't rub off on my sister. She's not well managed with money at all. She works hard don't get me wrong but will go through her whole check in one week. Like she pays her bills and all then what she has left over she blows it on food and shopping. Instead of just putting some up and get things that she needs and not just wants just because like my mother. So when the children needs something she can get it just from her money and pocket instead of borrowing it from someone.

People have a lot of different ways in how they parent their children. Some are stricter and have rules then others. While some parents try to be more open and of a friend then a mother to their child. That's where my mother and sister parenting skills differ a lot from one another. My mother is a strong believer in rules and regulations. Meanwhile my sister is into the thing of being more focused in being a friend to her children so they'll talk to her and be open with her and not disappointing them. Then actually setting stone rules and putting them into play.

Like I would have to let my mother know when I was leaving the house and where I was going, be back by 9:00pm on school nights and 11:00pm on weekends. If those rules weren't followed and aboded by then there would be consequences. I would be on the school bus the next morning and my keys would be hung up in the front room or in her purse and my car parked for at least 2 days, I better not bring home no C's on report cards either. But my niece could leave when she wanted and come back when she wanted to however late she wanted to come in. Because my sister didn't set rules or anything, but that led to my niece being out of control and almost failing school. Now she's just wild.

In my family we all depend on each other we are each other's back bone. This is where my sister and mother are just alike you can believe that you can depend on them to be there for you through whatever circumstances. They could be sick as a dog but if they told you they would be there believe you would see, hear, or have whatever from them. Like for example my grandma's birthday was 2 days after my mother had just got out the hospital for a blood transfusion and she was supposed to be in the bed for at least a week. The next two days went by and she was up baking my grandmother a cake sick, recovering and all. But that's just her and how she is and my sister is the same. After she got the hospital from having her baby she rested for that day then was back up running around making sure we was all fed and good. Because my mother has several different illnesses.

These are two people that I'm very close too and have a lot of respect for. They are very different in a lot of ways but are the same in a bunch of ways also. Very different in money management and parenting skills but are the same and comparable in dependability and other aspects of life and living. So two totally different people can be compared and learn that they have more in common or more differences in one another and can be compared and contrasted very well.

dumi 1 / 6,928 1592  
Oct 22, 2013   #2
Many people are similar in ways but have differences also that make them from other people.

.... this is confusing;
Many people are similar in many ways, but certainly have differences too that make them different from other people.

Just like my mother and my sister with their differences and similarities.

My mother and sister are no exception; They have many similarities, and at the same time many differences too.
In the introduction, just briefly mention the similarities and the differences - Not more than two sentences. Then move into body pargraphs and discuss similarities in one and the differences in the other,
Pahan 1 / 1,907 553  
Oct 22, 2013   #3
Some are stricter and have rules thenthan others.

While some parents try to be more open and of a friend then a mother to their child.

While some parents maintain a very close and a more friendly relationship with their children, some others maintain a parental gap between them and the children.

That's where my mother and sister parenting skills differ a lot from one another

This is one area where the parenting styles of my mother and sister differ.

Meanwhile my sister is into the thing of being more focused in being a friend to her children so they'll talk to her and be open with her and not disappointing them.

However, my sister loves treating her children like friends and is more open with them in any discussion. She does not believe in controlling children as an effective way of parenting.
OP College girl 13 4 / 5  
Oct 22, 2013   #4
Overall though is it a good essay.... I'm going to edit it and make changes and post it again


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