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Growing up/Raising Children

What were you like as a child? How have you changed since you were a kid? What were you into when you were a kid? Were your parents strict or easygoing? What did you do with your family? What did you do with your friends? Were there other people besides your parents that had a big impact on you?
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grew up
Ex. She _____________ in a very small town. = to develop from being a child to being an adult
raised
Ex. He was ____________ by his grandparents. = to look after children and help them grow
obedient
Ex. I was a very _________ child. = always doing what you are told to do
take care of
Ex. He had to _________ his younger brother. = to watch and help somebody who cannot be independent
provide for
Ex. They need to __________ their children. =to give someone the things they need to live, such as money, food etc.
encouraged
Ex. My father _________ me to come to the U.S. = to say things that give a person confidence to do something
allow
Ex. Her parents _________ her to stay out late. = say it okay to do something; give permission to
permission
Ex. We had to ask for __________ to go to the bathroom. = when someone says it is okay to do something
allowance
Ex. He got $5 a week as an ____________. = an amount of money that you are given regularly usually from parents
spank
Ex. His parents used to ________ him if he was bad. = to hit a child on their bottom with your open hand, as a punishment
punish
Some parents take away TV or video games to __________ their children. = to make someone suffer because they have done something wrong or broken the law
relate to
Ex. Laurie finds it difficult to _________ to children. = to feel that you understand someone's problem, situation etc
go through
Ex. Teenagers _____________ a lot of changes physically and mentally. = to experience a particular process; often difficult
mature
Ex. He is very ___________ for his age. = acts like an adult
puberty
Ex. Many girls reach _________ at about 14 or 15. = when a child's body changes and they are able to have children
risks
Ex. Many teenagers like taking ___________. = to decide to do something even though you know it may have bad results
supporting
Ex. His parents are __________ him while he is in college. = to give enough money for someone to pay for all the things they need
trouble
Ex. He got into a lot of _____ when he was a kid. = when someone has done something which others will punish them for or be angry about
explore
Ex. He loved to ___________ the neighborhood when he was a kid. = to travel around an area in order to find out about it:
babysit
Ex. She used to __________ for her neighbor's kids. = to take care of children while their parents are away for a short time
yell
Ex. His dad used to ________ at him a lot. = to speak in a loud angry voice
adolescent
Ex. Being an ___________ can be difficult. = a young person, usually between the ages of 12 and 18, who is developing into an adult
childhood
Ex. He had a very happy ___________. = the time when you are a child
infant
Ex. He was very sick when he was an _____________. = a baby usually less than one year old
toddlers
Ex. There was a great playground for __________ near my house = a very young child who is just learning to walk
crawl
Ex. The baby just learned to ____________. = to move along on your hands and knees with your body close to the ground
independent
Ex. He was very ___________ as a child. = able to and like to doing things without other people (has a positive meaning in American culture)
role model
Ex. His uncle was a big ____________ for him. = someone whose behavior, attitudes etc people try to copy because they admire them
on my own
Ex. When I was a kid, I liked to do things _____________. = without other people; alone and independent
fit in
Ex. He tried hard to ___________ at his new school. = to be accepted into a group with a other people
bullying
Ex. ___________ is a big problem at some schools. = threatening to hurt someone or frighten them, especially someone smaller or weaker
develop
Ex. Teenagers ___________ rapidly both mentally and physically in a very short time. = to grow or change into something bigger, stronger, or more advanced
make
Ex. Sometimes it is hard to _________ new friends. = to become friends with someone
imaginations
Ex. Children often have really good ________________. =the ability to form pictures or ideas in your mind; think creatively
influenced
Ex. His grandfather ___________ him a lot. = to affect the way someone or something develops, behaves, thinks without forcing them
rebellious
Ex. Teenagers are often ______________. =deliberately not obeying people in authority or rules of behavior
discipline
Ex. The book gives parents advice about _______________. = a way of training someone so that they learn to control their behaviour and obey rules
manners
Ex. Her children have such good ____________. = polite ways of behaving in social situations
strict
Ex. Her parents were quite ____________. = having many rules and punishments
argue
Ex. His parents often __________ in front of him. = talk in an angry way; disagree and fight.
get along
Ex. They _____________ well with their parents. = have a good friendly relationship
curfew
Ex. He had an 11 o'clock _____________. = the time when you must be home; you cannot be out after that time
impact
Ex. Traveling abroad with my family had a big __________ on me. = the effect or influence that an event, situation etc has on someone or something
makes
Ex. My mother __________ me practice the piano. = cause or force someone to do something that they don't want to do.
pressure
Ex. Her parents put a lot of ____________ on her. = feeling of being pushed to do something
anxiety
Ex. Performing in public caused her a lot of _____________. = the feeling of being very worried about something
nervous
Ex. She was so __________ about her exams that she couldn't sleep. = worried or frightened about something, and unable to relax
made
Ex. Traveling abroad ___________ me more independent. = cause me to become
allows
Ex. Giving children freedom ____________ them to make mistakes, learn, and build confidence. = gives them a chance to do sth; makes it possible for them to do sth.
behavior
Ex. His parents always rewarded him for good __________. = the things that a person or animal does
reward
Ex. Some parents _________ their children with sweets. = to give something to someone because they have done something good or helpful or have worked for it
expectations
Ex. His parents have very high ____________ for him. = feelings or beliefs about the way something should be or how someone should behave
live up to
Ex. It was hard to _____________ their expectations. = do what people wanted or expected you to do
tolerate
Ex. They wouldn't __________ any bad behavior. = to allow people to do, say, or believe something
criticized
Ex. His father always __________ him. = to talk about their bad points or show your disapproval
praise
Ex. Her parents rarely ___________ her. = to say that someone did well or has good qualities
successful
Ex. She was very ____________ in school. = when everyone thinks you did very well
approval
Ex. He was always trying to get his father's ___________. = when someone shows that they think another person or thing is good
caused
Ex. When his father lost his job, it ___________ a lot of problems for his family. = made something happen, usually bad
let
Ex. His parents _________ him watch lots of TV. = to allow someone to do something that they want to do
spoil
Ex. She's an only child and her parents really _________ her. =to give a child everything they want, or let them do whatever they want, often with the result that they behave badly
mean
Ex. His brother was always __________ to him. = doing things that are unkind; enjoying another person's pain
teased
Ex. He often ___________ his sister when they were kids. = to make jokes in order to have fun by embarrassing someone, either in a friendly way or in an unkind way
make fun
Ex. Some of the children ___________ of him because he isn't good at sports. = to say unkind or insulting things to someone
chores
Ex. Some children help out by doing _______________ around the house. = small jobs that you have to do regularly, especially work that you do to keep a house clean
stay up
Ex. Kids often want to ____________ late. = not go to sleep; continue to be awake
stay out
Ex. Teenagers often want to _____________ late with their friends. = not come home; continue to be outside the house
concern
My parents main _____________ is my health. = feeling of worry about something important.
runs in the family
My parents and grandparents were all teachers, so I guess it __________. = something that is passed from parents and children
sacrifice
Many parents ___________ for their children. = give up things that you want
abandoned
The father ____________ his family. = to leave someone, especially that you are responsible for
sneak out
Sometimes teenagers _______ of the house at night. = leave the house secretly so that people do not know
peer pressure
Teenagers often drink alcohol because of ______. = a strong feeling that you must do the same things as other people of your age if you want them to like you
hang out
Most teenagers prefer to _____ with their friends than their parents. = spend time in a place or with people; not doing anything special
unsupervised
The children were left _______. = without being watched by a parent or adult
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