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Michael was the first born of two sons. His father expected great things from Michael, nothing short of perfection. Michael tried hard to please his father, but his father was never fully satisfied. His father thought if he yelled at Michael enough and was tough on him that Michael would eventually do things right and be molded into a "fine young man." Michael began to feel hopeless. He believed that he would never please his father. He started doing exactly the opposite of what his father told him to do because he knew he could not live up to his father's expectations. When Michael would defy his father, his father would yell at him even worse than before. It was a hopeless situation for Michael, especially when his little brother would do exactly as his parents asked. Michael often referred to his younger brother as "the perfect child." Michael felt that he would never be good enough.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

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Terry Kottman

Second Advisor

Thad Rozecki


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