Assignment 2 – Resilience
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Danielle is a 12 year old girl who lives in Minnesota.
She is in the middle of her
grade year at an extremely good public school.
She has friends, her family is in-tact,
and she lives close to nearly all of her extended family, especially her grandparents who
live across the street from her.
Her parents are high warmth, and high control, and her
father has a high paying job.
She is in relatively good health, and has an even but upbeat
She is well mannered, polite, and respectful, and has always been told that
she will go far in life.
She gets extremely good grades, and she plays volley ball at her
She is also in band, and plays the flute.
She loves school, and loves
hanging out with her cousins, whom she sees on a weekly basis.
She is also very
involved in the youth group at her church, the church that she has gone to for the past 12
years of her life, the same church that her entire family goes to.
In the middle of December of her 6
grade year, Danielle’s parents decide that the
job offer her father received from a company in San Francisco would be a good
opportunity for the family, so her parents decide to pack Danielle, her younger brother,
and her younger sister up and move the family to California.
Danielle was completely
She begged her parents not to make her move, but her well reasoned
arguments, followed by emotional pleas were futile.
Saying goodbye to her entire family,
all her cousins, aunts and uncles, and grandparents on New Year’s Eve night was the
worst night of her life.
Everybody cried, even all the dads.
Danielle was so angry at her
parents for ruining her life, she promised herself she would move back to Minnesota as
soon as she possibly could.
She wouldn’t get to see her cousins or family for another six
The only good thing about moving to California was that her parents bribed her
and her siblings with the promise that whatever house they move to when they get to