Although the virtual activity was enjoyable, I wish that the program could have allowed me to feed, clothe, and play with the child in a similar fashion to the Giga Pet concept. That was the only thing missing in an activity that was practically perfect in every way. The outlined questions and questions pertaining to the virtual child were quite challenging.
The situations that were posed in the virtual environment could possibly be very similar to something one would experience in real life when dealing with a child. I often found myself asking if I would really handle certain situations the same way if it had happened in real life.
I am very proud of the way that I raised Aria. Since the program offered me a chance to treat her as a real child, I came to realize that I sounded like my parents sometimes. Usually when I had to tell Aria “No” about certain things. I guess what my parents keep telling me is true after all. I will learn how hard it is to raise me after I have my own child. At my age of 22 I sometimes think that I am ready to face the world independently. But after raising Aria, I have come to realize that I will always need my parent's guidance because it is hard to make my way in this world. More so if I end up as a single parent.