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Childhood Summers - Sitting peacefully on the Pier, I am reminded of childhood summers. Not too far off the sound of water trickling over the dam almost puts me into what seems like an endless daydream, only coming back to reality by a fish breaking the water. The reflections of the sun dances on the water as the ripples expand like sound waves over the surface. A nice cool breeze blows through the flowers behind me, bringing a sweet aroma to my senses. This induced the birds to sing back and forth like on those tranquil Sounds of Nature CD’s....   [tags: childhood,] 538 words
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Teaching Project on Childhood Obesity - Introduction This day and age people are living longer with respect to various factors, for example, technology and evidence based practice which guide practices, in order to deliver safe and effective health care. However, many young adults are developing diseases that were once confined to adults. The prevalence of childhood obesity is rising and so is the steady incline of comorbidities in young adults. Education is perhaps one of the best options that can either control or prevent the rising rates of childhood obesity....   [tags: Childhood Obesity] 539 words
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Reflections on Childhood Development - In Infant development, as newborns progress in their development, many changes occur. Neonates, newborns have preferences already for certain senses such as odor, tastes, sounds, and some visual configuration. However, through infancy a baby develop better senses of hearing, and vision. For example, at birth typically a child’s vision is 20/600 and will not reach 20/20 until age two. They can usually focus on objects or people that are up to 9 inches away and can following a moving finger. Newborns also prefer colored stimuli compared to gray ones, but do not develop full perception of color until they are about four months old....   [tags: childhood development,] 1917 words
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The Cuases of Childhood Obesity - Within the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate has increased three-hundred percent (Crouse par. 3). This also means that ten percent of children worldwide are overweight or obese (“Childhood Obesity” par. 33). According to the Centers for Disease Control being overweight is defined as, “having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water or a combination of these factors.” On the other hand, they define obesity as having excess body fat (“Child Obesity Facts” par.1)....   [tags: Childhood Obesity Causes]
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Childhood Obesity Epidemic in America - America. This country has been called the land of the free and the home of the brave for many, many years. How amazing is it that this country even exists. Who would have thought people could rise up and defy such a big thing as total control. How fascinating would it have been to be there to see it. Yet, where did that lead us. On the outside a free country, sure, but when put under the microscope, America becomes a place full of prisoners. So many people are trapped in their own body. Adults, elders, even children....   [tags: Childhood Obesity Essays]
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The Childhood Obesity Epidemic - In today's modern era, the prevalence of childhood obesity is ubiquitous. It is an epidemic plaguing the lives of many young children and adolescent worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014), in the United States, close to 17% (or 12.5 million) of all children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese (CDC, 2014). Furthermore, the American Heart Association (2013) stated that "childhood obesity is now the No.1 health concern among parents in the United States topping drug abuse and smoking" (AHA, 2013, para....   [tags: Childhood Obesity Essays]
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The Childhood Obesity Epidemic - Childhood obesity it is a huge problem. Over the past years, the number of obesity in children has increased. The number of obese children in the U.S. has increased over the past years. The number has obviously also grown due to the video games, computers, and televisions, which are considered to be needed now-a-days, and have begun to take over the importance of exercising. The lack of exercise can lead to obesity, which approaches lots of negative effects. Obesity continuously puts these children at a very high risk of developing many serious illnesses like high blood pressure, asthma, and many more....   [tags: Childhood Obesity Essays]
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The Western Concept of Childhood Is Not Really the Norm - Modernity and globalization have modified how children and the concept of childhood is viewed in society – that is children and youth that once contributed to “household economies” are now viewed as financially invaluable (Zelsier, 1995, cited in Orellana, 2009, p. 17). However, Orellana’s (2009) work Translating Childhoods: Immigrant Youth, Language, and Culture, and Fong’s (2004) study Only Hope: Coming of Age under China’s One-Child Policy, challenge the normative views of the Western world by presenting the stories of children that may not have the typical childhood that most children are perceived to have, such as relaxing and playing with friends endlessly....   [tags: childhood outside of the First World]
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Professional Development in Early Childhood Education - The first few years of a young child’s life, from birth to four years old, are very critical to his/her overall development, due to most of the time, teacher professionals are individuals who play the key and an active role in their early childhood development are teacher professionals who have a passion and a genuine desire to help them learn, grow and succeed in their education. These are just a few roles that early childhood educators plays in the field of early childhood education for working with young children in their early childhood years of life, which the requirements, most of the time, are to have both a formal education and passing teacher-certification score....   [tags: Early Childhood Education]
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Understanding the Childhood Obesity Epidemic in America - The human body requires the intake of food in order to function properly. The foods that we decide to eat has an effect on the ability to use are mind, are strength, and even how prone we are to getting sick or hurt. Eating to much of the wrong foods, with little or no exercise can cause the silent but deadly epidemic of obesity in children and in teens. In the past, obesity was just known as a condition that only affected adults. In this generation the youths are becoming more prone to obesity....   [tags: Childhood Obesity Facts]
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Childhood Stories: Versions of Fairy Tales - Childhood was a very interesting time of life for me. Through everything that I had gone through growing up, still I always remembered the story tales that had been read to me over the years. Although The Three Little Bears and The Three Little Pigs were different stories, they both contained few similarities as well as many differences. The similarities in these two stories would be the significance of the number three and two characters invading the privacy and territories of unexpected families....   [tags: childhood, fairy tales, ] 1351 words
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Characteristics of the Effective Early Childhood Educator - This essay examines the components that contribute to being an effective early childhood educator. Effective early childhood education has been shown to be an evolving and complex process, and is influenced by many factors. These factors include a deep understanding of the theories and philosophies of many pioneering and contemporary pedagogues, such as Piaget, Montessori and Vygotsky and studies emerging from Reggio Emilia in Italy. Researchers have found, that unless the educator is working in a specific theory based environment, for example, a Montessori school, or a school where Piagetian practice is implemented, the contemporary pedagogy will base lesson plans on a selection of these t...   [tags: Early Childhood Education, elementary education]
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Increased Physical Activity and Nutrition Education Will Reduce Childhood Obesity - Introduction The average school year for students in grades K-12 consists of 180 days, with an average of 7 hours per day. Seven hours per day times the 180 days per school year totals to 1,260 hours per school year. The US Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) recommends that children and adolescents spend 60 minutes per day engaging in physical activity that are muscle and bone strengthening (The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), 2013)....   [tags: Childhood Obesity]
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Middle Childhood - A. Freeze Tag, is another variation of the game Tag. Where the person who is “it” tags everyone but instead of being out of the game once tagged, the person will be frozen in place until another player “un-freeze” the player, for instance by touching the frozen player on the shoulder. Freeze tag, first begins by gathering a group of players, deciding on who is “it”, determining this may be volunteering oneself or playing a game like rock, paper, scissor. After determining the person who is “it”, he or she will count up to a number allowing the other players to scatter, giving them enough time to get away from the person who is “it”....   [tags: Child Development, Early Childhood] 2484 words
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Childhood today - Section One: What is childhood today. Drewery and Claiborne (2014) present the importance of understanding how childhood and what is meant when using the term childhood can be defined differently across and within cultures and it is therefore important to understand these stages of childhood within the context of the social norms and expectations of the child’s surrounding culture. According to the authors, the social markers indicating the move from infancy to child can vary greatly across different cultures and within the same cultures....   [tags: Culture, Stages of Childhood, Infancy, Teens]
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My Childhood Memory of My Role Model - Since the age of 12, I have struggled to remember what my childhood was like; from time to time I regained a little memory about my life. I was brought up by my grandparents, who worked hard every day to make ends meet for me. However, my life changed on May 25, 1995, when I received a call from Belinda, a friend of the family, saying that my grandparents were in a bad car accident, and that they did not make it out alive. It seemed as though the world around me had come crashing down. Then my aunt Joyce, a mother of three children and a postal worker stepped up as my care giver....   [tags: Childhood, Memory, aunts, single mothers,] 429 words
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The Effects of Childhood Cancer on Families and the Journey That Becomes the New Normal - In 1998, the most common cause of child and adolescents death claimed approximately 2500 young lives in the United States alone. The cause of this dreadful loss of life was due to childhood cancers. This paper explores the changes in the life of children dealing with cancer, families that have been affected by these diseases (also known as pediatric cancer) and a small part of the journey they experience. Cancer does not discriminate and affects all members of the family unit. This paper investigates the challenges that a family will experience from the first diagnoses through palliative care....   [tags: Children, Adolescents, Childhood Cancers]
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Study Regarding Relationship Attachment Based on Childhood Parental Attachment - Evaluating Attachment Styles in Romantic Relationships Affected by Childhood Experiences Attachment has been traditionally thought of as a pattern of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are resulted from the ability of a caregiver to meet an infants’ need for closeness (Myrick, Green, & Crenshaw, 2014). In reality attachment style stays with a child up until adulthood because they sustain relationships with their parents and also develop new ones with friends and romantic partners to have emotional and intimate support (Black & Schutte, 2006)....   [tags: Childhood, Parents, Relationships]
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The Importance of Early Childhood Education and What it looks Like in America - “At what age should I enroll my children in school. Why are we pushing our children at such an early age. I just want my children to be children. Will Pre-K really prepare them for Kindergarten?” These are all questions that parents ask themselves as their children start approaching school age. Parents have to face the decision about whether or not to send their children to pre-k before kindergarten, or if they will just send them to kindergarten. Some parents do not realize just how important early childhood education is....   [tags: childhood education, preschool, kindergarten]
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Observation of the Early Childhood - Observation of the Early Childhood An observation was held in the children'"s wing of Tarrant County Junior College. A variety of children between the ages of two to six were observed in activities ranging from physical and motor to social and cognitive development. Specifically I mean that whether it was leadership skills or lack of, running, climbing and jumping, drawing and writing, or anything that could fall between, it has been seen, done and accounted for in the following observation. First let's start with the physical and motor development....   [tags: Early Childhood Development] 1524 words
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Early Childhood Education Diversity Case Study - Tom is a four year old boy and is attending preschool for the first time. He suffers from a condition called Cerebral palsy. According to Alvarez, (2014), Cerebral palsy (CP) is an abnormality of motor function, the ability to move and control movements and is acquired at an early age, usually less than a year of age. Tom and his parents represent the Rastafarian culture. His parents have long dreadlocks, but his dreadlocks appear to be in the initial growing stage....   [tags: Inclusive Early Childhood Education Case Study]
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The Importance of Cooking in Ecology of a Cracker Childhood - The Importance of Cooking in Ecology of a Cracker Childhood Janisse Ray wrote the book, "Ecology of a Cracker Childhood." In the story, the author describes how she grew up, the influences that her family history, culture, and nature had on her, and how she is an individual as well as part of a whole. The memory that I believe gives a very personal insight into the author's identity details her mother's down home, southern cooking and the imprints, that her cooking impressed on her....   [tags: Ecology Cracker Childhood] 996 words
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The Process of Language Acquisition in Childhood - Children encompass the ability to learn whichever language system they are introduced to, therefore a newborn would learn the fictional Klingon language (Hoff, 2006). Klingon is not a natural language such as English or Spanish, and does not adhere to all the rules of a natural language. Due to this issue, the child would encounter problems in saying everyday terms in Klingon. Also, since Klingon is a fictional language and not spoken in society the child would not be able to communicate with others, which may cause the child to reject this fictional language....   [tags: early childhood development, speech]
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How Poets Describe the Ending of Childhood Innocence - How Poets Describe the Ending of Childhood Innocence Firstly Seamus Heaney is a poet I have studied. He was from a rural catholic background in Castledawson, County Derry, however he did live in a mainly protestant area. He addresses issues such as childhood, familial relationships, particularly his relationship with his father and also the identity crisis of becoming a poet. For example in his poem, “Death of a Naturalist” he draws largely on his experience and the experience of his community in an attempt to represent the troubles in a new and analytical manner....   [tags: Childhood Poetry Poems Essays] 1253 words
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Early Childhood Observation - Chaos, disaster, everything destroyed. This is the visual that I thought I would see when entering a classroom filled with twenty kindergarten students. Sandy Creek elementary school breaks that vision as the students can be seen walking reverently and hastily to get to the gym for their morning messages from the principal. With over 670 students, the gym was filled with chatter and excitement to hear what the announcements were for that day (Texas Education Agency Accountability, 2013). Sandy Creekelementary lies right on the boarder of the cities Cedar Park and Leander and is hidden behind the Running Brushy middle school....   [tags: Childhood Observation Essays]
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The Loss of Childhoos in Heaney's Poems - The Loss of Childhoos in Heaney's Poems Seamus Heaney's poems explore the loss of childhood and the cruel awakening into the world of adulthood. Discuss. Seamus Heaney has been described as 'the best Irish poet since Yeats'. He was born on April 13th 1939 and was the eldest of nine children to Margret and Patrick Heaney, at the family farm in Mossbawn. He studied English in Queen's University in Belfast, also in Saint Joseph's College in Belfast, to become a teacher. After many years of writing "Death of a Naturalist" was published in 1966....   [tags: Seamus Heaney Poetry Childhood Essays] 2293 words
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An Analysis of Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood by Richard Rodriguez - An Analysis of Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood by Richard Rodriguez Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood by Richard Rodriguez is an essay that shows his readers a part of life that many have never experienced. Rodriguez uses this essay to show how he fights through his childhood to understand English. Speaking clear English will help him to fit in to society. He faces society while forfeiting his happy home life, to try to become a typical English-speaking student.      As a young child, Rodriguez finds comfort and safety in his noisy home full of Spanish sounds....   [tags: Richard Rodriguez Bilingual Childhood Aria Essays]
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How Seamus Heaney's Childhood Affected His Poetry - How Seamus Heaney's Childhood Affected His Poetry Seamus Heaney was born in the North of Ireland in 1939 on a farm with his mother and father and nine other siblings. Generally Heaney's poems are influenced by animals through his childhood experience, specifically within 'The Early Purges' and 'An Advancement of Learning'. Heaney grew up near Belfast, during the time of 'The Troubles', the Irish civil war. Although Heaney left at the height of the war, it is obvious his work reflects his experiences of that time....   [tags: Seamus Heaney Childhood Poetry Poems Essays] 1104 words
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Childhood Influences Our Future Decisions, as Seen in “Thank you, Ma’m” by Langston Hughes and “Spilled Salt” by Barbara Neely - Certain factors in a person’s childhood can influence the decision that a person makes. These factors are likely very significant and can change the perspectives of different people. Langston Hughes, the writer of Thank You M’am, and Barbara Neely, the writer of Spilled Salt, both use various literary techniques to convey to the theme of childhood having an influence on a person’s behavior and decisions. These techniques allow the authors to present this theme more successfully through the use of sympathy, humor, and character....   [tags: childhood, poetry, Thank you, Ma’m, Langston Hughe] 783 words
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Childhood Presented in To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison - Childhood Presented in To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Childhood should be a time of great learning, curiosity, joy, playfulness and guiltlessness. The reality is that it can be a time of extreme vulnerability and dependency. The innocence and fragility of a child is easily manipulated and abused if not nurtured and developed. Family relationships are crucial in the flourishing of young minds, but other childhood associations are important too. These include school life, friends, play and peer-group....   [tags: English Literature Childhood Essays]
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Childhood in Robert Frost's Birchess and William Blake's The Chimney Sweeper - Childhood in Robert Frost's Birchess and William Blake's The Chimney Sweeper Robert Frost's view of childhood is much different than that of William Blake, as expressed in their respective poems, "Birches" and "The Chimney Sweeper". Living in the late seventeenth century, Blake saw some hard times; and as such, paints a very non-romantic picture of childhood. Frost, however, sees things differently. The result is two glaringly different poems that goes to prove how very different people are. Blake's portrayal of childhood is far from happy....   [tags: Childhood Blake Birchess Chimney Frost Essays] 1311 words
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The Defining of Childhood - Childhood is difficult to define because there any many variables involved, which can affect the outcome. Society gauges one’s social graces by one’s exact age and expects certain norms for specific ages. Historical era plays a great part in defining who a person is and within each era one’s social class and geographical location also varied one’s development. Going back in time to the pre-civil war era, we clearly begin to see three classes of American society: the wealthy planation family, the middle class family, and the slave family....   [tags: Characteristics, Social Class, Culture]
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The Significance of Childhood - The Significance of Childhood “No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprison population by force of arms forever.” – J. Michael Straczynski. Equality 7-2521 is imprisoned under the Council’s rule, along with the rest of his society, where being different and defying the brotherhood could lead to death. Anthem by Ayn Rand is about Equality 7-2521 discovering himself as an individual, and rebelling against the conformist strategies of the Council. Dictatorial leaders of the Council enforce the rule of children growing up away from their families to impact their lives at an impressionable age by not allowing them to make their own decisions, controlling their minds with the ‘correct’ rules an...   [tags: society, control, fear]
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A Twist in Childhood - ... When I was five years old, Dad and Mum enrolled me to a decent catholic school that had a motto of “Veritas Omnia Vincit” meaning “Truth Conquers All” and where bullying was strictly prohibited. Teachers taught good manners and discipline to students. I had many good-disciplined classmates and we were competing for our grades and soon we became friends. Home was not far away from school but my parents always guided me safely home. Every time I was going back home, I always saw street children who wore torn clothes and rags, begging for money and food....   [tags: personal narrative] 517 words
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Scout's Childhood Simplicity in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird - The adult world is a cold and terrifying place. There are robberies, shootings, murders, suicides, and much more. If you were to be a small child, perhaps age 5, and you were to look in at this world, you would never know how bad it actually was, just from a single glance. Children have a small slice of ignorant bliss, which helps to keep them away from the harsh of reality. It isn’t until later, when they encounter something that opens their eyes and shows them, that they truly start to understand the world we live it....   [tags: Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird, childhood,] 634 words
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History of Childhood - Childhood is usually understood as a set of experiences and behaviours, gained in the early stages of the human existence, considered as the preparation for the adult world. However, the history of childhood is a very complex topic and it has become a very influential area of study in recent years. In 1962, the ‘Centuries of Childhood’ by Philippe Ariés introduced the idea that childhood was a new creation developed in recent centuries and as a concept it was believed to be nonexistent before the seventeenth century....   [tags: Literature] 2203 words
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Childhood in Canada - The research question which I used for this project was “what does it mean to be a child in Canada?” My participant is ten years old and due to legal issues, he will be known as Evan instead of his real name. the field-work process of the photo-voice assignment, Evan’s thoughts and pictures made me realize just how similar my own memories of my childhood was to his because as I was analyzing the pictures he took, I noticed those would have been the same pictures I would take if I was the participant....   [tags: photo-voice assignment, culture]
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Two Different Childhoods in My African Childhood by David Sedaris - In “My African Childhood,” David Sedaris talks about his own childhood in comparison to his friend Hugh’s. From David’s perspectives, Hugh’s life was so fascinating and fulfilled, while his own seemed to be inane and dull. Besides, Hugh’s childhood stories were so adventurous that they made David’s life in North Carolina appeared ordinary and simple, even though, David’s surroundings were just as normal and safe environments as any average American boy would have. Illustrating both childhood experiences, David favored Hugh’s one over his own by describing the differences in school activities, vacations, and even living properties....   [tags: activities, vacations, properties] 569 words
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The Invention of Childhood by Hugh Cunningham - Contemporary anxieties about childhood have often fuelled the incentive into historical research on the subject, with childhood enjoying a high status in our social, political and cultural debates. This has been reflected in what can be described as a ‘lively field’ of historical investigation , aiming to give us a wider perspective on the changing conceptions of childhood, and an understanding of the experiences of children through time. The publication of Philippe Ariès’ L’enfant et la vie familiale sous l’ancien regime in 1960 helped to stimulate an upsurge of interest in the field, with Ariès managing to convince most of his readers that childhood had a history, and that ideas about chi...   [tags: old testament, education, correction]
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Childhood as a Social and Historical Construction - Childhood can be seen as a social status with multiple meanings and expectations attached to it without a clearly defined end or beginning (Montgomery 2009), This essay will introduce different sociological perspectives on what childhood is since childhood is not universal rather is it mobile and shifting this means children experience various childhoods there are local and global variations(Waller 2009), a Childs experience can be influenced by their gender, ethnicity, culture and social class which this essay will expand on....   [tags: diversity, cultures, socialization] 2111 words
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Characteristics of children in middle childhood - Human development refers to the processes of change and stability throughout human life. The early stages of development in children are important in their life span. Children in middle childhood are those who are in the age between 6 to 11 years old. Most children in middle childhood start their formal education in primary school. In this stage, they have more opportunities to expose themselves to people and environment they had never known. In general, children in middle childhood are characterized by 3 major domains which are physical, cognitive and psychosocial (refer to Figure 1 in Appendix 1)....   [tags: Human Development, Metacognition]
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Putting a Stop to Childhood Obesity - According to Koukourikos, Lavdaniti, and Avramika, childhood obesity is a modern epidemic situation and is the most frequent eating disorder. (128) Obese is means the individual ways more than what is normally expected, which means he/she is extremely overweighed. Children sometimes tend to eat more than what the body needs. Obesity or even being overweight has serious effects on the individual and the society. Both need to take action to examine the causes of this problem and find solutions. The biggest effect is on the individual....   [tags: health, nutrition, modern epidemic]
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The Consequences of Early Childhood Abuse - In the article “The long-term impact of childhood abuse on internalizing disorders among older adults” Child abuse is a major life stressor that has important consequences for several indices of mental health in adults (Sachs-Ericsson, Verona, Joiner, & Preacher, 2006). The connection between the childhood abuse and adulthood consequences gives insight of just how severe effects it as on you later in life. In the survey a measurement of childhood abuse experiences including emotional, physical and sexual were recorded....   [tags: long term health problems] 627 words
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The Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse - Introduction Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) constitutes a very small amount of cases, but nonetheless it is extremely detrimental for children. Studies evaluated the consequences of childhood sexual abuse and revealed that such traumatic experiences can harm the child physically, psychologically, and emotionally. The disturbing experiences can also negatively impact the child during their adolescence and adulthood. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes child maltreatment as physical and emotional abuse, negligence, and commercial or other exploitation of children (Smallbone, Marshall, & Wortley, 2011)....   [tags: traumatic experience, maltreatment] 541 words
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Centuries of Childhood by Philippe Aries - Introduction Since the publication of the influential book by Philippe Aries in the 1960, ‘Centuries of Childhood’, it caused a major topic of interest for historians. For many years, oral history has become a predominant technique used by historians to help gain further understanding of the lives people lived in the past. The Oral History Society stated that oral history is the recordings of an individual’s memories and experiences. This suggests that it is almost viewed as a technique which enables historians or researcher to gather information based on people’s unique memories and their lifestyle which enables them to reconstruct the past....   [tags: experience, knowledge, oral history]
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Are Parents to Blame for Childhood Obesity? - Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the United States. One out of five children in the U.S. are obese. In fact, “Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese ("Obesity rates among," 2011). The childhood obesity rates have steadily risen since 1980 and many children are now suffering from what were once thought of as adult illnesses, such as elevated cholesterol levels, hypertension, arthritis, and diabetes. Several internal and external factors contribute to childhood obesity; however, many people believe that parents are primarily to blame for obese children and adolescents....   [tags: Health]
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Taking a Look at Childhood Obesity - What is one of the most serious problems for children in North America today. These days, many people suffer from obesity in North America and, it causes problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and early mortality. A lot of people think that obesity is a problem only for adults, but now obesity has become one of the most serious problems for children in North America. Childhood obesity occurs when children are overweight and this is measured by body mass index (BMI). Obese children tend to be unhappy because they often have bad health, bad social relationships, and low self-confidence....   [tags: unhealthy habits, nutrition, exercise] 1123 words
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The Social Construction of Childhood - While all societies acknowledge that children are different from adults, how they are different, changes, both generationally and across cultures. “The essence of childhood studies is that childhood is a social and cultural phenomenon” (James, 1998). Evident that there are in fact multiple childhoods, a unifying theme of childhood studies is that childhood is a social construction and aims to explore the major implications on future outcomes and adulthood. Recognizing childhood as a social construction guides exploration through themes to a better understanding of multiple childhoods, particularly differences influencing individual perception and experience of childhood....   [tags: Social Issues, Children]
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The Epidemic of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity - Every year in the United States, obesity rates among adolescents and children continue to steadily increase. It was calculated that in 2010, nearly 17 percent of children throughout the United States were considered obese, (U.S. Obesity Trends). Bearing in mind these statistics, and this escalating dilemma, parents encouraging their children to engage in physical activity can help prevent weight problems, which could eventually result in possible health risks in the future. Childhood obesity rates, as well as the potential for health risks, have increased over the past few decades as a result of inactivity, poor nutrition, and unfortunately genetics....   [tags: Health, adolescent, children]
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Analysis of Childhood Obesity in the US - Childhood obesity in America is a growing disease that is slowly taking over the world because of the fast food industry, school lunch programs, and parental control. The number of overweight and obese children has increased at an outstanding rate over the past years, and there is no chance of it slowing down unless we do something about it. The childhood obesity rate started to increase during the mid- 1970s. “According to the author of The Metamorphoses of Fat- a History of Obesity, one in five American kids and teens are overweight or obese; That is triple the rate in the 1960’s” (23)....   [tags: obesity, overweight, obese children] 1473 words
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Childhood - At its fundamental level, adulthood is simply the end of childhood, and the two stages are, by all accounts, drastically different. In the major works of poetry by William Blake and William Wordsworth, the dynamic between these two phases of life is analyzed and articulated. In both Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience and many of Wordsworth’s works, childhood is portrayed as a superior state of mental capacity and freedom. The two poets echo one another in asserting that the individual’s progression into adulthood diminishes this childhood voice....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Blake and Wordsworth] 1788 words
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Childhood - ‘Childhood is a social construct, a product of our collective imaginations. Different ads and different films construct childhood in different ways’ (Video 1 Band 3 pp.341-342). I intend to explain how different visual representations of children are influenced by the four discourses of childhood. I will discuss views and ideas of the three main childhood discourse philosophers and the sociologist. Social constructionism approach distinguishes different discourses of childhood as a result of different cultures, believes, experiences and time in history....   [tags: Sociology, Social Constructionism] 1452 words
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The Reality of Childhood: Bridge to Terabithia - When the word childhood is mentioned, a few synonyms come to mind. Adults when looking back at their own childhood, tend to think of innocence, being carefree, taking naps, a wild imagination, and the idea of simple pleasures. However today’s children tend to not be thought of with these characteristics. They are typically understood as spoiled, that lack most good morals. Ones that are being molded by culture and don’t display any values that past generation’s childhood had. However young adults and earlier generations can argue that childhood is as much present as it has ever been....   [tags: Katherine Paterson, Literary Analysis]
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Studies on The Childhood of Serial Killers - A serial killer is a person who murders three or more people over a period of more than 30 days, with a "cooling off" period between each murder, and whose motivation for killing is largely based on psychological gratification. Most people do not understand what can make a person want to kill multiple people for no reason other than own satisfactional gain. In actuality serial killers have been studied for over hundreds of years, and the information that has been documented continues to grow. The research that I have gathered about serial killers focuses on their childhood development, the differences and similarities between men and female serial kills, and finally general information on ho...   [tags: murder, killing animals, abused]
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The Series Problem of Childhood Obesity - America is country facing some very big problem. In the United States, there are several problems including downturn on our economy, gay marriage, civil rights, war against drug, risky health factors and some interference with international affairs like US involvement in Syria. In all of those problems we are not working on that has cure for example some risky health factors. Some common health risk factors are alcohol consumption, high blood pressure, rising cholesterol, tobacco use, illegal drug use and childhood obesity....   [tags: school, physical activity, parents]
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Causes and Facts of Childhood Obesity - Increasing at an alarming rate, nearly one in three American children will be considered to be overweight or obese. Even though facts have shown that genetics is not a cause of childhood obesity, many people still believe that childhood obesity is the parent’s fault. In this paper readers will discover causes and facts of childhood obesity. Childhood obesity is a serious medical problem that affects children. Obesity is a medical term, commonly defined as being extremely overweight, which is only half the case....   [tags: obesity, overweight, diet] 660 words
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The Presentation of Childhood in "Wuthering Heights" - The presentation of childhood is a theme that runs through two generations with the novel beginning to reveal the childhood of Catherine and Hindley Earnshaw, and with the arrival of the young Liverpudlian orphan, Heathcliff. In chapter four, Brontë presents Heathcliff’s bulling and abuse at the hands of Hindley as he grows increasingly jealous of Heathcliff for Mr. Earnshaw, his father, has favoured Heathcliff over his own son, “my arm, which is black to the shoulder” the pejorative modifier ‘black’ portrays dark and gothic associations but also shows the extent of the abuse that Heathcliff as a child suffered from his adopted brother....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1832 words
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The Path to Success in Childhood Obesity - ... Therefore, educational institutions have the unique ability to implement robust physical activity programs, and encourage the participation in extracurricular sports. Physical activity programs need to be part of a balanced curriculum. The scheduling of regular physical activity programs will provide children with the appropriate atmosphere to both conduct and learn about different physical activities. These courses will offer an avenue of strenuous exercise on a daily basis which will encourage proper physical growth and metabolism regulation....   [tags: diet, exercise, weight]
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The Disappearance of Childhood Debate - This paper will critically discuss the ‘disappearance of childhood’ debate which centres on electronic media and consider why such a debate has come into existence. This essay will critically discuss both sides of the debate that is the disappearance proponents and those who are more optimistic about the effects of technology on the lives of children. In response to both arguments, I will propose that there is a new concept of childhood which has evolved throughout history; this concept is one of changing childhoods for a whole variety of reasons....   [tags: Children's Identities]
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The Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse - Child sexual abuse has been reported up to 80,000 times a year, but the number of unreported instances is far greater, because the children are afraid to tell anyone what has happened (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry). Childhood sexual abuse is a traumatic experience affecting the lives of not only the victim, but those close to the victim as well. Many think there is only one person truly traumatized, but in fact, everyone involved is affected. The victim has to deal with their experience the rest of their lives....   [tags: child abuse, argumentative, persuasive] 1832 words
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Childhood Obesity in the United States - Literature Review Description of Obesity Problem Childhood obesity is an increasing problem here in the United States. According to Schuab and Marian (2011) “Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions” (P.553). The prevalence of child obesity and overweight has increased over the last 30 years all over the United States, becoming one of the biggest public health challenges (Moreno, Johnson-Shelton, & Boles, 2013). The purpose of this paper is to give a background of the obesity epidemic, a review of current policy, and make a policy recommendation....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Taking a Look at Childhood Obesity - ... Children need a longer gym class; school but back on gym classes and recess period to make more room for classroom and study time. Thirty minutes of any physical activity per day supply children with enough energy, but also exercise provides kids with stronger bones and joints, greater muscle strength, and a decrease in body fat (Hassink, 2006, p50). Fast food also brings many American children to the obese or overweight stage. Fast food companies spend so much money on advertisements from billboards to commercials and each movie about their fast food they market....   [tags: abnormal, unhealthy amounts of fatty tissue] 1849 words
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Childhood Obesity in the United States - When it comes to obesity in the United States, many fail to acknowledge its presence. The new generation is increasingly falling into the hands of obesity; many don’t even realize it until they experience changes in their health. It is known for a fact that the Unites States has the greatest obese population in the world. According to current statistics, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children in the past thirty years (“Parents Blamed for Childhood Obesity,” 2009). Although many parents admit that their children are obese, others fail to accept that this is an epidemic that should be controlled and given their immediate attention (Green & Reese, 2006)....   [tags: Eating Habits, Health Problems]
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Analysis of Childhood Obesity in America - The overall rate of obesity for children comes in at 17 percent, or about 12.5 million obese children in America today (Doheny 1). The number of children who are obese is growing at a fast rate. Most cases of childhood obesity are caused by eating too much and exercising too little. Extra weight puts children at a risk of serious health problems; such as, diabetes, heart disease, and asthma (Smith 1). Although obesity can be prevented, it has become a growing problem among children due to several factors that lead to health problems....   [tags: obesity, overweight, weight gain]
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Commercialization of Childhood and Its Downfall - Commercialization of Childhood What is commercialization of childhood. “Rise of economic globalization has lead more interruption of childhood by large and small organizations in their marketing and advertising campaigns to target the children at every corner of earth.” When did the commercialization start. As there is no particular resource which could provide this information but it had started since the inception of any media source in the world. Most likely the first invented media was print media hence commercialization of children is the practice since the start of print media....   [tags: children, marketing, earth, media, celebrities] 1104 words
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The Benefits of Early Childhood Education - ... A care giver is a trusted adult friend, role model or teacher who can give the children safe boundaries and build trust in others. Stable staffing and care giving involves not only writing care plans but also meeting their social and emotional needs, so that you can understand their behavior. Quality staffing means helping the child achieve their family goals as well as individual goals. Achieving family goals means to see the children safe and happy as a part of a family. A caregiver should begin working towards this goal making sure the child returns home and stays happily with its extended family and being away from harm and well cared for strong as part of a loving family....   [tags: parents, teachers, partnership] 657 words
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Overivew of Childhood Obesity in the US - In 2012 CDC statistics show that over “35 percent of adults in the United States of America are recorded as obese (30kg/m2) and 32 percent of children.” The obesity rate has doubled since 1971.” Not only is epidemic growing in numbers of victims but also in expenses. The United States spend spent 147 billion dollars in 2008 on expenses medical costs yearly and that does not include the fight against the problem. “In 2003 over 300,000 died due to obesity related health problems, diseases and cancers.” One of the most important battles we wage on American soil is the war for citizens to be fit, and it almost always starts in the childhood....   [tags: Healthcare, Nutrition, Overeating]
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Childhood Obesity: The Fault of a Parent - America is becoming fat. It is a simple fact, and everyone knows it. Already, Americans weigh on average 24 pounds more than they did in the 1960’s (Hurst). Twenty-four pounds may not seem like much, but it is not just the adults that are being affected--America’s children are the main victims. The future of the United States is at stake, and yet all anyone can seem to do is blame one another. The latest accusations are directed at the United States school system, and one might be surprised to find that the party pointing fingers is the parents of the students (Beavers)....   [tags: fat America, unhealthy eating habits]
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Who Is to Blame for Childhood Obesity? - ... For one, parents oftentimes encourage eating at fast-food restaurants instead of cooking healthy meals. There are real dangers in always going to fast food restaurants; as Ron Finley claims in his TEDtalk, “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys” (Finley). While there is convenience in going to a fast food restaurant, we can’t forget that what they are serving us can lead to negative long-term health effects. However, when kids are playing sports or involved in other activities like dance classes, boy scouts/girl scouts, or even therapy, it is often hard to find time to cook a meal because by the time the activities are over, it is already late, and children need to b...   [tags: unhealthy habits, bad development] 980 words
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Childhood - The majority of people around the world would classify the age of childhood to be between the ages of zero to eighteen years. One’s childhood is based upon recollections and memories of what happened in one’s past. However, some individuals may recall their childhood, while others may vaguely recall their childhood and others may simply need assistance from a family member or friend to reinforce what happened in those years in order for them to remember. Comprehending our memory is important in making sense of our personal identity....   [tags: Gender Roles] 1778 words
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Childhood Dreams To Adulthood Reality - Nothing gets lost in the transition from childhood dreams to adulthood reality. The Childhood dream world resides with the subconscious stream of images and ideas, and are perpetually modified and refined throughout our lives. This continuance is in accordance with an ever evolving self enlightenment, and includes a strong influence from our interactions with others. That is, the gradual transition from childhood to adulthood is subject to constant internal and external changes, guiding a spiritual journey from the conception to the culmination of our desires....   [tags: Dreams] 446 words
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The Issue of Childhood Obesity - This issue of childhood obesity is growing out of control. There havev been many efforts to increase awareness in order to help children become more fit. Success for these attempts have not been too successful. Many children who get on a diet do not complete it. As a result, they do not reach their expected weight loss goal. Childhood obesity is dangerous because there are a lot of potential complications that can be faced if it is not handled. Becoming obese during childhood can result in obesity later on; it can also impact the quality of the child’s life; and children also become more susceptible to diseases later on....   [tags: obese persons, parents, children]
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Communication Technology and the End of Childhood - ... On a day to day basis, I frequently use technology to complete school work and I know that I would happily exchange it for toys. Though for the modern child, I suppose, seven is when children grow out of toys as they see adults using gadgets and want to copy them. Some children are completely reliant on technology by the age of nine. However I am not saying that technology is bad but for children to be dependent on it at a young age the consequences cannot be good. It means that they are prematurely exposed to the dangers of the internet and the world before they have matured enough to fully understand it....   [tags: mobile phones and young children] 903 words
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Childhood - Childhood is present in every adult. The immaturity, the innocence, the naivety, the thirst for approval, is craved in everyone around you. Memories of childhood can be represented in many ways: a blanket, stuffed animal, rattle, song, or maybe even a movie. We can cling to these things for support in times of need, or just to recall fond memories of a simpler, and in most cases happier time. As our lives change around us, and we change to adapt to our lives we recall these items. We return to them for comfort, or we pass them to others who need them....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 683 words
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Skipping Childhood Vaccination Is Not Neglect - Skipping Childhood Vaccination Is Not Neglect According to The Guardian, everyday approximately 11,000 babies are born in the United States of America. From the time they are born, they are required to be immunized. In the first few hours of life, these newborns receive the Hepatitis B vaccine. There are parents however who are skeptical about the potential side effects of all the vaccines. They think that immunizations are going to harm their children by causing them to develop neurological deficits....   [tags: persuasive text] 1247 words
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Social Construction of Child and Childhood - Social construction of child and childhood To start with an overview of social constructionism in very general terms leads to build understandings of child and childhood in a social world more explicitly. Notion of social construction is defined in diverse disciplines and instead of generating a description there are a number of thoughts. “It is sometimes called a movement, at other times a position, a theory, a theoretical orientation, an approach; psychologists remain unsure of its status (Stam 2001, p....   [tags: Psychology, Piaget, Vygotsky] 1399 words
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The Dangerous Problem of Childhood Obesity - ... Although both ads highlight the fact child obesity and the painful feeling and the sorrows of these children, the first ad is much stronger and more persuasive, because of the smarter use of the techniques. There are lots of appeals used in these 2 ads .First of all the emotional appeal that is addressing human emotions and passion like sympathy, sadness, fear, anger….etc. In the first ad the emotional appeal techniques are obvious: showing the 2 kids are too fat which illustrate the effect of the fast food and that parents neglect their children....   [tags: ad, children, media effect] 1020 words
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The Concept of Childhood Innocence - Abstract In this essay, I intend to explain how everyday lives challenge the construction of childhood as a time of innocence. In the main part of my assignment, I will explain the idea of innocence, which started with Romantic discourse of childhood and how it shaped our view of childhood. I will also look at two contradictory ideas of childhood innocence and guilt in Blake’s poems and extract from Mayhew’s book. Next, I will compare the images of innocence in TV adverts and Barnardo’s posters....   [tags: Sociology ]
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The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity - ... While fast food may be one of the contributors to the obesity epidemic, it surely doesn’t stand alone. There are many reasons as to why children living in the United States are overweight. American youth are becoming obese at an alarming rate due to lack of education, increased technology use, and lack of nutritional education. Lack of education Many children today are obese due to the fact that they do not have proper education about diets, for example: “About 55 million school-aged children are enrolled in schools across the United States, and many eat and drink meals and snacks” (A Growing Problem 2012)....   [tags: American helath issues] 2140 words
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