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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 Childhood Obesity Epidemic - ... Thence, with obesity, a child seldomly feels victimized by social stigma, low self-esteem, and depression. In some cases, this can lead to self-destructive thoughts and ideas. Furthermore, one will also face a host of debilitating health complications, illnesses, and even premature mortality. Arguably, the proliferation of childhood obesity quickly attributed to food advertisement and fast food by many parents and caregivers. However, in a relatively new study entitled, Fast food not the major cause of rising childhood obesity rates, study finds, the team and Dr....   [tags: Childhood Obesity Essays]
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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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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 - ... The authors argue that the flaw with this concept is that a child’s achievements are then never fully appreciated for the now but are viewed only in the light of constant movement towards the goal of maturity. Drewery and Claiborne (2014) discuss the role of independence as a social indicator that a child has reached maturity although culturally, what is understood as independence can differ. In euro-western cultures independence can be indicated by the child moving from needing the family to being able to rely on oneself....   [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 Importance of Early Childhood Education and What it looks Like in America - ... Through different funding, many public schools have started offering four-year old preschools. In my district, the four-year old program is funded through Title 1. Title funds are awarded to schools based on the number of students that receive free and reduced meals at school. There are three title funded pre-k classrooms in my district, which are free for families. In order to be placed in these classrooms, families must meet certain criteria such as low income or a low score on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT)....   [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 - ... As educators, we are duty bound to treat each child equally regardless of their individual differences. We should empower ourselves with the knowledge to recognize that all children are capable of learning and help them to achieve their fullest potential. (ECFS2007: Unit 1 (Part1), 2014) have benefited from an in depth understanding of the constitutional rights of every child and is equipped with the capabilities of executing appropriate practice in my environment. As an educator, I must always demonstrate the capabilities to represent teaching practices that acknowledge and respect the fact that every child is different and should always be accepted for who they are....   [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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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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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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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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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 - ... In figure 5, Evan perceives the computer as a type of entertainment because games can be played on computers. In my point of view, computers can also be used for learning and research because one is able to complete homework using software such as Microsoft Office. Figure 6 is a picture of a table where food is eaten. However, when I asked what relation that picture had with the research question, Evan said that he did not think it was related. In my own experience, my parents have also told me that food is meant to be eaten on a table with family, therefore if I were the one to take pictures, I believe that it would relate to the question because “family” is an important part of being C...   [tags: photo-voice assignment, culture]
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The Invention of Childhood by Hugh Cunningham - ... Sexual and moral innocence was often thought to end at seven or eight, with this being the period of childhood given in Denis Diderot’s 1751 Encyclopédie . However, in English law a man would not have ‘the command of his fortune till twenty one’ , with children therefore being legally dependant on their parents’ wills until this age of discretion. When considering the possibility of a ‘new age’ of childhood in the eighteenth century, it is necessary to adopt an approach which encompasses all of the primary aspects of childhood theory and experience at the time....   [tags: old testament, education, correction]
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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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Centuries of Childhood by Philippe Aries - ... For their culture, this was considered as a norm, where as those born in England, may experience this differently, because not a lot of individuals lived in a family which consists of the three generations. By exploring these individuals’ family life, it was found that there are clear gender differences being established between the four interviewees over the two time periods. These gender differences occurred within education, play, leisure pursuits as well as religious practice. From the interview conducted, it was established that boys and girls had different roles to play in society during the 1950s and so depending on the background and culture they came from, it was established and...   [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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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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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 - ... “According to Comrade Chikatilo: The Psychopathology of Russia's Notorious Serial Killer it stated that Chikatilo had scarring on his penis because of the excessive masturbation, and the aggression he used when watching pornography. Without any substantial social structure in his life, the killer is unable to embark on a normal sexual relationship, and thus is forced into solo sexual activities.” Both committing harmful acts on animals and auto- erotic activities are traits of a serial killer, physical head injuries have been also been scientifically proven to be a great cause in the reason why some serial killers kill. When a person is in multiple car accidents or try’s to hurt their se...   [tags: murder, killing animals, abused]
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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 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 - 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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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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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 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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Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood - ... All these advertisements are telling children that they need these products to have a meaningful life instead of telling them its fine to have nice things, but don’t mistake that for happiness. The rise of children’s media and increased involvement with consumer culture has also been linked to a growing number of health and mental problems in children. Over the last two decades, obesity rates have doubled in children and tripled in teenagers, and the life expectancy of kids is now shorter than that of their parents....   [tags: consumerism, advertisement]
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Vaccinations: The Answer to Childhood Fatalities - ... This vaccine, which prevents mumps, measles, and rubella, was the basis of Wakefield's study. He had found that in eight out of twelve subjects the child had been diagnosed with autism shortly after receiving the MMR vaccination. This was reason enough to drive parents away. However, Wakefield's study was soon disproven. It was found fraudulent and the scientific community has disregarded the connection between vaccinations and autism. Despite this, Wakefield’s counterfeit work still circulates among the reasons to avoid vaccinations....   [tags: immunizations, vaccines, immune system]
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Stages of Development: Middle Childhood - Childhood is the most precious time of a person’s life, full of new discoveries and observations about the world around them. Children learn to become independent and take care of themselves. Their curious eyes explore everything around them and they absorb knowledge from their parents and their teachers. They also learn to make friends and learn how to share with one another. As children get older, they learn how to bond with others in school and become more involved with sports and learning how to be in a group setting....   [tags: Child Development]
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Extending Childhood in Great Britain - For the purpose of this essay, Britain will be concentrated on to discover the historical approach to child labour along with compulsory schooling, plus the effects this had on the lives of children and their families. Dating back from the 1800’s to 2000 is explored to recognize the issues surrounding prolonging childhood in Britain. It was here child labour was initially recognised in factories, mills and mines in the early nineteenth century. In addition to this, the various changes during this period, and the differences between the working class and upper class childhoods compared with today, will be demonstrated....   [tags: Labor Issues]
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The Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse - An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today (Darness2Light, 2009a ). This figure continues to grow daily as perpetrators of this crime continue in this destructive path. The definition of child sexual abuse is the force, coercion, or cajoling of children into sexual activities by a dominant adult or adolescent. Sexual abuse of children includes touching (physical) sexually including: fondling; penetration (vaginal or anal using fingers, foreign objects or offenders organs; oral sex, or non-physical contact including: sexual comments; indecent exposures; masturbating in a child’s presence; child prostitution or child pornography (Child Welfare, 2009a)....   [tags: children, sexual abuse, family, argumentative, per] 1679 words
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The Childhood of Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe’s life was one of many sorrows and difficulties, filled with deaths of close family and many broken loves. Men disappointed him throughout the entirety of his life, and he saw women as angels that had come to redeem him from the depths of his depression and alcoholism. These occurrences, along with many others, especially those of his childhood, led Poe to become one of the greatest authors of his time. He is called “the father of horror and mystery”, as well as the father of science fiction (Wilson Par....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, ]
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Poets’ Childhood Relationships with Their Fathers - Modern poets often reflect back on their childhood relationships with their fathers. Some poets see their fathers with a new found appreciation, some may look at them with acceptance, and still others are trying to move past the emotional grip a father may have had on them. Some poets see their father with a new found appreciation. For example, in Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays,” the narrator expresses his appreciation for his father when he poses the question: “What did I know, what did I know / of love’s austere and lonely offices?” (Hayden 13-14)....   [tags: literary Analysis, Robert Hayden] 1491 words
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The Basics of Early Childhood Development - “If you think about the brain and the brain development if we don’t stimulate the brain then of course there is going to be lack of development.” (“Unruh”). Development is sempiternal in life, it moves through many stages into life such as learning to grasp a fork properly to grasping the thought of death. General development stages begin at birth and last till about age of 18, but the most important development stages start from birth and last till about six years of age. These early stages will affect how one will behave, interpret, and learn throughout the duration of one’s life....   [tags: Mental Capability, Interactions With Others]
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Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development - Middle childhood, is a very exciting time for young children from the ages of seven to twelve years old. It’s known as the school years and new social and cognitive traits are being learned at home and at school. Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory found this to be the latentcy period in which no much happens. He described this because children at this age sexual and aggressive urges are repressed ("Stages of Growth Development," 1898-1987). This paper will also discuss the changes from middle childhood to adolescence, the affects of parents and peers and the affects they have on developing children....   [tags: Adolescent Behavior]
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Preventing Childhood Obesity in Australia - Introduction “During the past two decades, the prevalence of obesity in children has risen greatly worldwide. Obesity in childhood causes a wide range of serious complications, and increases the risk of premature illness and death later in life, raising public-health concerns.” (Ebbeling, Pawlak & Ludwig, 2002 p.471) Currently in the Australian community and schools there is an obesity epidemic in young people with many children doing less and less physical activity then advised. “In 2007-08 the National health survey, run by the Australian Government indicated that 24.9% of children aged 5-17 years old were either overweight or obese” (Healthy Active, 2009)....   [tags: Health & Wellness]
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Biological Aspect of Early Childhood - The transitional life span following toddlerhood is early childhood. Early childhood begins at the age of 4 years old to 6 years old. During the early childhood stage young children become very physically active, their language become more complex, and the evolution of imaginative and elaborate nature of play occurs. Young children at the early childhood stage also begin preschool. According to Piaget, a child at the early childhood begins to have more of an abstract and logical way of thinking....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Early Childhood Education in Turkey - ... We need to redefine the role of teacher and a valuable way to think about the ongoing education of teachers and students who are already enrolled to the teacher licensure programs at Schools of Education in Turkey. Even though this new role privileges both theory and practice, it is important to note that performing this new role mostly depends upon two different things: a rich dialectic of the ethical codes in professional practice of teaching, and having a deep understanding of ethics, morality, virtue, ethical values in education and ethical decision making....   [tags: national education, well-qualified teachers]
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Representations of Childhood in Film - Childhood is represented in the media as a special time in life. A ‘walled, protected garden ‘with adults patrolling the outside to keep the innocents within safe from the hostile world outside. This image of childhood has been reinforced by a number of films churned out by the Hollywood movie machine to reinforce the romanticized view that the life of children is somehow more innocent, simpler and full of wonder. There are some films, however, that challenge these nostalgic visions of childhood and instead represent a view that childhood is a complex and challenging....   [tags: Film Review]
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Childhood Obesity: A Case Study - Introduction In the past three decades, rates of childhood obesity have increased precipitously. Between the years and 1980 and 2000, the prevalence of obesity has increased from 6.5% to 19.6% among 6 to 11 year old children and 5.0% to 18.1% among 12 to 19 year old adolescents x(National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2010). This condition is accompanied by many physical and psychological consequences for these children. There are two common postions in the debate about the causes of this condition....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Communication and Early Childhood Educators - Communication is not just how individuals speak to each other. It is listening, what the body language is saying and the response that is received. That is to say it is a two-way interaction, based on respect and valuing the different viewpoints that are given. It is from using effective communication that individuals form relationships with those around them. Relationships have been shown to provide children with the needs necessary to shape their behavior in the years to follow. According to Cheatham (2009, p.6) providing numerous opportunities for communication, both verbal and non verbal, encourages the development of the most functional skills....   [tags: Education]
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The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity - There is an obvious reason why children cannot drive when they feel like it, or go out and play wherever they choose. Children cannot have a cigarette or a beer either because if children did these things, they would certainly suffer the consequences, maybe with their lives. It sounds crazy to think of allowing kids to do anything dangerous, yet each day millions of American children slowly kill themselves with unhealthy dangerous foods. Of the 33.8 percent of Americans diagnosed with obesity in 2010, 17 percent of those were children between the ages of two and nineteen years old....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Physical development in middle childhood - It is imperative for today’s teachers to be well versed in children’s health and acknowledge that just over twenty one percent of five to eleven year old children in Australia are either overweight or obese (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2008). In addition to this, the 2007 Australian National Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey found children did not adhere to recommended Australian nutritional guidelines (Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation, 2008). Due to the large portion of time children spend at school it is paramount for teachers to play an active role in educating and helping children combat these statistics and implement healthy lifestyles....   [tags: Education, health]
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Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence - Prevalence Each year approximately 4.8 million acts of physical or sexual aggression are perpetrated against women while 2.9 million physically aggressive acts are perpetrated against men within the United States (Edleson, Ellerton, Seagren, Kirchberg, Schmidt & Ambrose, 2007). Many of these incidents take place in the presences of children, which make these figures even more disturbing (Evans, Davies & DiLillo, 2008). Research indicates that 40.2% of United States battered women responding in national surveys state that their children have witnessed one or more abusive events (Edleson et al., 2007)....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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The Problem With Childhood Obesity - One the biggest problems we deal with today, especially in America is obesity. More specifically our younger generation. The number of obese children has risen dramatically in the last couple decades and doesn’t seem to be getting any better. With fast food restaurants popping up around every corner it’s hard not to see why we are a fat country and why our children will grow up to be obese. But who is to blame for this rise in obesity with in our young children, the parent. The fast food chains....   [tags: Younger Generation, Health Issue, Obesity]
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Effects of a Neglected Childhood - Growing up is a process each child goes through to accomplish being an adult. Imagine a hole in the ground; the hole is a child's youth. The fresh earth soil cradles the hole like a mother cradles her newborn. The seed is the most important; the dwelling of all the childhood experiences. If the seed is planted firmly, given love, and nurtured, an able-bodied, active, and promising adult will be transformed. Then there is the hole that has been abandoned; never given love or attention. The soil is hard, and crumbles instantly when touched....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity - There is an epidemic so fierce, it is impacting families from California to Maine. It is not the Ebola epidemic. It is childhood obesity. An estimated 1 in 7 children between the ages of 6 to 17 are overweight and/or obese. That is a staggering 14 percent. Compared to 5 percent almost 20 years ago. Hispanics, African-Americans, and American Indians, females to males are more prone to this devastating medical condition. So many divided on an issue that everyone can see; the health and welfare of children....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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