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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - ... A researcher called William clludill and co researchers found that American parents valued independence related behaviour among their children whereas Japanese parents emphasized interdependence and social relationships, they also found that American children are much more vocal and independence while Japanese children are much quieter and display fewer emotions it was clear to see that self-reliance and independence were not goals of Japanese child rearing. (Montgomery 2009) Psychologists have researched the topic of parenting styles, which refers to the different methods parents use to deal with conflicts between parents and children, and have found that cultures differ on the parenti...   [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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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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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 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 - 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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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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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 - 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 - The land of the free, brave and consumerism is what the United States has become today. The marketing industry is exploiting children through advertisement, which is ridiculously unfair to children. We are around advertisement and marketing where ever we go; at times, we don't even notice that we are being targeted to spend our money. As a matter of fact, we live to buy; we need and want things constantly, and it will never stop. The film, Consuming Kids , written by Adriana Barbaro and directed by Jeremy Earp, highlights children as this powerful demographic, with billions of dollars in buying power, but the lack of understanding of marketers’ aggressive strategies....   [tags: consumerism, advertisement]
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Vaccinations: The Answer to Childhood Fatalities - America’s parents have taken to creating vulnerable children. Wary adults are neglecting vaccinations that control preventable diseases across the country. No child should be subjected to the susceptibility of an unvaccinated immune system. In this day and age, there is no reason for parents to avoid inoculations because the once fatal health risks, financial insufficiencies, and moral qualms that once presented a reason for doubt have dwindled away. Fatal diseases such as Measles, Polio, and Tetanus are preventable through vaccination, but manage to run rampant when parents subject their children to these illnesses by failing to have them vaccinated....   [tags: immunizations, vaccines, immune system]
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Childhood Obesity: Is Technology To Blame? - ... Activity will develop the stability of energy intake and spending in children and show the way to a reduction in the occurrence of obesity. Children and adolescents who watched the most TV were more obese than peers who watched it less. Generally, the more TV they watched, the better the occurrence of obesity. There are numerous ways television contributes to childhood obesity. Watching TV needs no energy above resting metabolic rates. TV lessens the time the child spends in vigorous activities, such as running and playing....   [tags: obesity, overweight, diabetes]
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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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Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood - Children in middle childhood are growing psychosocially at a quick rate. During middle childhood they become industrious, develop a self-concept, and learn how to be friends, amongst other things. In Erickson’s Stages of Development a child in middle childhood, (or children from age six to age eleven), move through the industry versus inferiority stage. This stage is marked by the child working to gain new skills and in general just being productive (Click P. M., Parker J., 2002, p. 89). A child who is successful in their attempts will gain confidence in themselves and move on into adolescence firmly on the industrious side....   [tags: erikson, personality, gender]
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Childhood Obesity: A Growing Problem - The American Medical Association has recognized obesity as a disease (Pollack). Overweight is defined as having excess body weight from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors. Obesity is defined as having a surplus of body fat (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Similar to a disease, childhood obesity has cause and effects, treatments and preventions, and risk factors and prevalence. Parents have reported that they believe the children’s parents are responsible for healthy eating habits or lack thereof (Costley and Leggett 3)....   [tags: healthy foods, calories, thermogenesis]
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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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Video Mediums and Childhood Obesity - Video Mediums and Childhood Obesity Childhood Obesity has now reached a critical level. The main reason for the growing number of obese children is inactivity. With obesity in children being related to many health issues, it is important that we not only stop the rise in childhood obesity, but reverse it. With their health at risk, it is imperative that we assure our children are in good physical shape and at healthy weight levels. The stakes are quite high, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “Being overweight during childhood and adolescence increases the risk of developing high cholesterol, hypertension, respiratory ailments, orthopedic problems, depr...   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Reducing Childhood Obesity with Education - The epidemic of childhood obesity has caught the attention of First Lady Michelle Obama and this is an indicator of how serious this problem is. As healthcare professionals it is incumbent to diagnose the overall problem and devise innovation policies and solutions to initiate effective damage control and preventative strategies. The development of structured and proven techniques is necessary to fight childhood obesity. The seriousness of this cannot be overstated, since addressing the problem effectively will help to determine the future health of this nation....   [tags: the biggest loser, food industry, let's move]
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Childhood Trauma and Neurological Development - Childhood is a time for playdates and learning, a time for big dreams and imaginary adventures. Safety and security should not be questions that linger in uncertainty. However, this is not the case for many children across the globe. Thousands of children from all walks of life each day are faced with unspeakable horror and must deal with the resulting trauma from then on. However, in children, managing this trauma takes a different toll on the mind and heart than it does in adults. While the type of trauma may vary in pervasiveness across countries, trauma occurring in childhood has the ability to cause long term damage to the growing neurological functioning in the brain and negatively inf...   [tags: substance abuse, mental health, child abuse]
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My Childhood and Motivation to Succeed - Strength, independence, and perseverance are some of the positive traits my father taught me along with several negative traits such as anger, distrust for others, and hatred toward men. My mom was a single mother from the start. As she delivered me, he sat inside of a jail cell. When he was out of the penitentiary, he would run away from his family to do drugs and meet women. He would often walk out on us without any warning and return at any time. I did not understand, especially as a child, how significant of an impact his vanishing act would bestow upon me....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 1083 words
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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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Solving the Childhood Obesity Epidemic - Obesity has increased drastically in today’s society. Alarmingly, present day generations show childhood obesity to be a growing crisis. Viewed as an epidemic, childhood obesity is sweeping across the United States and creating a public health crisis (Henry). Obesity in young children is contributed by different factors. Many are based off of lifestyles and peer pressure in schools and in households. “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2004), over 16 percent of children and adolescents from 6 to 19 years of age are overweight and/or obese” (Green 915)....   [tags: overweight, nutrition, children, physical activity]
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