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Disobedience in Children - “How can you learn lessons in here. Why, there’s hardly room for you, and no room at all for any lesson-books!” (Carroll, 1993 p21). Piaget (1896–1980) came up with a theory called cognitive development, which occurs in four stages in every child's emotional development. The first two stages are from birth until the child reaches his or her seventh year of life where they will become aware of its environment by visual, touching and sound. During the third stage and fourth stage, the concrete and formal operations, the child will typically ask questions to understand the complexions of things surrounding the child and to satisfy their curiosity and exploring mind....   [tags: Children] 1712 words
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Children's Health and Obesity - The topic of children’s health contains a broad spectrum of issues. It can include but is not limited to physical, behavioral, and environmental health. I narrowed my discussion to a topic which includes all three of these factors. I also feel that it is important today and imperative to our future. Children today are our teachers, firefighters and policemen of tomorrow. Childhood obesity is quickly becoming the foremost epidemic in America’s youth. Its effects are much the same as adult obesity and just as concerning....   [tags: Children's Health, Children, health, ] 794 words
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The Making of the Golden Age of Children's Literature - For children’s literature the Golden Age was a time of reform and new beginnings. The Golden Age opened the doors for an interesting read where adults are not present. The literature that was intended for children during this period introduced a world of literature in which children were the protagonist. These stories not only take children on remarkable journeys though time but they also address many issues of social class in regards to children. The Golden Age reflects greatly the Victorian era where children were left to become orphans because their parents could not support them financially or because their parents just did not want them....   [tags: children's literature,] 921 words
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No Hope for the Children in There Are No Children Here - No Hope for the Children in There Are No Children Here       Henry Horner Homes, an inner-city housing project, is the setting in which the story of two boys growing up in America’s inner-city occurs. The story tracks the River’s family, particularly the two middle boys, Lafeyette and Pharoah, focusing on the strife-ridden times of drugs, death, gangs, and poverty. The author describes how devastating life in the inner city is for a family, but mainly for the children. Public housing complexes were seen as pleasurable places....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]
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Children & Violence in the Media and at Home - Violence is a means of oppressing the weak and robbing them off their will. This could be done verbally or physically, although the former isn’t considered as severe as the latter which has its more hurtful and negative impression. However, when it comes to children being the ones exposed to violence, it becomes an issue of concern. Violence can come in different forms from all parts of the society including the home, and to be precise, a dysfunctional one at that. This is a place where people tend to either forget or overlook when it comes to an issue such as this....   [tags: Children, Violence, media] 1114 words
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Celebrity Role Models and Children - During these times, once you turn on your television set you are abruptly notified on yet another absurd act that a celebrity had committed the night before. The media becomes engrossed by the despicable behavior and ravages at it as if it was the final grain of rice. Once they have completed a story that is at the right level of crudeness, they deliver it to the public. The vulgar news reaches households all across the world, and then it soon pollutes the minds of innocent and young children. At a young age, boys and girls commonly compare themselves with reference groups of people who occupy the social role to which they desire....   [tags: Celebrities, children, role models,] 692 words
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Children In The 1800s - Children in the 1800s Compared to people in the twenty-first century, with all their modern conveniences and technological advances, the life of any early-American seems difficult. However, the lives of children were among the most arduous. Linda Pollock states in her book Forgotten Children that between 1660 and 1800 families -and society in general- became more affectionate, child-oriented, and permissive of uniqueness and unstructured time (67). Although this may be true, many other sources depict the lives of children as taxing and oppressive at best....   [tags: History Children Descriptive] 1342 words
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Children and Morality during the Holocaust - During World War II and the Holocaust, morality collapsed. It was no longer easy to differentiate between what was good and what was evil. With a world filled with starvation, dehumanization, and dictatorship, Jewish children had a rough life. They were not free to run away and play; instead they were either in hiding or a camp. The three sources that will be analyzed in this essay demonstrate how the Jews and Gentiles risked their lives to help save innocent Jewish children. One Jew who risked his life helping orphans was Yanush Korczak....   [tags: Holocaust, children, World War II,]
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The Character of Soka in Children of the River - In stories of any genre, characters may change dramatically. This holds true for many characters in Children of the River, a story that tells the true nature of change. The most prominent change is evident in the character of Soka. Her character begins as very stubborn and strict and changes to that of a caring person. This essay will explore the true nature of Soka’s behavior. At the beginning of Children of the River, the story unfolds in Cambodia. Soka has given birth to a baby (who dies later on)....   [tags: Children of the River] 511 words
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Children and Irony - Children and Irony Irony is, among many other reasons, problematic in the sense that it is both hard to define as well as sometimes hard to understand. Even the most critical and experienced of readers have missed instances of irony at times, and even more so ordinary readers. Furthermore, traditional conceptions of irony almost always talk about the "ignorant" audience that fails to detect the irony alongside the "knowing" audience that does detect it. These conceptions generally take a hierarchical view with regards to irony, commonly regarding those that fail to "get" the irony as being uneducated or ignorant (Hutcheon, 94)....   [tags: Psychology Children Irony Ironic Essays]
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Suicide and Children - Suicide and Children Suicide has become much more common in children than it used to be. For children under age 15, about 1-2 out of every 100,000 children will commit suicide. For those 15-19, about 11 out of 100,000 will commit suicide. These are statistics for children in the USA. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for children ages 10-14 and the third leading cause of death for teenagers 15-19. Recent evidence suggests it is the lack of substance abuse, guns, and relationship problems in younger children which accounts for the lower suicide rates in this group....   [tags: Children Kids Suicide Killing Essays] 2138 words
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The Four Parenting Styles and Children's Outcomes - As a parent, I’ve made it one of my life’s goals to influence my children’s social and instrumental development and influence their outcome into adulthood. Many theories of parenting style have been developed over the years. Diana Baumrind has formed four styles of parenting authoritative, permissive, authoritarian, and uninvolved. Although all categories of parenting are associated with the defined styles of parenting, the outcome of the child is as diverse as the parenting types. Authoritative parenting is an affectionate type of parenting....   [tags: Parenting, parenting Styles, Children, family, ] 405 words
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Where Are the Children by Mary Higgins Clark - "Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil." (Aurelius, Marcus). Where Are the Children by Mary Higgins Clark is about a woman named Nancy Harmon whose two children were kidnapped and murdered. She was accused of being responsible for the deaths and was sentenced to death, but juror misconduct and the absence of a witness prevented any further legal proceedings from occurring. She moved across the country, remarried, had two more children, and tried to begin a new life until one day when her children disappeared....   [tags: Where Are the Children, Mary Higgins Clark, ] 905 words
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How attitudes towards studying children have evolved - ... Views on childhood have and still continue to change (Waller, 2009). The contemporary view that children are empty vessels (Skinner, 1974) is being disregarded as children are no longer perceived as passive recipients in an adult world (O’Kane, 2008) but as co-constructors in their own childhood (Waller, 2009). From this it could be assumed that children are highly empowered throughout the research process however concern is expressed by Clark (2003 p. 4) who states “there is a danger of making children out to be a homogenous group with identical views”....   [tags: Childhood, UNCRC, Children's Rights] 1138 words
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Children Activism - Children Activism The Special Session on Children is an unprecedented meeting of the UN General Assembly dedicated to the children and adolescents of the world. It will bring together government leaders and Heads of State, NGOs, children's advocates and young people themselves from 19-21 September 2001 at the United Nations in New York City. The gathering will present a great opportunity to change the way the world views and treats children. A follow-up to the 1990 World Summit for Children In 1990, at the World Summit for Children, 71 Heads of State and Government and other leaders signed the World Declaration on Survival, Protection and Development of Children and adopted a Plan of Action to achieve a set of precise, time-bound goals....   [tags: History child Children government UN essays] 1287 words
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Imagery of Sacrifice in The School Children - Imagery of Sacrifice in The School Children Sacrifice. One simple word brings to mind two completely different images. Today, sacrifice is most often thought of as a noble and beautiful act, but also one painful-emotionally, mentally, and physically-involving the surrender of something highly valued for the sake of something deemed of superior value. On the other hand, when done in the name of religion, sacrifice may involve the offering of a gift to some deity in worship or propitiation. Usually when sacrifice involves the latter, the connotation of the term darkens, for the dominant image is of ritual slaughter....   [tags: School Children Essays] 1138 words
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Children's Comprehension of Television Messages - Children's Comprehension of Television Messages The literature surveyed so far regarding children's attention to television has relied on observation of visual attention by the child viewers. Measures of visual attention alone do not provide an indication of what aspects of the message children are extracting from the television screen. In order to acquire indications of this, researchers have relied on post-viewing measures of children's recognition and recall of information from the program....   [tags: Children Television Media Essays] 9804 words
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The Problem of Lack of Exercise for Children - The Problem of Lack of Exercise for Children 10 years ago, many Parents didn't have to work at getting young children to be active. Most children were constantly in continual motion. But these days even young children are inactive and more dependent upon adults to provide them with different forms of exercise such as sport. Lack of exercise is a major reason for the growing rate of obesity among children. One cause of this is the new modern day technologies which have boomed in this generation and therefore have created ‘couch potato’ children....   [tags: Children Health Papers] 1021 words
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Joshua and the Children: Many Reasons - Joshua and the Children: Many Reasons There were a lot of reasons Joseph Girzone titled his book "Joshua and the Children". I think the main reason for the title was because of Joshua’s purpose in the town. The author explains how Joshua is there to fulfill "his Father’s" promise. Joshua wants to teach all the children of the town to get along and be at peace with each other. Joshua says it is too late for the adults to learn the way, who have lived hateful lives. Joshua must turn to the children if he wishes to change the future....   [tags: Joshua and The Children Essays] 517 words
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Making it Fun To Eat for Children - FUN TO EAT Parents, like me, are always trying to come up with ways to get their children to eat more, or eat healthier. What better way than to make food fun. Food in the shape of faces and animals is one way. The other is to make the environment surrounding the eating experience fun. Recently, for my two year old daughter’s birthday, I bought a Dora 3-piece folding table and chair set. The box does a good job at selling “fun” with its bright colors, huge Nick Jr. logos, and characters from one of my daughter’s favorite shows, Dora....   [tags: Kids Children Parenting] 765 words
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Effect of Environment in There Are No Children Here - Effect of Environment in There Are No Children Here In There are No Children Here, by Alex Kotlowitz, the way of life in Chicago's Henry Horner projects has a profound effect on all the residents who live there. The children become desensitized by the constant violence that they are forced to witness every day. Children are forced to walk home from school through the urban war zone of these housing projects. It is not unusual for the children to run home from school to avoid becoming casualties of the ongoing battle between rival gangs....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays] 649 words
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Exposing the Truth in There Are No Children Here - There Are No Children Here – Exposing the Truth         Since I find myself most interested and concerned with the problems of children in our country I have decided to focus on one area densely populated by children who suffer from numerous disadvantages. The modern day ghetto is rampant with violent crime, gang activity, and death. From 1985 to 1993 the amount of children who died as a result of violent death got ten percent worse. Rather than believe otherís opinions as to why this is true I have decided to investigate the situation myself....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays] 1214 words
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Parenting Styles and Children's Development - Parenting Styles and Children's Development There are several parenting styles which guide children throughout their life. These parenting styles can be either good or bad and this will have an effect on the child; either a positive or a negative one. This essay investigates the parenting styles from which emerge questions about the role of the mother and the father. It also focuses on the ways that either too much mothering or too much fathering might have an effect on the child’s identity later on in its life....   [tags: Parenting Child Children Essays]
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There Are No Children Here Essays: Style - Style of There Are No Children Here There Are No Children Here In Kotlowitz's description of the harsh realities of the Chicago projects, three stylistic elements stand out: his precise narration, his bluntness, and his questionable objectivity. These three elements blend to form a unique style that is particularly well-suited for There Are No Children Here. If there is one thing on which critics agree when discussing this book, it is that Kotlowitz is a brilliant narrator. He has a keen eye for the daily particulars of this dangerous neighborhood....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays] 593 words
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The Curse of Life in There Are No Children Here - There Are No Children Here – The Curse of Life      To most living in the Henry Horner Homes, life often seems to be more of a curse than a gift. The people of this public housing project only experience the briefest moments of joy before the reality of their lives comes rushing back to them. This book chronicles the lives of two boys, Lafeyette, 10, and Pharoah, 7, from the summer of 1985 to the fall of 1989. Though the boys are young, author Alex Kotlowitz adeptly conveys that these children are not children at all....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays] 1752 words
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Tone and Imagery in The School Children - Tone and Imagery in The School Children Louise Gluck's The School Children may provide some shock for readers as it twists and turns through a school day marked by eerie abnormalities. Gluck successfully uses visual imagery to convey a deeper meaning to a fourteen-line poem about children, teachers and parents. These three groups come to life through the descriptive poem that allows readers to form their own conclusions. Though Gluck’s meaning is never clearly stated, her use of tone and imagery create an extremely visual work with three dynamic sets of characters....   [tags: School Children Essays] 902 words
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There are No Children Here: Life in the Projects - Life in the Projects Exposed in There are No Children Here The book There are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz is a very tough yet emotional book. This book is important to me because it really made me see how fortunate I am to be living in a good and safe environment. In this powerful and moving book, reporter Alex Kotlowitz traces two years in the lives of ten-year-old Lafeyette and seven-year-old Pharoah Rivers as they struggle to beat the odds and grow up in one of Chicago's worst housing projects called Henry Horner....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays] 521 words
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A Reason to Hope in There Are No Children Here - There Are No Children Here - A Reason to Hope The West side of Chicago, Harlem, Watts, Roxbury, and Detroit. What do all of these areas have in common. These areas, along with many others have become mine fields for the explosive issues of race, values, and community responsibility, led by the plight of the urban underclass. Issues such as violent crime, social separation, welfare dependence, drug wars, and unemployment all play a major role in the plight of American inner-city life....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays] 1155 words
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No Solutions Offered in There Are No Children Here - No Solutions Offered in There Are No Children Here      Does your home have a lock on your door, a telephone and working appliances and plumbing. Do you dodge bullets in your sleep, have 13 people living in one apartment or wash your dishes in the bathtub because the kitchen sink hasn’t worked for months. Do you wash your clothes in the bathtub because the laundry room is too dangerous to do your washing. Do you live in an environment with no role models, where the gangs control everything and you can’t trust anyone....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]
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The Effect of Gangs in There Are No Children Here - The Effect of Gangs in There Are No Children Here           Throughout There Are No Children Here, a continuous, powerful tension always lurks in the background. The gangs that are rampant in the housing projects of Chicago cause this tension. In the Henry Horner Homes, according to Kotlowitz, one person is beaten, shot, or stabbed due to gangs every three days. In one week during the author's study of the projects, police confiscated 22 guns and 330 grams of cocaine in Horner alone (Kotlowitz 32)....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]
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Analysis of Characters in There Are No Children Here - There Are No Children Here - Analysis of Characters Pharoah: Pharoah is the younger brother to Lafeyette, LaShawn, and Terence. He is an intelligent person. His mother LaJoe wants Pharaoh to do well in life. She thinks that he has the motivation to do whatever he would like to do. Pharoah has a lisp that makes him work harder in becoming a better person throughout the novel. "Pharoah was different, not only from Lafeyette but from the other children, too. He didn't have many friends, except for Porkchop, who was always by his side......   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays] 729 words
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Analysis of Dream Children - Analysis of Dream Children      The question is asked as to why Gail Godwin titles her story "Dream Children" when it seems that only one dream child is mentioned. It is simply because there is more then one dream child, and they are present in more places then just the McNair’s house. Gail Godwin makes the assumption that many people are or were dream children, including Mrs. McNair. Mrs. McNair was a dream child when she was young, and she has carried the special abilities of dream children with her into adulthood....   [tags: Dream Children Essays]
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Children on Their Birthdays by Truman Capote - "Children on Their Birthdays" by Truman Capote Truman Capote created a character in "Children on Their Birthdays" who is the definition of a dreamer. Her name is Miss Bobbit and although she is only a child, everyone who knew her addressed her as Miss Bobbit because "she had a certain magic, whatever she did she did it with completeness, and so directly , so solemnly, that there was nothing to do but accept it". When she introduced herself as Miss Bobbit people would "snicker", yet she was still known as Miss Bobbit....   [tags: Children on Their Birthdays Truman Capote]
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Salman Rushdie's Midnight Children - Salman Rushdie's Midnight Children Salman Rushdie's, "Midnight's Children" begins with the birth of Saleem Sinai at Midnight on August 15, 1947. Interestingly enough it was the exact date of when India first gained its Independence. The Novel proceeds to explain the birth of Saleem Sinai. Saleem's Grandfather, Aadam Aziz falls in love with Naseem. When they get married they bear five children. Nadir Khan, who is forced to live in Dr. Aziz's cellar, marries his daughter Mumtez. After two years a marriage of no intercourse falls apart....   [tags: Rushdie Midnight Children] 1676 words
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Religion in Joshua and The Children - Religion in Joshua and The Children Herm’s question, “Josh, what do you think of Religion?” becomes the beginning of a period of both joy and conflict for Joshua as he is then often encountered with many related questions and, later, contradiction from the Church. These questions all lead to similar answers, in which Joshua expands on his ideas. And because of this further discussion, it’s important to read all of his responses throughout the book in order to understand his reply and to intelligently decide to agree or disagree....   [tags: Joshua and The Children Essays] 802 words
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Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie's creation, Saleem Sinai, has a self-proclaimed "overpowering desire for form" (363). In writing his own autobiography Saleem seems to be after what Frank Kermode says every writer is a after: concordance. Concordance would allow Saleem to bring meaning to moments in the "middest" by elucidating (or creating) their coherence with moments in the past and future. While Kermode talks about providing this order primarily through an "imaginatively predicted future" (8), Saleem approaches the project by ordering everything in his past into neat, causal relationships, with each event a result of what preceded it....   [tags: Salman Rushdie Midnight's Children]
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Giving Birth Control Devices to Children - Society’s are in denial about sex and the effect it has on our children. Children are having sex as young as age ten. Discussing the consequences involved with sex should start at home. Sex education should also be allowed in our elementary schools. This will allow for the children to receive some form of education, if they have parents who will not or do not discuss sex education at home. Prevention between students and nurses could prove harmful. Now, we have to leave an avenue open where children have a comfort level....   [tags: Birth Control, Children, school nurses, sex educat] 440 words
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Children’s Conceptions of the Earth: Scientific or Inconsistent/Non-Scientific - Aim of this study was to investigate children’s scientific view of the earth, aged between 5-6 years and 8-9 years, and different mode of questions, open and forced-choice questions, elicited different responses in terms of scientific or inconsistent/non-scientific concepts of the earth. One hundred and twenty-eight children were asked to draw picture of and answer questions about the earth. The finding indicated children, aged 5-6 years, made more inconsistent/non-scientific and fewer scientific responses, whereas children, aged 8-9 years, made more scientific responses and fewer inconsistent/non-scientific responses....   [tags: Children, Earth, science,]
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Children and Television Violence - Children and Television Violence Through what they experience on television, children are forced into adulthood at too young of an age. The innocence of youth is lost when children stare endlessly at a screen displaying the horrors of murder, rape, assault, devastating fire, and other natural disasters. Although these are occurrences in everyday life, things adults have grown accustomed to hearing about, children do not have the maturity level to deal with these tragedies appropriately. Children's behavior changes because they become desensitized to the violence....   [tags: Media Violent Children Psychology Essays]
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Divorce and Its Effects on Children - Divorce and Its Effects on Children Divorce in our society has become increasingly common. Fifty percent of all marriages will end in divorce and each year 2 million children are newly introduced to their parents separation, (Monthly Vital Statistics Report ). Demographers predict that by the beginning of the next decade the majority of the youngsters under 18 will spend part of their childhood in single-parent families, many created by divorce. During this confusing period of turmoil and high emotional intensity, the child must attempt to understand a complex series of events, to restructure numerous assumptions and expectations about themselves and their world....   [tags: Divorce Children Marriage Kids Essays]
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Treatment and Management of Shyness in Children - Treatment and Management of Shyness in Children Research and studies have found that shyness in children could be due to genetic, temperamental, and environmental influences (Jaffe, 1991, p. 270, & Zimbardo 1995, p. 56). This paper aims to discuss the types of shyness, the influences on shyness, the difference between normal and problematic shyness. Lastly, strategies will be presented to help the shy child. The basic feeling of shyness is a common problem not only among children but also among adults....   [tags: Papers Personality Children Social Essays]
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Difficulties and Stages of Adopted Children - Difficulties and Stages of Adopted Children Erikson believed that people develop in psychosocial stages. He emphasized developmental change throughout the human life span. In Erikson's theory, eight stages of development result as we go through the life span. Each stage consists of a crisis that must be faced. According to Erikson, this crisis is not a catastrophe but a turning point. The more an individual resolves the crises successfully, the healthier development will be. The first stage of Erikson's psychosocial stage is trust vs....   [tags: Foster Adoption Children Essays Papers] 1280 words
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Children, Television, and Violence - Children, Television, and Violence TV violence may influence children more than most people are aware of. The amount of violence on TV is an important topic in today's society. One of the reasons it should be so important to all of us is because almost everyone in America today has a television set, and because of it's availability, children are viewing disturbing images everyday from the comfort of their own homes. Television is all about ratings. To keep the viewers from changing the channel, networks will try to do anything....   [tags: Children Effect Violence Media Essays] 584 words
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Children's Literature Discussion - Children's Literature Discussion "The history that makes us wish fairy tales did happen, that life were like a children's book and we all lived happily ever after, is not an easy history to read or write. If we persist in thinking that children need hope and happy endings then the stories we give them about the Holocaust will be shaped by those expectations… For there are those who would tell us yet another fairy tale, one in which the mass murder of millions of people did not happen I know that it did, and I know that we need to find ways to tell children." (Kertzer, 1999, p.253) Children's literature continues to inspire both children and adults, and more recently while doing so, has prompted questions to emerge concerning the appropriateness of particular content....   [tags: Children Child Literature Essays History]
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Salman Rushdie's Midnight Children - Salman Rushdie's Midnight Children Salman Rushdie is one of the greatest writers India has ever produced. Amongst the premier works of Rushdie, Midnight’s Children continues to be one of the best meta-fictional works of the postmodern era. Rushdie’s attempt to break the binary by using a different kind of narrative and play of words put him in the likes of American prodigies like Thomas Pynchon. Rushdie has marinated each line of his story with a web of words, abundance of allusions and a chutney of twists and turns....   [tags: Rushdie Midnight Children India Essays] 1467 words
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The Horror of Poverty Exposed in There Are No Children Here - The Horror of Poverty Exposed in There Are No Children Here           When one thinks of poverty often the mental picture that comes to mind is of single parent welfare, dependent, women and unemployed, drug-addicted, alcoholic lackadaisical men. The children are often forgotten. The impact of poverty, the destruction of crime and stigmatization of the violence on the children is more devastating and irreversible than the miseducation and illiteracy that most often companies poverty. The implication is not the poverty can not be overcome but that the cycles of teenage pregnancy, welfare dependency, and dropping out of high school continues and are hard to break....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays] 1868 words
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Should Children Be Allowed To Testify In Court? - Should Children Be Allowed To Testify In Court.      Over the past ten years, more research has been done involving children's testimony than that of all the prior decades combined. Ceci & Bruck (93) have cited four reasons for this : - The opinion of psychology experts is increasingly being accepted by courts as testimony, - Social research is more commonly being applied to the issues of children's rights, - More research into adult suggestibility in accordance with reason naturally leads to more research into child suggestibility, - Children are more commonly being used as witnesses in cases where they are directly involved (i.e....   [tags: Children Court Testifying Essays]
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Role of Children's Television in the Global Marketplace - Abstract It was not long ago that there was wide agreement among broadcasters, scholars, educators and parents concerning the ultimate goal of children's television programming: to educate. Today, it would be difficult to find even two people to agree on such terms. Popular opinion would lead us to believe that broadcasters now seek to exploit the youngest members of their audience--turning them into life-long viewers (and consumers). Scholars and educators woefully condemn television for the "dumbing down" of America....   [tags: Media Children Kids]
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There Are No Children Here - If I Grow Up - There Are No Children Here - If I Grow Up          "If I grow up, I'd like to be a bus driver." If -- not when. Sentiments like this echo hauntingly through the pages of Alex Kotlowitz's account of his two-year documentation of the lives of two brothers, Lafeyette and Pharoah Rivers. The boys are afforded little happiness and too much grief, trying to survive from day to day in their appartment at the crime-ridden Henry Horner Homes housing project on the outskirts of Chicago. When Kotlowitz approached the boys' mother, LaJoe, about writing the book about her children, she agreed with him, but felt the need to set him straight....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays] 1250 words
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Finding Strength in Poverty in There Are No Children Here - There are No Children Here – Finding Strength in Poverty         Being privileged is something that I didn’t understand until I read There are No Children Here, by Alex Kotlowitz. The truth is that I knew I had it better than others, but the absolute difference was not truly recognized until I met the boys Lafayette, and Pharaoh. These boys were presented to me by Kotlowitz, via his book, and the evident pain and sorrow that these young men went through on a daily basis was more than most privileged people experience in an entire lifetime....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]
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