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Grandparents and their Role in a Child's Life - Grandparents play a major role in a child’s life. When children do not have the emotional support they need from their parents, they turn to their caregivers, the “Grandparents”. The era of the baby boomers has changed drastically. Grandparents are not as nurturing today as they were decades ago. However, there are some modern grandparents today, which share the same values as those of the prior decades. My children have the pleasure to have met both their maternal and paternal grandparents. Although, they have several grandparents, they are very close to their paternal grandmother....   [tags: Grandparents, ] 479 words
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The Effects of Parenting by Grandparents - Extended family can influence the upbringing on children in multiple ways. To properly review and analyze research in this particular area, it is necessary to highlight important information from which formed this foundation. Extended family members have direct influences on children by serving as their role models in aiding them with success, encouragement, support and guidance (Jæger, 2012). Grandparents, crucial extended family members, which have a direct interaction with their grandchildren when they are in need of help or assistants....   [tags: Extended Family Members, Role Models]
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December at My Grandparents' House - It stood out from all the rest in the peaceful neighborhood where my grandparent’s house was. The glittering white paint that seemed to never fade, the garden where rose bushes, lilies, elephant ears, trumpet plants and hibiscus filled the earth around you with welcoming colors and the sense of warmth and love. Every awaking moment of my childhood was spent there. My grandparents house was a place of comfort and security, and yet also one of sorrow. December never fails. It is the coldest month of the entire year, every year, yet that never stopped anyone from gathering at my grandparent’s house for my birthday and Christmas....   [tags: family, family values, family tradition] 731 words
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Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren - Grandparents raising their grandchild/ren are slowly becoming a raising epidemic in today’s society. This new trend of grandparents raising their grandchildren has become the focus of many researchers. Researchers are exploring the health perspective and the emotional perspective, but there is little research on the policies that must change to accommodate neither this new family structure nor the social issues surrounding it. This paper will take information from ten sources and two interviews to give a clear perspective of this growing population in social work practice....   [tags: epidemic, society, health, emotional, children]
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Summers With My Grandparents - I remember as a young child about 9 years old always given the privilege to visit my grand parents in Rutherfordton, North Carolina in the summers. I loved my grandparents with all my heart since they were the only set I had ever known. My father had left my brother and I at a young age and his parents had seemed to have left as he did. Every now and then they would resurface but never really had any part in my life. My mother’s parents were known to all of us as “Maw-maw and Paw-Paw”. With me being from the North all the Yankees addressed their grandparents as “Grandma and Grandpa”....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 1051 words
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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - December 16, 2011 led to a wonderful bond and an unexpected change in my life. My son and his girlfriend were young parents, barely 17 years old, I ended up providing everything my granddaughter needed from the moment she was born. After living with me for 20 months in a moment of rage my son and his girlfriend took my granddaughter in the middle of the night and left without a trace. Typically, a grandparent was the one that spoiled the grandchildren and then sent them home with the parents. Now they have to take on the role of parent when the child’s parents are incapable or disinclined to parent sufficiently (Administration for Children And Familie, Region IV)....   [tags: Drugs, Teen Pregnancy, Finance]
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Childhood Memories of my Grandparents' Home - When I think back to the days when I was a child, I think about all of my wonderful childhood memories. Often I wish to go back, back to that point in life when everything seemed simpler. Sometimes I think about it too much, knowing I cannot return. Yet there is still one place I can count on to take me back to that state of mind, my grandparent’s house and the land I love so much. Their house was old. My grandparents lived in it most of their adult lives. It was white with black trimming, but most of the paint was chipped away....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Personal Narrative] 521 words
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Being Raised by Grandparents - He is the lightkeeper he keeps the light for me extra beams safety deposited inside a microfold somewhere somewhere hidden somewhere inside those pretty hands --Finney, "The Lightkeeper" Is Nikky Finney's poem "The Lightkeeper" about her dad or someone else. Many people have different opinions on who her poem is about, but when I read it, I imagine the lightkeeper to be my grandfather, even though my family is your basic "Cleaver" family. My parents are still happily married after their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary....   [tags: Family Grandmother Grandfather]
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Parenting for the Second Time - Parenting can be a challenge the first time around, but many parents are finding themselves parenting for a second time, this time around, as the child’s grandparents. Grandparents may assume the role of parent for their child’s children when there are problems of substance abuse, abuse and neglect, incarceration, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, divorce, and death. (Dolbin-MacNab, 2006, p.1) Grandparents usually are not expecting to have to parent again, this is the time most are enjoying their new found freedom....   [tags: Grandparents, Study]
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The Importance of the Elderly in Rudolfo Amaya´s A Celebration of Grandfathers - ... But they bloom again in the spring. Death is only this small transition in life.” While he was blinded by grievance, Grandfather was able to show him the brighter side of things; the silver lining. Although we as youth like to believe we have it all figured out, the reality is that the elderly are the only ones that are truly wise, and are the closest to having it ‘all figured out’. Olivia Newton John said it best as, “I don’t know what my path is yet. I’m still walking it.” (Kornowski, Liat.) Anaya’s A Celebration of Grandfathers is a great example of how our grandfathers may be the key to finding insight on life, and its many lessons....   [tags: Elderly, Grandparents]
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Grandparents' House - Grandparents' House The car ride to my grandparents' house seemed to take half a day even though it was only a twenty-minute drive to Cedaredge. Although the back road over Redlands Mesa was a twisty tourney road, it drug on like a boring documentary. When the car finally pulled into the driveway of the long, white house with a neatly kept green lawn, I knew it was going to be a great day of fun, relaxation, and great food. As I walked around to the back door, my eyes took in the beauty of the grass swaying in the wind and the weathered barn off to the left of the pasture....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1350 words
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Experiences of Grandmothers Caring for Orphan Grandchildren in Botswana - Experiences of Grandmothers Caring for Orphan Grandchildren in Botswana Problem Statement The clinical problem in this case study was that grandmothers as the caregivers reported very incomplete or no support from the extended family, and their deprived health worries compromises their financial situations. Some reported of body pains like arthritis and firm work at their age. None of the participants had a decent source of earnings that will help in caring for their orphans. They depended on typically old age pension and cottage and farming (Shaibu, 2013, p....   [tags: grandparents, caregivers, government]
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Grandparents' House: A Home Away From Home - Grandparents' House: A Home Away From Home As I approach the turn to my Grandparent's house, my stomach turns in anticipation of the sweet sugar cookie smell that awaits. I turn up the long narrow gravel road and park my car in front of their house. I step outside and a chilly little breeze bites at my cheeks. I take a deep breath and the sweet smell of burning cedar enters my nose. I look up to the chimney and see the gray puffs of smoke scatter as it hits the still winter air. I shut the car door and follow the sidewalk to the back door....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 1447 words
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Death in Do Not Go Gentle, City Cafeteria, Death Shall Have no Dominion and Grandparents - Death in Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night, City Cafeteria, And Death Shall Have no Dominion and Grandparents        Death is a highly personal event. It affects each of us differently. It affected Peter Kocan's man in the City Cafeteria by making him look empty and disoriented. It affected Dylan Thomas by making him think about what there was afterward, and what you could do to avoid it. Death even affected Robert Lowell by making him realise how much it changed his life. I, fortunately, seem to have avoided death in many ways, but also have been touched by it, even recently....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1112 words
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My Grandparent’s House - My Grandparent’s House It was another summer at my grandparent’s house that I woke up to one sunny Saturday morning. The smell of eggs, bacon, and tortillas was a greeting to the home-cooked breakfast I could sense as I lie in the bedroom still lightly dreaming. I could hear my grandpa in the distance, chopping wood for the stove my grandma was cooking with. Very old fashioned my grandparents were, convincing me to become more independent, I always enjoyed their company. It was a summer where I would be taught the value of wisdom and of the people I love....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 1164 words
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Comparing My Education and My Grandparent's Education - My education and my Grandparent's education have been extremely different. My education has seemed to evolve around everything electronic; most of it has came from books and computers. My Grandpa said most of his education came from work. Grandpa graduated from high school in 1957. My Grandma did not graduate, but she received her G.E.D. in 1982. Grandpa said there wasn't much too his high school education. He said there wasn't anything electronic in the school at that time, calculators or computers....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1387 words
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The Effects of Incarceration on the Family - Introduction According to Bowen’s (2013) family systems theory, individuals in a family unit are all interconnected and the system is comprised of interlocking connections (Bowen, 2013). Consequently, whenever an individual in a family system is experiencing a stressor or problem the other individuals in the system will be affected by the stressor and will experience a change in the family system (Bowen, 2013). Bowen (2013) suggests that this family system can be used to understand the dynamics of the family unit and explains that an individual’s behavior has a specific function in his or her own family system (Bowen, 2013)....   [tags: Social Issues, Bowen Theory, Gun Control]
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The People’s Republic of China and The One Child Policy - In the 1950s the People’s Republic of China first implemented the beginnings of the one child policy. It made significant changes to the population and the nation’s growth rate decreased. Professor Yinchu Ma (1957) initiated the policy with his book New Population Theory. His book responded to the huge increase in population growth occurring in China (Singer 1998). Under the Mao republic, leaders saw the population development as a danger to the nation’s economy (White 1994). The political party promoted childbirth in the 1950s and 1960s according to the slogan “one is a good few, two is just enough, and three is over” (White 1994)....   [tags: new population theory, population growth]
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This Generation is Smarter than Past Generations - I strongly believe that people of my generation are smarter and more intelligent than our ancestors, while my grandparents disagree with this idea. I see that the present-day discovery of scientific facts and modern technology help shaping our idea of the world and lead us to the better understanding of the world, by giving us skill of swiftness, convenient access to information and fact of nature, and correcting the false myths. Also, brand-new style of teaching allows kids these days to be more creative and confident than those in the old days, as students are allowed to use ask their teacher when in doubt, and join an open discussion in class....   [tags: My Generation]
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Protesting Gay Adoption: Let Them Adopt - One bright and beautiful Spring morning, a buoyant boy was born. Baby Henry had ivory skin with vibrant brown hair and light milk chocolate eyes. He would hold everyone’s hand and smile with a bubbly laugh. Unfortunately, his future will not be as glorious because his parents had him on accident. To Henry’s parent, Henry was nothing but an accident. His parents did not plan on having him, but the mother’s parents were against abortion. His father abandoned him and his mother. However, the mother planned to give Henry up for adoption....   [tags: Abortion, Adoption, Homosexuals, Parents]
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The Foundation of My Identity - Ronald Takaki, a frequent writer of cultural backgrounds, reminds us that, “America does not belong to one race or one group, the people in this study remind us, and Americans have been constantly redefining their national identity from the moment of first contact on the Virginia shore. By sharing their stories they invite us to see ourselves in a different mirror.“ Out of my fellow composition students, at State University, I am the only one whose great great grandparents came over to the USA....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Identity Essay]
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My Past, Present & Future Self in Hyderabad and the United States - Making my way through the crowded streets of Hyderabad (India), I arrive at the door step of a bakery shop. I have picked up some freshly baked sweet rolls for breakfast. My family really enjoys breakfast the day sweet rolls with jelly and warm milk are on the menu. Over breakfast, my family usually discusses any important events of the day ahead. Most families in India create a strong sense of family bond and aim to instill good values in their children. In this paper, I will be shedding some light on my past and present experiences....   [tags: India, future, biography,]
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Ted Bundy and Psychodynamic Theory - Theodore Bundy was born on November 24th 1946. He was born to an unwed mother who was told that she was his sister. He was raised by his grandparents who portrayed themselves as his parents throughout his early childhood years. According to the article I read Ted’s grandfather was abusive towards Ted and his other siblings (Montaldo). Ted was shy and said to be sociably awkward, but during high school he developed into good looking guy and was liked by many. Ted met his first girlfriend in college and eventually falls in love....   [tags: Psychology]
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Are Non-Traditional Families Unfit for Children? - Most of the time when a person thinks about a traditional family, a mother, a father, and at least one child is what comes to mind. However, the familiar structure of the traditional family has changed and does not necessarily show if it is the best dynamic for a child to be raised in afterall. A child’s emotions, behavior, academics, and socialization may be impacted depending on how he or she was raised. We may be able to see that a child raised by a single parent, raised by his or her grandparents, or even by same-sex parents could be better off than those raised in a traditional family based on the positives and negatives of each family dynamic....   [tags: emotional impact, same-sex parents]
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Freud's Understanding and Applying it to a Freudian Evaluation of Menominee Medicine Bundle - Freud's Understanding and Applying it to a Freudian Evaluation of Menominee Medicine Bundle Sigmund Freud gives a psychological interpretation to Eliades analysis. I am going to explain Freuds understanding and apply it in a Fraudian evaluation of the "Menominee Medicine Bundle." Freud says, religions say that sacred realities are the divine beings who dwell in some other useable realm. He states that these ideas are illusions, mere wishes. "Religious ideas are given out as teachings, are not precipitates of experience or end results of thinking: they are illusions, fulfilments of the oldest, strongest and most urgent wishes of mankind"(pg.38)....   [tags: Papers] 684 words
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Personal Narrative- Faith Through Grandfather's Surgery - Personal Narrative- Faith Through Grandfather's Surgery At a time when I thought things could not get any worse, I found out that my grandfather would have to go through a triple bypass heart surgery. This news devastated me. My grandfather- Ampaw is what we call him, is not only my grandfather- but also my best friend. He is my role model, and I have an immeasurable love for him. I had just lost my great grandmother, and now my grandfather was going to have to go through a life threatening surgery....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 460 words
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The Lives and Work of James Earl Jones and Geoffrey Holder - Two thunderous voices can be seen in the arts during the late 20th century. James Earl Jones is well known for his roles in Hollywood films such as “Dr. Strangelove” and “Star Wars”, and has an even greater presence in the theatre community. His achievements as an actor were inspired by his hardships growing up, for he had a strong stutter until high school. Similarly, Geoffrey Holder suffered from a speech impediment at a young age, but would become a well-known artist. Holder is recognized for many different fields, he is an actor, dancer, choreographer, painter, and more....   [tags: Artist Biography, Actors]
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I Now Pronounce You Man and Wife - I Now Pronounce You Man and Wife “Will you marry me?” These four words can change a person’s life. They can begin a life and they can also end a life. What is marriage exactly. The dictionary defines marriage as any close or intimate association or union. There are more people afraid of this kind of commitment today than there were years ago. Then again, there are those who think marriage is something to do because you’re bored. It’s a joke to them. Being a stand believer of the ethics of marriage, its value is something to be cherished....   [tags: Marriage]
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Two Different Connecting Stories Told in "Middlesex" - Through one perspective two different connecting stories are told in the novel Middlesex. One view can describe two stories that affect each other by describing one person’s reason of life. Eugenides employs a first person narration by Cal, the main character, on two stories affecting his life. Cal begins his narration about himself being Middlesex crossing over to a narration of his grandparent’s life fleeing from Greece. The narration of his grandparent’s life seems to some extent subjective....   [tags: Literature Review, argumentative, persuasive] 511 words
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Role of the Extended Family - There are many types of family that exists in today’s society, each important to the upbringing of any children of which may be apart of it. There are many types of family that exists in today’s society, each important to the upbringing of any children of which may be apart of it. Whether due to economic changes, cultural values, the role of caregiver goes beyond mother and father (Kurrien & Dawn Vo, 2004). The family unit is as diverse as the societies they each represent. This sometimes can manifest traditional roles of doting mothers and providing fathers into a home with two sets of parents (Kurrien & Dawn Vo, 2004)....   [tags: Sociology, The Family Unit] 935 words
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Defining Old Age and Aging - Ralph Waldo Emerson alleged the statement that “it is time to be old, to take in sail.” But what, in fact, does it mean to be old. Does it mean to be wrinkly, feeble, and grumpy. Or does it mean to be happy, successful, and satisfied. It is without a doubt that today’s culture has set many stereotypes and classifications on old age. In this paper, I will address many topics on how old age is defined. First of all, I will describe the ways in which the elderly are perceived in both my culture and my family....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Psychological Dynamics of Juvenile Crime - The United States Supreme Court ruled on May 17, 2010, that it was cruel and unusual punishment (US const. amend. VIII) to sentence a juvenile to life without parole for non-homicide crimes. The case set before the Justices, Graham versus Florida, was supported by research based on neuropsychology in addition to multiple psychological disciplines. This unprecedented ruling acknowledges that the perpetrators of crime, who are still children in the eyes of the law, have a higher degree for successful rehabilitation in contrast to their adult counterparts....   [tags: Criminology ]
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Frankenstein vs Today’s Serial Killers - In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein the protagonist Victor Frankenstein creates a monster. The monster in the novel is deprived of a normal life due to his appearance. Like the creature, some serial killers today are killers due to the same rejection. In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley warns that a childhood of abuse and neglect will often result in evil actions. Neglect during his childhood, most certainly affected Charles Manson and contributed to the monster he became. A biography of Charles states that his mother didn’t want anything to do with him so he lived on the streets committing minor crimes (“Charles Manson Biography”)....   [tags: Mary Shelley, psychic trauma, Charles Manson]
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Alistair MacLeod's No Great Mischief - The search for and importance of family and identity of the Calum Ruadh clan in Alistair MacLeod's No Great Mischief is significant to the concept of blood being thicker than water. The importance of family, as indicated in No Great Mischief, is very apparent in regards to the main point of prominence in this deeply emotional Gaelic- Canadian tale. An idea that arises No Great Mischief[, is MacLeod’s ability to prove to the readers that it is impossible to talk about the Scottish-Canadian heritage without mentioning family history, loyalty and bonds....   [tags: no great mischief, Alistair MacLeod]
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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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I Need To Know Where I Came From To Know Where I Am Going - Growing up I learned the stories of my ancestors and how all of them were immigrants. I felt a need to learn their stories because I thought “I need to know where I came from to know where I am going”. I believe I stand on the shoulders of my ancestors and my accomplishments are not my own but resulted due to what they accomplished in their lives. I view my family history as building blocks with each generation improving, if only in millimeters. My ancestors came from Germany, Sweden and Bohemia....   [tags: Personal Experience, Informative] 2791 words
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Millenial Learners : Teaching More Relevant to Pupils - Modern educators enter through the doors of their classrooms into a portal of the past. Many modern classrooms look anything but modern. Institutional walls, rigid desks, tiled floors, and the ever-present chalkboards greet the modern student as they greeted his or her parents, grandparents, and perhaps great-grandparents. However, our students are not the same as their parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents--they are Generation Y, more commonly referred to as Millennial Learners. These students differ significantly from Gen X-ers represented in the new ranks of educators and Baby Boomers who comprise the older generation of educators (Moorman & Horton, 2007)....   [tags: educator, teaching]
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Social, Environmental and Medical Concerns: Lists and Definitions - ... Teach it could take 15 to 20 encounters with a certain food before the child begins to like it. Children should never be forced to eat food. Other strategies to help children accept new foods are to allow the child to taste small portions of the food first, and serve and prepare food not expecting the child to eat it thus exposing him or her to it. Also, caregivers should provide modeled behavior, set mealtimes, associate the food as a pleasurable experience, and prepare the food in ways children would prefer them (warm, bland, and recognizable)....   [tags: burns, lead exposure, speech delay]
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The Feeling of Loosing a Family Pet - While I was looking through chapter 16, I was trying to figure out what literary approach would fit. The approach I found the most fitting was the reader response approach. A Dog's Death could be considered a double entendre. On one hand, John Updike is replaying an emotional tone of sadness, frustration, and the feeling of losing a family pet. To the reader, you are able to feel his pain. But, it is even more emotional if you can relate to the poem. I lost both of my grandparents in a three month span to cancer....   [tags: john updike, dog's death, pets]
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The Yin and Yang of Identity - According to Chinese philosophy, yin and yang is a philosophy that describes two seemingly opposing forces working together to create a perfect complimentary harmony. This concept creates a tension throughout Ruth Ozeki’s documentary, Halving the Bones. Ozeki, for lack of one, forges an identity for herself, uniting her contrasting backgrounds – specifically, her half-Japanese and half-American backgrounds - with the help of her documentary, Halving the Bones. Her disillusionment begins with her very own name and traces through her relatives’ lives, finally ending with her acceptance of the two opposing heritages....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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The Adventures of Nate and Hajji - "So, you're thinking these are coded directions?" Will asked. In a back pew of the church, Nate, Will, and Hannah sat discussing the note Nate found. "Maybe," Nate answered. "I read up on the Underground Railroad. Symbols and codes played a big part." "You could be right. Peg Leg Joe's song, 'Follow the Drinking Gourd' basically told slaves to follow the North Star to freedom. So, let's see if this is anything like it." Nate handed Will a sheet of paper on which he had copied the words of the note....   [tags: Creative Writing, Adventure Essay] 1263 words
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Aging in Today's World - When you think of the term senior citizen what comes to mind. Do the words disabled and old come to mind, or do you visualize wisdom and patience. The word old is looked upon in todays society as a “dirty” word. Yet we will all be old someday. Ageism-the discrimination according to a persons age is a known stereotype just as racial, or religious discrimination. We must end this way of thinking soon or else our elders will feel unwelcome in their jobs and in their communities. Age discrimination in the Employment Act has not been enough to restrict ageism....   [tags: Discrimination] 650 words
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Learning From History - "We really should think about getting home," Hannah said. Searching through each book had been tedious thanks to Will's insistence that the pages be handled like rice paper. He stopped short of making them wear gloves, but insisted the pages be touched only along the edges. As a result, after nearly an hour they still had only poured through about thirty books. "We don't want to over stay our welcome," Hannah urged Will again. "We'll come back." "I guess you're right," Will agreed and stood from the floor of the library and stretched....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1450 words
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The Foundation of My Identity - Among carpenters, it is a well-known fact that building a house upon a solid foundation is imperative. When beginning the construction of a home, the foundation is always the first step leading to success, for without it, the house will become unstable. During extreme weather, such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other conditions, a slight fault in the foundation of a home will most likely guarantee significant damage, if not complete destruction. Similar to a house, a person’s identity must rest upon a firm foundation; otherwise, it may not be capable of withstanding the ominous conditions of the world....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Identity Essay]
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Comparing Television and the Internet - In 1927, a man by the name of Philo Taylor Farnsworth became the first inventor to transmit a television image. That later became what we recognize as modern television. Four decades later the Internet was born. In July of 1969, the UCLA introduced a press release of the Internet to the public. Later that year in October, the first message was sent using the Internet. For many children, television is something to look forward to after school. Numerous adults look to television for updates on news as well as road conditions....   [tags: Technology] 435 words
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Basic Principles Of Democracy - The United States of America has five basic principles which ensure the ability of the country. The basic foundations: fundamental worth, equality of all persons, majority rule minority rights, necessity of compromise, and ividual freedom. This paper reviews three of the five principles: majority rule and minority rights, individual freedom, and necessity of compromise. Two of these cases of individual freedom plus majority rule and minority rights the United States has failed to uphold. The third case on individual freedom is an undecided case at this point....   [tags: essays research papers] 906 words
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Maxwell the Hero in Freak The Mighty - In today's society there are lots of people that believe that dumb people can not accomplish anything in there whole life. From the book Freak the Mighty this point is proven wrong. Max and Kevin, are the two most important characters in Freak the Mighty, they can both be described as dynamic characters. Each of them goes through major changes that are revealed through their actions, and by what the author says about them. Maxwell embodies the archetype of the hero's journey. I will discuss this issue using the fact that he has a birth, a calling/journey, and a return....   [tags: Rodman Philbrick] 841 words
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The Ambiguity of Kinship - The planet that we live on is no longer the same as it was several hundred years ago, nor are its inhabitants. An ongoing depletion of our world’s flora and fauna and biological simplicity has left us with a sharp increase in globalization and a convoluted network of people. There is no certainty about what lies ahead but we can question and seek to understand the state in which we are living. One particular by-product of this worldly complexity is that of kinship—family relationships through blood, marriage, or adoption....   [tags: Social Studies] 1470 words
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How The American Family Has Changed - American families have changed tremendously over the past years. Families did not only face the change in their status or social behavior; but also faced a change in their lifestyle. Now there are different types of families with different types of norms and values. Families are socially, ethnically and very expressively diverse than ever before (Angier). American family has gone through a huge transformation. This transformation is all about changes in lifestyle and how it functions. We have come extremely far where women are contributing in the paid labor force, divorce rates are high, people are not getting married early or having kids when they get married, and most people are getting...   [tags: The American Family]
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The Power Areas of Life - The Power Areas of Life The significant elements in Of Water and the Spirit were the elements that contrasted starkly with the modern world. There were many aspects of the Dagara culture that were alien to my culture. The use of and belief in magic and the supernatural ama zed me. I found an absence of secularism in the African society. The Dagara's inability to distinguish between thought and reality stunned me. The element that I chose to talk about is the strong bond displayed between the very old and the very young....   [tags: Of Water and the Spirit African Culture Essays] 1001 words
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My Experience as a Teenage Mother - My Experience as a Teenage Mother Twenty-six years have brought many changes to my home in the mountains of East Tennessee: one of the most important of these changes being the slow dissolution of what I call the ‘racial divide’. This change had just begun to take place when I found myself a frightened pregnant teenager growing up in the small community of Shell Creek in Carter County, Tennessee. It was 1977 and of the few hundred people in town, I was certain I would be the first to have a child that was half black and half white....   [tags: Personal Narrative Pregnancy Racism Essays] 1195 words
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Burning Up by Caroline B. Cooney - Title: Burning Up Main Characters: Macey Clare, Austin Fent, Mr. and Mrs. Macey, Monica and Henry Fent, Venita Edna, Grace, and Lindsay. Setting: The story takes off on the first of April at Shell Beach. Where there are private beaches and swamps in the woods. Plot: Macey Clare is a 15 year old girl who’s parents are never home so she stays with her grandparents on the weekdays, and on the weekends that her parents come home from work all week, she stays with them. Macey gets involved with a Saturday group, where they go and paint a church in a bad part of the neighborhood....   [tags: essays research papers] 819 words
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The Hiding Place - Hajji jumped to his feet before Nate could fully take in what had just happened. Hajji pulled a gun from somewhere and trained it on the wall. Was he planning on killing it. "Easy." Nate pushed off the floor with one hand and turned an opened palm to Hajji. "This isn't a trick," he said, meeting the man's eyes. "I think it's what I've been looking for." He turned to study the wall with a giddy effervescent growing inside. "See, the stairs are just a decoy. This!" He aimed the flashlight at the crack in the wall....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1456 words
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Theory and Me - There are many sociological theories to explain and describe how different groups and cultures fit into society and the effect that they have on it. I will be addressing two theoretical perspectives in this paper: pluralism theories, and psychological theories. I will also discuss my knowledge of the racial and ethnic identities of my parents, grandparents, and myself. Furthermore, I will explain how the theoretical perspectives relate to one another in accordance with my racial and ethnic identity....   [tags: Sociology]
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Exploring the Life and Possible Motives of Serial Killer, Aileen Wuornos - Bodies Piling Up In early December 1989, while scavenging for scrap metal along a dirt road close to the Volusia County Florida section of Interstate 75, two young men stumbled upon a body with severely decomposed hands wrapped in a rubber backed carpet runner. The victim had been shot 3 times with a 22. Because of the sever decomposition of the victims hands it would take some time to identify the victim as Richard Malloy, an electronic repairman who had gone missing 13 days prior. Because the murder of Richard Malloy seemed to everyone to be a random criminal act, it came as a surprise to many when another male body, also shot several times was found in a wooded area of Citrus County, F...   [tags: criminal justice, psychology] 1364 words
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Putting Together The Puzzle of My Life - Life can be like a puzzle when putting pieces of the history together: When times were bad in the nineteen hundreds people begin to immigrate to new parts of the world. My great grandparents immigrated from Italy in the early nineteen hundreds they had to move away from there own country to survive. Many people moved to the north part of the world as many others move to the south part. My great grandparents decided to move to the south. They choose to immigrate to the city of Chihuahua. The city was small at that time; most part of it was land....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1967 words
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Sibling and Peer Relationships in Emerging Adulthood - Growing up in a family where so much emphasis is placed in strong familial ties made me appreciate my family. I love spending time with my family because they have taught me so much about life and what I should value in life. My parents emigrated from Hong Kong to New York City when they were in their teens. My brother, Jacky, and I are one and a half years apart from each other. As we were growing up, my brother and I had a very interesting relationship. We fought a lot, like every sibling but we would get along when we wanted to play together....   [tags: Family Ties, Identity Style]
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Fairy Tales by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm - Introduction: Fairy tales were a big part of my childhood. I started my research on fairy tales written by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm. Fairy tales often have a character that goes on a journey or an adventure. During his journey he encounters mystical beings that help or hurt the characters success. When I was a child, my grandparents would tell my sister and I stories like “Jack and the Bean Stalk” and “Little Red Riding Hood”. My grandfather would always act out the part of the wolf or the giant, while my grandma told the story....   [tags: childhood, disney, fables]
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A Woman Who Changed Things: Rosa Parks - “Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome” (BrainyQuote.com). No one can change the world by themselves, but they can always make an impact on the world. Rosa Parks, along with others, was one of those people who made an impact on the Civil Rights Movement. She was influenced early in her life, she acted in the Montgomery Bus Boycott; she was affected by the boycott, and had an effect on the Civil Rights Movement....   [tags: civil rights, racism, segregation]
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My Journey of Personal Growth - As I have traversed my adult life, I do not remember when but, I have come to embrace the mantra “Be the Best You Can Be”. It is that “goal” to be the best I can be, as a Marriage Family Therapist, that has brought me to apply for the PsD program at the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute. So you may ask yourself, what causes someone to embrace the concept “be the best you can be”. As, I sit back and reflect upon my life, and who I have become today, I must start with family history. I was raised in Southern California with my siblings....   [tags: Personal Experience] 911 words
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The Causes of Adolescent Depression - “According to Mental Health America, one in every five teens has clinical depression” (“Safe Teens”). Do you know someone who suffers from teenage depression, or maybe a friend or family member. Or maybe you, yourself, may suffer from teenage depression. Well you are not alone. Many teens in America, as well as the rest of the world, are affected by teenage depression. Depression is an effect for many teens, with many causes. As a result, there are three major causes for teenage depression such as: Genetics, Environment, and Unhealthy Habits....   [tags: teenage depression, genetics, bullying]
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The Fascist Leader in Germany - Fascism was around approximately forty years. From 1921-1943, Mussolini was the Fascist leader in Italy and Hitler was the Fascist leader in Germany. Many people thought Fascism could improve their countries because the leaders who stepped up to power, promised great improvements. They also convinced the citizens that they had nothing more to worry about. When Fascist leaders were brought to power, they promised the people their lives would be better and their country would be saved. Fascism was good for people who complied with the rules, but not for those who talked against their leaders....   [tags: hitler, mussolini, itally, wwI]
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Jewish Nation and Religious Persecution - While religion has the power to draw people together, it can also tear people apart. Throughout history, the Jewish nation has been plagued by persecution as a result of their religion. In Medieval times, the Jews faced blood libels and crusades. If they were to convert, then they would become accepted members into society; however, if they were to remain true to their religious ideals they would be killed. In modern Europe, Jews faced struggles such as Emancipation and the Holocaust. All they wanted was to become accepted in society; however instead they were mistreated and eventually massacred....   [tags: christian community, nuremberg laws]
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Serial Killer: Theodore Robert Bundy - Theodore Bundy was an infamous American serial killer who preyed upon numerous young women during the 1970s and possibly earlier. He was associated with at least 30 counts of homicide and suspected of an estimated one hundred or more. Beyond homicide, he also made it apparent that he was capable of other sinister crimes such as rape, kidnapping, and necrophilia. His most frequent method of killing was an attack with a blunt weapon to the head. However, he did not merely kill his victims; evidence concludes that each were also sexually assaulted and sodomized....   [tags: heinous crimes, homicide, impersonating]
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My Volunteer Experience at a Nursing Home - Up until a few years ago I never thought that one of my grandparents would be in a nursing home. I had always been lucky to have them healthy. However, this changed about a year ago when my grandfather had a mini-stroke, which caused him to require extra care my grandmother could not provide. Watching my family deal with my grandfather made me aware of the care and services the elderly need and has made me realize how important it is to volunteer at a local nursing home. My grandfather's stroke affected his legs and his memory, which made it difficult for him to walk....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning]
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Family vs. Society - Family vs. Society As children, our parents instill in us beliefs that we carry with us throughout our lives. Many beliefs we are taught have been passed on through generations. One such belief is racism. Racism was widespread in the past, but is strongly discouraged in today's society. Perhaps it is our families, or perhaps it is society that teaches us racism. If we were to look at our families and the mixtures of cultures in our towns, maybe then we would get some sort of understanding as to why racism is so prevalent even today in the year two thousand....   [tags: Racism Racial Equality Essays]
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Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks - Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks Setting The setting in this book I liked the most was the scene where Alice and her friend Chris run away to San Francisco to start a new life. On page 56 Alice and Chris sneak off in the middle of the night, Alice doesn't write a date, however she tells us the bus she is taking is leaving at 4:30 a.m. I think I like this part because they both want to leave and start a new life, and when someone is in a bad position as themselves, I think it's only right that they get to start a new life....   [tags: Book Report Sparks Alice] 1180 words
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One County, Two Worlds - Abraham J. Heschel, a Jewish theologian and philosopher, once said, “Racism is man’s gravest threat to man—the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.” Racism has long played a part in America’s society, establishing itself in buses, restaurants, sports teams, and even in schools. Growing up, I would often listen to stories of my grandparents who spoke of racism during their childhoods. In their stories they told of the negative attitudes Caucasians had towards African-Americans, a feeling of superiority and characterizing those of a different race as “second-class citizens”....   [tags: The Hillboro Story, Susan Banyas] 1222 words
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The Unwavering Chinese Traditions - The Chinese Filipino Community has been part of the Philippine community since the early 1900’s. Philippines has become their home since the Spanish colonial era, which is, for many Chinese Filipino about 3 to 4 generations ago. Considering this fact, many Chinese Filipinos living in this country has been born and raised here, thus, making this country the only home they know of. There are about 1.5% Chinese Filipinos in the Philippine’s overall population count and many from these Chinese Filipinos can be found in Binondo or in what people fondly calls Chinatown....   [tags: Filipino Culture, Family-based] 1101 words
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Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe2 Edgar Allan Poe’s life had a profound effect on the technical style of his writing. Poe spent most of his life raised by foster parents who did not contribute to or encourage his writing. His first work was published in 1827, at the young age of 18, but his story in 1833, “MS Found in a Bottle,” marked the beginning of his writing career. Poe uses darkness and death in many of his stories. In his poems he was able to illustrate moods of mystery very well. Edgar Allan Poe was a unique writer who was not afraid to do something different from all the authors, while his adulthood was short and depressing....   [tags: Essays Papers] 462 words
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The Importance of Voting - In their matching rocking chairs, my grandparents squint at the small print on their voter's ballots as they carefully mark their choices. Across the table from Grandpa, I eat a ham sandwich and listen to stories of battle that were his reality, but to me are scenes from an unrealistic black and white movie. Over an evening of dominos, I listen to their passionate discussion of the recent initiatives and issues facing our government. To Grandpa and Grandma, democracy and freedom are not simply ideals; they are vital principles that they have personally sacrificed to uphold....   [tags: What is Politics?] 759 words
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Analysis of Losing Isaiah - Support is defined as a means to endure bravely or quietly (Merriam-Webster). In Losing Isaiah, Khaila, a recovered crack addict, serves some time incarcerated. She then goes through a rehabilitation program, during which her main source of support was her case worker and counselor. In the process of fully recovering from crack she discovers that her baby, Isaiah, is still alive. With the help of her counselor and a lawyer she is able to endure a long and pressing trial to gain a second chance to be a better mother to Isaiah (Losing Isaiah)....   [tags: Losing Isaiah 2014]
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The Search for My Heritage - Personal Statement Unlike many other kids at the age of seven I had already begun to face the subject of diversity. I learned at a young age that kids can be cruel. It is hard to recall exactly how many nights I prayed that I would wake up with golden blonde hair and bright blue eyes. I was too young to understand my deep-rooted family history, and why I looked different from many of the other kids at my elementary school. Several years later as a seventh grader, I was still struggling with my appearance....   [tags: essays research papers] 575 words
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