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Importance of Parental Involvement in Schools - Actively involved parents are becoming an endangered species. They start out strong in primary education- going to PTA meetings and attending field trips. Yet, when their children move on to higher education in middle and high school, their roles almost diminish. Secondary educators have been struggling to re-connect the gap between students and parents. In this paper, I will describe the signs educators’ notice when a student is lacking a sufficient amount of parental involvement and continue to explain the current methods used to address the issue....   [tags: Parental Involvement]
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Parental Involvement in Children's Education - Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” In order for a student to truly succeed, there must be some type of involvement. Parental involvement is a certain asset that most successful students all share. In contrast, some parents sometimes blame teachers for their child’s low learning potential. This is false, since learning starts at home. A child needs to be taught morals, values and book knowledge in order to succeed in life....   [tags: Parental Involvement in Education]
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Parental Conflict and Child Development - As children, we depend greatly on our parents to satisfy our basic needs, for guidance, nurturance and for help in shaping our emotions, behaviors and relationships. For children, the family is a highly valued context for understanding and interpreting their development as individuals. As Bjorklund and Pelligrini (2001) have asserted, we are a “slow-developing, big-brained species”, the relatively large size of our brains demands a prolonged period of immaturity, therefore requiring a great deal of support and nurturance from parents (DeLoache, J., Eisenberg, N., Siegler, R....   [tags: parental separation, social learning]
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Paid Parental Leave - Parental Leave: Paid parental leave should be equal and for both parents once a child is born Recently women’s rights and women’s equality in the workplace has come back to the fore as a topic for discussion in government agencies and the United Nations. Whilst this is a very important topic, when it comes to time off from work when a new child is born, women in the US have some provision, whereas men have none. The Family and Medical Aid Act (FLMA), of 1993, provides for 12 weeks of unpaid, job protected leave for certain specified events (8)....   [tags: Children, Parents, Parental Leave]
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Parental Involvement in Early Education: A Review of the Literature - Parental Involvement in Early Education: A Review of the Literature Introduction A child’s first teacher is his or her mother and father. As a parent, involvement in the education process in the early years includes engaging the child through age appropriate games, regular reading, and simply interacting on a daily basis. A child that is engaged in this way are set up to develop into students who succeed academically. Once that child attends school, parental involvement shows that the parent places value on education....   [tags: parental involvement in program education]
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Parental Incarceration - “Parental incarceration affects a large number of children” (La Vigne, Davies & Brazzell, 2008, p.i). “Most of {which} are young, low income, black or Hispanic” (La Vigne et al 2008). The number of children under the age of eighteen, with parents in U.S. prisons, State and Federal, is rapidly increasing as a result of incarceration being used as a criminal penalty (Waldman & Hercik, 2002). Children whose parents are incarcerated, constitute one of the largest at-risk population in the U.S....   [tags: Parental incarceration, incarceration, parenting, ]
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Parental Behaviors Predict Child Depression and Anxiety - Schwartz, Dudgeon, Sheeber, Yap, Simmons, and Allen (2012) examined the relationship between parental behaviors during child-parent collaborations, and the subsequent development of internalizing symptoms such as anxiety and depression. This study considered the impact of positive and negative parental behaviors, on the development of anxiety and depression symptoms occurring during adolescence specifically (Schwartz et al., 2012). Schwartz et al. (2012) defined positive parental behaviors as “behaviors that convey acceptance, affection or happiness” (p....   [tags: parental behavior, dysphoric emotions, depression]
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Perceived Parental Rejection and Psychological Adjustment and Gender Differences of Adults' Perception on Their Parents' Rejection - ... Firstly, it was reported that women perception of both their father and mother rejection significantly relates to their psychological adjustment. This finding is similar with Chyung and Lee (2007) study, where they found that women remembered of mother and father acceptance each made significant contribution to their psychological adjustment. Although causation cannot be derived from this study, researcher suggests that women in this study may have a good relationship with their parents, which may have influence their perception of parental rejection....   [tags: parental acceptance, cultural settings] 2287 words
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Parental Decisions about Medical Care - The rights of children and the rights of parents can sometimes cause conflict. A common conflict is in disagreements regarding medical treatment. The book “The Sprit Catches You and You Fall Down” details a conflict over the medical treatment of a Hmong girl with epilepsy. Her parents’ cultural and religious beliefs about medicine are very different from western beliefs. The extent of these differences is detailed in the movie Split Horn which shows a shaman healer from traditional Hmong culture....   [tags: parental rights, medical care, ]
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Influence of Parental Involvement and Engagement - Parents play a major role in the developmental growth of children as they are their primary caregivers. The parent-child relationship is most poignant as children view their parents as being the most significant role models in their lives. Parental school engagement can be defined as parents’ participation in their children’s school-related activities such as attending teacher conferences, serving on the committee, volunteering, or observing and participating in their children’s educational success (Hill & Taylor, as cited in Powell et al., 2010)....   [tags: Types, School, Child Motivation] 2709 words
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The Impact of Parental Conflict on Children - “It’s hard to hear the yelling and unkind words. Seeing parents upset make me worried and I don’t understand what to do except crying.” These are the words of a young helpless boy, living with discorded parents. This is just one scenario but today there are several such children who are the victims of parental conflict. The most frequently asked question that does parental conflict affect children can be explicitly answered by the words of this child. Moreover, it has been noted that presence of conflict among parents not only causes harm to their relationship but on the other hand can impose debilitating impact on Children’s lives....   [tags: Parenting, Conflicts, Children] 1075 words
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The Evolution of Human Parental Investment - Parental investment is any contribution that a parent gives to an offspring to increase the offspring’s chances of survival and reproduction at the expense of the parent’s ability to contribute to other aspects of its fitness (Barrett et al., 2002). Investment can be time, energy, food, protection, shelter, or other forms of care that benefit an offspring (Barrett et al., 2002). Costs to the parent are incurred on its inclusive fitness through lessening its ability to reproduce or invest in other existing offspring (Barrett et al., 2002)....   [tags: Psychology]
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Parental Involvement and Success in Reading - There is growing evidence that schools can make a difference in the development of a child. But can the schools do the whole job alone. What is the role of the parents. Parents are crucial assets in a child’s academic life. What are ways to get parents to assist their child at home, will the parents’ assistance with reading increase the child’s reading performance at school. Review of the Literature Brock & Edmunds (2010) noted that parental involvement had always been assessed and viewed through the perspectives of teachers and/ or students....   [tags: social issues, educators, parents]
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The Effects of Parental Incarceration on Children - ... These statistics are reflective of children with a parent incarcerated in a federal prison (“Bureau of Justice, 2010). Over half of incarcerated parents, both males, 54.1%, and females, 51.9%, reported that were they not only the primary caregiver and source of income for their child, but also lived with their child preceding incarceration (“Bureau of Justice”, 2010). Upon incarceration, children of incarcerated parents were more likely to undergo care from the non-incarcerated parent, 84.2%, followed by grandparent care, 15.1%, a relative other than grandparents, 6.2%, foster care, 2.9%, or a friend, 2.9% (“Bureau of Justice”, 2010)....   [tags: separtation, behavior, reunification] 2492 words
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Impact of Parental Divorce on Children - The Effects of Divorce on children A Review of the Literature Introduction Background In today's society, there are many different types of families. Some include parents, single families, stepfamilies and a variety of others. Along with these different varieties of families there is one common incident that can cause the family structure to change. Divorce is an unplanned event in a family's life. It is something that affects each member of a family at different times and in different ways. About half of all marriages will end in divorce, leaving one million children each year to deal with the process of divorce (Martin et aI, 2003)....   [tags: Separation, Desintegration, Family]
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Parental Involvement in their Child's Education - When my six year old daughter comes home every Friday I expect a green folder filled with colorful masterpieces she created during integrated arts, three new weekly reading books, seven to ten double sided pages of homework, an array of spam letters trying to sell us food and a variety of other things and last but not least, letters from her teacher. Every week it is my responsibility to go through this folder, respond to communication letters, and work with my daughter to complete any assigned work....   [tags: Education, primary education, parents]
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Parental Influence on Shaping a Child - Mothers and fathers have the potential to provide their offspring with powerful, enduring models of behavior, and exert a continuing influence on the reactions and decisions which will shape their children’s’ lives. It is evident that this can be the case even in the absence of the parent. The mother or father who has died or moved away from the family home does not thereby become absent from the child’s memory, and does not thereby cease to guide the child’s behavior. These truths are illustrated by two books which deal with problems faced by adolescents, and which offer contrasting accounts of parental influence – in one case almost wholly negative; in the other case strongly positive, alt...   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Parental Conflict and Child Development - With the very high divorce rates in America, one could assume that this is a beneficial solution to marital conflict. However, according to Janie Sarrazin and Francine Cyr (2007) research shows that “24 to 33% of the families who go through a divorce continue to undergo significant conflicts lasting up to two years after the marital separation” (p.78). Despite issues, many parents decide to stay together, “for the children’s sake.” Some research has focused on comparing the effects of divorce with the effects of parental conflict on a child’s well being....   [tags: divorce, marriage quality]
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Parental Control and the Internet - ... Identity theft, for example, may occur when unsuspecting child gives out personal information online. If someone’s identity is stolen, a thief can access to various accounts of his victim and take advantage of his prey in whatever way he wants. The whole family then suffers adverse consequences being responsible for perpetrator’s actions. Another hidden threat is cyberbullying which “includes mean messages or e-mails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles” (“What Cyberbullying is”)....   [tags: guardian, limited internet use] 851 words
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No Parental Care for Reptiles - ... duprreyi a species of lizards. B. duperreyi lay their eggs on many different incubation conditions. Research suggests that incubation temperature can influence body size, running speed, and learning ability. The Experimental variable manipulated in this experiment is incubation temperature. Scientists went to different nesting sites and collected the eggs to place them in incubators that can mimic hot and cold nesting conditions. When the eggs have hatched their body size, running speed, and learning ability were observed and recorded....   [tags: lizards, incubate, darwinian fitness] 581 words
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Parental Attachment and Substance Abuse - Attachment and Substance Abuse Parental attachment, defined as a persevering emotional bond and involved interaction between parent and child, has not been critically studied with respect to the development of substance use disorders (SUDs) (Zhai, Kirisci, Tarter, & Ridenour, 2014). One probable reason for this is the consideration that attachment is generally established by two years of age and the manifestation of SUDs often appears nearly two decades later (Zhai et al., 2014). Therefore, long-term documentation is necessary to track the influence of parent-child bonding on SUDs and SUD etiology (Lander, Howsare, & Byrne, 2013)....   [tags: alcohol-dependence, isolation, insecurities]
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Parental Involvement in Education - ... There is a growing need for more research from the parent’s perspective. Also, researchers would benefit from a deeper understanding of the parent’s ideas about their involvement. Researchers have suggested that the ideas of parents about their role in their children’s education may have an effect on how they involve themselves (Hoover-Dempsey, & Jones, 1995). Parent’s beliefs and ideals can greatly affect how they interact with their children’s learning. Results from several different longitudinal studies have shown that a parent’s expectations and aspirations for better academic performance has had positive effects on high schools students (Hong, 2010)....   [tags: children, taught, success, partnership] 2406 words
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Parental Investment in Offspring - The answer to the question of whether parents invest more resources in their male or female offspring is a topic that is likely to vary from one culture to another. It is very common for adults (parent or caregivers) to have a favorite child in the family. Often, the favorite child may be less effective at school and have no extraordinary skills to be proud of for parents. Good parenting requires all children to be loved to the same extent (Lee & Lee, 2011). However, parents tend to love and favor certain children because of their school performances, their social activities, or even their gender....   [tags: favoritism, expenditure, rivalry, parenting, child]
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Parental Alienation - Parental Alienation has had an enormous impact on my life. Being, separated from my daughters was the most dramatic event I have ever experienced. Preferably, I would be writing about the joyfulness of marriage and fatherhood. However, in this case it is not to be a happy conclusion, yet. For a time, there was nothing more pleasurable in my life. There is nothing, I can truly say that can compare to the emotions of becoming a father for the first time. Perhaps that is, why there is nothing that can compare to the pain of parental alienation....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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Parental Communication - Research findings of parental communication about sex were mixed and inconclusive. The attempts to synthesise findings is complicated by different research methods, wide varied measurements of parent- adolescent communication, and differing perceptions of various groups. The inconsistent and contradictory findings might result from a lack of standard measurements across studies. Existing studies on parent-child communication about sex have several limitations. First, a number of studies have been undertaken with white teenagers....   [tags: Sex Education, health653] 1552 words
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Parental Alienation - Parental Alienation has had an enormous impact on my life. Being, separated from my daughters was the most dramatic event I have ever experienced. Preferably, I would be writing about the joyfulness of marriage and fatherhood. However, in this case it is not to be a happy conclusion, yet. For a time, there was nothing more pleasurable in my life. There is nothing, I can truly say that can compare to the emotions of becoming a father for the first time. Perhaps that is, why there is nothing that can compare to the pain of parental alienation....   [tags: Divorce, Syndrome, Rejection] 731 words
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Parental Spending - Consumer culture among children has transitioned from a secondary role to a primary role during the past few decades. Children are becoming more aware of their consumer power. Everywhere one looks today, there is marketing strategy geared towards minors, and really doesn’t matter what the age. The purchasing power given to children rests with their family’s financial situation; it can be assumed the higher economic class the more money there is to spend for the child’s needs. However, this is not always the case....   [tags: Parenting ]
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The Impact of Parental Involvement in Children's Lives - Parents play a major role in the developmental growth of children as they are their primary caregivers. The parent-child relationship is most poignant as children view their parents as being the most significant role models in their lives. Parental involvement is essential in developing children that are academically motivated, engaged, and willing to succeed. The following research paper will thoroughly analyze and explain the following; different parenting types, the influence of family dynamics such as parents educational attainment, socioeconomic status, variations among ethnic groups, etc....   [tags: School, Child Motivation, Socioeconomic Status] 2123 words
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Non-Parental Child Care - Non-Parental Child Care A handsome young American couple decides to get married after being romantically involved for just two short years. A few months following their wedding day, the couple decides to have a baby. About one year after conception, the couple is seen embracing the very light of their lives as they hold their baby girl. Although it seems life could not be any better for the couple, they realize that the father’s sole income is not enough to support the entire family. The couple thought they had appropriately accounted for the expenses necessary to manage the new addition to their family on a single income....   [tags: in-home care, center-based care, family day care]
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The Importance of Parental Involvement in the Raising of Children - The success of the world’s children is the full potential of each nation drawn together to aimed to strive for a better place to live in for more generations. The children must be the top priority of families as they grow to be good members of the community and starts with a child’s academic success. Parental involvement is essential to achieve academic success and throughout adult life as a responsible member of the society and much of this involvement must start from a child’s early learning years....   [tags: parenthood, child development and success] 1092 words
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Parental Leave Policy - Balancing work and family is a concern of parents’ around the world. It not only concerns mother’s, it concern’s fathers. It is a societal norm that the mother is the “caregiver” and the father is “breadwinner.” With the feminist movement, things began to change, giving women additional educational and employment opportunities; therefore, millions of women entered the workforce. This shift required a change in attitude, as it implied new roles for men, which promoted shared parental responsibility....   [tags: Sweden, Father Involvement]
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Parental Responsibility Laws and Juvenile Justice - Some parental responsibility laws hold parents legally accountable for allowing their children to engage in conduct that would not be illegal if done by an adult, such as truancy or breaking curfew laws (Shubik & Kendall, p. 385)Truancy and curfew violations are considered “status crimes,” because they penalize conduct that is only illegal based on the status “age” of the person engaged in the conduct. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the power of states to monitor school attendance. Courts have also upheld parental responsibility under curfew laws applied to minors, based on the vulnerability of children and the public interest in protecting their welfare (Shubik & Kendall, p....   [tags: Juvenile Justice System]
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Birth Control: With or Without Parental Control - Within the pro-choice world there are many issues that are discussed like abortion, the instant where life begins and the use of contraceptives. This article will focus on not only the issue of using of contraceptives, but specifically the distribution of oral contraceptives (“the pill”) to teenage girls without their parent’s consent. Nemours, a children’s health organization, created pamphlet for doctors’ offices geared towards parents and teens who have questions about common issues in the realm of sexual health....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays]
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Parental Investment Theory - The socio-biological theory suggests gender appropriate behaviour has evolved to allow humanity to survive. There is supporting evidence in the composition of the human body; men have a larger lung capacity and greater physical strength than women in order to better equip them for protecting their family. In contrast, women are born with child-bearing capacities and are therefore biologically predetermined to care for their children, thus ensuring the human race survives. In 1994 Kenrick introduced “Parental Investment Theory”....   [tags: Gender Roles, Sex] 2044 words
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Parental Involvement in The Educational Process of Their Children - Introduction Parent’s active involvement in the educational process of their child is priceless. Together, parents and teachers can share knowledge and resources that will make certain the individual needs of the student are being met within the best learning environment. Collaborative efforts from parents, educators and the school ensure a positive and rewarding experience for the student. Parents should in no way feel that they are being left out of the educational decisions; therefore, educators have an obligation that encourages parental participation....   [tags: educators, parents participation, students]
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Parental Involvement in Education: Helicopter Parents - ... It is time to change our views on parental involvement. We must stop viewing parents as a hindrance and embrace them as partners. Parents ARE part of the educational process. (Shore, 1998) There is research that strongly indicats that the most effective forms of parental involvement are those which engage parents in working directly with their child on learning activities. Children’s perceptions change when they know their parents are getting involved in their homework. There should be two-way communication between the schools and the child’s parent through daily student agendas, phone calls and meetings with the teacher....   [tags: Students, Training, Mexican-Americans] 1837 words
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Parental Influences in Heathcliff, Cathy and Linton - Emily Brontë, in her novel, Wuthering Heights, suggests that children, in their very nature, exhibit traits from their parental influences. However, these traits are not always represented at the same time and can come out in different situations. For instance, as Cathy Linton grows up, her personality is a mixture of her calmer father, Edgar, and her more fiery mother, Catherine. She shows both these personalities, but she limits each to the correct time and circumstance. Also, the same goes for Linton Heathcliff, who has become a mixture of both his mother, Isabella, and his father, Heathcliff....   [tags: Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte]
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Parental Sex Education -   Over the last decade, the percentage of U.S. high school students who report having sexual intercourse has declined (Henshaw, 2003). Promisingly, the percent of U.S. teens surveyed also stated an increase in contraceptive use. Despite these positive trends, the United States still has one of the highest levels of teen pregnancy among developed countries and accounts for more than four million teens contracting sexually transmitted infections each year. During President Bush’s 2000 campaign, he nearly tripled funding for abstinence-only education from 73 million in 2001 to 204 million in 2008 (Boonstra, 2010)....   [tags: Sex Education, argumentative, persuasive]
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Paid Parental Leave - On January 1, 2011 the Australian Government introduced a national Paid Parental Leave (PPL) scheme. Prior to this time, Australia was one of two OECD member countries without a national PPL scheme, the other being the United States (OECD 2012). While in its infancy, the scheme attracted heated political debate, now that the system is in operation it has shifted the policy context. All political parties now support the government- funded scheme. Recently, in an uncharacteristic turnaround, the Liberal Party have proposed a more generous scheme; increasing the payment duration from 18 to 26 weeks at replacement wage or national minimum wage (whichever is greater) capped at $100,000 a year (...   [tags: Australian Government, Political Debate, Parents]
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Young Adults, Parental Bereavement and Mindfulness - ... Their literature showed Western society values protecting and shielding children from the affects of bereavement. It is assumed, that protection will keep the child safe and won’t overburden them with feelings they potentially aren’t capable of handling. The types of grief, ways emotions are expressed, personal growth gained, and loneliness experienced during this time all play a role in how young adults grieve. Mathews and Servaty-Seib (2005) found that up to 30% of college students experience bereavement of a friend or family member....   [tags: literature review] 2146 words
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Parental Supervision and Adolescent Drinking Behavior - I. Hypothesis. The purpose of this research is to find out if parental supervision has an influence in adolescents’ drinking behavior. II. Literature Review. Research suggests that parents play an important role in the lives of children. Some of these parents have a negative or positive influence on the lives of the children. Shin, Edwards, Heeren, & Amodeo (2009) stated that in the United Stated nearly 3.3 million referrals were made to state and local child protective services (CPS) for assessment or investigation in 2006....   [tags: Adolescent Behavior]
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The Parental Style with Which I was Raised - ... Or maybe it was due in part of the lack of a father-figure in his childhood. Whatever the reasoning, I am proud and grateful for having him in my life not only as a father, but also as a friend. Many may say a permissive parenting style is severely detrimental to a child's development. Although there is some truth to this, I believe that as long as essential virtues are taught to the child during the "sensitive period," (whether from an internal or external source) the child may be able to grow in a healthy manner....   [tags: authoritative, development, encourage] 888 words
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Parental Presence during medical procedures - Medical procedures are a common part of life and elicit a great deal of anxiety among people of all ages. Anxiety is defined as a “diffuse apprehension that is vague in nature and is associated with feelings of uncertainty and helplessness” (Townsend, 2009, p. 15). Children experience high levels of procedural anxiety because they do not understand what to expect and they fear the pain they may experience. I was therefore interested in researching whether the presence of parents during painful procedures decreases anxiety in pediatric patients....   [tags: Health Care]
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Authoritarian Parental Style in Hong Kong - Parenting style is one of the most important factors influencing children’s academic performance, since parents are the ‘first teachers’. In Hong Kong, A lot of parents take authoritarian parental methods, which emphasizes children being absolutely obedient to their rules. In Hong Kong, parents generally believed that authoritarian parenting is the best way to enhance children academic performance by having a ‘good starting point’. Therefore, this essay will discuss how authoritarian parenting affect children’s interest of learning and psychological problems....   [tags: influence on children's academic performance]
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Parental Involvement Fosters Student Success - Educators today, recognize positive influence of parental involvement fosters higher student academic achievement levels (Danielson, 2006; Jacobs & Kritsonis, 2007). One crucial element of parental involvement is effective communication between parents and teachers. Research show parents prefer to establish informal relationships with frequent open and non-judgmental exchanges with their children's teachers (Eberly, Joshi, & Konzal, 2005). Accordingly, this article is to explore key research-based recommendations for school administrators and teacher leaders to identify and overcome communication barriers with parents....   [tags: Education]
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Enhancing Parental Participation within the NICU - Family centred care (FCC) encompasses the concept of parental participation in their infants care (Franck and Callery 2004). It aims to place the needs of the infant in the context of the family (Saunders et al 2003). FCC is adopted within many neonatal units and is considered the gold standard of care aiming to underpin and guide neonatal care towards the partnership between health professionals and parents (Hutchfield 1999). Subsequent to the interruption of the bonding process between infant and family when a baby is admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) it is suggested that the NICU provides an ideal opportunity for FCC practice (Allerman Beck et al 2009) as nurses and pare...   [tags: Health, Family Center Care] 678 words
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Increasing Parental Participation in Lake Worth Middle School - The purpose of this study is to implement a plan to increase parental participation in Lake Worth Middle School. The target is parents of middle grade students in Lake Worth Middle School, who do not participate in the school process and are negatively affecting their children’s success. A comprehensive review of educational literature shows that most researchers agree about the importance of parental involvement to boost academic success (LaBahnn, 1995; Epstein, 1995; Henderson& Berla, 1994). LaBahnn (1995) explained that parental involvement not only benefits the student in question, but it also benefits the teacher, the school and the other students in the classroom....   [tags: Education]
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Effect of Parental Divorce on Adolescent Well-Being - Adolescence is known as a challenging time with the everyday stressors that the adolescent is forced to face. When an adolescent has to experience a parental divorce, it often has detrimental effects on their health and wellbeing. With divorce becoming more and more common within families, the effect that it has on adolescents is often more intense than realised by parents. It is becoming increasingly important to investigate this matter as approximately 50% of parental divorces involve children under the age of 18....   [tags: psychological wellbeing]
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Importance of Parental Involvement with Students - In schools today, there is a growing need for strong home-to-school connections. Students are faced with ever-increasing decisions and they need a strong support system to fall back on, which would be their parents. Geert Driessen (2005) stated that parental involvement is being seen as an important strategy for reaching the best quality of education that is possible in schools. He also stated that the main objective for teachers should be to expand the social and cognitive capacities of the students....   [tags: parent-teacher partnerships]
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The Impact of Parental Divorce on a Child - The Impact of Parental Divorce on a Child Divorce has increased dramatically since the beginning of this century. Unfortunately, the probability that a marriage will today end in a divorce is a whopping 50 percent. Also, the average duration of a marriage has decreased from 17 years in 1971 to just over 9 years in 1990 (Halonen & Santrock, 1997). Halonen & Santrock claim that although divorce has risen for all socioeconomic groups, those in disadvantaged circumstances have a higher incidence of divorce....   [tags: Papers] 1627 words
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Parental Guidance in Relation to Teen Substance Use - ... & Burkstorer, M. R. (2007) Limitations: *The validity of teens response to substances used and frequency of use may be inaccurate due to fear of reprisal should a parent find out. *Depending on the substance used, amount and the frequency of use, memory may be faulty, leading to insecurities in the study. * In the absence of teen cooperation, parental accounts may be biased and therefore affect the outcome of variable studied. Adolescent substance use with friends moderating and mediating effects of parental monitoring and peer activity contexts....   [tags: drug use among the youth]
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Parental Involvement in School Systems - Parental Involvement in School Systems Parental involvement in school systems is a vital part to the success of many different types of people’s success. Therefore the purpose of this research paper is to investigate the importance of parental involvement in elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as the influence this has on the migrant students. Although, there are many conflicts that occur while trying to get the parents involved in the school systems. This all leads to increased academic success, and proves that it is the best way to go in most cases....   [tags: essays papers]
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Parental Involvement in Child's Education - Parental involvement promotes the social growth of a child. Children whose parents are involved in their education have many advantages. They have better grades, test scores, long-term academic achievement, attitudes and behavior than those with disinterested mothers and fathers (Gestwicki, 2001). Parents becoming involved in their child's schooling creates extra sources of social constraint to influence the child's behavior (McNeal, 2001). For example, parents talking to their children and becoming involved in the school conveys a message to the child of education being important....   [tags: Parent Involvement in Education, Teaching]
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Guidance Counseling and Parental Involvement - Guidance Counseling and Parental Involvement The elementary school counseling and guidance program is part of the total school program and complements learning in the classroom. It is child-centered, preventive, and developmental. The program encourages students’ social, emotional, and personal growth at each stage of their development. The purpose of counseling with students, parents, and teachers is to help students maximize their potential. The elementary school counselor also conducts guidance lessons; consults with parents, teachers, and other professionals; and coordinates student services in the school (Gartner, Larson, & Allen, 1995)....   [tags: essays papers]
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