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The Importance of Parent Involvement in Children's Education - The Importance of Parent Involvement in Children's Education Parent involvement in a child's education can have the greatest impact upon their lives and can also be one of the most influential factors to their success in education. There are many things that parents could do to help their child. Unfortunately there are parents who simply cannot help their children because they either don't have time or cannot speak the language to help them with their school work. Parents need to be involved in the child's education and give them daily support in the home environment....   [tags: Parent Involvement in Education] 516 words
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Growing Up In A Single-Parent Family - Growing Up In A Single-Parent Family With the divorce rate as high as it is, more and more children are growing up in single-parent families. Ideally, it is better for children to live with their mom and dad happily married; however, children who grow up in single-parent households can still be well- adjusted children, teenagers, and adults. Although there are always exceptions to every rule, for the most part, children who grow up in single-parent working households are more mature, realistic and independent....   [tags: Single Parent Family Papers] 676 words
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History of Parent Involvement in Education: Family Organizations - History of Parent Involvement in Education: Family Organizations Parental involvement has been an issue in the United States since before the turn of the nineteenth century. Perhaps one of the most well-known organizations in support of parental involvement in schools was created in 1897. The National Congress of Mothers set up a statement of purposes that created the basis for their organization. The purposes included: “the education of parents for child development; the coöperation of home and school; the promotion of the kindergarten movement; the securing of legislation for neglected and dependent children; and the education of young people for parenthood,” (Butterworth, 7)....   [tags: Parent Involvement in Education]
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How Children of Single Parent Families are Affected - The Effects of a Single Parent Home on a Child's Behavior The Family structure has changed significantly in the last fifty years. With higher percentages of marriage ending in divorce, and higher rates of childbearing out of wedlock, single parent families are increasing rapidly. “Seventy percent of all the children will spend all or part of their lives in a single-parent household.” (Dowd) Studies have shown that the children of these families are affected dramatically, both negatively and positively....   [tags: The Effects of a Single Parent Home on a Child]
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Parent Child Relationships in Before You Were Mine, Kid, On My First Sonne, and The Song Of The Old Mother - Parent Child Relationships in Before You Were Mine, Kid, On My First Sonne, and The Song Of The Old Mother All of the poems are about emotions and parent child relationships. In Before You Were Mine, the girl idolises and loves her mother. Whereas the man in Kid feels angry towards his father, and resents him too. In the poem On My First Sonne, the father loves his son a lot and feels grief for his dead son. Which is different from The Song Of The Old Mother as in this the mother is angry and annoyed at her children....   [tags: Parent Child Relationships Essays] 2228 words
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Effects of Parent's Incarceration on Children - ... However other prisons let the mother be with the baby for only the first couple days. Spending a few days with the newborn, doesn’t give adequate time for the mother to structure any type of connection with the child. The first months of the baby’s life are essential for its progress. In the later years when it’s time for the mother to come home, she and the child are strangers. Not having developed that bond at an early age causes the child to be unfamiliar with its own mother, which leads to long term sentimental and conduct issues....   [tags: re entry on childre, incarcerated parents]
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The Pardoned Parent - The Pardoned Parent There is a new breed of parent walking among us. Whether we recognized it or not, we have all run into one of them at one time or another. Maybe it was the young mother in the grocery store who handed her screeching child the candy she had just finished telling him he could not have. Maybe it was the man who sat obliviously behind you on the airplane, while his little boy ran up and down the aisle, screaming at the top of his lungs. These are the pardoned parents. To pardon means to excuse, absolve, exonerate, condone, or justify....   [tags: Parenting, Disabilities]
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Addressing a Lack of Parent Involvement - Parent involvement in children’s education plays a critical role in student achievement and outcomes later in life (Epstein, 1995). Much research has been conducted about the benefits of parent involvement in elementary school and middle school. Less research has been conducted pertaining to early childhood education, namely children from birth through age eight. The limited research that has been conducted demonstrates that parent involvement at the preschool and primary grade levels is associated with greater achievement in reading and less grade retention all the way through grade eight (Basile & Henry, 1996)....   [tags: Education ]
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A License Should Be Required To Be A Parent - From everyday experiences to recent news stories, I have come across many issues that large families face in America. Poverty and child abuse are top issues in the United States. For this reason, I believe the government should start regulating the number of children people can have based on financial stability, place of residence, criminal history, and other qualifications. The ideal American family image is one that provides parents that gracefully accommodate and nurture their children with open arms, financial cohesion, warm meals, and a roof over their heads....   [tags: social issues, poverty]
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The Importance of the Parent-Teen Relationship - Parent-teen relationships are among the most important in a youth's life. Whether a parent is providing love, criticism, or old-fashioned rulemaking, the structure and stability of a healthy parental relationship with teens can make a huge impact on their stressful adolescent lives. In Speak, a healthy parent-teen relationship could have meant the difference between swift justice and months of harassment. Mothers, fathers, and family communication in general are all important in unique ways. The mother-teen relationship is one of the most important relationships a child can have....   [tags: Psychology]
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How to Helicopter: Parent Style - In the era of social media and near-instant communication, it has become increasingly easy, even effortless, for one to immerse oneself in the wonder known as modern technology. The new possibilities unlocked by such recently discovered knowledge have led the world to a state in which information is conveniently and readily accessible. No group, perhaps, is quite as fervent about the potential of technology as the household parent is. Karen Klein, a parent of a teenager, is just one of many parents who use the full extent of technology....   [tags: Parenting] 1350 words
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Are Single Parent Families Dysfunctional? - Introduction: The development of a child relies heavily on family. Family is a highly important factor that must be considered and understood when looking at the overall development of humans (Lidz 1983). Traditionally families are composed of two parental figures of the opposite sex and their biological children. The numbers of traditional two parent families have dwindled over the decades. These types of families are rapidly declining in modern society. Single parents are raising a significantly larger proportion of children....   [tags: nuclear family, single mom, single dad]
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Dealing with a Parent's Death - Dealing with a Parent's Death Research Question: How does a child cope with the loss of a parent who suffered from AIDS: Introduction: This research study will show the challenges that children face when dealing with the loss of a parent due to the AIDS virus. The sources for the research have come from the Tarrant County College Resource Center, online internet sites, and an interview with a social worker, Rebecca Wright, from the AIDS Outreach Center Youth Services Program. Abstract: These studies determine the living situations of children before and after the parents' death....   [tags: Orphan Children Parents Death Psychology] 771 words
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A Good Parent: Atticus in Lee Harper's To Kill a Mockingbird - Mrs. Alexandra, from my understanding, a good parent is one who creates a safe nurturing environment for a child to grow up in, displays characteristics of a positive role model, and is an active part of a child’s life. (Atticus, look at Scout and Jem affectionately ) Good parents provide moral guidance, sets limitations, and implements consequences for a child’s behavior. (Atticus, use a ruler and slap it in your hand looking at Scout and Jem symbolizing a Spanking as punishment) Atticus is a very effective parent to Scout and Jem....   [tags: Parents, Lee Harper, Kill A Mockingbird, reinterpr] 567 words
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The Parent Music Research Center - Since the time of the broadcasting of Elvis Presley during the 1950’s, there has been a notion to censor material on media outlets that were deemed inappropriate because of the potential suggestive message it could present. With the efforts of the Federal Communications Commissions, media outlets have to follow a strict guideline in order to be in compliance with the FCC’s standards, or else they will be faced with a hefty fine. Although music artists are not federally regulated like their visual counterparts, a group of concerned individuals wanted to do everything that they could in order to keep the explicit content out of the reach of children and have a certain censorship in their works...   [tags: Music]
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The Struggles of Single-Parent Households - At the core of every marriage is family, family structure, and family values. These values are passed down from generation to generation. However in recent years the standard North American family has shifted. One of the most striking changes in family structure over the last twenty years has been the increase in single-parent families. With the increase in children being born out of marriage, teen parenting, and other social dilemmas, more children are being raised in single parent household. Single mothers are prevalent in minority groups, especially in the African American community....   [tags: parenting, family structure, children]
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Dating and the Single Parent - Summary Ideas that Dr. Deal will express in his book, Dating and the Single Parent are based around blended families. Dr. Deal is an advocate for first marriage reconciliation but believes blended families need more help. “Balancing your desire for love with kids’ need for stability and emotional safety is tough” (Deal, 2012, p. 25). In Dr. Deal’s introduction he expressed that dating is hard if you are newly single, but even harder if newly single with kids. The natural course that Dr. Deal explains is more of a non-competitive family....   [tags: Dr Deal, families, marriage, children, God]
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Being A Good Parent - There are many different things that I take into consideration when it comes to parenting. Parents have many different responsibilities but there are three in particular that I think are very important. Being a good role model is important, as well as listening to your children and disciplining them appropriately. If you want to be a good parent you have to put your kids first. The first responsibility that I think is very important is being a good example for your kids. Parents are examples for their kids whether they like it or not....   [tags: Parenting] 481 words
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Raising a Child The Responsibility of Both Parents - ... Once again, I believe raising children is the responsibility of both the mother and father, and is a full-time job for both, and must remain the priority for the family at all times. Where there is a two-parent home, and both parents are engaged in their child’s life, parents have a significant influence over their child’s well-being, but many parents fail to appreciate and use this control. When they are working together as parents, and are involved in their children’s lives, the children are more likely to be in much better health as adults....   [tags: Parenting, Two Parent Home, Single Parent Home]
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The effects of parents’ divorce on children - Divorce and life with each passing year becomes a widespread phenomenon among young people. According to () nowadays approximately 50% of marriages end with divorce. 90% of children, who lived in the USA in the 1960s stayed with their own biological, married parents, whereas today it makes up only 40% (Child Study Center, 2001). Such an unfavorable problem has been increasing, because in 1969 the legislation of California State changed the divorce laws, where spouses could separate without providing cause (Child Study Center, 2001)....   [tags: Single Parent Families, Education] 1876 words
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The Benefits of Communication Between Parents and Teachers - The benefits of communication between parents and teachers has become a very important debate when we think about ways to better help our children/students. Teachers- parents relationship assume may roles. Communication plays a very significant part when building a parents-teachers relationship. It is my belief that in order to ensure students academic success teachers and parents need to have a relationship build on effective communication. “school teachers have to communicate with parents about their students’activities and achievements, families also need to inform school about students’ progress” (Raccah &Elyashiv, 2008)....   [tags: Parent Teacher Communication]
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How do Parent Training Programs Benefit the Parent, Teacher, and School Relationship - How do Parent Training Programs Benefit the Parent, Teacher, and School Relationship. One factor in determining the success or failure of a school is to determine the effectiveness of the parent, teacher, and school relationship. To enhance a child’s educational experience, parents, teachers, and school leaders must form a partnership which helps to foster lifelong learning in the lives of the children they serve. (Brooks & Goldstein, 2001) Some teachers are often perplexed by the parents’ lack of involvement, while others are just as perplexed by the over involvement of some parents....   [tags: Education]
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What Does It Mean to Be a Single Parent? - ... Such a person is more comfortable depending on the parent and is confident that the parent will be psychologically available when needed. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is hard but for children it is even harder. Children especially younger children, have a hard time understanding death and what all that means. Children often cope with the loss of a parent through denial, guilt or anger. The older the child is the greater the understanding of death it. Although there are a lot of reported cons for children having a single parent there are pros that lessen the cons....   [tags: unintended pregnancies, ]
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Effects of Single Parent Adoption on a Child - ... The applicants who pass these “inspections” are then placed on a waiting list for available children. In retrospect of the adoption process, if a parent is chosen to begin with, they are considered the elite of the parental population. In light of the selection process, adoption by single parents is hard to differentiate from dual parent adoption. The approval from many experts is required, granting the single parent the same rights to adoption as any other married couple, proving that a single parent is equally apt to childcare (Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Public Service)....   [tags: parenthood, adoption system, family]
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Parent Child Communication - The instruments: content of talking about sex Nine quantitative research papers focused on the contents of parent-child communication about sex. Six papers focused on parent-child pairs. A number of researchers used a range of different topics to assess whether or not parents had ever discussed the topic with their children. For example, ten items of content and ten items of process of communication between mother and adolescents were established by Miller et al. (1998a), with the aim to measure which sex-related topics were discussed and how their content was transmitted....   [tags: Social Issues, Sex] 1017 words
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The Effect of Daycare on the Parent-Child Relationship - ... Disorganized children often raise red flags to caregivers and teachers that something may not wrong at the child’s home. A study (Barglow, Vaughn, Molitor 1987)stated beginning a daycare center before the age of 12 months is associated with elevated incidents of insecure avoidant relationship between parent and child. This occurrence of insecure avoidant relationship does not result from poor parenting but rather the stress of routine separations from their parents. Another research study (Egeland, Heister 1995) found that having a secure attachment to an alternative caregiver, might lead to an anxious attachment with the mother....   [tags: child guidance, daycare center, childhood]
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Single-Parent Homes in the United States - Children growing up in the United States come from different homes yet, all experience and understand the meaning of family. Some children grow up with in single parent family, or with a mother and father. Family is a big part of their lives and beliefs. Researchers bring forth evidences, that being brought up by one parent can physically and mentally destroy a child’s future. Growing up in any type of family can affect a child’s life emotionally, physically, and socially. Children can still be successful in life regardless of being raise by either a single or joint family....   [tags: Family Issues]
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Family Therapy Involving an Alcoholic Parent - One in five adults can identify with growing up with an alcoholic relative and Twenty-eight million Americans have one parent abusing or dependent on alcoholic (Walker, & Lee, 1998). There are devastating and ubiquitous effects of alcoholism, which vary from psychological, social, or biological problems for families. Counselor’s treating this problem all agree that the relationships within a family, especially between a parent and a child is one of the most influential within a system, but what are the effects on the family when a parent is an alcoholic....   [tags: Counseling/Therapy]
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Children of Single Parent Families and Delinquency - Deviance can occur in any society or home but is mostly connected and associated with broken homes. Children with single parents are believed to be at high risk of being delinquent. The reason delienquency is very likely to occur is because the child is either "motherless" or "fatherless", and this may currupt the personality of the child in many ways. This is argued may lead to a destructive delinquent future. "Bad" neighborhoods, where single parents reside often leads to delinquency as the social society that single parents often live in are surrounded by deviant behaviour....   [tags: family study, deviant behaviour]
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Children of Single Parent Families and Delinquency - Deviance can occur in any society or home but is mostly connected and associated with broken homes. Children with single parents are believed to be at high risk of being delinquent. The reason delienquency is very likely to occur is because the child is either "motherless" or "fatherless", and this may currupt the personality of the child in many ways. This is argued may lead to a destructive delinquent future. "Bad" neighborhoods, where single parents reside often leads to delinquency as the social society that single parents often live in are surrounded by deviant behaviour....   [tags: inequities, chauvinistic attitudes, crime deviance]
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Active Parent Participation in IEP Meetings - Parents play a critical role in the planning of educational programs for their children. In efforts to increase parental involvement, instructions were added to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that mandated active parental participation during the preparation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). According to Lo (2008), when IDEA was reauthorized in 2004, additional parental rights were added that required the attendance of parents and every member of an IEP Team, unless both the parent and school agree to an absence and document that agreement in writing....   [tags: Research Proposal ]
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Spanking: A Parent and A Child's Worst Nightmare - As a child, I remember my father threatening to spank me. I left my Barbie dolls out and he stood on one. He told me that I would never forget again, so I screamed at the top of my lungs. A neighbor telephoned the police; all because of the fear of a spanking. Parents should avoid spanking their children because of the physiological and psychological pain that a child endures from this form of punishment. To commence, parents should avoid spanking their children because of the physiological consequences....   [tags: Parenting]
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Single Parent vs. Traditional Family - Which behalf is the best side, the single parent versus the traditional family. A traditional family is defined or described as two parents working together to solve anything that goes on in their house. The advantage of a traditional family is that they are going to have a more stable income that will buy them a reasonable house or an apartment. “The traditional families have two parents, the mom and the dad, jointly raising kids with help and advice from each other” (Magnier). An accustomed family also expresses their feelings towards one another and has respect among others in their home....   [tags: Parenting, Family Values]
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Similarities and Differences in Parent and Child Characteristics - Children are like fingerprints, not one is the same as another. Appearance, personality, and the pace at which we develop are unique to each person. Although individuality is celebrated, new parents are often eager to pick out characteristics of their children that are similar to their own. They may notice their infant has the same vibrant, red hair as his mother or loves reading as much as his father. Such similarities and differences between a parent and a child can be caused by a variety of reasons....   [tags: Psychology]
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Parent Child Relationship in Greek Mythology - It is inferred that the parents should take care of their children and have their best interest at heart. This however, is not the case in Greek and Roman mythology. The killing of ones own children, or filicide, was not viewed as negative upon in their era. The contemporary times contrast with the ancient Greek and Roman’s because it was justified to use any means necessary to obtain a higher status. The Greeks and Romans valued keeping a high social reputation and having respect for those of great power....   [tags: Greek Mythology] 1616 words
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The Third Parent - The Third Parent Once there was a princess who was born with three parents- a lovely mother, a wonderful father, and a third who was neither. The princess lived with her mother and father in a humble but charming little castle near the sea. The third parent lived inside the princess's head. The princess did not realize the existence of this parent for quite some time. It had hidden itself deep in her psyche, biding its time, waiting for precisely the right moment. It fed on her secret fears and weaknesses and grew strong on them....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers] 1324 words
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The Impact of Growing Up in a One-Parent Household on Child Development - The Impact Of Growing Up In A One-Parent Household On Child Development Throughout history a one-parent household has been deemed as a nontraditional family, but in today’s society it seems more and more common with every day. Although the reason and causes vary, each year the number of children raised by a single parent increases. Most people don’t seem to realize how much this can change a child’s future. The impact of childhood experiences simply set the disposition of adulthood and the rest of their lives....   [tags: family, children, psychology, role model, parents]
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The Ideal Parent - The Ideal Parent Many kids complain about their parents. I hear it all the time from all kinds of kids who come from all sorts of different backgrounds. It seems in the world today parents get all the negative attention, and it seems like all the good they do go unnoticed by the public. Two different kinds of mothers were presented in the stories "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan, and "I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen. Sometimes children complain about their mothers, each wishing they could have different type of mom....   [tags: Papers] 1076 words
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Communication From Teacher to Parents - Children. When someone becomes a parent their kids are the most important thing on the planet. They will do anything to protect them from danger. Parents will love their kids more than life itself. So why a parent wouldn’t be upset when something happens to their children and they do not find out about it. I know I sure would be. There are many cases where school had the students in dangerous situations and didn’t contact their parents. Of course the parents where very upset they found out by someone other than the schools....   [tags: School, Students, Parent Teacher Relationship]
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The Effect of Divorce on Parent and Child - Divorce is a plague that is destroying numerous families across the United States of America. Sadly, when husbands and wives divorce, the children are often caught directly in the middle. Throughout the years divorce has been becoming more and more common. In the 1920's it was a rare find to know a person whom had been divorced, today it is a rarity not to know of one who has been, or will be divorced. Divorce has numerous effects on the structures of families, and many devastating effects on the children that must experience it, although sometimes necessary, divorce radically changes the lives of adolescents and adults alike....   [tags: Sociology] 815 words
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Censorship of Music is the Responsibility of the Parent - Censorship of Music is the Responsibility of the Parent Censorship in music is a topic that has brought about much controversy over the past two decades. There have been many different arguments on the topic, however the question still lingers is should censorship still remain. Before you can form an opinion on this, you must hear both sides of the argument on this much-debated topic. Some people believe that music should be censored so all audiences can hear it without it containing any offensive lyrics....   [tags: Papers] 732 words
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Single-Parent Families Put Children at Risk - Children being born out of wedlock have been increasing each year, making parents struggle with being a single parent. There are many effects having children outside of marriage and becoming a single-parent family. These effects include the relationships between family members, dating, and financial struggles. “Increasing numbers of children are being bom to unmarried parents, with nonmarital childbearing in 2005 representing 36.8 percent of U.S. births, or more than 1.5 million births, an increase of 12 percent over 2002 (Hohmann-Marriott).” Being a single parent is very stressful and is a huge impact in a person’s life....   [tags: social issues, out of wedlock]
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A Parent's Choice to Empower or to Control - A Parent's Choice to Empower or to Control I was raised in a home where corporal punishment was a way of life. My parents, both from a very strict religious background, felt justified in spanking and instilling fear in the name of God. They believed they were fulfilling their parental responsibilities; this is how they were raised by their parents, spanked to ensure respect and obedience. I can remember walking to kindergarten with tears in my eyes. As I walked to school, the tears would roll down my face, and I could not understand the feelings of anger and resentment stirring inside me....   [tags: Spanking Corporal Punichment] 739 words
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Gauging Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Education - Parent involvement, whether in the form of physically volunteering in the school, fundraising efforts, attending school events, helping students with homework, attending PTA meetings, or other types of involvement, is significantly lacking at St. Clements school and other schools across the nation. Lacking parent involvement deprives young students of opportunities for greater achievement, limits resources and benefits available to parents, teachers, and the school, and reduces cultural continuity (Galper, Feeney, & Seefeldt, 2011)....   [tags: Education, elementary]
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Children With Behavioral Disorders in Single Parent Homes - Unfortunately, we live in a world were economic times are tough. It can be a struggle for parents to adequately support children - especially if there is only one parent. According to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development about 15.9 percent of children world wide live in single-parent households. In the United states alone there are approximately 13.7 million single parents today, and those parents are responsible for raising 21.8 million children (approximately 26% of children under 21 in the U.S....   [tags: depression, conduct disorders, children]
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Effects on Single Parent Households on Unhealthy Relationship Formation - According to Kids Count Data Center, 35% of children of all races in the United States were growing up in a single parent household in 2011 (a 3% increase from 2007). An even more startling statistic from the same source states that 67% of children of African descent were growing up in single family households in 2007. That’s more than half of the population of African-American children. Unhealthy relationships, most specifically domestic violence, are becoming more common among young people every day....   [tags: domestic violence, african american, victimization]
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Training the Parent for Sport - Training the Parent for Sport Imagine a beautiful spring afternoon at a community soccer match for young children in the area. The game begins with an enjoyable and exciting atmosphere. The kids are running their hearts out chasing down the ball and the parents watching seem so incredibly proud of their little Johnny or little Suzy. Everyone seems to be having fun. Then, simply be accident, one of the players trips and falls on the field. He or she gets up unhurt but the player’s parent is sent into a torrent yelling and screaming that their child’s fall was a result of foul play....   [tags: Sports Athletics Parenting Essays]
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The Strength of a Single Parent Shown in The Scarlet Letter - What is a single parent. Is it one who destroys their child’s life. Is it one who ultimately cannot raise a minor on their own. Or is it one who dedicates their lives to the well being of their kid. Imagine a parent, and for whatever reason they were left alone to raise a child. That parent you imagined has to work long hours just to put a meal on the table. That parent has to play the role of the mother and father. That parent has no financial support. Unfortunately, in our society, this image of a single parent is looked down upon....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter: ] 1280 words
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Interactions Between Parent and Child in Private and Public Sectors - Almost every day, we encounter young children in public places with their parents. While one may not sit and observe the relationship between the parent and child, some may wonder how the parent interacts with the child when at home or in a different public setting. Depending on the level of treatment we observe while in the presence of the pair, one may assume a particular type of treatment occurs in the private sector of that child’s life based solely on how the child is treated in the public sector....   [tags: Relationships, Comparisons]
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Atticus As A Model Parent - In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee suggests that Atticus is a model parent. Atticus gives guidance to Jem and Scout, and he treats them with fairness and honesty. He tries to bring them up as best he can as a single parent. Atticus is always guiding Jem and Scout with advice so that they will become more compassionate people. Atticus sets a good example for the children when Mr Ewell confronts him. Even though he is provoked and insulted, Atticus simply has a “peaceful reaction”. This shows the children never to get into fights with people when they are upset about something....   [tags: essays research papers] 482 words
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Parent's Request for their Child not to Sleep at an Early Childhood Setting - ... Some cultures and religions believe that cosleeping can reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). However, there is evidence that sharing a sleep surface with a baby increases the danger of SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents in some circumstances. SIDS and Kids recommend sleeping a baby in a cot next to the parents’ bed for the first six to twelve months of life as this has been shown to lower the risk of SIDS and sleeping accidents. There appears to be no increased risk of SIDS whilst sharing a sleep surface with a baby during feeding, cuddling and playing providing that the baby is returned to a cot or a safe sleeping surface before the parent goes to sleep (Sidskids, 2007...   [tags: cosleeping, bedtime, sleeping routines]
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Parent Support Groups Can Reduce Child Abuse - Many parents lack the skills necessary to properly teach and discipline their children. As a result, out of pure frustration, parents lash out physically and/or verbally. Hitting a child or yelling at one has detrimental long-term effects. Parents-to-be need to be given strategies for dealing with discipline issues. Support groups should also offer parent training. When parents have had a hard day, whether due to work, family, or other persons or events, they tend to lash out without a thought at the misbehaving child....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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Teaching Grammar as a Parent - Teaching Grammar as a Parent As a parent how do you teach grammar. Children learn from their parents; what they do and how they do it. Of course, children learn from their teachers, as well as, other children. But most of all, children learn from their everyday surroundings and environment. Some parents think that once their children are in school, they can relax and let the education system take charge. But this is not the case at all. Based on my own experience, my husband and I have had an even greater influence on our children’s academic results than the school system....   [tags: Papers] 1139 words
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Child And Parent Behavior Observation - Child And Parent Behavior Observation      I am almost always surrounded by the interactions between children and their parents. I hear it at my work, I hear it in restaurants, but most of all I hear it at my house. My mother owns a daycare and every night I hear parents being hit by a barrage of questions. When children are being picked up they always have a couple of questions for their parents. Children are always asking about the meal for the night or whether they can go over to a friend?s house or have some body over....   [tags: Sociology Child Psychology Essays] 532 words
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When a Parent Refuses Medical Care for Their Children - Parents, with the extreme exceptions, want to do what is in the best interest of their child. They believe they are entitled to make decisions about the welfare of their child and that it is a violation of their right for anyone to order them to take measures they believe are wrong. The views of parents with binding religious and moral beliefs, greatly conflict all too often with the medical world. When is it justifiable to overrule a parent’s decision to refuse medical treatment for their child....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Implementing Successful Parent-Teacher Partnerships in School - This literacy review aims to discuss why it is important for teachers to maintain responsive and reciprocal relationships with the parents and whānau of their students. The three articles that will be reviewed and synthesised are Collaborating with Parents/Caregivers and Whānau (Fraser, 2005), Successful Home-School Partnerships: Report to the Ministry of Education (Bull, Brooking & Campbell, 2008) and Strengthening Responsive and Reciprocal Relationships in a Whānau Tangata Centre: An action research project (Clarkin-Phillips & Carr, 2009)....   [tags: Education ]
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Chinese parent's views of United States for study abroad - Globalization has impacted upon the nature of the agencies that educate children,teenagers and even adults. People could describes globalization as the process by which regional societies, cultures and economies have become integrated through a global network and it has already become a key idea for a focus on discussion in education. In China, the traditional Chinese education thought still is a reference to Confucian thought which is a concept of the moral basis on social mobility, the value for learning and the core of education....   [tags: Education, Globalization] 1147 words
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Parent and Teenager Relationships - Parent and Teenager Relationships As a child begins to enter adolescence, there appears to be a rise in conflict between the adolescent and parents. The amount of conflict differs from family to family and is dependent on many factors. It is mainly due to the changing characteristics and growing of the adolescent and the way in which the rest of the family adjusts to these changes. Adolescence is a time of challenge and change for both teens and parents. Teens are at a stage in life where they face a multitude of pressing decisions -- including those about friends, careers, sex, smoking, drinking, drugs and parental values....   [tags: Papers Adolescent Teens Growing Parenting Essays] 837 words
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Single-Parent Families - The journal article is talking about the difficulties which the single-parent families facing, such as emotional problems, housing stress and financial stress. It generated different viewpoints from different literature, and suggested an approach to meet the needs of single-parents. There is no doubt that both children and parents from single-parent families would more or less with some emotional, personality and interpersonal problems. This reflective paper that not aim to go further to explore the above symptoms and related impacts in their life or society....   [tags: Challenges, Support, Effects]
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The New Teenage Parent - The New Teenage Parent I originally wrote this essay as an assignment for Monique DuFour's class about how we classify different groups of people. I think that the part of the student population that are parents (especially single parents) are often forgotten by the University as a whole. I say this because there are very few, if any, programs that recognize and cater to the needs of parents/students that may need a little extra help, with time or financially. As I revised this essay, I tried to think of ways that I could speak to a larger audience and raise general awareness on this issue....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1891 words
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The Internet Parent Generation - In “What’s the Matter with Kids Today?” article, the author points out how a research organization found the young generation to be ignorant in history and literature. Teenagers like to spend more time in front of the computer chatting with friends than reading a book. Although she admits, that the popularity of social networking has generated new and creative writers within our teens. The author further suggests that the older generation should not consider the Internet as a “villain” but a medium that can create award-winning writers someday....   [tags: Article Analysis] 1038 words
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Parent Trap - Parent Trap Then title of this article suggests a few things to me. That being a young single mother is like falling into a hole, everything about the situation forms a vicious circle holding the girl down and preventing her from reaching a stable point from which to live her life. It is semantically quite a negative phrase that suggests perhaps something that will leave a gap in a person's experience that can never be filled. Finally I am minded of an extreme long-term commitment that is often combined with a lack of opportunities....   [tags: Papers] 472 words
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First Time Parent - The couple just found out they were expecting their first child. The highs and lows overwhelmed them from the beginning. Doubts crossed through their minds if they would make great parents. The happy event occurred and the day came when the tiny baby was brought home, reality set in they were parents. Being a parent is not a job that can be left behind when the parents leave the home. It’s a tiring, happy demanding, joyous, overwhelming, loving job that is 24-7, 365 days a year. Parenting requires patience (a lot), children are unpredictable....   [tags: essays research papers] 592 words
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parent teacher relationships - How often would you say you raise questions about what your child’s/youngest child’s teacher is doing to provide an education for your child. Have you done anything to get to know your child’s teacher or teachers. Have you done anything to get to know your child’s teacher or teachers. Have you done anything to help your child’s teacher or teachers get to know your child and his or her strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes. How well do you think you understand what is expected of you as a parent or guardian by your child’s teacher or teachers....   [tags: essays research papers] 692 words
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Concepts of Communication in Parent Child Relationships - “Communication is the key” is a quote that is often repeated. In every single relationship communication is essential. Especially among parents and children. Communication between parent and child has always been important. Today, however, there is an even greater focus, especially in light of all the things children face at school and in everyday life. Without a parent knowing what is going on in the life and mind of their child, it is hard to really understand what they are going through. Communication is the starting point of understanding....   [tags: Communicating Childhood Children Development]
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Supporting Arguments for Parent Licensing: Hugh Laffollette's Licensing Parents - Supporting Arguments for Parent Licensing In Hugh Lafollette’s paper, “Licensing Parents” he talks about the need for government licensing of parents. His argument states that for any activity that is harmful to others, requires competence, and has a reliable procedure for determining competence, should require licensing by the government. This argument relates to parenting because it can be harmful to children, requires competence to raise those children, and we can assume that a reliable procedure can be formulated....   [tags: Maltreatment of Children, Overgeneralization]
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Corporal Punishment (Spanking) - A Parent's Choice - Corporal Punishment (Spanking) - A Parent's Choice The term corporal punishment means the intentional infliction of pain on the body for purposes of punishment. "Spanking can be defined as the use of physical force aimed at causing children to experience pain but not injury, for the purposes of correction and control of youthful behavior"(http://www.123helpme.com/preview.asp?id=32539). Spanking is a controversial topic and should not be taken lightly. As a child I was spanked when I did something wrong....   [tags: Argumentative Discipline Parenting Essays]
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Parent and Sibling Relationships in To Kill A Mockingbird - Parent and Sibling Relationships in To Kill A Mockingbird Inside the wondrous book, To Kill a Mockingbird, you can find many different examples of the theme I chose for this particular essay. The theme I seemed most fascinated with was parent and sibling relationships. The reason why I chose this theme was for the reason that I knew this book was all about the lessons that we learn in life, and how we gain knowledge from our parents and other family members also. As I looked through the book I found dozens of examples of parent and sibling relationships....   [tags: Kill Mockingbird essays] 818 words
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What Kind of Parent Are You (Going to Be) - Raising children is a job all of its own. Eric comes home from a hard days work at the office and there is a message on his answering machine saying that little Billy had been suspended from school today for getting into a fistfight. Eric is upset and sent Billy to his room and tells him that he is grounded for a week. Eric didn’t want to come home to this chaos; he was exhausted from working. He just wanted to relax. After Eric cools off, he tells Billy that he better not do it again and that he could be ungrounded if he cleans up his room....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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What makes anyone a legal parent? - What makes anyone a legal parent. How easy is it for the courts to decide who should be the legal parent of a child. With the advances in assisted reproduction technology (ART), such as surrogacy and in vitro fertilization (IVF), more people both inside and outside the traditional relationships of a biological mother and father have a chance to have a child. These families consist of single parents and also same sex couples. With same sex relationships, a third party has to be involved, which could be either a surrogate mother or a male donor....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Exploring Parent-Child Relationships in Poetry - Exploring Parent-Child Relationships in Poetry In 'Before you were mine' by Carol Ann Duffy, '*Mother…' by Simon Armitage, 'On my First Sonne' by Ben Jonson and 'The Song of the Old Mother' by WB Yeats the theme of parent-child relationships is explored. However, each poem makes a different comment about this relationship and the tensions it can create. Parent-child relationships can bring joy and security but also pain and restrictions. The title of the poem 'Before you were mine' instantly tells the reader that the relationship here may be unbalanced....   [tags: Papers] 1009 words
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Poems Dealing with Parent/Child Relationships - Poems Dealing with Parent/Child Relationships All of these poems deal with parents’ relationships with and reflections on their children. Show how the poets bring out their feelings through use of theme, language, imagery and structure The relationship between parent and child is one of great mystery and also profundity. Love can survive a lifetime but can also falter within a second, though the love of a parent for their child, their offspring, no matter what, is eternal and unconditional. Though it is hard to express a love so full of devotion, so powerful it can survive generations, in to a few simple words....   [tags: Relationships Sylvia Plath Poetry Essays] 4476 words
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Disgrace: Parent-Child Relationships - Family is often a common theme that is shared across many of J.M Coetzee novels. Family members are usually distant to each other or the relationships between parents and children do not succeed in a conventional way. When Coetzee allows for members to engage in relationships with one another they are either “strained” or tainted by “violence” (Splendore 148). This is especially true in his novel Disgrace. In Disgrace David Lurie, an English professor, is arguably forced to resign from his position at the University, because of this Lurie moves to his daughters’ farm in Eastern Cape....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Domestic and International Adoption - Adoption What is adoption. In society, it is expected that the men and women who create lives are the ones who are to assume responsibility for them. However, circumstances often don’t allow for that ideal scenario to take place. Adoption establishes a lifelong relationship between a parent and child that is recognized and respected legally. The adoptive parent becomes responsible for the child's safety, education, health, and development, as well as everyday care. Adoption was created to meet the needs of children whose biological parents are—for whatever reason—unable to care for them....   [tags: Adoptive Parents. Parent Relationships]
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Hector Hugh Munro's Sredni Vashtar and John Collier's Thus I Refute Beelzy - The portrayal of the parent/guardian relationship in Hector Hugh Munro’s “Sredni Vashtar” and John Collier’s “Thus I Refute Beelzy” demonstrates the devastating effects on Conradin’s and small Simon’s well being due to neglect. The sole- purpose of a parent/guardian relationship is to provide the child with protection, nourishment, continuous affection, and an adequate amount of freedom. The failure to provide these four essential elements affects children psychologically and physically. To begin with, both Conradin and Small Simon in “Sredni Vashtar” and “Thus I Refute Beelzy” (respectively), dearth protection from their guardian and parents (Munro & Collier)....   [tags: Parent/Guardian Relationship]
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Teens Should Not Have Access to Emergency Contraception - Teens don’t think thoroughly about their decisions when taking actions, which could end up as results of regret. Teenagers are not wise enough to understand how things work therefore they have their parents to help them out make appropriate choices. The choices that are made in early life can affect the teenager in their future. The parents should advice their teens about the dangerous and precautions in life and how to deal with problems the right way. Teenagers who get no advise from parents or any other adult sometimes tend to walk down the wrong path making wrong decisions....   [tags: social issues, parent's advice]
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The Impact of Single-Parent Families on College Student’s Education - We want to know about the educational experiences of college students who were raised in single-parent homes. We are performing an interpretive qualitative research study that is descriptive. We will use non-probability, snowball-sampling methods to gather idiographic data from intensive interviews. We will be covering college student’s overall performance in school, their educational aspirations, and family, teacher, and peer involvement throughout their education. Also, we will explore students’ belief about the impact of their parent’s academic attainment and achievement as well as their financial situation....   [tags: education, adolescents]
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A Parent Should Consider Other Means of Discipline Than Spanking Their Child - Whenever a parent disciplines (means of correcting) a child, they are teaching them, and letting them know there are boundaries in life. Often time, children misbehave for one or several reasons: they want attention, do not know right from wrong, or do not know how to express their feelings, or simply want to see how for they can go outside their boundaries. Even though spanking a child may be a quick way of discipline, the effects sometimes do not accomplish the goal a parent is trying to convey....   [tags: discipline, child development,] 765 words
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Parent Expectations and Postsecondary Outcomes for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Parents of adolescents play a key role in transition planning with and for their child with a disability. Parental involvement has also been recognized as a key component of transition planning as students with disabilities move through the secondary years (deFur, Todd-Allen, & Getzel, 2001; Grigal & Neubert, 2004; Morningstar, Turnbull, & Turnbull, 1996) The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [IDEA], 2004) requires transition planning for all students with disabilities beginning by age 14 (20 U.S.C....   [tags: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvemen]
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Section 59 of the Crimes Act and a Parent's Right to Discipline their Child - The change to Section 59 of the Crimes Act compromises a parent’s right to discipline their child. Parents are in a position of authority in which they are responsible for shaping their children into respectful, law abiding citizens, and often a light smack to the hand or bottom is an effective way of teaching the right attitude and behaviour. If a child displays behaviour that goes against what their parents are teaching them, a light smack is often necessary in letting the child know what they are doing is wrong....   [tags: discipline, children, parenting, Section 59 of th] 705 words
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