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Can Single-Parent Households Influence Adolescents To Become Abusers? - Single-parent households can influence adolescents to become abusers of their spouses, children and themselves and are expected to experience domestic violence in their lives. Rather than having the balance of a two-parent home, single-parented adolescents are constantly exposed to stressors and ultimately become abusers themselves. This leads to a vicious and continuous cycle that could lead to the destruction of generations thereafter. The trend of single-parent households are drastically increasing every year....   [tags: Single Parent Homes, Domestic Violence]
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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 - Being the child of an incarcerated parent has substantial amounts of negative influences on youth today. As young children, many consider their parents as role models. Someone who they can confide in, someone who will preserve them, and someone who will guide them through life. For most youngsters having an incarcerated parent, means that their admirable example in life is absent. Not having a parent present in one's childhood leads to innumerable negative outcomes and impacts. Statistics have shown that one in every five children has seen their parent’s arrest....   [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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Parent Involvement in School - Today’s children are our future. We, as a society must do everything we can to ensure they get the best possible education. In the United States, according to a PBS report, “Close to one million American children drop out of school every year (Phalen, 2013)”. It is the most crucial time ever in America for parental involvement in a child’s education. Parents need to take responsibility, become children’s advocates, and get involved in their children’s education as early as possible. Did you know that “students with involved parents are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs; be promoted, pass their classes and earn credits; attend school regula...   [tags: education, public schools, children]
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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 - Should raising a child be the responsibility of both parents. Some people think the responsibility lies on both parents since it took two participants to bring the child into the world. Others don’t think both parents are needed in raising a child or that they should be held responsible and be made to contribute if they don’t want to, therefore shouldn’t be an issue. After researching both sides of the issue, I strongly believe that it is the responsibility of both parents to raise the child they brought into this world together....   [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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Single Parent Homes - Single Parent Homes A single parent is one who is living without a spouse and/or partner. This individual takes on all of the daily responsibilities that comes with raising a child(ren). Furthermore, consider the single parent the one who provides solely for the child as they are the ones with them most of the time throughout the stint of their entire life. Even when discussing the separation of parents and/or divorce, children live with one parent who is also known as the custodial parent. While the second parent normally has visitation of their child, too....   [tags: parenting, families, separation]
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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? - What does it mean to be a single parent. Many have his or her own opinion about what it means to be a single parent, but being a single parent means that it is now the job of one parent to be both mother and father to their children. Many debate on how children in single parent homes are affected. Some believe that children in single parent households are more at risk than children in a two parent households, but that outcome may vary depending on many different situations. For the past twenty years single-parent families have become more common than the nuclear family that normally consist of a mother, father, and children....   [tags: unintended pregnancies, ]
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Effects of Single Parent Adoption on a Child - The modern society of the United States has recently exhibited a rise in the numbers of single parent adoption. The most extreme increase lies in the Hollywood sector of social media that can be commonly observed on nationwide celebrity news channels such as TMZ, E-TV, and Access Hollywood. The big question brought forth to most tabloids and dinner tables across the country inquires whether or not these adoptions are morally acceptable and if the law should permit them. However, the government has already allowed this type of adoption....   [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 - The parent-child relationship is crucial for both parties. Daycare centers are believed to often interfere with this vital relationship. I have chosen to explore the effects of daycare on the parent-child relationship. I have done this, in part, because I see this relationship on a frequent basis due to my employment at a daycare center. This topic is anthropologically interesting because the primary care givers of children are now often professional centers rather than family. When in the past, the child rearing was done by the child’s parents or close family....   [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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Child-Parent Relationship in Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden - Has one ever wondered how to thank someone who was the single most influential person during those fragile first eighteen years of life, and that was there to contain the solidified inconsistencies of society by showing constant love with no conditions that will never erode its stance. In Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing it shows Robert Hayden a poet as an angry child in an annoyed household had no idea what the meaning of unconditional love was, yet as a man who reflected on that experience of perpetual love only then realized the strength of its hold....   [tags: idealism, single parents, empowerment]
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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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Academic Achievement of Children in Single Parent Homes - “Roberta, you will never get into Princeton University!” Said my uncle, who laughed as I exited his car. I never thought I would hear those words come from my “favorite” uncle. When he told me this, I had many emotions going through my head. At that moment I felt angry with him and myself because at that moment he made me feel like I was nothing. Where was the faith in me and my ability. This man is my uncle, one who is supposed to be my support system. My uncle works for the government as a journalist....   [tags: Consequences of Single Motherhood]
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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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Applying the Sociological Imagination to Sole-parent Familes - There is much debate on what constitutes as a family today. However, Ball (2002) states, “The concept of the traditional family…is not an immutable one. It is a social construct that varies from culture to culture and, over time, the definition changes within a culture” (pp. 68). There is a growing diversity of families today including the commonality of sole-parenting. In order to explore aspects of sole-parenthood objectively, I need to reflect and put aside my personal experience of growing up in sole-parent household....   [tags: traditional families, gender roles]
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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 - The scenario we are debating is a parent's request for their child not to sleep at an early childhood setting and what issues are created when a parent makes this request. How does this affect the educators, the child and other children. There are many cultural variations and theories to consider concerning children’s sleep from the age of the child, to sleeping routines, where the child sleeps and from a safety point of view. At three months of age, it is recommended that babies sleep in their own room....   [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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What Leads a Parent to Mistreat Their Children for Attention? - ... Then shot himself” (Burling A1+). The abuses that lead up to the husband getting angry and frustrated with his wife caused the violent act that was a result of their relationship failure. “Domestic violence is often not so much physical as emotional or financial – a man with a big income keeping his wife on a meager allowance.” An abusive man is more likely to kill [and to be violent] when he is unemployed (Burling A1+). Through ongoing research, most of the parents who have Munchausen By Proxy have a lower income than the average American citizen....   [tags: anger, neglect, self-esteem] 960 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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How Parent’s Smartphone Usage Impacts Their Children - This type of tunnel vision is precisely what happened to Ms. Habibah Abdul-Hakeem. While Abdul-Hakeem was babysitting a friend’s two year old child, the child sat on the edge of the pool and fell in. The child quickly sank to the bottom of the pool, going completely unnoticed by Abdul-Hakeem. According to video captured by the security cameras, she was too absorbed with her Smartphone, texting and sending pictures to a friend, to notice the child. It is only when she accidentally dropped her phone that she finally looked up and noticed that the child was drowning....   [tags: tunnel vision, smart phones, harm]
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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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The Undercover Parent: Coben’s Spyware Logic - ... The mention of pedophiles, porn, and teenage drug use are emotional appeals that will reach out to parents. Coben does well with identifying his audience but fails to establish credibility. In some cases Coben was being unrealistic, take for example a “Straight A” teenage girl sleeping with her dealer and using drugs are going to get parents attention but the reaction of the father may make them falter in reasoning. Not many parents in their right minds would calmly go to their daughter and just talk, there would be more yelling and rebelling involved....   [tags: Persuasion, Internet Safety, Pornography]
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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 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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