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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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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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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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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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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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A Single Parent - ... By being with Hester, Pearl got to experience a different manner in life which enabled her to see an outside perspective of Puritan life and learn moral lessons from it. Pearl was not born into the typical puritan family; she was born from a passionate relationship which made her and her mother an outcast in the town. Due to Hester’s adultery, she came out into the world “born [an] outcast of the infantile world” (97). Pearl, by being at her mother’s side, got to observe the ways of “the children of the settlement that would scar[e] one another with freaks of imitative witchcraft” (97)....   [tags: Social Issues, Parenting] 1280 words
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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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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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Addressing a Lack of Parent Involvement - ... Some of the reading books and toys are starting to get worn, technologies desired such as a Smart Board and more computers in the classroom are not available, there are less parent helpers than the teacher would like, and the budget is very strictly limited. Her students include ten boys (five Caucasian, three Hispanic, and two Asian) and seven girls (4 Caucasian, two Hispanic, and one African American). Three students have special needs (one girl and one boy with autism spectrum disorders and one boy with ADHD)....   [tags: Education ]
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How to Helicopter: Parent Style - ... Technology painlessly simplifies communication, usually extremely difficult to maintain effectively between people. Of course, this means that technology can also quite easily nurture the parent-child connection. Parents can keep their children safe simply by knowing more about whom and what their children are getting involved with, whether it is extracurriculars, food choice, or social cliques. A student knowing his parents are watching over him may feel more reassured and secure. This can strengthen their family bond, and help the student feel comfortable communicating with his parents on a frequent basis, knowing that his parents are involved and willing to take an active role in their child’s life....   [tags: Parenting] 1350 words
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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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Single Parent Rasing Children - ... In joint custody both parents are "custodial parents" and neither parent is a non-custodial parent; or, in other words, the child has two custodial parents. Seventy percent of all child custody cases name the mother as the custodial parent. A “broken family” will effect the mother, father and child in different ways; with mothers usually sacrificing the most. Approximately 84% of custodial parents are mothers. Fifty four percent of custodial mothers are raising one child from the absent parent and 46% have two or more children living with them....   [tags: Psychology ]
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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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Parent Child Communication - ... (1999) with mothers and adolescents to examine gender differences in the content of adolescent communication about sexual issues, but included 17 topics. It was suitable for the researchers to apply the instrument because both studies focused on Africa-American groups. The findings might help in extending the existing knowledge of content of African-American families’ communication about sex related issues. The instruments: timing of talking sex Six papers reporting quantitative studies focused on the issue of timing of parent-child communication about sex....   [tags: Social Issues, Sex] 1017 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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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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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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Parent-Child Relationship - Parent-Child Relationships The topic I have chosen for my paper is that of relationship between parents and children. Some of the points that I will be discussing are child abuse, child neglect and how it can affect a child and the relationship with the parents. A parent-child relationship is a special relationship that has a huge effect on the way that the child will turn out. This relationship is formed through pregnancy, adoption, and step parenting. Parenting requires a great deal of adaptation....   [tags: Papers Parenting Children Essays ]
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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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The Parent Music Research Center - ... Also, they wanted to promote to the record companies that if their music artists were to present their promiscuity or violent behavior on stage, they would be reprimanded and have their contracts nearly voided. Actions like these by the companies would be a stretch because it would not make sense to them economically to carry out these actions. In order to prepare for their congressional testimony, the PMRC released their list of the musical artists which they condemned for their inappropriate content....   [tags: Music]
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The Importance of the Parent-Teen Relationship - ... But daughters are not the only ones who benefit from having involved fathers, young men also experience unique relationships with their dads that are unparalleled. Whether playing a backyard game of catch or discussing what it means to be a man, fathers are the main sense of emotional stability in a boy's life. As these young men mature and become men of their own, their fathers are their main role models. If a father does not provide a well-rounded adolescence for his son or daughter, then he will have failed his duty as a father and provider....   [tags: Psychology]
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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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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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Infant-Parent Interactions - Infant-Parent Interactions The baby and the mom are sitting down on the bed, while the mom is feeding the baby a piece of a banana. The baby begins to play with the banana, instead of eating it. The mom then starts to sing with him, and he kind of sings along in his own way, she sits down, and he does too. This shows how he follows what she does. When she sings and claps her hands, the baby smiles and giggles, he then runs to her and hugs her. He then starts walking away, she calls him but he doesn't listen....   [tags: Papers] 960 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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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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Parent-child Bonding - In each person's life much of the joy and sorrow revolves around attachments or affectionate relationships -- making them, breaking them, preparing for them, and adjusting to their loss by death. Among all of these bonds as a special bond -- the type a mother or father forms with his or her newborn infant. Bonding does not refer to mutual affection between a baby and an adult, but to the phenomenon whereby adults become committed by a one-way flow of concern and affection to children for whom they have cared during the first months and years of life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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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Parent - The Effect of Visual Field Position and Type of Stimuli on the Stroop Effect Abstract An experiment was conducted to test the effect of lateralization and congruency on reaction time to name colors. This was done using a computer program provided by The University of Mississippi. This effect is called the stroop effect. Results showed that it was neither lateralization nor congruency had a significant effect on reaction time, but the interaction of these two variables that created a significant change in the time needed to recognize colors....   [tags: essays research papers] 1197 words
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Single Parent vs. Traditional Family - ... They get two holiday celebrations with the parents. This kind of plan could be a good or bad thing. “ Spending time in two different home situations will teach the child flexibility, resilience, and adaptability; all skills which will assist them in adult life” (all-about-motherhood.com/advantages). The disadvantage of fluctuating between houses is that a parent might have a difference of opinion about what their child is doing or being taught. One parent may talk atrocious about their former mate to their child....   [tags: Parenting, Family Values]
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How do Parent Training Programs Benefit the Parent, Teacher, and School Relationship - ... In order to nurture the lines of communications between parents and schools, it may be a good idea to have teachers and other staff members conduct the training programs. The areas where parent training classes should focus may cover a broad range of necessities and choices. Parents often say they need help in determining the appropriate amount of time they should spend helping their child with school work. Parents may also wonder at what point their help needs to begin to taper. Still, other parents may be searching for ideas and ways to help their child focus on areas of weakness within their learning processes....   [tags: Education]
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Single-Parent Homes in the United States - ... Participants were 94 children of divorced families 95 children intact families, and their mothers (60 married and 58 divorced.) The results show significant differences between the divorced and intact group and several measures of intimacy and adjustment. Most of these differences, however, are found to be small. The only exception is with regard to the children’s feelings of intimacy with their divorced noncustodial father. The quality of this dad relationship also has a predictive power for the children’s psychological, social and academic levels of functioning....   [tags: Family Issues]
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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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Family Therapy Involving an Alcoholic Parent - ... Also, the well adjusted sister was less likely to have experienced incest or been physically abused, and rated their parent alcoholism as less negative than the impaired sister. This research indicates that counselor’s need to be cognizant that siblings may report different experiences about their parent’s alcoholism and how important social support (Griffin & Amodeo, 1998). . Spouses of Alcoholics Problems Research on Family Therapy and Alcoholism Research on the effectiveness and efficacy of family therapy with alcoholism has found that it is beneficial to embark on therapy by including family members during the initial assessment because it provides for a more multifaceted and accurate understanding of the client (Steinglass, 2008)....   [tags: Counseling/Therapy]
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Active Parent Participation in IEP Meetings - ... Lo says it best, “there is a need for more research regarding how professionals can offer better support for parents to serve as advocates and active decision makers in IEP meetings” (2008). Prevalence Martin examined the perceptions of 1,638 IEP meeting participants over a period of three years. Participants of this study attended one of five school systems in southern Arizona. The school districts who participated in this study requested to remain anonymous. According to Martin, 25% of his participant’s attended junior high, 21% attended middle school, and 54% attended high school at the time the study was being conducted (2004)....   [tags: Research Proposal ]
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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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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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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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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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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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Spanking: A Parent and A Child's Worst Nightmare - ... They do not connect the spanking to their actions; they only feel the pain (Straus, 2011). After time, the children become helpless because they cannot get the pain to stop because they do not know the indecency of their actions (Family Times, 2011). As children mature, they begin to believe that their own parents do not respect them; the spanking was humiliating, so why should other people respect them. Parents who spank their children argue that it demonstrates their disapproval. Discipline is derived from the Latin word disciplina which means instruction; because spanking lacks communication, it does not qualify as a form of discipline (Family Times, 2011)....   [tags: Parenting]
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Parent Child Relationship in Greek Mythology - ... After Persephone was taken away, Demeter became infuriated and even “ withdrew her life sustaining powers,.. she broke the plows, killed oxen, and caused the earth to shrivel” ( Rosenberg Demeter 96). Seen from Demeter’s reaction to the situation, the bond between mother and child was very strong compared to that of the father. When Persephone returns, she takes comfort in her mother rather than her father. Children usually took the mother’s side and went against their father’s will. In the creation myth of the Greeks, there were two generations in which the mother wanted to protect her children from the grasps of the father....   [tags: Greek Mythology] 1616 words
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Similarities and Differences in Parent and Child Characteristics - ... As he grew older, I encouraged him to interact with the environment by taking him to new places and engaging with him and the toys he was using. Furthermore, studies have found there is a genetic link to verbal abilities (which is also correlated with verbal intelligence). In one study it was concluded that the genetic influences on verbal intelligence become more significant over one’s lifetime in explaining differences between individuals, whereas environmental factors decrease (Hoekstra, Bartels, van Leeuwen, Boomsma, 2009)....   [tags: Psychology]
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Gauging Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Education - ... The PASS should be given to parents or guardians before and after implementing potential solutions. The Parental Involvement Effectiveness Assessment is a more multifaceted survey developed by Appleseed Network for elementary school parents, leaders, teachers or others to complete (Appleseed Network, 2010). Appleseed is a non-profit network of public interest justice centers in the United States and Mexico (Appleseed, 2010). The assessment to gauge parent involvement was developed by a variety of parent involvement experts, professors from Columbia and Long Island Universities, parents, and educators and has been tested in two different communities (Appleseed Network, 2010)....   [tags: Education, elementary]
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How Children of Single Parent Families are Affected - How Children of Single Parent Families are Affected 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: Home Family Relationships Essays Parenting]
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When a Parent Needs Help: Discipline or Child Abuse? - ... Williams, says that a parent should use a wooden paddle and any "unwillingness to use physical correction is 'child abuse'". The bible can also be used to vindicate slavery, suppression of women, polygamy, incest, and infanticide (The Humanist 2000). While all these inhumane actions are illegal, why then is it appropriate to abuse a child out of anger or frustration. Unbeknownst to most parents, hitting or yelling at a child has pernicious effects throughout that child's lifetime. Once a child is hit so many times, hitting becomes a learned behavior that will follow him or her from school days where they get into fights, into marriage, where they will possibly hit their spouse, and eventually will lead into parenthood and become a form of discipline to their children....   [tags: Parenting]
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Parent and School Autism Wars: A Civil Rights Struggle - Parent and School Autism Wars: A Civil Rights Struggle Based on the civil rights principal of equal educational opportunity, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantee an appropriate education to all students with disabilities. The 1997 IDEA amendments mandate that parents of children with disabilities have a right to be involved with the school district in education decisionmaking processes, meetings, and records of their children. Yet some parents of children in special education feel that schools do not welcome their participation....   [tags: Autism Education School] 2078 words
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Implementing Successful Parent-Teacher Partnerships in School - ... 30). Teachers should look to Dunst’s model of integrated framework, which combines three key components essential to children’s learning: child-learning opportunities, parenting supports and family/community supports and resources. Dunst’s model allows teachers to recognise that the children are more successful when their families are supported and strengthened (Grant & Ray, 2010). Fraser (2005), Clarkin-Phillips & Carr (2009) and Bull et al. (2008) discuss how effective responsive and reciprocal relationships are the foundation for empowering and supporting parents....   [tags: Education ]
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Parental Involvement in Education - Parent Involvement in Education Parent involvement in a child’s education is vital to their success. Many students do really well in school while others fail. There is an obvious correlation between the accomplished children and their involved parents. I think that parents just need to be there for a child to succeed. If a mother is the head of the PTA it is easier for her child to do well. As head of the PTA the parent is able to know the due dates of assignments and then help her child complete the assignment....   [tags: Parent Involvement in Education, Teaching]
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Parental Involvement Benefits Elementary School Childrens - Parental Involvement Benefits Elementary School Childrens Parental involvement has many positive effects on both child and parent. Some of the benefits of parental involvement for children are a significantly increased cognitive development, an improvement in the child’s motivation, a stronger parent-child relationship and, of course, increased academic achievement. Some of the benefits parental involvement has on parents are gaining a more positive attitude about themselves and their parenting skills, increased self-confidence and an increased satisfaction about their child’s school and faculty at the school (Becher, 2001)....   [tags: Parent Involvement in Education, Teaching]
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Parental Involvement in Education - Parental involvement in education is a vital essential for creating a cooperative environment for the student to thrive and succeed in. When a student knows that he or she is receiving support both inside and outside the school, the chances of that child becoming responsible for and active in their education are more likely. I know that there can be difficulties including parents for many reasons. Such parents may be too busy, uninterested or just feel helpless. However, as an educator, I will still have an obligation to reach out to these parents and assist them....   [tags: Parent Involvement in Education, Teaching] 533 words
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Parental Involvement in Child's Education - Parental Involvement in Child's Education Parental involvement promotes social growth of a child. Children whose parents are involved in their education have many advantages. They have better grades, test scores, long-term academic achievement, attitudes and behavior than those with disinterested mothers and fathers (Gestwicki, 2001). Parents becoming involved in their child's schooling creates extra sources of social constraint to influence the child's behavior (McNeal, 2001). For example, parents talking to their children and becoming involved in the school conveys a message to the child of education being important....   [tags: Parent Involvement in Education, Teaching]
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