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Parents Are the Key to a Successful Education - Education is a way for an individual to grow within him or herself to become more educated, and to thrive in life. In order to grow as an individual, you must first enjoy the adventure of planning, the thrill of accomplishment and yet be able to cope with the labors needed to succeed. Education provides an individual their path to a successful future, but only through hard work, dedication and determination is this achievable. Education requires a parent to mold a child into an individual that is capable of contributing effectively to society....   [tags: Parents, Education, family, ]
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The Parents' Role in School Shootings - When children commit a horrible act such as a school shooting their parents often look for someone or something to blame rather than looking at what role they, as parents, may have had in the tragedy. The often targeted entertainers, video game developers, teachers, drug companies, and writers are rarely, if ever, responsible for such tragic outcomes and, unfortunately, often become victims as a result of lawsuits filed in an attempt to place blame on them. The parents of dangerous children must be scrutinized and sued alongside every other entity being blamed for the heinous crimes that children commit....   [tags: Blame The Parents for Mass Shootings] 1204 words
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Parents and Teenagers Unlawful Behavior - In January of 2006, a tragedy happened when three adolescents, 18-year olds Brian Hooks and William Ammons and 17-year old Thomas Daugherty bludgeoned Norris Gaynor to death with a baseball bat. The three people also beat two other homeless men in separate attacks during the same night, one of which is caught on surveillance camera. Based on the incidence, a related debate has been raised on the necessity of the parents’ monetary compensation of the victims and their families. As the second rebuttal of the pro side, I firmly believe that parents of these teenagers should pay the consequences of their children’s dehumanized behaviors because of their failure of fulfilling the legally and mora...   [tags: Crime, Unerage, Parents, Children]
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Necessities for Parents - ... Those problems could come in the form of addictions, selling one ’s self because they do not feel like they deserve love, and even taking one’s own life. Children need that acceptance from their parents in order to feel “free to explore his or her world and express himself or herself to you without fear of [their parent’s] disapproval” (Eugster). Parents are also supposed to provide their child with security and stability. According to Jayshree Shah, stability and security are “the most critical ingredients” a child needs in order to thrive in our world....   [tags: Orphans, World Crisis, Parents, Children]
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Incarcerated Parents and Their Children - The challenges of children who grow up with parents whom were incarcerated at some point in their childhood can have a major effect on their life. The incarceration of parents can at times begin to affect the child even at birth. Now with prison nurseries the impregnated mother can keep her baby during her time in jail. With the loss of their parent the child can begin to develop behavioral problems with being obedient, temper tantrums, and the loss of simple social skills. Never learning to live in a society they are deprived of a normal social life....   [tags: Children of Incarcerated Parents]
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Parents Should Not Decide Their Children’s Careers - It’s the nature of parents to want the best for their children. They want to give the best clothes, the most nutritional food and what is the most important is the best education for their children. However, it is a little bit more complicated when it comes to decide what is best for their children’s education. It is very difficult to decide for the children’s education path especially when they are entering college or university, because at this age most children have not discovered their true identity and interest yet....   [tags: education, parents]
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Advantages of Living with Parents While Attending College - Did you know about 60% of the college students live at home with their parents. According to the kark4 news today many college students prefer to stay at home than to stay in a dorm or rent an apartment.(kark4) There are many benefits toward living with family. The disadvantages of living in a dorm or an apartment are their finance problems, the influence of parties, having privacy and roommate problems, being lazy, not setting boundaries and goals, challenges of social life, being in relationships, not making the best choices, challenges of landlords, and the need for a job....   [tags: Living with Parents]
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What Do Children Owe Their Parents? - Every child who has been placed on this earth was made by the choice of their parents, who were given the opportunity to procreate. As children grow up and become adults, their parents become elderly and are unable to take care of themselves. Grown children don’t owe their parents anything, but to have a relationship of honoring their parents with love and respect. Parents are role models who are the important key elements in a child’s development. Your parents were there to give you life, to take care of you and to teach you what is right from wrong....   [tags: Sociology, Family, Parents] 1688 words
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Parents Should Be the Ones Who Make Marriage Choices for Their Children - It is said that marriages are made in heavens, but we need to make proper choice to make it successful. Parents play a vital role in our lives, especially when it comes to taking big decisions like marriage. Marriage is the union between male and female and also among the two families. Therefore parents should be the one who make marriage choices for their children because they are the best guides for their children, they have worldly experiences and awareness, and they have deep concern for their children....   [tags: marriage, parents,] 538 words
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Students and Parents are Responsible for the Falling Standard of Education in Nigeria - Students and their parents, not teachers are responsible for the falling standard of education in Nigeria. The acquisition of educational degrees and certificates used to be the aim of every student and this usually was backed up with the support of parents. As a result of this, the standard of education in Nigeria was kept high and this was beneficial to both parents and students. The quest for quick wealth coupled with laziness has disrupted our educational system in the sense that students find it difficult to learn properly....   [tags: standards of education, Nigeria, students, parents] 686 words
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Differences in Gender Identity of Children with Same Sex Parents - Although sixteen states have legalized same-sex marriage, the idea of same-sex parenting remains a controversial topic in America. As American families continue to vary from the traditional heterosexual husband and wife headed families, developmental differences among the children reared by two lesbians or two gay men pique the interest of both the public and developmental psychologists. Perhaps children raised by two mothers or two fathers will exhibit much different gender role behaviors and identify differently with their gender than children reared by heterosexual parents....   [tags: Controversial Topic, Homo Sexual Parents]
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The Role of Parents in The Use of Force and Two Kinds - In “Two Kinds”, the author, Amy Tan, tells a story through the eyes of a young girl who, in the beginning, follows her mother's dreams, but eventually rebels against them. Tan uses the common theme that most parents are able to relate to because it expresses the many frustrations that parents and children feel/face when obsession takes the place of nurturing. In “The Use of Force”, the story is narrated by a doctor, who is answering a house call to see a sick girl, whose parents fear that she may have diphtheria....   [tags: amy tan, parents roles, william carlos]
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Low Participation Rates amongst Latino Parents in Education and Methods to Help Increase Them - One of the most crucial topics in education is the involvement of parents in their child’s school as well as their education. For the past few decades research has been conducted about the involvement of parents in their community schools as well as the influence that is has. However, it has been noted that it is within minority communities and families where there is the least amount of involvement in their child’s school and education, more so in Latino communities. Although the amount of involvement does not necessarily reflect the parents concern of the child’s academic performance, educators have proclaimed that parental involvement does in fact help the student perform academically bet...   [tags: Education, Parents Involvement] 1394 words
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An Analysis Of Parents and Children, Of Marriage and Single Life, and Of Love - An Analysis of Bacon's Essays - Of Parents and Children, Of Marriage and Single Life, and Of Love Our modern world was the endeavored dream of the medieval genius Sir Francis Bacon.  In attempt to reach his desired vision, Bacon displayed his convictions in the literary works, The Essays, which are intended to help young people get ahead in life.  Three of these essays: Of Parents and Children, Of Marriage and Single Life, and Of Love, are essays that unfurl common literary characteristics.  In these essays Bacon utilizes logical thought, elegance of phrasing, and precepts....   [tags: Of Parents and Children Essays] 430 words
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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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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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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 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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Parents and their Children - As a child grows up it may appears as a simple matter of blowing out a different number of candles each year. However, there are multiple psychological factors involved in this process. The factors include parents’ role in the child’s life, peer pressure, the culture in which the child is raised, and television. These factors work together to shape a child’s social development. Parents are seen as a child’s role model and support since birth. As a role model, their actions teach children the difference between right and wrong....   [tags: Parenting, Authoritarian, Permissive] 1157 words
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Children and Their Parents - The research aimed to examine whether people are capable of correctly identifying children from a set of possible parents. The independent variable in this study was photographs of children at age 1, 10 and 20 years old and three photographs of possible parents of that child. The dependent variable was ability to correctly identify the biological parent of each child. These variables were operationalised as percentage of participants who gave the correct biological parent the highest resemblance rating, on a scale from one to ten....   [tags: babies, progenitors, parental resemblance]
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Parents and Education - Throughout my life I have been very lucky; I have a mom that supported me. She was there to drop me off at school, she made sure I had a ride home, she drove me around to countless cross country practice, and she always checked to see if my homework was done. While at the time I might not have realized it, but my mom was instilling in me the importance of school and my education. When my mom helped me through long division and my time tables, she was showing me more than how do divide large numbers, she showed me that be taking time out of her day for me to learn, that education is very important to have and that it is a worthy investment....   [tags: Informative, Personal Experience] 1944 words
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Parents and Education - Parents and Education I am writing primarily to parents who have children in elementary school and high school, but teachers, librarians, and other members of school staff ought to listen as well. My position is that both parents should be closely involved in the school life of all their children. Education is a very important part of all societies and cultures. The education system plays a key role in the early lives of all citizens of the United States of America. The nature and extent of an individual’s formal education will generally have great effects upon their entire life....   [tags: Education]
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Responsibility of Parents - Parenting carries love, moral values, life skills, knowledge, traditional and so on to their children all the time. Most of the children practice the moral values, knowledge, and tradition which taught by their parents. In this way, most of them follow and believe in their parents’ word. Basically, children world views and mind were deeply shaped by their parents. Most of the children exercise what their parents practice. Children learn to make sense of what is going on around them by interact with their parents and surroundings....   [tags: Film Review] 711 words
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The Effect Parents Have on Their Children. - Why is it important that parents make wise decisions. It is important because these choices not only affect themselves but also affect their children. Parents and caregivers are vital to the development and growth of children. Parents play a crucial role in every stage of childhood and can play a positive role in helping them get the best out of life. The most simplest decisions in a parents life could damage the life of a child. That's why the way parents raise their children play an important role and have different effects on their child's life....   [tags: Parenting ]
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The Center For Children of Incarcerated Parents - The social welfare program identified for the purpose of this paper is the Center for Children of Incarcerated parents. The social problem for which it was designed to address is that of the effects of parental incarceration on children and families of the incarcerated. Its’ target population, children and families of the incarcerated. This paper will explore how services are provided and its source of funding. Additionally, it will seek to provide an understanding of the roles of social workers and the social work profession plays in the program....   [tags: Social Welfare]
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Into the Trenches: Parents in the Main Office - Teaching is not a one-person job. There is a saying “it takes a village to raise a child.” This can be perfectly applied to education. Teachers, administrators and parents all work together to provide the best possible education for children. Most educators and researchers know and understand the role of teachers and administrators. However, there is speculation about what is required of students’ parents. Parent-student interaction is a key variable in determining students’ backgrounds and home environments or experiences....   [tags: Educational Issues]
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Are Parents to Blame for Childhood Obesity? - Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the United States. One out of five children in the U.S. are obese. In fact, “Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese ("Obesity rates among," 2011). The childhood obesity rates have steadily risen since 1980 and many children are now suffering from what were once thought of as adult illnesses, such as elevated cholesterol levels, hypertension, arthritis, and diabetes. Several internal and external factors contribute to childhood obesity; however, many people believe that parents are primarily to blame for obese children and adolescents....   [tags: Health]
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Parents Suffering with an Eating Disorder - Government intervention is a slippery slope, especially when you are talking about taking a mother or father away from their children. In most cases, family means the world to a parent and to break that up would be the end of them. Although eating disorders are extremely dangerous and can develop at any age, parents shouldn’t be taken away from their home and family due to this. If the eating disorder has exponentially grown so it’s affecting the child in an intense and immediate manner, parents should stay at home and battle this together....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Parents are Responsible for their Children's Diet - Childhood obesity is a complicated topic and is complicated to pinpoint what the exact cause is, some of the major factors that contribute to childhood obesity are lack of exercise in their daily lives, poor nutrition, and eating habits; and lack of education among parents to safely help their children live a healthier life. Childhood obesity poses a serious threat to the health of our nation, children these days have little to none outdoors activities. Lack of physical activity found to be a significant factor in contributing to childhood obesity....   [tags: childhood obesity,physical activity,overweight]
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How to Care for Aging Parents - The book, ‘How to Care for Aging Parents’ is authored by Virginia Morris and with a forward by Robert M. Butler. In up-to-date new edition, the author completely revised and expanded over 200 pages of the text, covering the emotional, the legal issues and procedures, the financial aspect of every kind, medical related issues, and logistical related issues in caring for the elderly. The author The author is an award winning journalist, Virginia Morris has devoted her career to research as well as writing about health care, political issues, medical research and related social issues for over two and half decades....   [tags: Virginia Morris, elderly, care, custody, guide]
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The Teens of Helicopter Parents - With the new world of technology, Helicopter parenting is easier for the parents of developing teens. In some cases the parents take things to the extreme and the children become very sheltered and depressed. Aubrey Ireland is one of many young adults with helicopter parents. She was a senior in college and her parents would constantly drive over 600 miles to “surprise” her. They also had tracking devices on all her electronics and made her keep her Skype open while she was asleep so they could make sure she was ok while she was sleeping.("Helicopter Parenting Has Gone Too Far.") When parenting is taken as far as the case with Aubrey, there is no turning back for the parent....   [tags: children, teens, competitive world]
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Ill Parents and Stress In Children - “Why does my mommy always have to get sick?” (Sherkin 8). To children, a seriously ill parent can seem like the end of the world, and in some ways it is; it’s the end of the happy and carefree childhood that they had known before. The children are exposed to long hours in the hospital and to the emotions of both parents and family members. In short, the stress is usually more than children can handle without guidance. It causes strain on children’s lives and affects their mind, body, behavior and interactions with others....   [tags: Mental Health]
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Parents’ Violence Towards Their Children - Parents’ violence towards their children Should parents use violence when rising up their children. No, they should not. In fact, why should they use violence while there is a possible solution for everything. Many parents today use violence towards their children and this violence leads to the destruction of the children’s self. Why treat one with violence, which will eventually lead to one maneuvering their way when treating his parents to avoid the violence against him or her. Not only that, but also one will also use violence against his parents when one grows up to protect oneself from their parents’ violence....   [tags: Parenting ]
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The Problem With Helicopter Parents - The parenting insanity crept up slowly but surely, before pouncing, inciting fear in moms and dads everywhere that they were not living up to parenting expectations. Macrobiotic hypoallergenic cupcakes and organic dairy-free ice cream became the cutting-edge snacks to serve at every childs birthday party. Moms attended every game, field trip, practice, and play date in which their kids participated. The line between being supportive and overprotective is becoming increasingly muddled, but undoubtedly, more and more parents are crossing it....   [tags: helicopter parenting]
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Helping Children with Incarcerated Parents - A serious issue facing this country today is the 2.7 million children currently being left behind with incredible pain while their parents are being placed behind bars (Maier 91). They are left behind with not only pain, but the struggles of living day to day life without the guidance of their parents, as well as having to find a new home. According to child development specialist and the founding director of the Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents, Denise Johnston, “there are over 10 million minor children in the United States who have dealt with parental incarceration over the course of time” (91)....   [tags: big brother big sister, BBBS]
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Same-Sex Parents and Their Children - Same-sex parents and their children Nowadays, the question of gay marriage is one of the most heated and controversial. Over the years, same-sex couples are fighting for the legal recognition for their marriages and their right as parents. Parenthood is one of the most valuable experiences in a human life. After finding a partner, it is natural for people to want to raise children. Homosexual parent are the same in ability and commitment to raised healthy children. It would be a big step for improvement in our society to provide necessary support and rights for same-sex couples and their children....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Cyberbullying: Are Parents to Blame? - According to Ortega et al (2009), bullying is defined as the form of aggression occurring when a person is intimidated, excluded, harassed, or mistreated directly or indirectly. If the victim of bullying is able to defend himself immediately, the negative effects associated with the act are avoided. However, if bullying is extended without offering support or help for the victim, adverse mental effects might be increased. Initially, the major cause of bullying was traditional, in which the victims were attacked directly most preferably by people they knew or by strangers they met....   [tags: Cyber Bullying Essays]
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Communications Between Parents and Children - Healthy family relationships depend on healthy communications. “Good communication helps keep a family running smoothly and prevents misunderstandings from escalating into conflict or from being buried unresolved.” (Feiden, 68) There are many ways and times to practice and teach good communication to children. There are many times that without good communication, the parent-child relationship suffers and sometimes ends abruptly. Allen Schwartz, PH.D., states that he knows of “many cases where children are raised in an atmosphere of dark secrecy about both the matriarchal and patriarchal parts of their families....   [tags: Communication, Non Verbal Communication] 1804 words
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Parents Deserve a Fighting Chance - Parents Deserve a Fighting Chance In America, it is becoming a more common for parents to become stuck in a vicious cycle of catch 22 of the government to stepping in on family affairs. Laws monitoring the care and treatment of children are prohibiting the ability of parents to discipline their children without interference from the government. These laws are much-needed in some cases, such a neglect, sexual, psychological, and physical abuse. While this is necessary, there are some cases in which these laws more are hurtful than helpful to the family....   [tags: Government]
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Parents Responsibility on Childrens Actions - Argument Intro. & Working thesis Assignment It needs to start with the Parents taking responsibility. Parents need to take responsibility for their child’s action. Parents need to stop caring what others are going to think if their child needs mental health care. They cannot put the blame and responsibility on the mental healthcare professionals. They should not expect it, to be up to the mental healthcare system to discipline their children. Teen suicide is a problem everywhere, not just in schools or small towns or just those kids with problems or one parent households....   [tags: mental health, suicide, depression, youth] 772 words
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Helicopter Parents and Ignorant Actions - ... This is an intentional shock that Morrison uses to express that such racism and suppression of the male African American during these times has brought Cholly to this grotesque act. Lynn Scott explains that “The novel represents father–daughter incest as a consequence of the disempowerment of the black male, who because of racism is not able to fulfill the role of father. Morrison uses the incest story not to indict patriarchy, but to expose a system of racial othering in which the father is as much a victim as the daughter” (Bloom 97)....   [tags: censorship, education, racist]
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Relationships between Parents and Adolescents - In America, the society runs on what teenagers want. From Nicki Minaj to the junior section at Sears, most of what the people see, hear, or touch is aimed at the teenagers. Being an adolescent is probably the most exciting and most popular time period in a person’s life. The teens seem to have it all, but what about the parents who raise them. The parents of the teenagers never get any credit during this time period, although they have every right to. Parents and teenagers should strive for a strong, lasting relationship for these years, though most times there isn’t one....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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Parents Putting Children in Leashes - ... As you can see there are many arguments that can be brought up on both sides of the leashing children issue. Another issue brought up by putting children on leashes is the appropriate age to discontinue the practice. Is it somehow more acceptable to leash a younger child. Is there and age that a leash becomes unacceptable, if leashes on children are acceptable at all. If a child is trusted in school with other children and relative freedom, do parents still feel like it is necessary to put children on a leash in public....   [tags: Parenting, Children, Morality, Ethics]
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Communications between Parents and Children - Healthy family relationships depend on healthy communications there are many ways and times to practice and teach good communication to children. There are many times that without good communication, the parent-child relationship suffers and sometimes ends abruptly. Good communication skills should be taught from birth and continue throughout adulthood. In order to have a good parent/child relationship with open communication, there must also be mutual respect. If there is no respect, the lines of communication will falter....   [tags: Family Communication]
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Favoritism Among Parents and Children - No matter how hard we try to deny it, favoritism is a disease we’re all born with. Ever since we were little, we were persuaded into thinking it was better to favor certain things over others; colors, music, or the most famous one of all; the love from Mommy vs Daddy. These factors later on have a great impact on the way we as children develop. We try so hard to make our subconscious believe that we love everyone equally, when deep inside we know it’s not true. However, when you're a parent it is important to emphasize that your love for each child is equal....   [tags: Behavior, Verbal Abuse]
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Children of Divorced Parents - Children who come from broken homes or who have divorced parents often grow into adults with no family values and in turn, have broken homes of their own. In some cases, these children grow into adults with little values and lack the ability to do whatever it takes to ensure that their children do not suffer the same hurtful experience they did. It is unfortunate that marriages sometimes end and there are children caught in the middle of the marriage but it may be worst for the parents to stay together simply for the children’s sake....   [tags: Marriage, Effects]
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Parents: Confidant vs Enforcer - In this current generation, relationships between parents and their children are undoubtedly strained. It is obvious as many artists today continue to come out with songs detailing their broken relationships with their families; also, it is even more apparent as shown on television in shows such as Teen Mom and Intervention. Rearing a child without excessive techniques, can be beneficial to both parent and child as little rebellion will most likely occur. The most crucial points to avoid this would be the alteration of the way parents view many teenagers today, education and friendship....   [tags: sociology] 779 words
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Parents of Pre-term Infants - Article Review One The first article, Parents of Pre-term Infants Two Months after Discharge from the Hospital: Are They Still at (Parental) Risk. (Olshtain-Mann, O. & Auslander, G. K , 2008), describes a study in Israel that was designed to gain further understanding of ” the emotional state and functioning of parents of pre-term infants, after an initial period of adjustment following the infants’ discharge from a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)”. Specifically, this study compared the stress levels of parents and self-perceptions of competence as parents among mothers and fathers, two months after discharge of their babies from the hospital....   [tags: social workers, parental stress, NICU]
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Spanking: Parents Must Decide - Have you ever been spanked. Maybe smacked. We all have our own stories of how our parents disciplined us, we take them as funny stories and even joke about them. If you were born in the 90s, 80s, 70s, 60s, you already know what I’m talking about and I bet many stories already ran through your mind right now. But as we grew up and time passed by, there has been this dilemma about this method of parenting. [2] “Parents feel mixed-up and uncomfortable about disciplining their children”. Few parents in modern times do not trust this kind of act of physical punishment at home and they think that is detrimental for kids....   [tags: Corporal Punishment Esays]
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Parents and Autistic Children - Almost everyone has encountered a child or someone with some level of autism, but whenever we passed by them we never really stop to think about how this illness affects their lifestyle. To be totally honest, I never really thought about it either until my mother befriended someone who has a child with autism. She really wanted to meet me; therefore she once invited me to dinner at her house where I met her husband and her son. During dinner, I was able to have a better insight of their lifestyle and the struggles they encounter when they have an autistic child....   [tags: Family Issues]
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Parents, Children and Television - Television is the dominant source of amusement for present day American children. There is a vast amount of literature professing how media influences children’s beliefs and behavior. As a mother, I refuse to allow a television set to give my son a real world education. Parents, we must take a stand and control the way our youth views media to allow for a positive and healthy childhood. One way to reduce the impact of television on children is offering less TV in the home. A study published in Pediatrics, an academic journal, acknowledges how most parents do not regulate their child’s TV usage habitually....   [tags: Impact of Media on Children] 1887 words
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Promoting Resilience Among Parents - In many ethnic groups there tends to be some differences in the way parents punish their children. The reason why some parents may punish their children differently is that the parent’s upbringing, the culture they were raised in, persuaded their disciplinary structure. According to Paul B. Batles in our child psychology book (2013), development is influenced by historical and cultural contexts. A parent’s cultural background influencing the way they correct their child’s behavior. It seems to be very true....   [tags: disciplinary structure,punishment,filipino culture]
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Parents Children and Alcohol - Parents increase family cohesiveness and trust when they allow their children to drink, which provides the children an understanding of a societal norms within the global community. The excepted practice of children drinking before the legal age of 21 is practiced within many countries around the world. Parents struggle with many aspects of a hormone charge youth. Allowing a child to drink under supervision of their parents lessens this hormonal frenzy to a significant degree. College students binge drinking has reached an all-time high, just within the last 20 years the number of underage college students drinking is staggering....   [tags: Agurmentaive Essay]
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Anonymity Within Donor Parents - “Mommy, why don’t I have a daddy?” My precious two year old daughter asks from under a pile of stuffed animals, peering at me with those big, chocolate brown eyes. I can almost feel my daughter’s sadness in the air. She is the sweetest little girl ever, but if she were to know that I don’t even know who her father is, she would be crushed. “Because, sweetie, I can love you all by myself.” I swiftly answer trying not to look her in the eyes, so I don’t cry. I feel quite proud of myself, coming up with that all on my own, right on the spot....   [tags: Egg Cell Donors, Ethical Dilemma]
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Children of Incarcerated Parents - When a person becomes a parent, their role in life undoubtedly changes. The person must become a teacher, a guide, and a helping hand in the life of the child. Research has shown that there is a distinct connection between how a child is raised and their overall developmental outcome. John Bowlby’s attachment theory emphasizes the importance of the regular and sustained contact between the parent-infant or parent-child relationship (Travis & Waul 2003). Yet, what happens when the only physical contact a child can share with their parent is a hand pressed on the shield of glass that separates the two....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Parents Vs. Child Vaccination - INTRODUCTION Vaccinations: a life saver or a harm to children. This is a major controversial topic that needs to be looked at. A majority of the population receive their vaccinations, but it is the 8.2% that refused and the 5.8% that delayed and refused, that need to be educated more about vaccines saving millions of lives (Smith et al.). There are many pros and cons to vaccinations that are equally significant. By looking at the outcome, vaccines are very important and cannot be dismissed without a valid reason....   [tags: outbreaks, epidemics]
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Helicopter Parents - Did you know that many college students are in contact with their parents multiple times per day for a variety of reasons. College students in this generation are overly dependent on their parents to the point where it is harmful to the development of the student. The absence of independence from parents during college is an issue because it creates an obstacle that obstructs the path to success. Helicopter parents hinder the development of essential skills of and cause emotional distress in their college-bound children as a result of contacting them too frequently; therefore, young adults require independence from their parents in order to mature properly....   [tags: college students, student, communication]
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Helicopter Parents - Most parents take an interest in their child’s life from birth until they become an adult by picking and choosing what is best for them as much as they possibly can. Parents want to help their children to be as perfect as they can make them. Typically hovering parents spend a lot of money, time, and effort filling schedules things like with dance classes, baseball, and tutoring in order to have a ‘perfect’ child. As well as coming to their aid when they are in need, or their defense when they are in trouble....   [tags: education, hovering, parenting]
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Nurseries Must Work in Partnership with Parents - Promoting positive relationships is important towards a child’s fulfilment and towards how the child may develop. Positive relationships in a nursery are essential in helping to settle a child in and to benefit the child whilst they are in a new environment. Parent partnership links into this as it guides the child and benefits them in many different ways. This essay will be an in-depth case study on homelink books which will then be evaluated using parent partnership. For practitioners to plan effectively towards children’s development needs, parent partnership is essential because parents are the child’s first educators....   [tags: support children's learning]
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The Pressure Put on Children by Their Parents to Be the Best - ... Growing up, I always wanted to make my parents proud, by achieving something great that way my parents would be proud and so I wouldn’t get into trouble as well. According to mayrameza45, in some cases students become so pressured that they take a drastic turn, for example by cheating and students may cheat to achieve better scores in exams, finals or even plagiarize their whole papers to be able to receive a better grade in class (p 2). The main reason being that parents put so much pressure on them are being that they want them to not fall behind in school....   [tags: dealing with stress]
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Parents and Children: Effective Discipline and Communication - Parents and Children: Effective Discipline and Communication One of the biggest issues for parents to resolve has been the ways in which they discipline their child. Along with these concerns, parents and child psychologists have battled to find a solution to common problems of communication between parents and children. While many styles and methods have been used to address these issues and responsibly raise a child to adulthood, many great debates of parenthood have continued through time. How do effective parents discipline and communicate with their children....   [tags: Parenting ]
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Toxic Parents: Dangerous to Body and Spirit - INTRODUCTION It is said that when a man and a woman come together as one, it appeases God. In this union, He blesses the couple with children to nurture, protect, and teach them His word. Families are of extreme importance in both the physical and theological sense. In the book of Genesis, the Lord said for his people to be fruitful and multiply while ruling over the lands and seas. His plan was for the people to marry and give birth, which is a vital building block of the human race. All parents are deficient from time to time and no parent can be emotionally available all the time to their children....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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My Overprotective Parents - I must clarify that one of the biggest problems I have in this age is the time I go out alone without my family. When I was younger my family used to let me go out more, this is because now that I've become a teen the dangers and harms have increased. My parents have now become hard -persuading because of all the things they hear from other people and the society, thus this affects a negative effect because they start following their advices. They let me go out, but if tardiness occurs they start freaking out and yelling and screaming....   [tags: Essay About Family] 835 words
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Parents Must be Involved in their Children's Education - Have you heard the old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child?” Even in today’s busy world where villages are almost nonexistent and neighborhoods aren’t as closely knit as they once were, this saying holds true. The same principle applies to your child’s education—it takes more than a good school to educate children, just as takes more than a good home to make children well adjusted. It takes community, teachers, and it takes YOU. Did you know that children spend over 1,000 hours a year in school....   [tags: Persuasive Essays, Argumentative Essays] 579 words
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Rights of Same-Sex Couples as Parents - Finding the perfect mate, getting married, having children; as a child, many fantasize about the big events to come in their adult life. How would you feel if those events weren’t something that you could experience because of government laws. Of the fifty states in the U.S., only six allow same-sex couples to get married, even fewer allow same-sex couples their full rights as parents. State laws aren’t the only laws to blame; some federal laws also inhibit same-sex marriage, benefits, adoption, and parenting rights....   [tags: American Society]
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Same-Sex Parents and Their Struggle with Adoption - The California UPA has a unique function, which allows a mother to establish parenthood through the provision that fathers use to establish paternity. The California Supreme Court recognized that the Court of Appeal made an error, by ruling, “California law recognizes only one natural mother”, in interpreting a statement from a prior California Supreme Court ruling in Johnson v. Calvert. The Attorney General, representing “the public interest in establishing, modifying, and enforcing support obligations,” contended that the statement from Johnson, cannot be used to deny children of same-sex parents the benefits that children of opposite-sex couples receive when only two parties are entitled...   [tags: parenthood, court, gay and lesbians]
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Parents Are Mainly to Blame for Childhood Obesity - Research shows “the prevalence of obesity among U.S. preschoolers has doubled in recent decades” (May 629). This is not surprising because we live in a “fast food” world where convenience is king. Where the television is the babysitter, and staying indoors to play video games is preferred to playing outside. So is this the child’s fault. Sometimes, but it is my opinion that parents are mainly to blame for childhood obesity because they are the ones that buy the groceries, set the television limits, and rely on fast food to feed their children....   [tags: health, overweight, children, tv exposure, food]
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Pageant Parents are to Blame for the Exploitation of Their Children - Pageant Parents are to Blame for the Exploitation of Their Children Until the death of 6-year-old beauty queen Jonbenet Ramsey, the child pageant circuit was never fully recognized on a national scale. In the past 17 years, many shows have attempted to give the country a glimpse into the the life of a child beauty queen, however, they are quite over dramatic. Although some sources of media may mislead a viewer to believe the child pageant system is exploitive and sexualizes the young contestants, research shows the decisions of some parents are truly to blame, not the pageants themselves....   [tags: beauty queen, pageant system]
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The Argument for Licensing Parents Needs Revisions - In the essay Licensing Parents, LaFollette argues that the state should require all parents to be licensed (182). Though LaFollette considers some theoretical and practical objections to his claim, he gives no particular attention to how parenting could be precisely defined as potentially harmful to children, what specific competence would be required for parenting to be done safely, and how reliably such competence could be determined. In this paper, I maintain that, since LaFollette’s argument does not provide an adequate clarification of the definition of harm and the attributes of competence, his argument needs serious revision....   [tags: harmful policy, objections, punishment]
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The Symbolism Behind Parents and Children in Mythology - The bond between parents and children is something that was created soon after the first man was created. Unlike certain animals, whose children go off and fend for themselves right after birth, the care given to children by human parents is different. As humans, parents care and provide for their child until he/she is ready to live on their own. It is during this process of caring, that the true relationship between parents and their children form. The antiquity of parent child relationships is seen through Greek/Roman mythology....   [tags: Mythology ]
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School Vouchers: Parents Need a Choice - The 14th Amendment in the United States Constitution forbids states from denying any person life, liberty and property without due process of the law. It further states that any person, within a state’s jurisdiction, cannot be denied equal protection of its laws. This amendment protects all people. Chief Justice Clarence Thomas, in a 2002 ruling, stated reasons why school choice should be protected under the 14th Amendment. Justice Thomas wrote in defense of school choice, “Whatever the textual and historical merits of incorporating the Establishment Clause, I can accept that the Fourteenth Amendment protects religious liberty rights....   [tags: school choice, school reform]
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Reasons Why Parents are Choosing Homeschooling - As the population in public schools increase, the problems in these schools are also on the rise. These changes are leasing to the way parents are schooling their children. Many parents are leaning towards homeschooling as a solution to this problem. This increase in homeschooling can be directly related to an increase in school violence, the offering of a lack luster curriculum, and lack of student teacher interaction. Homeschooling is receiving instruction of education in a place other than an established school....   [tags: education, public schools, homeschool]
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children and Their Parents - People who have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are preoccupied with certain distressing thoughts and feel compelled to perform certain behaviors. The compulsive acts usually block out the anxiety caused by the obsession. The obsessions are bothering images, thoughts, or urges that invade into a persons stream of consciousness. Compulsions are the repetitive behaviors that a person feels compelled to perform. There are various themes of obsessions and compulsions the most common being contamination, order/symmetry, harm or injury, sex, violence, and religion (Taylor et al., 2010) Research states that learning through developmental relationships (parent-child) interactions, can accoun...   [tags: Essays on Anxiety Disorders] 1122 words
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Parents: Realizations Revealed on Disney Movies - Adults today reminisce about their childhoods and picture images and characters from their favorite childhood movies. The majority of these childhood characters come from a Disney movie. Society has accepted that children who watch Disney movies will have a happy childhood on the whole. Looking closer at the animated Disney movies, however, one is able to see minor insertions that could be the cause of the behaviors of children as adults. Although children worldwide grew up watching Disney movies, one could argue that they are subtly inappropriate for their age....   [tags: Parenting, Media]
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Parents Limiting the Use of Social Media - There has been controversy as to whether parents should limit the use of social media by teenagers. Teenagers feel that there is no need to limit the use of their social media networking, but on the other hand parents should feel the need to limit their use and also keep track of their teen’s social networking. Social media has allowed to be connected with their peers, teens who post positive status are more likely to be involved in extracurricular activities, and to many teens putting up “selfies” is a self confidence boost; however, too much social media can affect students GPA in school, cyber bulling can affect social health....   [tags: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube]
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Parents Should Not Avoid Vaccinating Their Children - Introduction Child's immune system is a very dynamic and plastic system that has several stages of development. Each of these stages (there are at least 4-5) or periods may largely affect the entire life of each little man. Clinical experience suggests that the majority of adult diseases are usually formed in childhood in many ways - through proper or defective immune response to the formation surrounding the child’s inner world and infections. The infections that are natural companions with which people go by the entire life from birth to old age living with in harmony or in continuous hostility....   [tags: immune system, bacterial infection]
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Analysis: Becoming School Literate Parents - The two articles I have chosen to discuss in this assessment task are Chen,H. & Harris, P.(2009), Becoming school literate parents: An ESL perspective and Thurston, J. (2004) Teaching and learning the reading of homepages. Research shows that parents’ involvement into their children’s literacy learning has a significant impact on the children’s literacy development. The first article by Honglin Chen & Pauline Harris discusses the stages of development of an ESL parent into a school literate parent who understands the school’s expectations for English literacy; it analysis the process of identity formation of this ESL parent through the three powerful sources: access, negotiation and particip...   [tags: ESL, Education, Teaching ESL] 1219 words
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Same-sex Parents in Custody Cases - When considering the word “family”, many people think of “Mom+Dad+2.5 children”--the nuclear family of television sitcom. However, this definition of family is a new interpretation that fit the rapid housing expansion of the Cold War years in the Western world. Conservatives have often decried the breakdown of this definition of family as a primary reason for their opposition to same sex marriage. As this was the predominant family structure for a lengthy period of time, most family law decisions have been written with this paradigm in mind, defining a husband/wife relationship as the norm....   [tags: Gay Marriage and Custodial law ]
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Psychopathy: Ed Gein's Bad Parents - Time went particularly slow in Plainfield Wisconsin. As the name suggests, nothing truly newsworthy came out of Plainfield: it was completely plain. Men would work and occasionally hunt. Women kept the households, and children went to school and blithely played outside; nothing out of the ordinary ever occurred in Plainfield. The inhabitants of this small village of less than a thousand residents did not live through the rush and stress endemic to the cities, yet something odd and evil started to cook in the village in the years preceding 1957....   [tags: serial killer, insanity plea, nature vs nurture]
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Life post-9/11: Children Without Parents - No one ever saw it coming; it was unimaginable, impossible to predict, unable to be prevented. Even so, nothing could ever undo what happened on that morning of Tuesday the 11th of September, 2001. Lives were changed, families torn apart, a nation transformed and united as one. Life is precious and we were abruptly reminded of this truth, when nearly three thousand innocent and brave souls lost their lives. During the 10th anniversary of 9/11 we remembered those who were lost and remember the past, as it was the day our nation came together in unison with a sense of patriotism to defend the land of the free and the home of the brave....   [tags: Psychology]
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