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Shyness and Kids - Do You Know Any “shy kids". You know the ones... Although they may be animated and boisterous with close friends and family in a closed or known environment, they become quiet and non-participative in unfamiliar situations. Maybe they mumble and shuffle their feet when they are introduced to new people or have a hard time jumping in when they are placed in an environment with kids they don’t know. They might have a skill they perform wonderfully at home, but they cannot bring themselves to do it in front of others....   [tags: psychology, behavioral science]
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Teenage Pregnancy: Preventing Kids From Having Kids - The major issues with teenage pregnancy, people all over the world are asking “how do we prevent it?” There are many ways to prevent teen pregnancy, but it has people wondering if it is helping. To help prevent teen pregnancy they have abstinence grants, prevention programs, free birth control, and programs to make teens more aware. Teen pregnancy rates have gone down, but it seems like everywhere people turn there is another teenager pregnant. It not only affects the baby, but the teen mother, father, their families, and even society....   [tags: teen moms, babies]
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When Do Kids Stop Being Kids? - With the rise in popularity of technology, the mass media broadcasted image of “cool,” an over-sexualized subculture, and the strained relationship between this generation of teenagers and their parents the dynamic of today’s youth in society has changed. The expectations of growing up are being propelled, teenagers are asked, are expected to grow up faster and to enter the world of adulthood before they are truly prepared to face the real world challenges that this shift entails. The British television show Skins, recently adapted into an American version by MTV, depicts just what causes teenagers to feel compelled to grow up so quickly, and how they act when the world they enter is nothin...   [tags: Television Review]
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The Effects of Bullying on Kids and Teens - According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying. Bullying is when a person is picked on over and over again by an individual or group with more power, either in terms of physical or social standing (Young). For example, bullying can be physical: punching, beating, kicking, or punching; verbal: teasing,calling names, or insulting another person with physical harm, or spreading rumors or untrue statements about another person; rational: refusing to talk to someone or making them feel left out....   [tags: psychology, behavior, emotional health]
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Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood - The land of the free, brave and consumerism is what the United States has become today. The marketing industry is exploiting children through advertisement, which is ridiculously unfair to children. We are around advertisement and marketing where ever we go; at times, we don't even notice that we are being targeted to spend our money. As a matter of fact, we live to buy; we need and want things constantly, and it will never stop. The film, Consuming Kids , written by Adriana Barbaro and directed by Jeremy Earp, highlights children as this powerful demographic, with billions of dollars in buying power, but the lack of understanding of marketers’ aggressive strategies....   [tags: consumerism, advertisement]
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Honey, I Warped the Kids - Carl M. Cannon explanations in "Honey, I Warped the Kids" in the Utne Reader that savagery on TV must be stifled because of its consequences for human conduct. This assessment will demonstrate that however the writer makes some great utilization of measurable discoveries; he leaves numerous openings in his contention by not altogether talking about restricting sentiments. Cannon's fundamental contention is that TV brutality ought to be blue-penciled. This passage outlines the structure and substance of his article....   [tags: Censorship Essays] 1136 words
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Boomerang Kids on the Rise - A boomerang is an Aboriginal Australian weapon, shaped like a wide and rounded 'V', that was originally used for hunting. Over the years it has shifted from being a sharp tool to a plastic toy. It is similar to a single player version of Frisbee, except that when you throw a boomerang it hovers around and then returns to the place where it was thrown from. Aptly named, the 'boomerang kids' are young adults that, after leaving home for a few years, return home to live with their parents, just like a boomerang....   [tags: Economics ]
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Families Fighting for their Kids - It’s terrible time to be a teenager, or even a teenager’s parent. That message is everywhere. Television, magazines, and newspapers are all full of frightening stories about teenagers and families. They say that America’s families are falling apart, that kids don’t care about anything, and that parents have trouble doing anything about it. Bookstores are full of disturbing titles like these: Parenting Your Out –of- Control Teenager, Teenage Wasteland, Unhappy Teenagers, and Teen Torment. These books describe teenage problems that include apathy, violence, suicide, sexual abuse, depression, loss of values, poor mental health, crime, gang involvement, and drug and alcohol addiction....   [tags: Sociology, Teenagers] 2000 words
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Communicaiton: Hand Gestures with Kids - Children do not use verbal communication when they are young. They use gestures as a way to communicate because they have, yet to acquire verbal skills. Gestures are a form of body language. Body language is something that we as humans do on purpose to help explain things, but also perform without even consciously knowing. In today’s society we have been learning more about body language and how our bodies help omit feelings and meanings to others; which we can not, as humans always express through our knowledge of verbal language....   [tags: gestures, body language, communicate] 878 words
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I Live For Healthy Kids - Part 1: What I know about becoming a Pediatrician Pediatrics is the specialty of medicine that contains infants, children, and adolescents. Most Pediatricians deal with different diseases that children get in different ages. Pediatricians also teach parents about safety and nutrition for their kids. To become a Pediatrician, I need more than fourteen years of education. These fourteen years start right after high school. In my four years of college, I need to major in biology or pre-med that would help me to become more successful in my courses....   [tags: Career Research ]
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Kids and Gun Control - In the cartoon it shows a little boy knocking on the door of the National Rifle Association, the man at the door hands the little boy two–twenty three caliber guns, as he smiles. The man has wrapped the guns in what is supposed to be the 2nd amendment. This paper will focus on gun control and kids. I would hope that nobody would just hand a child a firearm. I know growing up; it was common for the boys to go hunting with the men. The boys were never alone with the hunting rifles, and were taught to respect firearms....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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Kids Vs Kids - KIDS VS. KIDS The average child witnesses eight thousand murders and one hundred thousand acts of violence by the time he or she finishes elementary school. In the past fifteen years school violence has become a clear but present danger. It used to be children were involved in fistfights, or other types of squabbles. They may have received a black eye or bloody nose. Now they are armed with not fists but sawed off shotguns and malice. This is a serious issue that needs to be observed and resolved....   [tags: essays research papers] 515 words
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Kids Killing Kids - Kids Killing Kids As you wind down from a long day at the office, you turn on the six o’clock news. The opening story lays out a gruesome attempt to murder, maim, and terrorize children in a city you have never before heard of. Instantly, you are thinking that this must be a review for a soon to be released blockbuster movie. In your mind, nothing like this would ever happen in our civilized world; however, headlines they are. You picture the perpetrators as horrid, evil-minded monsters. What kind of person could commit such a crime against innocent children....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Violence Essays] 818 words
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Reasons Kids Do Drugs - Dating Tips for the Druggie When you here the word ‘drugs,’ what’s the first thing that comes to mind. Is it ‘those are illegal!’ Or is it more along the lines of ‘Yes, please.’ It’s no secret that as the years go on, teenagers of every generation have been getting involved with drugs, to their frantic parent’s dismay. And according to Students Against Destructive Decisions, 50% of teens have reported using an illicit drug by the time they graduate high school. So why have teenagers still been doing drugs when they’ve been proven to be more harmful then helpful....   [tags: drug use, teen drug use ] 685 words
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Violent Media...Good for Kids? - In “Violent Media is Good for Kids” Gerard Jones introduces us to his fearful and lonesome childhood. He lived in a world where he was taught to be the violence fearing, and passive boy his parents wanted him to be. But, when one of his mother’s students gave him a Marvel comic book, his fearfulness was transformed into inspiration. He found a way to escape these discouraging feelings through the “stifled rage and desire for power” (Jones 285) that he had newly found. The popular comic book hero “The Hulk” freed him from his passive and lonely persona....   [tags: The Media]
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Selling Kids - We often believe that childhood is one of the most carefree and innocent times in our lives - a time where social hierarchies and brand names had no significance and value. We thought that kids didn’t have to worry about fitting in or being popular and they could use their imaginations to bring any old object to life. However, this view of childhood is idealistic and improbable. Children are often looked at as subjects who are passive and easily manipulated. However, it is important to recognize children as complex with the capacity to observe and reflect....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Youth Marketing] 2680 words
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Media Kids - It has been said that children are like sponges when it comes to attaining knowledge. This is true whether they are learning to speak or how to show emotion. The violence and risky behaviors as depicted on TV can have a profound effect on a young developing mind. It is well known that the first two years of life is when the brain undergoes critical development phases. During this time it is important that kids develop an accurate perception of the world they are growing up in. Over consumption of media (in general) presents a false reality that rewards for violent behavior, hinders mental and physical development, and promotes risky behavior....   [tags: Child Psychology ]
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Third Culture Kids - Third culture kids (TCKs) are one of the many categories or titles used to identify unique groups of people. Here is the definition of a TCK: A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ culture. The TCK builds relationships to all of the cultures, while not having the full ownership in any. Although elements from each culture are assimilated into the TCK’s life experience, the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of similar background....   [tags: Child Development]
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Views on After School Programs for Kids - Introduction After school programs are several prearranged course of study which request the participation or presence of the students to be involved in an occurring, encountered, experienced and observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure outside the classroom programs. However, such programs are implemented by tertiary institutions while some are outwardly financed by non-profit or an organization relating to commercialism. Consequently, the after school programs take place in either the school premises or within the community, for example the community hall, recreational park, playing ground etc....   [tags: Education] 868 words
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Kids and Social Networking: Pros and Cons - In 2010, 57% of kids used the internet at home, and 85% had access to a computer at home (Child Trends, 2012). In 2012, the National Consumers League reported that 32% of children ages 8-10 and 69% of 11 and 12 year olds had their own cell phone. Of these, almost 50% could access the internet through their phone. In addition, children have access to everything on the internet at the touch of a button through newer technology, such as the iPad, iPad mini, mp3 players, and iPod Touch. And with devices like the iPod, parents may only think about it as a music device and not realize that they are opening the whole internet to their child....   [tags: Facebook and Preteens]
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Exposing the Negative Effects of Technology on Kids - The current generation of children is completely different from the preceding ones. They are living in the digital age. “Technology has blended in with daily activity to become a way of life and children today take for granted all of which is automated. It is hard for kids today to imagine a world that existed without all of the gadgets, electronics and seamless operations that computer technology provides.” (Goessl) “Children in the United States devote some 40 hours a week to television, video games and the Internet.” (Kalb, Raymond and Adams) Many psychologists and researchers are concerned about the impact that technology may have on children....   [tags: Technology Is Hurting Children]
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Too Much Homework is Bad for Kids - To much homework may cause more harm than good. In my sophomore year being a student-athlete was a huge challenge. I would drown in homework every single night after getting home from basketball practice at 5. I would stay up until 1 a.m doing all my homework, when I would get tired I would plead with my sister to help me finish my homework I had left to do. I became stressed with 7 hours of school and then 2 hours of basketball practice and then spending all night working on my assignments. I would go to school exhausted and in fear of how much homework I would receive that day....   [tags: Excessive Homework]
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Why do Kids Cheat on School - They are preparing for a test the day before, but she is not focusing. Instead, she is on the Internet, not paying attention and not learning the material, even though she does not know them. The only part she did pay attention to is that they get to use a note card. As she walks out of the room, the teacher is not looking, and she grabs the test with all of the questions and answers on it. She moves quickly, but not too quickly as to get caught, but just enough so she can get to her locker to stash the papers....   [tags: students, teaching, school exams ]
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Who Said That Animation Is Just For Kids - Ask any student in college about old cartoon shows like Looney Toons or X-men, and you'll probably get a response like “I used to love watching that show!”. Children in America today are raised on cartoons, as most American animation is directed at children. If you were to ask the people who said that they used to watch cartoons if they still watch animated shows today, they would probably say that they grew out of watching cartoons a long time ago. However, this is not the case everywhere, in Japan animated shows are directed to all ages instead of just children....   [tags: Animation] 1473 words
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The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids - Every fall millions of American adolescents gear up to apply for the thousands of colleges and universities across the nation. For many students this process is a simple-natural progression through a linear educational track in which no extra preparation, beyond a paper application, is required. However, for many students college preparation can begin as early as conception. Alexandria Robbins follows the stories of nine students from Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. Whitman is known for and could be summarized by a simple term in which Robbins’ book is also titled: Overachievers....   [tags: Teaching, Education]
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Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids - Historically, those who were fat and overweight meant they were likely to survive through undernourishment and infection. But now, there are many health related risks of being overweight, some being; cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, asthma and heart disease (Ebbeling, Pawlak, Ludwig 2002). Because of these health issues, programs are being promoted in schools by the government to lower the obesity rate in the United States. Healthy People 2020 and SPARK (Sports, play, and Active Recreation for Kids) are creating programs for teachers and families to educate themselves and convince people to get up and go play outside and be active....   [tags: health education, health programs, spark, obesity]
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Special Kids Need Special Parents - “Just One of the Kids” by Kriegsman and Palmer is a great book on the subject of raising a family when one of your kids has a disability. “When children with physical disabilities and their able-bodied siblings are raised by caring and capable parents, all can learn to cope with problems, thrive, and become productive adults.” (119) I really wanted in my research to find ways in which to better identify with other parents of special needs children. I feel it is important to gain insight into the struggles of a variety of families of various backgrounds....   [tags: education, psychology, sibling rivalry]
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Kids - Today teenagers wear different styles of clothing to express their personality. All high school students subject themselves to this wild time in their life. Many kids want to fit in with a click or gang, or just want to change friends. A teens unique character and individual style of dress sets them apart from all other kids. The Prep clique contains the students that everybody's parents love. They show off expensive clothes, the type of clothes that a polo player wears. This consists of the striped Ralph Lauren shirt with the classic beige khaki pants....   [tags: essays research papers] 638 words
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Analysis of The Kids Are All Right - Analysis of The Kids Are All Right by Susan Faludi Kids are crawling around in the dirt, screaming, and have not yet had their diapers changed because the day care provider seems to be in a trance watching the latest episode of the Montel Williams show. One of the workers strikes a child because she won’t stop crying about how hungry she is. The other worker just sits in her chair drinking Jack Daniels with a little Coke mixed in. Not all is well at the Wee World Child Center. But is this the impression that the public perceives of our daycare system in America....   [tags: essays research papers] 873 words
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Kids - Introduction: A) Broad discussion of topics: Discuss Kristin's thesis 1. Evolution and understanding of it Macro vs. Micro VIST framework Darwin/Mayr 2. Tools-language Open vs. Close ended questions How vs. why questions Best way of asking to reveal causal framework -explain causal framework: Essentialism (Gelman), Teleology (Keleman), Bloom, and Theory of Mind Ultimate Cause (natural) Why questions Proximate cause How questions 3....   [tags: essays research papers] 420 words
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The Kids' Notion of Boo Radley - How does the kids' notion of Boo Radley develop from the beginning of the novel to the end. "Boo was about six and a half feet tall … there was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped and he drooled most of the time." At the beginning of the novel, Boo is to the children mainly what they have heard as neighborhood rumors and interpreted in their own imaginations. The Radley place is shrouded in an aura of mystery and creepiness for them; they are scared to even run past the house, nuts from the Radley trees are considered poison, and when Jem retrieves the tire from the Radley yard, it is considered an extremely brave feat....   [tags: English Literature] 924 words
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Essay on Kids, Schools and Guns - Kids, Schools and Guns Guns. The word itself conjures up images of bloodshed and death. Yet instead of instilling fear into people, American society has embraced guns and placed them in numerous homes under the pretence of protection. Add to that image - children. Children and guns should never have any association, yet has become somewhat commonplace because of the many incidences that involve the two. In the age bracket of 10 to 19 years, guns are the second leading cause of deaths, after automobile accidents, in America....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 732 words
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Creationism for Kids on the Web - Creationism for Kids on the Web How is it that this age old question of evolution versus creation can turn otherwise friends and colleagues against one another. Much of it has to do with the very fact that we are discussing the matter and how it relates to children. It seems that much of the controversy that is stirred up by this issue revolves around how children will perceive Darwinian “social teachings” or social Darwinism. Will studying evolution corrupt the morals of school-aged children. I began my research pondering the following: Can children that look at website-based material learn the latest material from both a scientific and biblical perspective....   [tags: Religious Issues Internet Science Essays]
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How to Teach Kids the Importance of Nutrition and Exercise - More and more parents are struggling these days to find time for family exercise in their busy schedules. And even when the whole family comes together for a group activity, motivating kids to enjoy a physical workout is also a challenge. However, by planning fun and creative activities that involve the entire family, parents can help their children enjoy a healthy lifestyle. One of the keys to teaching a child the importance of proper nutrition and exercise is to emphasize maintaining a healthy weight in their formative years....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How-To Essay] 523 words
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Keeping Your Kids Entertained on a Road Trip - Up for a road trip. Will it be one of the dreaded long trips for your kids. To help ease your anxiety here is a list you might just need before heading for the long winding roads. Yeah, sure it could be relaxing and pleasant at the start. However, as the hours pass (or minutes for some other families?) your kids might begin to whine and ask “Are we there yet?” And slowly it can turn to worst scenarios like a carload of tantrums, high-pitched crying voices, or an impatient child slowly becoming a vampire- a restless and sleepless child that is....   [tags: Travel] 1532 words
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How to Babysit Four Kids - How to Babysit Four Kids         My mom, who skillfully manages four children, works Tuesday evenings - she calls it time out. As I walked in the house on a recent Tuesday evening, I hear Meghan screaming. Tim is mercilessly teasing her by hiding her teddy bear.  Pat is hollering from the basement at Tim; and the phone is ringing.  The ringing stops, which means Maura got it.         When Meghan hears me enter she runs crying "Tim's teasing me and I'm hungry."  I ask the kids, "Why didn't you feed her?"  Tim responds, "she didn't say she was hungry."  Pat runs up from the basement and reminds me I have to take him to guitar practice now or he'll be late....   [tags: Process Essays] 742 words
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How does Internet Affect the Social Life of Kids - Over the last ten years, it seems as technology has slowly become a necessity. The online world has permitted people to create and present themselves online as whoever they wish to be. This trend has caught on with the younger crowd and has completely taken over their world. With multiple social media sites to keep up with, kids have the ability to tweet, chat, snap, and share at anytime because of how accessible the internet has become. The idea of staying online has occupied kids by connecting them to millions of people while slowing disconnecting them from their families....   [tags: outdoor activities, online world, social media]
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Fast Food and Fat Kids - In the adolescent and school health section of the cdc.gov website, it states that "Childhood obesity has doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past thirty years" (par. 1). In 2010, more than one third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese. Overweight is  having excess bodyweight for a certain height from fat, muscle, bone, or water. Obese is having excess body fat.     "Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure" (par....   [tags: Essays on Child Obesity]
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Pushing Kids to the Limit - Pushing Kids to the Limit Children today seem to be involved in many activities outside of school. A number of children may play soccer, swim, play an instrument, and help out around the house while at the same time trying to succeed academically. In many cases, the vast number of sports played by these children is due to the parent’s encouragement, or enforcement. Some parents may enforce after school activities in order to keep their children away from the “evils of society”: drugs, alcohol, and simply loitering and causing trouble....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Forgotten Kids with Mental Illness - Forgotten Kids are children that have disabilities that are barely visible. They have their arms and legs, can see and hear, run, play, etc., but most have never been invited to a birthday party or to a sleep over. They are the last to be chosen to play and the first to be blamed. Their illnesses aren’t fatal, but a small part of their hearts and souls die with every rejection. Their behaviors seem odd or unpredictable to themselves as much as to society. They are misunderstood and overlooked, thus the name “Forgotten Kids.” Maybe I can bring understanding by showing and providing insight into the life of a child struck with mental illness and hopefully people will realize that my child is...   [tags: Children with Mental Disabilities] 741 words
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Leadership in the Project Called Kids against Hunger - Leadership is an art that evolves over time. My experience has allowed me to obtain the key principles that make me a leader. Recently, I became President of Denver South High School Key Club. A self-funded group, that provide student with leadership and public service opportunities. It provides student with a lifetime experience and allows their leadership skills to grow. As the President, I coordinate and organize events that allow members to serve there community. With a very strong team, we are able to accomplish our duties as leaders....   [tags: Leadership, ] 729 words
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Gender Roles and Kids Toys - Gender Roles and Kids Toys In David Barry's article, Guys vs. Men, he discussed the differences between "guys" and "men". This article made several valid points, including that guys will try and out perform each other where sports are concerned and that the space shuttle is the ultimate guy toy. My question is why do only guys play with all the neat toys. Part of the answer to this question might be that men are encouraged to play with hi-tech toys while girls are given a Barbi doll or a toy oven....   [tags: Exploratory Research] 813 words
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Kids and the Coffee Craze - Kids and the Coffee Craze Chellie Normand’s 11-year-old daughter started drinking coffee when she could first pick up a cup. “We used to put spoonfuls in the empty creamer containers at Denny's for her to sip a little when she was about a year old,” the 34-year-old mom from Lawton, Oklahoma said. ”By the time she was 6, she'd use $1 of her allowance each month to buy one specialty coffee that she liked ... She doesn't go through a pot a day, like [me], but she has it now and then when she wants it,” Normand said....   [tags: Health Children Papers] 2732 words
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why kids turn to drugs - Why Kids Turn to Drugs There is no simple answer to why a young person might begin using alcohol or other drugs. Many times, it is a combination of several factors, including society, family and peers. They may turn to drugs to escape stress or loneliness or to overcome shyness in social situations. They may want to be seen as grown up or as a risk taker. Or, they may simply be curious. Teens often want to be like their role models as well. So, if their favorite music group, older sibling, parents or a "cool" peer at school uses drugs or alcohol, they may also use drugs or alcohol to emulate their role model(s)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1498 words
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Importance of a Family: Foster Kids Need Support Too - Last time I remember my family being bright and happy as a whole was probably seven years ago. My family members were my perseverance, my strength, and most importantly my friends who always supported me. When I fell down, it was their hands and smiles that gave me strength to get back on my feet, when I felt like giving up, it was their arms that opened widely to embrace and receive me. As joyful as we can be, I thought my family, was the most beautiful and most pure thing that lived in my life....   [tags: Social Issues, Foster Care] 2667 words
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Why do We Set kids up For Failure? - Every teenager knows that feeling. The feeling of waking up so early in the morning it’s still dark out. The feeling of dragging oneself out of bed, putting on a smile, and getting ready for school. Sitting in a classroom filled with kids he/she doesn’t like listening to a teacher on a subject that has nothing to do with the student’s goals in life. There’s no wonder why so many kids in the United States dislike school. Who wants to go to a place where your peers constantly judge you. Where teachers give you numbers that are suppose to represent your level of knowledge, but really represent your ability to regurgitate information....   [tags: stress, school system, teen depression]
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The Effects on Kids and Teens Due to Violent Video Games - Games are cool and nice and all but there are some video games that are considered ultra violent video games due to the real world type of violence it shows. These games are graphic and do have violence in it, but it isn’t enough to conquer or influence a teen. In other cases, it may conquer or influence a kid because kids have fresh minds, and learn everything in their way. It’s been experimented to see if games do influence but until present day, yet, there’s no proof or evidence. Violent video games may have an affect on children depending on their age....   [tags: video games, violent games, grand theft auto]
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Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? - Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria. Introduction Tatum’s book “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” (1997) analyses the development of racial identity and the influence of racism in American’s culture. She emphasizes the Black-White interactions by comparing the terminology in which racism perceived based on David Wellman’s definition of racism. Tatum also believes racism is not one person in particular but is a cultural situation in which ethnicity assigns some groups significantly privileged compared to others....   [tags: Tatum, Analysis, Racism, Discrimination]
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Corporal Punishment: What Are We Teaching Our Kids? - Research done by leading pediatricians, the American Psychological Association, and countless other sources since the 1960’s have completely revolutionized parenting and fundamentally changed how parents raise their kids. From a child’s nutrition to what your kids should watch on TV have been extensively studied, but none other more than corporal punishment as a means of discipline. Arguably one of the most difficult things any parent has to face when raising a child is discipline. Many parents, whether having their first child or already raising a family, often ask themselves: is corporal punishment an acceptable form of discipline and what effect could it have on my child....   [tags: Psychology ]
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How Does Social Networking Affect Kids Relationships? - A- Presentation of the Issue As time passes, different ways to communicate develop and change the world. That is exactly what’s happening now. People in general, but mainly teenagers, are spending more time every day on Social Networks, or text messaging on cell phones. This is hugely changing their way to communicate and understand the human behaviour. In fact, their own behaviour is changing. This addictive way to communicate has many problems. For example, the possibility that in a near future people won’t be able to communicate face-to-face, like now is done....   [tags: Social Networking, Facebook]
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School Uniforms: Kids Should Wear Them - Many have argued that school uniforms have been a successful source to putting an end to combatants and bringing about order and stability in a school setting. However, others argue that school uniforms put a barrier between students and their personal character. In addition, there are many people who consider clothing as being a way to define the individual's originality. On the other hand, there are people who are in favor of enforcing school uniforms, because they have concluded that it does eliminate students from being assaulted by peers....   [tags: argumentative] 830 words
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