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The Four Parenting Styles and Children's Outcomes

- As a parent, I’ve made it one of my life’s goals to influence my children’s social and instrumental development and influence their outcome into adulthood. Many theories of parenting style have been developed over the years. Diana Baumrind has formed four styles of parenting authoritative, permissive, authoritarian, and uninvolved. Although all categories of parenting are associated with the defined styles of parenting, the outcome of the child is as diverse as the parenting types. Authoritative parenting is an affectionate type of parenting....   [tags: Parenting, parenting Styles, Children, family, ]

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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]

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The Character of Soka in Children of the River

- In stories of any genre, characters may change dramatically. This holds true for many characters in Children of the River, a story that tells the true nature of change. The most prominent change is evident in the character of Soka. Her character begins as very stubborn and strict and changes to that of a caring person. This essay will explore the true nature of Soka’s behavior. At the beginning of Children of the River, the story unfolds in Cambodia. Soka has given birth to a baby (who dies later on)....   [tags: Children of the River]

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Divorce Affects Children in Three Ways

- ... Another place this aggression can be seen is at school. It occurs when a teacher asks about missing or incomplete assignments and the student may talk back in a very aggressive loud way. Not only does this aggression occur with teachers but it also occurs with friends. It can start as simply as one of the friends asking the other for a loan of lunch money. And the student going through the divorce will respond with profanity or rudeness. Another area where the aggression occurs is in sporting activities....   [tags: children, effect, emotionally]

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Joshua and the Children: Many Reasons

- Joshua and the Children: Many Reasons There were a lot of reasons Joseph Girzone titled his book "Joshua and the Children". I think the main reason for the title was because of Joshua’s purpose in the town. The author explains how Joshua is there to fulfill "his Father’s" promise. Joshua wants to teach all the children of the town to get along and be at peace with each other. Joshua says it is too late for the adults to learn the way, who have lived hateful lives. Joshua must turn to the children if he wishes to change the future....   [tags: Joshua and The Children Essays]

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Ill Effects of Advertisements on Children

- Advertising is harmful to children, not because “Advertising is about choices-nothing else” (Kurnit), but because unlike adults children are far too impressionable and therefore need guidance so that such advertisement does not negatively influence the choices children make for their future. However, even the parent of the year would not be able to stop their child from being negatively influenced by the “ more than 25,000 advertisements a year” (Levin 51) children witness. Wether it be the food and beverage marketing industry that “is associated with increasing obesity rates” (Lang 339), or the tobacco manufactures who spend “$30 million/day (11.2 billion/year) on advertising and promotion...   [tags: marketing, media, children, advertising]

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There are No Children Here: Life in the Projects

- Life in the Projects Exposed in There are No Children Here The book There are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz is a very tough yet emotional book. This book is important to me because it really made me see how fortunate I am to be living in a good and safe environment. In this powerful and moving book, reporter Alex Kotlowitz traces two years in the lives of ten-year-old Lafeyette and seven-year-old Pharoah Rivers as they struggle to beat the odds and grow up in one of Chicago's worst housing projects called Henry Horner....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]

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Outdoor Classroom Environment: How to Support Children from Diverse Backgrounds

- 1.Discuss two examples of how teachers can support children from diverse backgrounds in the outdoor classroom environment Teachers can support children diverse background by providing children with music during outdoor classroom time. Music comes in different styles. Furthermore, you can choose music for all different backgrounds. For instance, one day a teacher can play Fiesta which represent Mexican background. “Music enables us to reflect, record, and nurture awareness, understanding, and appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity while providing knowledge, skills, and understanding of ourselves, our community, and the world” (education.com)....   [tags: music, children, backgrounds]

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The Different Effects Violence Community and Within Families has on Children

- In this article, researchers explores the different effects violence throughout the community and within families has on children. According to the article children are the most vulnerable to violence whether it is witnessing or experiencing it first hand. Violent actions can disrupt cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional functions. This article tells of the rate at which children are exposed to violence, effects of exposure to violence: both long term and short term, and developmental process....   [tags: violence, children abuse, child behavior]

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Analysis of The Lost Children of Wilder by Nina Bernstein

- Analysis of The Lost Children of Wilder by Nina Bernstein “The Lost Children of Wilder” is a book about how the foster care system failed to give children of color the facilities that would help them lead a somewhat normal and protected life. The story of Shirley Wilder is a sad one once you find out what kind of life she had to live when she was a young girl. Having no mother and rejected by her father she has become a troubled girl. Shirley Wilder was rejected from foster care because she was black....   [tags: The Lost Children of Wilder Nina Bernstein Essays]

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Legal and Ethical Issues of Reporting Abuse in Both Children and the Elderly

- Reporting abuse has been a legal and ethical dilemma for years in the healthcare system. Some physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers are quick to report abuse while others are more reluctant to report abuse in fear of overreacting to an occurrence. This leaves children and the elderly in unknown state of protection from their abusers. While these medical personnel are reluctant to report abuse, there are approximately 2,000 reported deaths in children due to abuse each year. With the elderly, the number of deaths is uncertain....   [tags: protection, elderly, children, system]

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Children on Their Birthdays by Truman Capote

- "Children on Their Birthdays" by Truman Capote Truman Capote created a character in "Children on Their Birthdays" who is the definition of a dreamer. Her name is Miss Bobbit and although she is only a child, everyone who knew her addressed her as Miss Bobbit because "she had a certain magic, whatever she did she did it with completeness, and so directly , so solemnly, that there was nothing to do but accept it". When she introduced herself as Miss Bobbit people would "snicker", yet she was still known as Miss Bobbit....   [tags: Children on Their Birthdays Truman Capote]

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Children, Television, and Violence

- Children, Television, and Violence TV violence may influence children more than most people are aware of. The amount of violence on TV is an important topic in today's society. One of the reasons it should be so important to all of us is because almost everyone in America today has a television set, and because of it's availability, children are viewing disturbing images everyday from the comfort of their own homes. Television is all about ratings. To keep the viewers from changing the channel, networks will try to do anything....   [tags: Children Effect Violence Media Essays]

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There Are No Children Here Essays: Style

- Style of There Are No Children Here There Are No Children Here In Kotlowitz's description of the harsh realities of the Chicago projects, three stylistic elements stand out: his precise narration, his bluntness, and his questionable objectivity. These three elements blend to form a unique style that is particularly well-suited for There Are No Children Here. If there is one thing on which critics agree when discussing this book, it is that Kotlowitz is a brilliant narrator. He has a keen eye for the daily particulars of this dangerous neighborhood....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]

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Article Application: Television Harms Children by Ann Viorisek White

- In “Television Harms Children”, Ann Vorisek White claims that the intellectual and cognitive development of children who frequently watch television is threatened. To support this claim, she points to the findings that “the more television children watch, the weaker their language skills and imaginations” (White, 2006). Before the brain fully matures around age 12, it is in the stage of rapid development. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “recommends that children under the age of two not watch TV or videos, and that older children watch only one to two hours per day of nonviolent, educational TV” (White, 2006)....   [tags: language, development, children, imagination]

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The Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children

- TEACCH is a comprehensive program designed to serve individuals with autism and their families. The acronym stands for Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children. Teachers around the world have adopted its program called “structured teaching”. A psychologist named Dr. Schopler created the program at the University of North Carolina in the mid 1960’s. The state of North Carolina began funding the program in 1972. That year the Carolina General Assembly passed legislation to make TEACCH the first state-wide service program for people with Autism and their families (The National Autistic Socieity, 2013)....   [tags: parent training, children]

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Illustration and Color in Margaret Wise Brown’s Children's Books

- The Importance of Illustration and Color in Margaret Wise Brown’s Children's Books Margaret Wise Brown’s The Runaway Bunny is probably one of the most popular children’s books of the last two generations. Readers love the gentle magic of the words, and loving pictures. The illustrations of Brown’s children’s books fulfill the concerns and emotions of the child reader. Clement Hurd was the illustrator of The Runaway Bunny, Goodnight Moon, and many of his own books. The Dream Book is another children’s book written by Brown and illustrated by Richard Floethe....   [tags: Margaret Wise Brown Children's Books]

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Article Review: Pneumonia and Children

- ... This article is relevant to my research topic, child mortality, because pneumonia is one of the top causes for child mortality in lower income country. Every year, it kills almost 1.4 million children below 5 years old which is nearly one-fifth of child mortality. In addition, this article also mention about the 4th Millennium Development Goal which is to reduce the child mortality by one third. However the progress being made by Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Oceania is insufficient to reach the target if prevailing trends persists which is worrisome....   [tags: disease, children mortality, health]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Medication

- According to the National Institutes of Health attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders (NIH, 2008). All children show the same symptoms of inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, as they are clinically related, although children with ADHD show symptoms more severe and frequent. Children diagnosed with ADHD should take medication as a part of treatment because it helps control the associated side effects of inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity....   [tags: ADHD, Disorders, Children]

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Effect of Environment in There Are No Children Here

- Effect of Environment in There Are No Children Here In There are No Children Here, by Alex Kotlowitz, the way of life in Chicago's Henry Horner projects has a profound effect on all the residents who live there. The children become desensitized by the constant violence that they are forced to witness every day. Children are forced to walk home from school through the urban war zone of these housing projects. It is not unusual for the children to run home from school to avoid becoming casualties of the ongoing battle between rival gangs....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]

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Children's Participation in the Civil War Was Common and Tragic

- Different to other American wars there was a high participation in the Civil war of children under the age of 18. The exact number is unknown but they probably made five percent out of all soldiers and they were involved in all aspects. Some had to fight in the battlefield while others - especially girls - served as scouts, or nurses for the injured people. And even those who didn’t participate directly in the war saw their lives changing because they had to take on the responsibilities of their family members who were actually in the war....   [tags: children under the age of 18 soldiers]

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Calming Tips for Hyperactive Children

- As challenging as it is to be around a hyperactive child, it is essential that you know and understand what they are going through as well as how you can help in keeping them calm. A parent may have to speak to a hyperactive child about his/her behavior several times in an hour with no avail. There are several factors that cause a hyperactive child such as emotional or relationship issues, diet, and other environmental factors. Focusing on overcoming these factors can result in a more controlled and calm child....   [tags: techniques for children with special needs]

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Celebrity Role Models and Children

- During these times, once you turn on your television set you are abruptly notified on yet another absurd act that a celebrity had committed the night before. The media becomes engrossed by the despicable behavior and ravages at it as if it was the final grain of rice. Once they have completed a story that is at the right level of crudeness, they deliver it to the public. The vulgar news reaches households all across the world, and then it soon pollutes the minds of innocent and young children. At a young age, boys and girls commonly compare themselves with reference groups of people who occupy the social role to which they desire....   [tags: Celebrities, children, role models,]

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Analysis of Characters in There Are No Children Here

- There Are No Children Here - Analysis of Characters Pharoah: Pharoah is the younger brother to Lafeyette, LaShawn, and Terence. He is an intelligent person. His mother LaJoe wants Pharaoh to do well in life. She thinks that he has the motivation to do whatever he would like to do. Pharoah has a lisp that makes him work harder in becoming a better person throughout the novel. "Pharoah was different, not only from Lafeyette but from the other children, too. He didn't have many friends, except for Porkchop, who was always by his side......   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]

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Does Violence Have A Place? Children 's Literature?

- Is exposing young children to violence in literature beneficial to their development. The article, “Does Violence Have a Place in Children’s Literature?”, by Megan Creasey delivers insight on how violence placed in children 's stories can be beneficial to their development. Creasey appeals to logic by providing statistics on why violence in literature can be a good thing. However, the article was lacking in diversity of point of views. Sources used by Creasey, compiled a clear image on the pros of violence in literature but, not on the cons....   [tags: Children's literature, Fiction, Literature]

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- children Childhood and the Treatment of Children Children all over the world are treated differently at different times, during different centuries. Some children are raised by both of their parents in a good environment, with good conditions, and with a good education. Those kids are well taken care of and are happy if love is added to all that. The place that they live in becomes perfect. There are other kids, though, that have no loving parent, or no parents at all; no beautiful warm home, or no home at all; no healthy food, or no food at all and no good education, or no education at all....   [tags: essays papers]

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Making it Fun To Eat for Children

- FUN TO EAT Parents, like me, are always trying to come up with ways to get their children to eat more, or eat healthier. What better way than to make food fun. Food in the shape of faces and animals is one way. The other is to make the environment surrounding the eating experience fun. Recently, for my two year old daughter’s birthday, I bought a Dora 3-piece folding table and chair set. The box does a good job at selling “fun” with its bright colors, huge Nick Jr. logos, and characters from one of my daughter’s favorite shows, Dora....   [tags: Kids Children Parenting]

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Magic Realism in Wise Children by Angela Carter

- Magic Realism in Wise Children by Angela Carter Magical realism is a primarily Latin American literary movement from the 1960s onwards, which integrates realistic portrayals of the ordinary with elements of fantasy and myths. The result of this is a rich but disturbing world that appears at once to be very dreamlike. The term ‘magical realism’ was first used by German art critic, Franz Roh, who said it was a way of depicting ‘the enigmas of reality’ and literary critic Isabel Allende has said that ‘in magic realism we find the transformation of the common and the everyday into the awesome and the unreal....   [tags: Wise Children Angela Carter Magic Realism Essays]

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Helping Children Handle Stress

- Stress is a common emotion or state that is experienced at difficult or threatening times. This is often not attributed to children, however, and can be even more detrimental to their mental and emotional state. High stress in children is both physically and psychologically harmful, which can affect behaviors and attitudes in the future. High stress can cause children to lag in academic settings and turn to detrimental social behaviors. This can even lead to heart disease, depression, and other serious complications later in life (Segal and Smith, 2014)....   [tags: Stress in Children]

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Religion in Joshua and The Children

- Religion in Joshua and The Children Herm’s question, “Josh, what do you think of Religion?” becomes the beginning of a period of both joy and conflict for Joshua as he is then often encountered with many related questions and, later, contradiction from the Church. These questions all lead to similar answers, in which Joshua expands on his ideas. And because of this further discussion, it’s important to read all of his responses throughout the book in order to understand his reply and to intelligently decide to agree or disagree....   [tags: Joshua and The Children Essays]

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Effects Of Television And Children On Children

- TV and children: The impact it has on one another, why it could be beneficial or disastrous, and why we should filter our children Let 's face it, we all know that children are like sponges; they tend to absorb whatever they hear, tasteful or terrible. I stand sure we have all seen an alteration in a child 's behavior after he or she has continuously watched a television series or episode, whether it be slang the show utilizes or perhaps the actions. Maybe it was a good alteration or possibly a ruinous alteration....   [tags: Television program, Television]

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Children And Their Children 's Children

- First of all, both parents and teachers struggle to make extra time to dedicate to their children or students. Most parents have hard long days at work and sometimes must take work home, to be able to properly support their family. This limit the time to raise their children the way they would prefer to do so. Coming tire and with shores still to do, the last thing they have in mind if to monitor their children every step on internet. Some parents focus on providing economic relief for their family and leave education and correction to the school....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Bullying]

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Children 's Effects On Children

- More than 60% of the children surveyed in the Comprehensive National Survey[1] were exposed to violence within the past year, either directly or indirectly, and 46.3% were assaulted at least once in the past year. A little more than 25% of children witnessed a violent act and 9.8% saw a family member assault another.[1] Children may be exposed to violence at home, in the community, and in the media. This exposure can have significant effects on children as they develop and as they form their own intimate relationships throughout childhood and adulthood....   [tags: Violence, Domestic violence, Child abuse]

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Children's Organization

- UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) .An NGO charity, operated by the UN was organized more than 50 years ago It is active in over 191 countries such as Jordan Egypt and Iraq. It is run by volunteers and they get their funding through donations. Their mission statement is advocating for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to support their full participation in the political, social and economic development of their communities. This NGO is run by volunteers and funded by donations....   [tags: UNICEF, save the children]

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The Other : Orientalism, Colonialism, And Children 's Literature

- Children are seen as something pure and innocent in society. They are filled with naivety, and a sense of creativity and imagination. Or are they. Perry Nodelman wrote an article entitled The Other: Orientalism, Colonialism, and Children 's Literature. In it, he speaks of how not all children are as immature, or as lesser than society thinks they are. There are two essential points in Nodelman 's essay. Adults come up with strict ideas of what a child is supposed to be, and then makes it seem like this is the norm through manipulating children 's literature, and making matter of fact statements about children, in order to control what they think a child should be....   [tags: Child, Childhood, Children's literature, Idea]

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Raising Children in a Faith Based Community

- "What should I do?", is the question many parents are asking when wondering if they should raise their kids in a faith-based community. Yes, you would think that it's a simple yes or no answer. The truth is that there is much more reasoning behind the yes or no that parents ultimately decide. There are many reasons for either decision, all of which make sense in their own way. If you decide that yes you should raise them in a faith-based community, it does have its benefits. Faith-based communities teach important values in life such as caring, self dependence, and many life morals....   [tags: Children Faith Religion Parenting]

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Effects of Parent's Incarceration on Children

- Being the child of an incarcerated parent has substantial amounts of negative influences on youth today. As young children, many consider their parents as role models. Someone who they can confide in, someone who will preserve them, and someone who will guide them through life. For most youngsters having an incarcerated parent, means that their admirable example in life is absent. Not having a parent present in one's childhood leads to innumerable negative outcomes and impacts. Statistics have shown that one in every five children has seen their parent’s arrest....   [tags: re entry on childre, incarcerated parents]

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Tone and Imagery in The School Children

- Tone and Imagery in The School Children Louise Gluck's The School Children may provide some shock for readers as it twists and turns through a school day marked by eerie abnormalities. Gluck successfully uses visual imagery to convey a deeper meaning to a fourteen-line poem about children, teachers and parents. These three groups come to life through the descriptive poem that allows readers to form their own conclusions. Though Gluck’s meaning is never clearly stated, her use of tone and imagery create an extremely visual work with three dynamic sets of characters....   [tags: School Children Essays]

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Where Are the Children by Mary Higgins Clark

- "Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil." (Aurelius, Marcus). Where Are the Children by Mary Higgins Clark is about a woman named Nancy Harmon whose two children were kidnapped and murdered. She was accused of being responsible for the deaths and was sentenced to death, but juror misconduct and the absence of a witness prevented any further legal proceedings from occurring. She moved across the country, remarried, had two more children, and tried to begin a new life until one day when her children disappeared....   [tags: Where Are the Children, Mary Higgins Clark, ]

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Children 's Role For Children

- . According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “24 million children in America -- one out of every three -- live in biological father-absent homes” (108). This shows that many men today tend to leave the house and don’t take responsibility when it comes to taking care of their family, and put all the hard work and responsibilities on mothers. According to Mark Mather “The number of single mother families has risen over the years causing people to think that children who grow up without a father tend to be unstable in life (56)....   [tags: Mother, Parent, Father, Family]

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The Television Program That I Have Chosen For This Analysis Is Married With Children

- Symbolic Interactionist SOC/100 Sheila Newman August 4, 2014 Christa Raines     The television program that I have chosen for this analysis is Married with Children. The episodes of this show portray different social classes and their stereotypical behavior. Ed O’Neil plays a character by the name of Al Bundy. Al Bundy is one of the main characters on this show. This character is a woman 's shoe salesman that hates his life, occupation, society, and the majority of the time his family....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Married... with Children]

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The Making of the Golden Age of Children's Literature

- For children’s literature the Golden Age was a time of reform and new beginnings. The Golden Age opened the doors for an interesting read where adults are not present. The literature that was intended for children during this period introduced a world of literature in which children were the protagonist. These stories not only take children on remarkable journeys though time but they also address many issues of social class in regards to children. The Golden Age reflects greatly the Victorian era where children were left to become orphans because their parents could not support them financially or because their parents just did not want them....   [tags: children's literature,]

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Powerful Emotion in Louise Gluck's The School Children

- Powerful Emotion in Louise Gluck's The School Children    In the poem The School Children, author Louise Gluck successfully creates for the reader an image of the children, their mothers and the position that they hold in their society.  Her simple, yet descriptive words suggest a more in depth meaning that allows one to look past the simple story line of the poem and actually look into the entire situation the poem discusses.  The story line simply  tells of mothers who pick apples and send their children off to school with them, in hopes that they will receive an education in return.  After completion of the poem, the reader comes to the realization that the apples are the center of the...   [tags: School Children Essays]

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The Confusion of Tongues Between Adults and Children

- Winnicott made unique contributions to the field of psychology in that his theories are primarily concerned with abandoning psychopathology in favor of the quality of emotional development of self, and how an individual’s subjective experiences in their early childhood relations contributes to their development (Phillips, 1995). Winnicott gives attention to the mother-child relationship and incorporates much of Klein’s ideas around the inner reality of the infant and its object relations (Mitchell & Black, 1995)....   [tags: children, psychology, development, environment]

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The Emotional vs. Intellectual Growth of Children in "Hard Times"

- In Hard Times, Charles Dickens explores the importance of the developments of both intellect and emotions throughout a child’s upbringing. However, to an extent, Dickens emphasizes on the greater importance of emotional growth compared to intellectual growth; such as the much happier and more compassionate human being Sissy is compared to Louisa and Tom, whom have had all ‘fancy’ rooted out of their childhood. Furthermore, although Bitzer may not be unhappy in any way, he still lacks compassion and an understanding of emotions as a result of his education under Gradgrind’s “fact only” system....   [tags: Hard Times, Charles Dickens, children, education, ]

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Promote children’s and young people’s thinking skills

- In this assignment the practitioner is going to plan and prepare two experiences in which they will implement and evaluate after each of the lesson. These two experiences will be based on current theory, it will be in a form of an appendix to illustrate the two experiences as well as to promote children’s and young people’s thinking skills, creativity and problem solving. Many researchers such as Wilson (2000 cited in Macleod-Brudenell and Kay, 2008, p.323) have suggested that thinking skills are ways in which a child or young person is looking at the problem....   [tags: creativity, naccce, children psychology]

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Protecting The Children

- Many United States children are currently exposed to exploitive and hazardous jobs in the agriculture business. They’re children that are likely to injure or kill themselves by working long hours, handling dangerous pesticides and operating dangerous farm machinery. The United States has restrictions in place for children to have hazardous jobs, but in agriculture, there’re many exemptions to these restrictions. With agriculture these exemptions shouldn’t be allowed. In the end the exploitation, injury and death of a child is the same no matter what business it’s in....   [tags: DOL, agriculture, children]

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Effects Of Poverty On Children And Children

- Mahatma Grandhi, leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India, stated “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread” (www.goodreads.com). Poverty is a problem which has always existed in many societies. It is a rampant problem from poor countries to affluent countries, so it will never be an out-of-date subject to discuss. The state of having low income has a devastating impact on adults. Similarly, the effects of poverty on children can last throughout their life....   [tags: Poverty, Cycle of poverty, Health care]

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Analysis of Dream Children

- Analysis of Dream Children      The question is asked as to why Gail Godwin titles her story "Dream Children" when it seems that only one dream child is mentioned. It is simply because there is more then one dream child, and they are present in more places then just the McNair’s house. Gail Godwin makes the assumption that many people are or were dream children, including Mrs. McNair. Mrs. McNair was a dream child when she was young, and she has carried the special abilities of dream children with her into adulthood....   [tags: Dream Children Essays]

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The Effect of Gangs in There Are No Children Here

- The Effect of Gangs in There Are No Children Here           Throughout There Are No Children Here, a continuous, powerful tension always lurks in the background. The gangs that are rampant in the housing projects of Chicago cause this tension. In the Henry Horner Homes, according to Kotlowitz, one person is beaten, shot, or stabbed due to gangs every three days. In one week during the author's study of the projects, police confiscated 22 guns and 330 grams of cocaine in Horner alone (Kotlowitz 32)....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]

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Ineffective Argument in Jessica Statsky's Essay, Children need to Play, Not Compete

- Jessica Statsky, in her essay, “Children need to Play, Not Compete” attempts to refute the common belief that organized sports are good for children. She sees organized sports not as healthy pass-times for children, but as onerous tasks that children do not truly enjoy. She also notes that not only are organized sports not enjoyable for children, they may cause irreparable harm to the children, both emotionally and physically. In her thesis statement, Statsky states, “When overzealous parents and coaches impose adult standards on children's sports, the result can be activities that are neither satisfying nor beneficial to children” (627)....   [tags: organized sports for children]

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Reduction of Diarrheal Diseases in Under-Five Children in Lagos, Nigeria

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Mother Courage and her Children by Bertolt Brecht

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The Problem of Lack of Exercise for Children

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Childhood Obesity : Children And Children

- Children today are couch potatoes that are too engrossed in technology to get their body moving and heart rate up. More than 40% of children watch two hours or more of TV each day (“Obesity Statistics”). Children who are obese spend much of their time watching TV, using the computer, or playing video games. Parents need to control the amount of TV their children watch and encourage more physical activity if the child is bored. Unfortunately, schools are decreasing the amount of exercise activities that children receive during school hours....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Childhood obesity, Childhood]

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Children As Young As Children

- ‘Can children as young as 6 have gender stereotypical language’ Introduction Psychologist Jean Piaget observed that children as young as 3 used gender stereotyping in their language. This was a feature that became more entrenched as they progressed into school. As a budding teacher, I was interested in exploring this phenomenon to see whether anything has changed in the last 50 years since his research. After reading and investigating his work I decided I would base my project around this but I decide that I wanted to look at children aged 6/7 who are of school age since this is the age range where the majority of stereotypical language in children occur....   [tags: Female, Male, Jean Piaget, Boy]

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Children 's Influence On Children

- There were many activities provided for the children that they could succeed most of the time in and some that were more challenging. When the children began showing up, they were given many options to start playing and learning. As I was observing I was searching for all the activities that were provided for the children. They had sand, puzzles, materials for painting, a kitchen play-set, a garden where children could play in the dirt and plant seeds, plastic fruits they could sort by color, plastic animals of all sorts, real animals in cages that could look at, wooden building blocks, small puppet gloves that were the size of the children’s hands, a wooden play set they could climb and ex...   [tags: Learning, Play, Toy, The Child]

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Children With Behavioral Disorders in Single Parent Homes

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Children And Their Effects On Children

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Divorces Have Negative Effects on Children

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Elwira Bauer's Nazi Propagandist Children's Book Trust No Fox on Green Meadow and no Jew upon his Oath

- Elwira Bauer's Nazi Propagandist Children's Book Trust No Fox on Green Meadow and no Jew upon his Oath In response to the factional society of the Weimar Republic, Nazism endeavored to create a new, more-unified society; an ideal national community, populated by an ethnically and culturally homogenous citizenry dogmatically obedient to the theories, laws, and policies of the central governing apparatus (the Nazi Hierarchy and ultimately Hitler). To attain its aims, Nazism employed a variety of tactics: laws were enacted to ethnically purify the population (e.g., the 1935 Nuremberg Laws), sentiments were propagated with the intention of uniting the population behind its leadership (i.e., th...   [tags: Elwira Bauer Nazi Jews Grim Children Essays]

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Treating and Educating Talented Children

- Often in our society, and in our educational systems, approximately 3 million gifted children in the United States of America-accounting for “approximately 6% of the student population” -get overlooked and do not receive the guidance that they need to flourish in the world today. These unusually gifted children can be categorized as children with “special needs…not covered by federal laws for the disabled.” To accommodate these special needs, parents, and teachers must understand how these children, and how to deal with their ups, and downs....   [tags: gifted children, children with special needs]

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The African Children's Project and Orphans in Africa

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The Impact of Parental Conflict on Children

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Children 's Literature : A Child 's Social Growth

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Walt Whitman’s Children of Adam

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The Effects of Sexual Abuse of Children

- Sexual Abuse of Children Sexual abuse is a very common and prevalent problems in the United States. Approxmately 80,0000 cases of child abuse are reported every year. ("Child sexual abuse," 2011) However, these numbers may not be accurate. Several cases of sexual abuse go unreported. “It is estimated that one in four women are sexually abused during the childhood” ("Definitions, scope, and,"). The actual number of sexually abused males is vastly underreported, but it estimated that possibly “one in six males are sexually abused as children”("Definitions, scope, and," ) ....   [tags: children, incestuous, pornography]

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Intimate Partner Violence and its Effect on Children

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The Politics of Poverty Exposed in There are No Children Here

- The Politics of Poverty Exposed in There are No Children Here At a young age Lajoe, her parents and other siblings were the first family to move into the newly built Henry Horner Homes, a public housing high-rise project, on Chicago’s south side. Lajoe recalls how clean and spacious their apartment was then. As the years passed the city became less and less able to allocate funds to keep up with the repairs the buildings needed and the city seemed not to care. The projects became ran down, dank and to condense to support a large family....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]

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Children & Violence in the Media and at Home

- Violence is a means of oppressing the weak and robbing them off their will. This could be done verbally or physically, although the former isn’t considered as severe as the latter which has its more hurtful and negative impression. However, when it comes to children being the ones exposed to violence, it becomes an issue of concern. Violence can come in different forms from all parts of the society including the home, and to be precise, a dysfunctional one at that. This is a place where people tend to either forget or overlook when it comes to an issue such as this....   [tags: Children, Violence, media]

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Social and Emotional Impact of Children's Toys

- Everyone has grown up with a certain toy they loved to play with, but no one really knew the effects it would on them as they aged. Children that are obsessed with their toys and other devices could be affected negatively and positively both with their emotional and social skills and development. When babies are born, they are forced into what they will play with, but it should not be that way. Parents need to give their children space to have an open mind about what toys they want to play with (Roberts 1 of 1)....   [tags: emotional, social skills, development, children]

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Toddlers and Tiaras

- When I hear the word toddler I think of little girls walking around in mommy’s shoes, and miss matched clothing (because she’s getting to the age where she likes to dress herself.) And of course a cute smile that’s missing a few teeth. The word glitz, glamour and sashes don’t come to mind. Nor does the image of a little girl who’s fake from head to toe. Wearing wigs, flippers (fake teeth), inappropriate /reveling attire and fake tans. I don’t think of little girls dancing around a stage in front of hundreds of people getting judged on their “beauty.” Well, that is exactly what children’s pageants consist of....   [tags: Children]

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