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Effects of Television Violence on Children

- This literature review is based on the effects of television violence on children. More specifically, it deals with the relationship found between television violence and aggression found in young children. I chose this topic because I found it interesting to learn that studies have indeed found a connection between television viewing and the behavior of people, especially children. The first study reviewed is entitled "Television Violence and Children's Aggression: Testing the Priming. Social script, and Disinhibition Predictions," by Wendy Josephson....   [tags: Children's Agression]

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Spanking Children

- Who doesn't recall meeting a child who needed a good hard spanking. While children can be charming and delightful it is usually the two legged terror that get's noticed the most. Who hasn't heard or at least participated in some gossip or side conersation if yu will, regarding what should be done. Parents who have unruly children on a regular basis or even rarely are under the gun to address it. How they adress it is up for debate in todays more child friendly environment Some feel it is the only thing that works but most are simply familiar with it and are not aware of the implications as most parent's are unlikely to download Dr....   [tags: Parenting, Children, Discipline]

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Children In The 1800s

- Children in the 1800s Compared to people in the twenty-first century, with all their modern conveniences and technological advances, the life of any early-American seems difficult. However, the lives of children were among the most arduous. Linda Pollock states in her book Forgotten Children that between 1660 and 1800 families -and society in general- became more affectionate, child-oriented, and permissive of uniqueness and unstructured time (67). Although this may be true, many other sources depict the lives of children as taxing and oppressive at best....   [tags: History Children Descriptive]

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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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Raising Children

- Perspective Paper INTRODUCTION Parents and scientists are seeking a more sound way to determine how to raise the children of the up-coming generation. The web article From Neurons to Neighborhoods, describes ten essential concepts needed for the healthy development of human beings. Research and theories from K. S. Berger’s textbook, Developing Person Through the Life Span can be applied to the ten core concepts. This paper will expand upon six of the ten concepts including how a person advances through the nature-nurture phenomenon, cultural influences, self-regulation, building relationships, uniqueness, and vulnerability to risks and influences....   [tags: Human Development, Parenting, Children]

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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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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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Children 's Literature : A Child 's Social Growth

- Children’s literature is supposed to help a child grow socially; classic children’s literature skews this social development into something inappropriate and unnecessary for today’s society by exhibiting poor morals and rewarding bad behavior. One of the larger reasons that classic literature skews a child’s social growth is that classic literature displays questionable ethics and moral grey areas that are unacceptable today. Children learn by mimicry, when they read or hear stories from the more gruesome classic literature they begin to think that such behavior is okay, and even a good idea (Smith 1)....   [tags: Children's literature, Fiction, Fairy tale]

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Types of Communication Among Children with Behavioral Issues

- Communication is a key principle when dealing with everybody, but it is extremely important when dealing with children. This research paper will explain and discuss the different types of communication that are used with kids who experience behavioral issues. This paper is to inform those who have experienced a child with behavioral issues and the different communication skill that will help them reduce anger. The audience will include anyone who wants the information on children but especially parents, foster parents, and psychology majors....   [tags: add, adhd, behavioral children, listening]

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Parents Must Supervise Children´s Use of the TV

- Television shows can be a great form of entertainment, but sometimes these shows that are meant to entertain can be inappropriate for younger viewers. In the media today, there are many shows that portray drinking, drug-use and premarital sex as something acceptable in American culture. While some networks are more lenient on how they censor their shows, others follow strict guidelines on what they allow to be seen by the public. Young people that watch shows with explicit content may believe that it is ok to do the things they have watched on those television programs....   [tags: TV is Bad for Children’s Education]

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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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Should Children of Immigrants Become US Cititzens?

- The issue this debate is covering is weather or not the United States should allow the children of immigrants to become legal citizens. Some question if it is a violation of the US constitution to allow the citizenship of children born on US soil to parents who have entered the US illegally. The 14th Amendment to the constitution addresses this issue, however how the US should proceed as a country is still up for a very real and reasonable debate. The 14th Amendment states: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside....   [tags: immigration, citizenship to children, 14 amendment]

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Medical Treatment for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

- The different causes of what might start the onset of autism are often featured in the news and can also become a hot debate. I chose the topic of autism treatment because I am interested in whether there is a possibility of a cure. It has many different types that fall within a wide spectrum. This area of research is important because it affects so many children as well as families. According to Autismspeaks.org, autism affects 1 in 88 children. Science is advancing and making the right track to better help move more children and adults with autism to best outcome situations....   [tags: treatment, disorder, children, cure, intervention]

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Analysis Of Caryl Churchill 's ' Seven Jewish Children '

- Caryl Churchill’s play, Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza ,is a short, six-page response that revolves around the Israeli military strike on Gaza in 2008 and 2009. The play features no clear characters and is constructed primarily of seven spoken blocks of texts that can be performed in a plethora of ways. Each of the seven parts address or focus on a female Jewish child, spoken by a person or people protective and caring of the child. Although the play and its playwright have been labeled anti-semitic for the controversial topic and the seemingly one-sided viewpoint sympathizing with Gaza, the play’s lasting appeal lies with its emotional, instinctive, and immutable overall ramificatio...   [tags: Performance, Theatre, Seven Jewish Children]

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The Women in Richard Wright's Uncle Tom’s Children

- Some critics have argued that Richard Wright’s women are “flat, one dimensional stereotypes, portrayed primarily in terms of their relationship to the male character”. (Quote, p540) However, in Uncle Tom’s Children, Wright resents three very distinct types of female characters who did not fit this description. Wright portrays women as an Avenger, a Sufferer and a Mother figure whose actions propel the stories to their final conclusion. In the story “Bright and Morning Star” Wright places the protagonist, Aunt Sue, in a domestic environment....   [tags: Uncle Tom’s Children Essays]

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Children's Right

- Introduction Over the past 30 years, the position of children in society has changed with increasing recognition of children’s rights and the need to involve them in decisions about their education, social and health care. As more weight has been given to the rights and views of the child, there has been a shift from research on children to research with children and the adoption of the concept of child-centered research, which has been summarized as: a) regarding children as competent and reflexive in reporting their own experiences; b) giving children a voice and taking seriously what they say; and c) rather than researching on children, working for and with them1....   [tags: children's anxiety, fear, dental health]

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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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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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Children’s Conceptions of the Earth: Scientific or Inconsistent/Non-Scientific

- Aim of this study was to investigate children’s scientific view of the earth, aged between 5-6 years and 8-9 years, and different mode of questions, open and forced-choice questions, elicited different responses in terms of scientific or inconsistent/non-scientific concepts of the earth. One hundred and twenty-eight children were asked to draw picture of and answer questions about the earth. The finding indicated children, aged 5-6 years, made more inconsistent/non-scientific and fewer scientific responses, whereas children, aged 8-9 years, made more scientific responses and fewer inconsistent/non-scientific responses....   [tags: Children, Earth, science,]

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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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St. Jude Children’s Hospital: Giving Hope to the Hopeless

- Your most beloved baby brother becomes ill. What at first seems like a normal childhood sickness does not go away or get better after a few days. After visiting doctor after doctor and numerous specialists, none of whom can give you a diagnosis or guidance on how to help him, you feel hopeless. You watch helplessly while your brother continues to get sicker and sicker. You begin to fear for his life. What would you do. Whom would you turn to. For many, the answer is St. Jude Children’s Hospital....   [tags: Children’s Hospital Essays]

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The Portrayal of Non-Violence in Children’s and Young Adult Fiction

- Despite the fact that American society places a tremendous emphasis on television and other forms of visual media, literature still remains a ubiquitous inspiration in the minds of adolescent children. These works of fiction, like the rest of America’s violence-oriented culture, largely contain material based on aggression and warfare. However, not all young adult novels are about overtly violent behavior; some examples of nonviolent children’s and young adult literature are The Shadow Children Series by Margret Peterson Hadix, the Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver, and Princess Academy: Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale....   [tags: Violence in Children's Literature]

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Controversial Issues in Adoption and Parenting of Children by Same-Sex Couples

- One of the major controversial issues in this era is adoption and parenting of children by sex same couples. It is depressing and overwhelming to know that while various people around the world disapprove this adoption thousands of innocent kids aspire to be loved and protected without stereotypes. Real facts prove that orphanages, foster care and private adoption houses are not a home for children. The president of Disability Rights International published in 2013 an excellent article about orphanages, she reported: An estimated 8 million to 10 million infants and children live in orphanages around the world, and aid agencies, churches and governments provide hundreds of millio...   [tags: defenseless children, orphanages, homophobia]

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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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The Impact of Parental support and Influences in Children’s Participation in Sport

- Parents are extremely important in youth sport, as they provide children with support that enables them to participate and progress (Horn & Horn, 2007; Wuerth, Lee & Alfermann, 2004). Parent’s involvement can often result in a feeling of entitlement meaning that taking over and forcing the child to play a sport that the parents enjoy therefore this can lead to parental interference and negative experience from the child’s perspective. Parental involvement is probably the main reason why most athletes originally participate in organised sport great example would be Andy Murray and Tiger Woods....   [tags: Children, Sports, Parenting, Support]

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Humanitarian Organizations: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

- What is UNICEF. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is an organization that was founded in 1946, after the World War II to help children and make sure they have food, water and needed health care. Today, UNICEF is active in 191 countries all over the world and it helps children have better lives by providing them with food, clean water, education and trying to prevent spreading of diseases like Malaria and HIV/AIDS. However, UNICEF doesn’t help children directly. As United Nation’s website says: “Each country office carries out UNICEF’s mission through a unique program of cooperation developed with the host government” (“UNICEF’s Presence in the World,” n.d.)....   [tags: global issues, children]

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

- ... In addition, about 40% of the land is wet. As it has been earlier pointed out, majority of people lives in slums. This situation poses a challenge of attaining Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of halving by 2015 the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Epidemiologically, diarrhea diseases are associated with poor hygiene in terms of hand washing (Lweendo, 2010). For example, the Cross-sectional study that was conducted among the Lagos community revealed that only 46% washed their hands before eating....   [tags: world health, mortality in children]

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Children and Youth in Neighborhood Contexts: Tama Leventhal and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

- Children and Youth in Neighborhood Contexts Children are influenced by a wide variety of things whether it may be the media that teaches children how to behave or their peers who shape them to be socially acceptable, or maybe even their parents who raised them to discover their own identity. But while there are many obvious influences in a child’s life, there is one that is subtle than the rest: the surrounding environment that the children grew up in, more specifically the neighborhood’s socioeconomic status....   [tags: children, development, media]

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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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The Problem of Lack of Exercise for Children

- The Problem of Lack of Exercise for Children 10 years ago, many Parents didn't have to work at getting young children to be active. Most children were constantly in continual motion. But these days even young children are inactive and more dependent upon adults to provide them with different forms of exercise such as sport. Lack of exercise is a major reason for the growing rate of obesity among children. One cause of this is the new modern day technologies which have boomed in this generation and therefore have created ‘couch potato’ children....   [tags: Children Health Papers]

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Imagery of Sacrifice in The School Children

- Imagery of Sacrifice in The School Children Sacrifice. One simple word brings to mind two completely different images. Today, sacrifice is most often thought of as a noble and beautiful act, but also one painful-emotionally, mentally, and physically-involving the surrender of something highly valued for the sake of something deemed of superior value. On the other hand, when done in the name of religion, sacrifice may involve the offering of a gift to some deity in worship or propitiation. Usually when sacrifice involves the latter, the connotation of the term darkens, for the dominant image is of ritual slaughter....   [tags: School Children Essays]

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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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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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Exposing the Truth in There Are No Children Here

- There Are No Children Here – Exposing the Truth         Since I find myself most interested and concerned with the problems of children in our country I have decided to focus on one area densely populated by children who suffer from numerous disadvantages. The modern day ghetto is rampant with violent crime, gang activity, and death. From 1985 to 1993 the amount of children who died as a result of violent death got ten percent worse. Rather than believe otherís opinions as to why this is true I have decided to investigate the situation myself....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]

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The Curse of Life in There Are No Children Here

- There Are No Children Here – The Curse of Life      To most living in the Henry Horner Homes, life often seems to be more of a curse than a gift. The people of this public housing project only experience the briefest moments of joy before the reality of their lives comes rushing back to them. This book chronicles the lives of two boys, Lafeyette, 10, and Pharoah, 7, from the summer of 1985 to the fall of 1989. Though the boys are young, author Alex Kotlowitz adeptly conveys that these children are not children at all....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]

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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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A Reason to Hope in There Are No Children Here

- There Are No Children Here - A Reason to Hope The West side of Chicago, Harlem, Watts, Roxbury, and Detroit. What do all of these areas have in common. These areas, along with many others have become mine fields for the explosive issues of race, values, and community responsibility, led by the plight of the urban underclass. Issues such as violent crime, social separation, welfare dependence, drug wars, and unemployment all play a major role in the plight of American inner-city life....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]

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No Solutions Offered in There Are No Children Here

- No Solutions Offered in There Are No Children Here      Does your home have a lock on your door, a telephone and working appliances and plumbing. Do you dodge bullets in your sleep, have 13 people living in one apartment or wash your dishes in the bathtub because the kitchen sink hasn’t worked for months. Do you wash your clothes in the bathtub because the laundry room is too dangerous to do your washing. Do you live in an environment with no role models, where the gangs control everything and you can’t trust anyone....   [tags: There are No Children Here 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Children's Comprehension of Television Messages

- Children's Comprehension of Television Messages The literature surveyed so far regarding children's attention to television has relied on observation of visual attention by the child viewers. Measures of visual attention alone do not provide an indication of what aspects of the message children are extracting from the television screen. In order to acquire indications of this, researchers have relied on post-viewing measures of children's recognition and recall of information from the program....   [tags: Children Television Media Essays]

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Parenting Styles and Children's Development

- Parenting Styles and Children's Development There are several parenting styles which guide children throughout their life. These parenting styles can be either good or bad and this will have an effect on the child; either a positive or a negative one. This essay investigates the parenting styles from which emerge questions about the role of the mother and the father. It also focuses on the ways that either too much mothering or too much fathering might have an effect on the child’s identity later on in its life....   [tags: Parenting Child Children Essays]

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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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Children and Irony

- Children and Irony Irony is, among many other reasons, problematic in the sense that it is both hard to define as well as sometimes hard to understand. Even the most critical and experienced of readers have missed instances of irony at times, and even more so ordinary readers. Furthermore, traditional conceptions of irony almost always talk about the "ignorant" audience that fails to detect the irony alongside the "knowing" audience that does detect it. These conceptions generally take a hierarchical view with regards to irony, commonly regarding those that fail to "get" the irony as being uneducated or ignorant (Hutcheon, 94)....   [tags: Psychology Children Irony Ironic Essays]

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Suicide and Children

- Suicide and Children Suicide has become much more common in children than it used to be. For children under age 15, about 1-2 out of every 100,000 children will commit suicide. For those 15-19, about 11 out of 100,000 will commit suicide. These are statistics for children in the USA. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for children ages 10-14 and the third leading cause of death for teenagers 15-19. Recent evidence suggests it is the lack of substance abuse, guns, and relationship problems in younger children which accounts for the lower suicide rates in this group....   [tags: Children Kids Suicide Killing Essays]

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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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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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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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Salman Rushdie's Midnight Children

- Salman Rushdie's Midnight Children Salman Rushdie's, "Midnight's Children" begins with the birth of Saleem Sinai at Midnight on August 15, 1947. Interestingly enough it was the exact date of when India first gained its Independence. The Novel proceeds to explain the birth of Saleem Sinai. Saleem's Grandfather, Aadam Aziz falls in love with Naseem. When they get married they bear five children. Nadir Khan, who is forced to live in Dr. Aziz's cellar, marries his daughter Mumtez. After two years a marriage of no intercourse falls apart....   [tags: Rushdie Midnight Children]

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Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children

- Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie's creation, Saleem Sinai, has a self-proclaimed "overpowering desire for form" (363). In writing his own autobiography Saleem seems to be after what Frank Kermode says every writer is a after: concordance. Concordance would allow Saleem to bring meaning to moments in the "middest" by elucidating (or creating) their coherence with moments in the past and future. While Kermode talks about providing this order primarily through an "imaginatively predicted future" (8), Saleem approaches the project by ordering everything in his past into neat, causal relationships, with each event a result of what preceded it....   [tags: Salman Rushdie Midnight's Children]

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Treatment and Management of Shyness in Children

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The Forensic Interview Process in the Case of Abused Children or Children Who Have Witnessed a Violent Act

- The forensic interview process happens when children have been abused or witnessed a violent act. “Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving more than 6 million children (a report can include multiple children) (National Child Abuse Statistics).” In the United States there are about four to seven children that die every day due to child abuse and neglect (National Child Abuse Statistics). There are many different processes to conduct the interview and a number of steps are followed so children can tell their story accurately....   [tags: phases so children can have a voice]

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Divorce and Its Effects on Children

- Divorce in our society has become increasingly common. Fifty percent of all marriages will end in divorce and each year 2 million children are newly introduced to their parents separation, (French). Demographers predict that by the beginning of the next decade the majority of the youngsters under 18 will spend part of their childhood in single-parent families, many created by divorce. During this confusing period of turmoil and high emotional intensity, the child must attempt to understand a complex series of events, to restructure numerous assumptions and expectations about themselves and their world....   [tags: Divorce Children Marriage Kids Essays]

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Assessment of Children’s Perception Towards Dental Treatment through Self Participatory Activities

- Over the past 30 years, the position of children in society has changed with increasing recognition of children’s rights and the need to involve them in decisions about their education, social and health care. As more importance has been given to the rights and views of the child, there has been a shift from research on children to research with children and the adoption of the concept of child-centered research. Marshman Z has summarized child-centered research as: regarding children as competent and reflexive in reporting their own experiences, giving children a voice and taking seriously what they say and rather than researching on children, working for and with them1....   [tags: Children's Rights, Involvement, Education]

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The Horror of Poverty Exposed in There Are No Children Here

- The Horror of Poverty Exposed in There Are No Children Here           When one thinks of poverty often the mental picture that comes to mind is of single parent welfare, dependent, women and unemployed, drug-addicted, alcoholic lackadaisical men. The children are often forgotten. The impact of poverty, the destruction of crime and stigmatization of the violence on the children is more devastating and irreversible than the miseducation and illiteracy that most often companies poverty. The implication is not the poverty can not be overcome but that the cycles of teenage pregnancy, welfare dependency, and dropping out of high school continues and are hard to break....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]

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Should Children Be Allowed To Testify In Court?

- Should Children Be Allowed To Testify In Court.      Over the past ten years, more research has been done involving children's testimony than that of all the prior decades combined. Ceci & Bruck (93) have cited four reasons for this : - The opinion of psychology experts is increasingly being accepted by courts as testimony, - Social research is more commonly being applied to the issues of children's rights, - More research into adult suggestibility in accordance with reason naturally leads to more research into child suggestibility, - Children are more commonly being used as witnesses in cases where they are directly involved (i.e....   [tags: Children Court Testifying Essays]

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There Are No Children Here - If I Grow Up

- There Are No Children Here - If I Grow Up          "If I grow up, I'd like to be a bus driver." If -- not when. Sentiments like this echo hauntingly through the pages of Alex Kotlowitz's account of his two-year documentation of the lives of two brothers, Lafeyette and Pharoah Rivers. The boys are afforded little happiness and too much grief, trying to survive from day to day in their appartment at the crime-ridden Henry Horner Homes housing project on the outskirts of Chicago. When Kotlowitz approached the boys' mother, LaJoe, about writing the book about her children, she agreed with him, but felt the need to set him straight....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]

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Role of Children's Television in the Global Marketplace

- Abstract It was not long ago that there was wide agreement among broadcasters, scholars, educators and parents concerning the ultimate goal of children's television programming: to educate. Today, it would be difficult to find even two people to agree on such terms. Popular opinion would lead us to believe that broadcasters now seek to exploit the youngest members of their audience--turning them into life-long viewers (and consumers). Scholars and educators woefully condemn television for the "dumbing down" of America....   [tags: Media Children Kids]

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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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Finding Strength in Poverty in There Are No Children Here

- There are No Children Here – Finding Strength in Poverty         Being privileged is something that I didn’t understand until I read There are No Children Here, by Alex Kotlowitz. The truth is that I knew I had it better than others, but the absolute difference was not truly recognized until I met the boys Lafayette, and Pharaoh. These boys were presented to me by Kotlowitz, via his book, and the evident pain and sorrow that these young men went through on a daily basis was more than most privileged people experience in an entire lifetime....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]

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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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Domestic Violence Against Women and Children

- One of the most complicated issues facing health care professionals and governmental agencies today is that of domestic violence. Domestic violence encompasses any violence that is inflicted upon one family member by another family member. Thus, domestic violence can be described as spouse abuse, child abuse, sibling abuse, or elder abuse. Most authorities suggest that domestic violence is typically expressed in violence against women and children. Such acts of violence can involve health care professionals in the treatment of physical injuries, the psychological impact upon the victim, or the aggressive behavior of the abuser....   [tags: Violence Against Women Children]

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Children and Television Violence

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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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Salman Rushdie's Midnight Children

- Salman Rushdie's Midnight Children Salman Rushdie is one of the greatest writers India has ever produced. Amongst the premier works of Rushdie, Midnight’s Children continues to be one of the best meta-fictional works of the postmodern era. Rushdie’s attempt to break the binary by using a different kind of narrative and play of words put him in the likes of American prodigies like Thomas Pynchon. Rushdie has marinated each line of his story with a web of words, abundance of allusions and a chutney of twists and turns....   [tags: Rushdie Midnight Children India Essays]

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Children of the Forest by Kevin Duffy

- "Children of the Forest" by Kevin Duffy "Children of the Forest" is a narrative written by Kevin Duffy. This book is a written testament of an anthropologist's everyday dealings with an African tribe by the name of the Mbuti Pygmies. My purpose in this paper is to inform the reader of Kevin Duffy's findings while in the Ituri rainforest. Kevin Duffy is one of the first and only scientists to have ever been in close contact with the Mbuti. If an Mbuti tribesman does not want to be found, they simply won't be....   [tags: Children Forest Kevin Duffy Africa Essays]

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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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Broken Family Structure Leads to Educational Difficulties for Children

- Broken Family Structure Leads to Educational Difficulties for Children UNITED STATES, January 16, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The U.S Center for Marriage and Family released a study in November 2005 that shows broken family structures consistently lead to education difficulties for children. “When it comes to educational achievement,” the study says, “children living with their own married parents do significantly better than other children.” The report found that children from non-intact families (children living in a situation other than with their own married father and mother) have significantly higher rates of difficulty with all levels of education, from pre-kindergarten through to prim...   [tags: Family Structure Parenting Children]

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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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Children and Family Relationship Bill 2013: Parental Uncertainty in Cases of Guardianship, Custody and Access

- [1.1] Introduction In certain scenarios, where the law in Ireland fails to explicitly outline the rights of the parent, the judicial adjudication in relation to guardianship, custody and access is fundamental to ensuring that the well-being of the child remains secure. Although there is some sense of legal certainty in respect of married parents and their children, this is not consistent with the situation that non-marital parents sometimes face due to the outdated legislation of the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964(1964 Act) as amended....   [tags: Children and Family Relationship Bill 2013]

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Walt Whitman’s Children of Adam

- Walt Whitman’s "Children of Adam" Walt Whitman will forever live in the minds of individuals as one of America’s greatest poets. People in America and all over the world continue to read and treasure his poetry. He was an original thinker, contributing new modern styles to poetry. He was unafraid of controversy and uninhibited by what others may think of him. He created his own path in poetry, as he describes himself in an anonymous review of his poetry: "But there exists no book or fragment of a book which can have given the hint to them" (Whitman)....   [tags: Walt Whitman Children Adam Essays]

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Barriers of Color, Prejudice and Fear in There Are No Children Here

- Barriers of Color, Prejudice and Fear in There Are No Children Here          The barriers of color, as well as prejudice and fear show through in this story of two young boys growing up in inner city Chicago. Confined to the project housing the brothers and their family are well aware of their "caste" in society. The story follows the events of the Rivers family living in the Henry Horner Homes (near the United Center in Chicago). Over the course of about three years, the author describes the day to day experiences of the family, focusing on the two boys....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]

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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 Price of Freedom in The Children's Bach and Joan Makes History

- The Price of Freedom in The Children's Bach and Joan Makes History         It has been suggested that the "modern woman's quest for emancipation in contemporary Australian literature is shown to have been a failure"2. I believe that this suggestion is invalid. Not because the statement is true or untrue, but because the concept of women's emancipation is so fraught to begin with. To emancipate is "to free from restraint of any kind, especially the inhibitions of tradition"3. While it is obviously true that the emancipation of women from some traditions and restraints would be beneficial, both individually and to the society as a whole, to step completely outside of the bounds of society...   [tags: Children's Bach Essays]

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The Volatile Nature of Truth Exposed in On the Education of Children

- The Volatile Nature of Truth Exposed in On the Education of Children  To some, truth is something that is absolute and unchanging. To others, truth is volatile and inconstant. In the 16th and 17th century, the foundations of civilization itself had been shaken. Many of the ideas which were thought to be absolutely true had been plunged into the depths of uncertainty. The cosmological, geographical, and religious revolutions called into question the nature of truth itself. It is no wonder, then, that some of the great writers at the time included within their works a treatise on the ways in which truth is constructed....   [tags: Education of Children Essays]

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