From when a child is born, to adulthood, everything done because of them, to them, or in front of them leaves a “puzzle piece” in their brain. By the time they have reached the age of 16 and up, they most likely have already decided or already have become the kind of person they want to be. What they have witnessed and experienced throughout the years of their upbringing has left enough puzzle pieces for them to piece together the type of person they will be. If the child witnesses abuse, they will remember that. If the child witnesses prejudice and racism, they will remember that. If the child witnesses the complete opposite of that, such as acceptance, fairness, and acts of love; they will remember that. From the ages of ten to fifteen, research shows that “early adolescent brain goes through a growth...
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...onscious with weeds, or blossom flowers. Parents need to encourage the good “seeds”. There is so much...paranoia in the world and too many crappy solutions for it. Medication this, therapy that, if people would just stop and realize that they took the work and responsibility to create a living human being that will one day influence the rest of the family and every person they will ever get in contact with, this author believes one day sociopathic people, and places such as foster homes will become endangered species.
Kerns, Jeanne M. "Sociopath Vs. Psychopath: There Is a Difference." Yahoo Contributor Network. Www.yahoo.com, 15 Sept. 2008. Web. 16 Apr. 2014.
Salyers, Fran, and Carol McKee. "The Young Adolescent Learner." Www.learner.org, n.d. Web. 16 Apr. 2014.
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