Parenting

Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Found at the scene of the crime two dead bodies stabbed brutally, and left to die at their house. This was the story that shocked the country in 1991. This was the start of the O.J. Simpson domestic abuse case that is still going on today. Unfortunately events like this happen many times over everyday in many setting all over the United states; however the victims of the other cases don\'t get nearly as much publicity. Some facts about domestic abuse: An average of nine out of
Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley Mary Shelley\'s Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus is a true classic, one which has passed the test of time. The story of Frankenstein has been told and retold, generation after generation. Not only is the story line itself intriguing but the story has many underlying themes that invoke thought and controversy. Depending upon your individual perspective one might see the underlying theme as a warning to the scientific community to question the morality of their scientific advan
The Prevalent Issues of Surrogate Parenting
The Prevalent Issues of Surrogate Parenting
The Prevalent Issues of Surrogate Parenting Surrogate parenting refers to an arrangement between a married couple who is unable to have a child because of the wife\'s infertility and a fertile woman who agrees to conceive the husband\'s child through artificial insemination, carry it to term, then surrender all parental rights in the child. Often, the surrogate mother receives compensation for her services. The final step in the process is typically the father\'s acknowledgment of paternity and
Teen Violence
Teen Violence
Teen Violence Teens are viloent, cold and unremorseful because their families neiborhoods and society are violent. Teens care so little about others because so little care has been shown them (MacDonald 1A). Many children today in society contain hate and bitterness, and because of this do they become a problem. Many argue that children become what they become because they make their own bed for themselves in life. I am in total disagreement with this theory. I stand by the fact that children
Teenage wasteland
Teenage wasteland
teenage wasteland The Teenage Wasteland, why was it so good? Growing up in the recent generations is very challenging. Children at such young ages, even younger than teens have been faced with such perilous decisions. It is especially hard for teenagers to find acceptance at this point in their lives. Here is an instance that is so common in this day and age, yet this particular case is only fiction. A teenage boy named Donny has been going through a few changes in his appearance. His parents, M
Violence in Media
Violence in Media
Violence in Media Violence in Media:You Are What You Watch The rising tide of crime in North America exists primarily in the minds of the media. Television has created a perception that crime has multiplied, double or triple, in the past quarter-century due to violence. In fact, US Justice Department survey data shows, crime in the US has dropped 24 percent since 1971 and violent crime is down 2 percent. Crime statistics serve the media well. The single-minded reporting of violent news, the pres
Censorship
Censorship
Censorship Censorship is berated and attacked verbally by proponents of freedom of expression. Yet these same individuals seek solutions to the problems needling society. A cause is always sought after and more often than not one of its causes, “the freedom of expression,” particularly in television, is not given enough consideration. Our “free speech” and our decisions to act and behave according to how we see fit is covered under the (#) Amendment(s). However, the First Amendment is not an exc
Censorship on the Internet
Censorship on the Internet
Censorship on the Internet During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large amounts of information across large distances quickly. Computerization has influenced everyone\'s life. The natural evolution of computers and this need for ultra-fast communications has caused a global network of interconnected computers to develop. This global net allows a person to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions of a second, and enables even the common person to
Cloning
Cloning
cloning The successful cloning of an adult sheep, announced in Scotland this past February, is one of the most dramatic recent examples of a scientific discovery becoming a public issue. During the last few months, various commentators -- scientists and theologians, physicians and legal experts, talk-radio hosts and editorial writers -- have been busily responding to the news, some calming fears, other raising alarms about the prospect of cloning a human being. At the request of the President, t
The Effects of Media
The Effects of Media
The Effects of Media An image, disturbing to picture, of a child’s mind and inside the child’s mind is a schema of every concept the adolescent has ever taken in. A Nazi swastika symbolizes an evil hatred from history, the child has learned that prejudice is wrong. A mental picture of a young bride walking down an isle, the child knows marriage is sacred and that the woman can take pride in her white dress. A Coke bottle brings the sweetness of cola to the youth’s taste buds. This person was bio
Government Intervention of the Internet
Government Intervention of the Internet
Government Intervention of the Internet During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large amounts of information across large distances quickly. Computerization has influenced everyone\'s life. The natural evolution of computers and this need for ultra-fast communications has caused a global network of interconnected computers to develop. This global net allows a person to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions of a second, and enables even the comm
A Queen Adored: England's Elizabeth II
A Queen Adored: England's Elizabeth II
A Queen Adored: England\'s Elizabeth II Countess of Longford, Elizabeth Pakenham, was born in London England in 1906. She attended Lady Margaret Hall and Oxford University where she studied classical history and philosophy. She later married Oxford professor and politician, the seventh Earl of Longford in 1931, with whom she had eight children. She worked as a tutor from 1930-36 in the Worker\'s Educational Association, and was a member of the Paddington and St. Pomcras Rent Tribunal from 1946-5
A QUEEN ADORED: ENGLAND'S ELIZABETH II
A QUEEN ADORED: ENGLAND'S ELIZABETH II
A QUEEN ADORED: ENGLAND\'S ELIZABETH II Countess of Longford, Elizabeth Pakenham, was born in London England in 1906. She attended Lady Margaret Hall and Oxford University where she studied classical history and philosophy. She later married Oxford professor and politician, the seventh Earl of Longford in 1931, with whom she had eight children. She worked as a tutor from 1930-36 in the Worker\'s Educational Association, and was a member of the Paddington and St. Pomcras Rent Tribunal from 1946-5
Beloved And Toni Morrison
Beloved And Toni Morrison
Beloved And Toni Morrison Toni Morrison, the first black woman to receive Nobel Prize in Literature, was born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio, U.S.A. She was the second of four children of George Wofford, a shipyard welder and Ramah Willis Wofford. Her parents moved to Ohio from the South to escape racism and to find better opportunities in the North. Her father was a hardworking and dignified man. While the children were growing up, he worked three jobs at the same ti
Government Invtervention of the Internet
Government Invtervention of the Internet
Government Invtervention of the Internet During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large amounts of information across large distances quickly. Computerization has influenced everyone\'s life. The natural evolution of computers and this need for ultra-fast communications has caused a global network of interconnected computers to develop. This global net allows a person to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions of a second, and enables even the com
Homosexual Parenting
Homosexual Parenting
Homosexual Parenting Why is there so much prejudice against gay parenting? Who decides that homosexuals cannot be parents? Within society there has been opposition toward it due to the idea that homosexuality is not natural. But homosexuals are parents, many from previous heterosexual relationships, others through adoption, and very few from sperm donors or invitro fertilization. Research done on these situations has shown no negative effects toward the child. If the child is brought up in a lov
Marriage Asylum
Marriage Asylum
Marriage Asylum It is my belief that the institution of marriage is a sham, designed by pious Christain fanatics in order to subjugate, control, and furthermore oppress a woman\'s personal liberties, intellectual freedoms and artistic development. It is also my belief that much in the way of the institution of marriage has not changed since its barbaric origin hundreds of years ago. In light of the enormous rate of divorce, marriage should be banned or at least have greater restrictions placed o
Shallow Persecutions
Shallow Persecutions
Shallow Persecutions In April of 1999, two students shot 15 fellow students and a teacher in Columbine High School. A few years before that, a teenage boy committed suicide in his bedroom. What do these two have in common? In both instances, their choice of music was to blame. Alternative music has been the center of a lot of controversy as well as a scapegoat for many adolescent tragedies. This type of music is meant to be different and it is being persecuted because artists do not fall into th
Socioeconomic effects on children
Socioeconomic effects on children
Socioeconomic effects on children When Both Parents are Employed Socio-economic conditions in North America have contributed to the need for dual incomes for families. Economically, “the number of two parent families below the poverty line would increase to an estimated 78% if they were to become single income families.” (Ontario Women’s Directorate 9) Socially, it was the norm, in the past, for women to stay at home having a more expressive role in the family; taking care of the children and pr
Violence In America..Will It Ever End?
Violence In America..Will It Ever End?
Violence In America..Will It Ever End? Today in St. Paul two people were murdered. It has been reported that the two were fighting with a third party about a phone call that was made. The suspect is in custody and the case is under investigation,” a reporter in the ten o’clock news reports. “Spouse and child abuse are on the rise. This year alone over ‘6 million men, women, and children were victims of severe physical attacks from their spouses or parents’(article 16)*,” another reporter reports
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder For centuries children have been grounded, beaten, or even killed for ignoring the rules or not listening to what they\'re told. In the past it was thought these ”bad” kids were the products of bad parenting, bad environment, or simply being stubborn, however it is now known that many of these children may have had Attention Deficit Disorder, or A. D. D., and could\'ve been helped. A. D. D. is a syndrome that affects millions of children and adults in the United States
Lord of The Flies: Human Nature
Lord of The Flies: Human Nature
Lord of The Flies: Human Nature We are all murderers and prostitutes - no matter to what culture, society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal, moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be. R. D. Laing British psychiatrist. R.D. Laing obviously backs up William Golding\'s point of view that human nature is evil. Human nature is directly affected by the environment; and is constantly changing due to the experiences of the individual. Oscar Wilde once said The only thing that one reall
Schizophrenia: Explained and Treatments
Schizophrenia: Explained and Treatments
Schizophrenia: Explained and Treatments Jeffrey A. Hurt Professor Leary Abnormal Psychology 203 2 May 1996 Schizophrenia is a devastating brain disorder affecting people worldwide of all ages, races, and economic levels. It causes personality disintegration and loss of contact with reality (Sinclair). It is the most common psychosis and it is estimated that one percent of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with it over the course of their lives (Torrey 2). Recognition of this disease dates ba
Superdads
Superdads
Superdads A long time ago, way back in the 1950\'s, there was a cold, icy creature known as the fifties father. He rarely displayed affection, and he hid most of his feelings behind the newspaper. Most of the child-rearing duties were left to mom. We can kiss those days good-bye! In Western cultures there is an increasing number of men who are extremely active in all stages of raising their children. The old fifties father is now becoming the nineties nanny. These modern superdads, as we
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder Chris Brown English 102: section 6 May 3, 1996 Approximately 3-5% of all American children have an Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). ADD is a leading cause of school failure and under-achievement. ADD characteristics often arise in early childhood. As many as 50% of children with ADD are never diagnosed. Boys significantly outnumber girls, though girls are more likely to be undiagnosed with ADD. ADD is not an attention disorder, but a disorder of impulse control ( Sem
Autism: False Words and False Hope
Autism: False Words and False Hope
Autism: False Words and False Hope Steven Hajducko Prof. Sims MWF 10:00-11:00 29 November 1995 Autism is a childhood disease where the child is in a private world of their own. A description of an autistic child by her mother is: We start with an image---a tiny, golden child on hands and knees, circling round and round a spot on the floor in mysterious self- absorbed delight. She does not look up, though she is smiling and laughing; she does not call our attention to the mysterious object of her
A Queen Adored: England's Elizabeth II
A Queen Adored: England's Elizabeth II
A Queen Adored: England\'s Elizabeth II Countess of Longford, Elizabeth Pakenham, was born in London England in 1906. She attended Lady Margaret Hall and Oxford University where she studied classical history and philosophy. She later married Oxford professor and politician, the seventh Earl of Longford in 1931, with whom she had eight children. She worked as a tutor from 1930-36 in the Worker\'s Educational Association, and was a member of the Paddington and St. Pomcras Rent Tribunal from 1946-5
Artificial insemination
Artificial insemination
Artificial insemination Artificial insemination is the injection of SEMEN into the vagina by instrumental means. The first artificial inseminations of viviparous (live-bearing) animals were performed by the 18th-century Italian physiologist Lazzaro Spallanzani, who proved that the male contribution to reproduction resided in the semen, although he did not recognize spermatozoa as the fertilizing agents. Pioneering work in the artificial insemination of dairy and beef animals was done in Russia a
Censorship on the Internet
Censorship on the Internet
Censorship on the Internet During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large amounts of information across large distances quickly. Computerization has influenced everyone\'s life. The natural evolution of computers and this need for ultra-fast communications has caused a global network of interconnected computers to develop. This global net allows a person to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions of a second, and enables even the common person to
Surrogate Motherhood
Surrogate Motherhood
Surrogate Motherhood Surrogate Motherhood: Good or Bad? There are many controversies surrounding the idea of surrogate motherhood, by its definition, it is a course of action that goes outside natural reproduction. Although surrogacy was first brought up in the bible it is only until recently that it has actually become an issue for criticism and debate. Factors such as the growth of infertility in modern society, coupled with the declining number of children available for adoption, and the deve
Government Intervention Of The Internet
Government Intervention Of The Internet
Government Intervention Of The Internet During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large amounts of information across large distances quickly. Computerization has influenced everyone\'s life. The natural evolution of computers and this need for ultra-fast communications has caused a global network of interconnected computers to develop. This global net allows a person to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions of a second, and enables even the comm
Satanism
Satanism
Satanism Welcome to the hidden world of Satanism, where evil is embraced, not feared. According to a 1989 “Seventeen” survey, Satanism is believing that Judeo-Christian religions suppress man’s natural urge to seek out pleasure. Followers follow the devil and turn toward evil for pleasure. Teenagers are affected greatly by Satanism. There are many methods used to lure young people into joining satanic groups. The first initial approach is inviting a young person to a meeting on a certain topic,
Abusive Parents
Abusive Parents
Abusive Parents Researchers at the University of Toronto have taken important steps toward producing a profile of an abusive parent. Prof. Gary Walters and doctoral student Lynn Oldershaw of the Department of Psychology have developed a system to characterize parents who physically abuse their children. This could ultimately allow social service professionals to identify parents in child abuse. Over the last five years, Walters and Oldershaw, in collaboration with Darlene Hall of the West End Cr
Adolescence and Delinquency
Adolescence and Delinquency
Adolescence and Delinquency I couldn\'t begin to cover all the possible reasons that may cause an adolescent to become a juvenile delinquent. During my research, I found that the term juvenile delinquency is defined a number of ways. Mosby\'s Medical Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary summed up juvenile delinquency best with this definition; resistant antisocial, illegal, or criminal behavior by children or adolescents to the degree that it cannot be controlled or corrected by the parents, en
Birth Order
Birth Order
Birth Order Does birth order have an effect on personality? Does being first born make people more responsible? If someone is the middle born child, are they going to be more rebellious? If people are last born are they more likely to be on television? Are first born children inconsiderate and selfish or reliable and highly motivated? These, and many other questions are being thoroughly studied by psychologists (Harrigan, 1992). In 1923, the renowned psychiatrist Dr. Alfred Adler, wrote that a p
Child Abuse
Child Abuse
Child Abuse CHILD ABUSE What is child abuse? It is the physical or emotional abuse of a child by a parent, guardian, or other person. Reports of child abuse, including sexual abuse, beating, and murder, have climbed in the United States and some authorities believe that the number of cases is largely under reported. Child neglect is sometimes included in legal definitions of child abuse to cover instances of malnutrition, desertion, and inadequate care of a child\'s safety. When reported, child
Gay Parenting
Gay Parenting
Gay Parenting Lesbian and Gay Parenting I. SUMMARY OF RESEARCH FINDINGS Charlotte J. Patterson University of Virginia Like families headed by heterosexual parents, lesbian and gay parents and their children are a diverse group (Martin, 1993). Unlike heterosexual parents and their children, however, lesbian and gay parents and their children are often subject to prejudice because of sexual orientation that turns judges, legislators, professionals, and the public against them, frequently resulting
Love For Life
Love For Life
Love For Life Raised with strict family values, I cringe to phrases like, I can’t wait to get my children out of the house, or As soon as my children reach 18, they are on their own. I become shocked to discover that age defines the release date in which children are no longer supported by parents. Children are the offspring to which parents give birth to in life. Regardless of the age, an individual will always be a child to one’s mother or father and should receive support until, and beyond, t
Men And Women
Men And Women
Men And Women What influences a person’s identity? Is it their homes, parents, religion, or maybe where they live? When do they get one? Do they get it when they understand right from wrong, or when they can read, or are they born with it? Everyone has one and nobody has the same, is there a point in everyone’s life when they get one? A person’s identity is his own, nobody put it there and nobody can take it out. Everyone in this world has a different identity because they all make their own ove
Self Idenitity
Self Idenitity
Self Idenitity Essay Option #5 Self and Identity The better which a person develops an understanding of themselves and of the other people around them, the better able they will be able to develop intimate relationships. A person who has a negative model of self and has a negative model of others , otherwise known as Fearful, is going to shy away from attachment and be socially avoidant which obviously is going to affect the crisis of intimacy versus isolation. The example describes a person who
The Question Of Spanking
The Question Of Spanking
The Question Of Spanking The Question of Spanking Spanking a child is a controversial issue. On one side of the debate are people who believe spanking is a necessary component of parenting. On the contrary are people who think spanking a child is destructive. Somewhere in the middle are people who believe spanking is legitimate only when used correctly. Part of the reason for the debate is that some parents and experts define spanking differently. To some, spanking means slapping a child on the
Kant: Goodness
Kant: Goodness
Kant: Goodness The philosopher I used is Immanuel Kant. He was very practical in his thinking of goodness. A quote of his was I ought, therefore I can. His view was good anything is under good will . He believed good will was the primary goodness, good in its purest form, and that it couldn\'t be corrupted. Good feelings and good intentions and actions can be interpreted in different ways; man can corrupt these things into evil...even though it still might be good in that man\'s eyes. What he\
Nurture Plus Nature
Nurture Plus Nature
Nurture Plus Nature Raegan Robb Psych101 Dec.9th 1996 The classic debated topic of nurture versus nature has been, and always will be an argumentative subject in the scientific world. Some psychologists and scientists share the view that our behavioral aspects originate only from the environmental factors of our upbringing. While other opposing specialists argue the outlook in science that agrees with the naturalist idea. This concept of naturalistic ideas supports the hereditary genetic framewo
Why Be Adolescent
Why Be Adolescent
Why Be Adolescent Why be Adolescent? I believe that I have caught on to the biggest scam in the history of the world. No I\'m not talking about long distance phone companies, or CD clubs, or even public school. I\'m talking about adolescence. Adolescence is the stage between 13, and the early adult, and late teen years. Adolescence is only found in 1st world countries that are descending from England in some way. The reason for that, I believe, is that a long time ago before the existence of Ame
Censorship...Who gives a F**k!!!
Censorship...Who gives a F**k!!!
Censorship...Who gives a F**k!!! Brad Miska Period 8 English My life has been nothing but censorship since the time I was born. When I was very young and lived in Chicago there were all sorts of interesting things around to play with. My parents physically censored me by putting me in baby prison. They felt that certain things needed to be censored from me because of their potential danger. So I was kept out of harms way in the playpen or crib. As I grew older and was no longer watched by my p
Gangsta Rap: Crime
Gangsta Rap: Crime
Gangsta Rap: Crime The cultural majority in America is up in arms over the rising levels of violence and horrific images that have seeped into popular entertainment. Movies, television, and music have always been controversial, but even they can cross the line between poor taste and immorality. Entertainment corporations and record labels don\'t even blink, when told of the excessive torture or satanic lyrics found in material. Producers and directors continue to push the envelop on what is “don
The Dark side of a Wonder Drug-A Selected Collecti
The Dark side of a Wonder Drug-A Selected Collecti
The Dark side of a Wonder Drug-A Selected Collection of Testimony on the Safety of Ritalin We give our children every day, yet we punish adults for taking speed, stated a concerned parent(Ritalin Zone). A trip to the principal\'s office used to mean big trouble. These days, more kids are showing up in the school office just to get their midday dose of Ritalin. Ritalin, the drug used to treat hyperactivity in children, is being seized on by a generation worried about controlling inappropriate b
ADHD
ADHD
ADHD ADHD “ ADHD, a disorder beginning in childhood, characterized by a persistent inability to sit still, focus attention on specific tasks, and control impulses,” contributed by Michael Woods to Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common mental disorders of childhood. Many children grow out of ADHD by adolescent or adult years, but many do not. Studies show ADHD in adulthood is more severe and may cause long term effects. Diagnosing ADHD
Four Areas Of Communication
Four Areas Of Communication
Four Areas Of Communication I have discovered some very interesting facts about the four areas of communication: interpersonal, lifespan, health, and persuasive communication. I found these facts while searching on the internet using many different search engines. I will share these facts that caught my attention with you and let you know where you can learn more about these areas of communication. Interpersonal communication is when we engage in communication with another person, to gain inform
Juvenile Justice Reform
Juvenile Justice Reform
Juvenile Justice Reform THESIS STATEMENT: The Great and General Court of Massachusetts has erred in reforming the juvenile justice system by implementing policies and procedures that will harm juveniles and place society at risk. On July 23, 1995, an intruder brutally attacked and stabbed Janet Downing approximately 100 times in her Somerville home. The revolting Downing murder and ensuing arrest of Edward O\'Brien Jr., a 15-year-old juvenile whom prosecutors say committed the heinous crime, sen