Suggest two examples of ways in which the distinction between childhood and adulthood is ‘becoming blurred’ Childhood and adulthood are becoming very blurred as nowadays children are being spoon fed everything they need and are not being taught to fend for themselves which means that they will not know how to do this by the time that they are expected to do so. Another reason why adulthood and childhood are becoming blurred is because children are also becoming treated a little bit more like adults in some ways as they are open to sex much more than people where before as they are being taught about it in schools. 3. Identify three changes linked to industrialisation that have led to changes in the position of children. Children started working in the industrial era which changed the position of children as they started contributing to the family’s income which meant that more pressure was being put on them.
Therefore I am always active to look for signs of disability and to try where possible to lessen these so that the child has an equal opportunity to education. Children who have disabilities are often teased, tormented and bullied by other children. It is through that this is because people are not educated enough and do not understand what disability is and what it involves. A lot of the time when looking at a person with a disability, society see’s the disability first and the person second, when in actual fact people with disabilities are still human beings and so the person should come first and the disability just be thought about as part of this person. Children with disabilities quite often find that they cannot participate in lots of activities which other children of the same age can.
In the article Smart but Silent, Thomas Sowell states a very common problem that happens among parents with children that show no progress in speaking and communication at the age that they are supposed to. He gives example of very smart and famous people who also started to talk at very late like professor Stephen Camarata, Albert Einstein, Edward Teller, professor Richard Feynman. He argues that children start to talk at the older age does not always mean that they have mental problems. This can mean both the extremes, either the children are mentally retarded or outstanding smart. He says that most of those children who have problems in speaking have at least some relatives in their family that possessed intellectual minds.
Positive and Negative Reinforcement with Children Parenting is one of the hardest job there is, constantly worrying about their children health, safety and wellbeing. However, many parents struggle with disciplining their children. They struggle with constantly having to find a balance between how and when to discipline. Many child psychologists and child developmental experts have split discipline into two categories: positive and negative reinforcement. Reinforcement is used to help increase the probability that a specific behavior will occur in the future by delivering a stimulus immediately after a response or behavior is exhibited Each category has benefits when appropriately used, but can easy turn into abuse or neglect.
There is a direct correlation of amount of hours spent with gadgets and obesity, poor grades, impatience, violence, and a loss of family interest.” It takes away from their inability to communicate face to face. Technology creates a loss for social skills at a young age when they need the peer to peer interaction. With this in mind, technology not only affects children growing up, but it takes away from businesses. It is an understatement that technology has changed the way that business is done in today’s world.
“It is overburdening that seriously inhibits a child’s freedom to separate normally and to lead a healthy adolescence.” (Wallerstein, Lewis, and Blakeslee 9). After a divorce parents tend to rely very heavily on their children. This can create positive or negative results. It is helpful to a child to feel important and more grown up. In moderation, the tendency for divorcees to rely on their children can foster self-sufficiency and maturity.
However, there is no proven evidence that these stimulants improve these young people’s achievement, relationships or ability to concentrate in the long term. Children’s behaviour is just being manipulated so that children sit still at school, heavily sedated and do not disturb the teacher or other students. What is more, pills calm children down in an artificial way. Learners behave like robots who respond to a stimulant and whose brains get used to working in an altered state of mind, which exerts a deleterious effect on children’s cognitive abilities. What is even worse, in the USA, where medicating children is an overused practice, some children have died due to these drugs/ drugs overdose.
The rapid development of technology has been a significant part of our daily life and it is affecting our lifestyle drastically. Traditionally, parents and teachers are the main social models for children; however, their influence is in decline as the result of the improvement of technological advancement in their household economics. Aside from their busy schedules, nowadays families seem to gather around less since each one has easy access to their own cellphones, computers, etc. This would imply that children to interact less with their parents and spend more time on their own. Thus, children could turn their attention from their parents to television watching.
These should be taught and guided with parents. Children who accept a new technology like computer without parents will raise a series of problem. Computer is a new technology that used as teaching tools in classroom. And normally it used to separate children with their parents. Nowadays both parents go for work and they do not have enough time to take care of their children even when they were quite young.
At the same time generation Y is also commonly worried about what individuals think about them and not about issues that their parents would worry about such as future planning. With technology being so hard to keep up with, material goods and entertainment become one of the struggles every teenager has when trying to fit in. This is when “technosis” becomes common within gen Y. They become over obsessed with being able to fit in that they forget their priorities and focus too much on what technology can bring them. When trying to compare the baby boomers to their children (Echo Boomers) we found that their values were very different from each other.