In addition, she witnesses her daughters grow up with Barbie influence. Smiley believes that Barbie dolls can be role models for young girls, and she also thinks girls like Barbie because with the doll they can discover new things, girls define their femininity, and it is their liking during childhood. Jane Smiley states that young girls like Barbie dolls because they can try on a no-holds-bared (376). Smiley’s daughters are in the childhood stage when they are often curious to try something. Smiley says, “Both of them learned how to put makeup before kindergarten” (376).
A 2009 study found that 31 per cent of “girl” toys are all about appearance, involving plastic makeup and dresses. Meanwhile, toys targeted to boys encourage invention, exploration, competition, problem solving. These are all skills associated with highly desirable employees and leaders. I think that parents have to avoid walking exclusively down the Barbie aisle at stores, and instead provide your child with games and toys that encourage scientific discovery,
Obesity is having too much body fat. It is not the same as being overweight, which means weighing too much. A person may be overweight from extra muscle, bone, or water, as well as from having too much fat. Obesity has not been a problem that just occurred, obesity has been here forever but not only in adults but in children and adolescents as well. A third of children more than 7,000 children who were overweight in kindergarten were obese by eighth grade.
Men & women also have different approaches to diet and obesity, It is expected that by 2030 up to 48% of men and 43% of women will be obese.The life expectancy for men and women are certainly unequal as in 2010 in England the life expectancy of a man is 77.2 whilst the life expectancy for a women is 81.5, whereas in Scotland it is 74.6 and 79.6 for women which is significantly lower than that of England anyway. Location may have a huge impact on health as well as gender as men in the most deprived areas could die 11 years earlier than those who live in more affluent areas, whereas the gap between women is 7.5 years. Although women live longer than men, they suffer from more ill health. Certain groups of women suffer more ill health. Death rates from all cancers has fallen twice as fast for men than women.
We need to be aware of what’s taking place in children programming’s. They sit for hours watching television and it’s their main source where they absorb and learn new things while parents are occupied. They received wrong messages that in the long run may affect the way they see other children. For example, their early childhood years are important because is when they learn the best from their surroundings. They want everything they see, and want to be the same as
We do know that time spent watching TV replaces time spent interacting with caregivers and other children. Social interaction is critical to a baby's healthy development (University of Michigan, Health systems). Is electronic media and electronic communication the absolute future? Facebook, texting, emails. How many of us have heard the statement, “send me an email, I respond better than a phone call”, “text me later”?
Giovanny Sanchez May 5, 2012 Ms. Collins Barbie’s World In everyone’s childhood there is always that one special non-living figure in their personal lives, a figure we admired, something we looked up to be, like an idol. In “You Can Never Have Too Many,” Jane Smiley thanks Barbie for the effect she had on her daughter’s lives as they were growing up to be young adults; by teaching them the feminine side of woman at an early stage, which ultimately allowed their minds to have a lot more options when it really came down to figuring out who they wanted to be at an adult stage. Smiley however, does not effectively support this argument because she gives a lot of credit to Barbie for the way her daughters turn out to be but she’s forgetting
Difficulties in school seem to be a predictor for developing obesity. Studies show that obese children feel bothered by daily activities like sports, walking, buying clothes, social functions, eating out with friends, or going to dances (Unhappy). A video by ABC news titled “Fifth Grader’s Stunning Weight Loss; Drops 66 Pounds the Natural Way” shows the change in happiness from obese to fit. She was 186 pounds at age 8 and faced severe
The article is constructed with teenagers, role models and celebrities to communicate effectively with teenage girls. It contains simplified terminology and information in comparison to “Medicine Today” which is constructed differently to communicate effectively with the target audience. “The Big Issue” is constructed to grab a teenage girls attention to explain about the health issue of overweight teenage girls. Countless teenage girls are affected by obesity, therefore steps need to be taken to prevent this psychological and physical health
Her obesity can be contributed from a lot of these situations. He mother became a gestational diabetic in her second trimester; she was already obese so that could have been genetics also. Her mom is also a single parent and tends to trend more to eating on the run. With knowing these facts I can better help my aunt deal with the issues that are presented and understanding what the doctors are saying. References Child, Birch L.; Feeding practices and the etiology of obesity.