She avidly believes that the pressures at home from parents on their children to do outstanding in school is linked to the reasons kids turn to drugs to make them focus harder and longer. One of the author’s main claims is that students believe that the drugs help them in school when in truth Warner’s research shows a negative link between academic progress and the use of these stimulants. She uses research and statistics to prove her claim of how students falsely believe the drugs progress their advancement in school. However, her other main claim on how the parents are responsible for their children abusing the drugs lacks hard evidence or proof of that being the main reason for students to lead to the drug misuse. She does make it clear that this article is strongly intended for parents of students, especially ones to put heavy pressure and expectations on their kids to do exceedingly well in
Through years of intense research on consumers and their children, corporations have identified our decision making processes. In other words, they don’t know us, but they know what makes us tick. Business advertising practices that target young people should be banned because they have an adverse effect on today’s youth. Companies target children in their advertisements because they carry their own consumer
This study is concerned with inconsistencies between parents' estimates and their children's reports of marijuana use, and children's subsequent usage later. The prevention and continuous caution toward the use of marijuana raise the questions and curiosity towards product. The chaos toward the product influences them to use it. The wrong belief about some behavior actually caused those to happen. Another evidence of self-fulfilling prophecy can be seen in field of sport.
THE FEAR OF VACCINATING CHILDREN The Fear of Vaccinating Children in the 20th Century: Struggle Between Health Care Providers and Parents Sona Patel Pitzer College December 7, 2013 THE FEAR OF VACCINATING CHILDREN 2 Abstract Immunizing children caused tension between parents and health care providers. Parental fear was prompted by the scarcity of information, safety concerns, personal beliefs, and distrust in the government. Parents were weary of mercury content in vaccinations and over immunizing their child at a young age. Many families used alternating vaccine schedules as a result of their fear. In response, health care providers created incentive and educational programs to reduce anxiety about immunizing children.
Running head: The Medicated Child The Medicated Child Abstract In this report, I am going to place my views on a PBS television documentary called Frontlines, The Medicated Child. The documentary show the large increase in children who have the diagnosis of ADHD that are believed by many doctors to be misdiagnosed and indeed thought to have bipolar disorder. I will express my viewpoint on prescribing anti-psychotic medications and my disbelief on the parents of these children. The Medicated Child The video on the Medicated Child made me mad and quite sad that there are parents in this world that are so willing to give their children anti-psychotic medications with little or no knowledge on what they are putting in their bodies. It was stated several times that these anti-psychotic medications are used to treat adults with bipolar disorder and their side effects have never been studied in children, so these parent are using their children as what I would call a “lab rat” some sort of science experiment, unbelievable!
Caprice Jones HSC 3315: Health Behavior February 13, 2009 Empowering African American Teen’s & Parents about STD’s Abstract Many parents have a tough time talking to their teen children about sexually transmitted diseases. Talking to teens about sex is one of the things that parents dread. The teenage years are tough on teens and parents alike. Hormonal changes in teens bring about sexual desires, moodiness, irritability and a tendency to oppose rules or parental advice. However, open communication between a parent and a teenager can make a big difference in lowering his or her risk of contracting an STD.
The first reason is a simple rule of adolescence: teenagers often like to rebel against authority figures, especially parents. If teenagers are causing trouble and breaking rules prior to their curfew, what makes parents think they will obey the curfew? Many psychologists agree that restrictions and rules are what cause teens to break them in the first place. Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D. states, “When parents feel hard-pressed by these acts of rebellion (breaking social rules, running with wilder friends for example) they are best served by allowing natural consequences to occur and by repeatedly providing positive guidance.” Teenagers will break rules if they feel too restricted by authority, and that will get them into trouble That brings us to our next point: curfews stress teenagers out. A survey of six hundred students showed two- thirds of the students were worried about stress.
Because of this possibility, parents should assume responsibility for evaluating video games and should prohibit young teenagers from purchasing those that are especially violent. Myself being a parent I do research the games my kids want to buy. To begin with, a number of authorities claim that playing a violent video game does present a threat to the user’s psychological health. As early as 1983, Geoffrey and Elizabeth Loftus, in their book Mind at Play: The Psychology of Video Games, warned about the dangers of violent video games: “Although we can never be sure in any individual case, a substantial body of evidence indicates that viewing excessive violence on the screen is associated with aggression and violent behavior among children and teenagers.” More recently, studies have measured changes in behavior and emotional responses to video
Statistics have shown that the violence among young people is increasing every year. Many people blame musicians and other types of artists who portray negative actions as something positive. Others might blame the parents for not watching over their children. But many people fall short to bring up technology as an issue. With the new DVD that shows sex and violence or computers that gives kids access to unauthorized sites, technology is something that many parents need to look out for.
Ahmed 1 Sami Ahmed Professor Grannis English 112 7 December 2008 The Medias Affect on Teenagers The rise of violence and sexual activity in teenagers has placed the entertainment industry under scrutiny. Parents blame the industry for exposing their children to inappropriate content at a tender age. The industry has argued that the rating system at place should give the parents control over the content viewed by their children. Now let us find out whether the content of the media has an affect on teenagers? Or if it is the parent’s responsibility to regulate what teens watch?