Soc 344 Parenting _ Childhood 3 F 08

Structured activities increase childrens self

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Structured activities increase children's self- confidence and provide valuable interpersonal interaction. On the other hand, they can also interfere with play time and sleep. Overbooking Children : Many parents have no idea that their children are overbooked: Kids are three times as likely to feel time-deprived as their parents believe . Some children don't mind. Others complain that their days are
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1/30/11 So Sexy, So Soon: The Sexualization of Childhood Children learn about sexuality from the media. 68% of TV programming contained information of a sexual nature. Much of that TV programming foster associations between sex and violence. Toys and video games also promote ideas about the body, gender, and sexuality that may be detrimental to children. Boys are encouraged to be violent and to subordinate girls. Girls are asked to act sexy, to be thin, and to please boys.
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1/30/11 Living Dolls: the making of a Child Beauty Queen Redefining the Body of a Child Object of Desire Pedophilia Child Exploitation Competition & Success
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1/30/11 The Criminalization of Children Bernadine Dohrn The media creates an impression that youngsters are “super-predators” to be feared, that they must be controlled and punished. America is having zero-tolerance for children. Children are being ‘demonized,’ particularly poor, minority children. America is experiencing a massive criminalization of children a process in which normal youth behavior and misbehavior becomes criminal and is dealt by the criminal justice system. Behaviors that were once punished or sanctioned by the school, family members, a neighbor, or a coach are now more likely to
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1/30/11 OTHER CONCERNS Militarization of Children Exploitation of Children Prostitution of
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1/30/11 Parenting Approaches Authoritarian Parenting : Parents are often very demanding, controlling, and punitive. They expect absolute obedience from their children and often use forceful measures to control behavior. Authoritarian parents, who tend to be working class, teach their children to respect authority, work, order, and traditional structure. Verbal give-and-take is rare because the child is expected to accept parental authority without question. Authoritarian parents are typically not responsive to their children and project little warmth and supportiveness. Permissive Parenting : Parents are warm, responsive, and non-demanding. They value a child's freedom of expression and autonomy. Permissive households' rules or regulations and the parents, who are usually middle class, make few demands on their children for orderly behavior or household tasks. The parents typically use reason rather than overt power to accomplish their ends. Permissive parents don't set boundaries but are indulgent.
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