Teen Technology Addiction

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In the past decade technology has developed considerably, now every kid has a cell phone and every teenager has a computer. We must admit that in this day and age having a cell phone and a computer is necessary, but is there a chance of misuse of this technology or is it affecting our children in a negative manner? Unfortunately the answer is yes, overuse of cell phones and computers can have negative effects on our children.

Timeline of Children’s Rights in the United Kingdom

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The timeline of children’s rights in the United Kingdom involves a spate of events dating back to the 15th century. The various events that transpired to date are regarded as both political and grassroots in nature. The British government upholds its stance that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) cannot be put into effect legally and is therefore ‘aspirational‘ only, despite the fact that a 2003 European Commission of Human Rights (a.k.a. Convention for the Protection of Human Rights […]

Fear of Youth

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The fear of youth is called ephebiphobia. Initially referred to as the “fear and loathing of teenagers,” today this social condition is regarded as the “inaccurate, overstated and sensational depiction of young people” in various settings across the globe. There are individuals in society who are hesitant and refuse to go near young people, to the point where they […]

Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development

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Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development is one of the best-known theories of personality in psychology. Erik Erikson came up with eight stages explaining the process through which individuals should go through from infancy to late adulthood. In each stage the individual faces, and hopefully gains mastery over certain skills. Each stage then builds on the successful completion of the previous […]

Timeline of Children’s Rights in the United States

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The timeline of children’s rights in the United States includes various events ranging from mass demonstrations to youth activism.  Children’s rights in the U.S. have a long history dating back to the latter part of the eighteenth century and ranges from the early beginnings of European settlements in North America. I will fast track and provide an overview of the events that transpired in […]

Precocious Puberty

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Precocious puberty, also called pubertas praecox, refers to the unusually early onset of puberty or the appearance of physical and hormonal signs of pubertal development at an earlier age than is considered normal. Precocious puberty may be a deviation from normal development, or may be caused by a disease or abnormal hormone exposure. There are two types of precocious puberty; the […]

How to Talk to Your Children About 9/11

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If we can only get rid of memories of traumatic events maybe it can diminish distress especially among our children and young adults. Such is not the case because we are not programmed to do so. Remembering what transpired on 9/11 can be a lot more difficult and painful especially among those who lost a […]