Childhood Poverty

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RESEARCH/LITERATURE REVIEW OF ISSUES RELATED TO CHILDREN LIVING IN POVERTY _________________________________________________ A PAPER SUMBITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR FS 5833: FAMILY ECONOMICS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SCIENCES TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION BY SARAH KERAMATI ______________________________________________ DENTON, TEXAS APRIL 2012 Introduction Over the last few decades, the world has drastically changed, and the effect on the family dynamic has been profound. Today, there are more single parents, dual earner couples, and parents with more than one job living in both rural and urban areas in the United States than at any time in history…show more content…
Such as, authoritarian approaches to classroom discipline, typically seen in poverty stricken areas, versus more positive, choice-based discipline more common in middle class communities. . Meeting the Basic Needs of Children in Poverty At-risk children face so many seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The children who are from economically distressed families have to live in conditions such as lack of food, dangerous neighborhoods, and small, crowded living spaces. This also affects their negative behavioral problems, their emotional well-being, as well as their social and educational well-being (Bullard, et al. 1997). They read less often, watch more television, have less access to computers or books, live in more dangerous neighborhoods, their parents are less likely to be involved in school activities, their houses are more crowded, and their nutrition is poorer (Grail, Halfon, Kandyce, & Russ, 2007). These students are more worried about their needs being met on a daily basis. The Maslow theory of development states that children react to their needs (Bilmes, 2004). If a child’s basic needs are not being met, then their mind focuses only on that need. For example, if a child is hungry, he/she may not want to play or learn. They may act out or get into trouble. They are not able to control their impulses and are driven by their needs being met (Weil, 2007). Bilmes’ (2004) six life
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