Childhood Poverty

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Introduction Today, when walking through a school, it may be easy to to pick out the kids that are living in poverty. These may be the kids that according to Julia Thompson (2017), a public school teacher, “because they do not wear the same fashionable clothes as their peers, poor students are often the targets of ridicule” (p. 1). Physical appearance these days is what a lot of kids look for each other to be friends. These kids may not be able to afford required school supplies either. Some school supplies can be very pricey. Types of things like this may cause low self-esteem and little focus in school, but teachers can help. (Thompson, 2017, p. 1)
Poverty at early age The effects of poverty start before the kids are even born. Sometimes, the mother takes drugs while pregnant and does unhealthy things that affect the brain of the unborn baby. In the early age of poverty kids don’t have a lot of ways to help mental and physical development. Kristina Birdsong (2016), an Advertising Operations Director, acknowledges “Children growing up in poverty often experience life as a series of volatile situations” (p. 2). Arya Moore (2017) and editor, states in “How Does Poverty Affect a Teens Lifestyle” that “kids in poverty can’t focus on multiple things at a time due to stress” (p. 1). Young kids in poverty at home don’t hear a good variety of vocabulary because parents don’t have time to carry on normal conversations with their kids (Moore, 2017, p.1). Being involved
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