Children have no preconceived notions as they are not yet tainted by experience and they say things both honestly and sincerely as they were taught. They don't ever sugar coat what they say because they have no reason to and they have not adapted that practice yet into their young lives. They are spontaneous and are very perceptive. They are very focused in what they want and there is no question about it. I always remember when I was a child and I would say something to catch my parents attention they would always exclaim "out of the mouth of babes!" I find I say that as well when our son says something that brings a smile to my face and a realization that he makes some amazing observations as he expresses them in his own way.
One of the biggest stereotypes is society is gender. An unborn baby girl has her closet filled with dresses and hair bows but who is to say she is going to be a girly- girl. We do not know the answers; we just make assumptions based on gender. A little boy is seen as though he is supposed to like sports and want to participate. A little boy may My not want to play sports but simply read a book. He chooses to play sports because that is what is expected of him.
In today’s modern world, our mindset in fashion are all based on fantasy; new brands/branding, trends and many more. We all live in a society whereby we tends to buy things that are attractive. Even though we don’t have enough money for such items such as cloths, borrowing or lending money from others would better off the cost. In fashion, a question came to mind, what type of people are mostly portrayed especially in magazine covers?
What makes a child, a child goes hand in hand with the different models of childhood. Two out of the many models I chose to go in depth with are the “Sacred Child,” and “the Romantic Child.” There’s a distinction between the two models, however sharing the commonality of innocence. The Romantic Child is the idea that children should have the freedom to play, the love for childhood, to explore, and to imagine. They are bound to face some disappointment along their journey into adulthood. Theres the idea that “children see what adults can’t.” As for the Sacred Child, the child is viewed as precious and admired. So precious they are in need of protection. The idea that the children learn not to be risk takers, a sense of forgetfulness when it comes to problem solving. The
Introduction There’s nothing that could describe the struggles of being a poor kid. In the documentary of Poor Kids, posted by PBS, there you can clearly see how bad poverty has grown in the US. It’s sad watching these kids talk about how they struggle to get pass a week after another. Seeing how are these parents work but yet can’t find the money to support the kids.
Everybody has been a child and can relate more or less to the world of children. Childhood is a part of human life that
Children have been a part of all of our lives and at one point in time we were them. Not one child is the same, they each have their own personality and are uniquely designed. From Hill, Stremmel, and Fu (2005), “Children are a gift, not a possession; parenthood is a trust, not a right.” Children are made in different ways, which makes it so that our education systems need to be on their toes to be able to keep up with the changing ways of our children. With different needs that need to be met for children, over time a certain view of children has been accumulated.
Because of the way society is set and their mind frame they have categorized children in these troubling tends. Many may think that this is true considering what they are seeing. Many people don’t want to take ahead to the truth. I think it shouldn’t matter what the race is or what the background you may come from everybody deserve the same chance regardless of your culture or background. Because research has shown that children whose parents are more involved in their education have higher rates of attendance, homework completion, and school completion, as well as elevated grades and test scores (Barnard, 2004; Henderson & Berla, 1987; Henderson & Mapp, 2002; Jeynes, 2005).
In contrast of why children watch ads, I was observing what lengths companies were pushing themselves through for research. This petrified me, one company had creepy slumber parties that asked about certain products, taking field trips to the mall or stores like Dick’s sporting goods. That is not a field trip, it is a waste of time for parents who take their kids to school every morning. It is bad enough that parents are pestered on a regular basis on, now they have to hear about a field trip to the mall? If I was a parent I would be livid. Take my child to the zoo or a museum, don’t take my darling shopping.
Culture compared to race and racial stereotypes in childhood years. Children are taught the stereotypes that go along with their races. There is a term such as stereotype threat; in which a child experiences anxiety or concern in a situation that has the potential to confirm a negative stereotype about his or her social group. For example, when I was in grade school, I moved about three times. Equaling out to three grade schools full of other students who didn’t know much about culture. Throughout those years, the clueless students always made fun of me and called me Mulan endlessly. Culture, therefore influences the manner we learn, live and behave. Because of this many theorists believe that culture is an important shaper of our personality.
Gender stereotypes are mostly taken for granted at a young age: girls are told to play with dolls and boys are told to play with trucks. But as children grow older they find themselves in a world where the reality of gender roles and stereotypes aren’t acknowledged, and the illusion of gender neutrality is commended. If gender roles are becoming more neutral, then it would follow that gender role stereotypes are also becoming more lax. However, in actuality this is not true.