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  • Certain Responsibilities At A Certain Age
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    When we think of about rights of passage, most often thoughts that come to our mind are ceremonies like birth, puberty and marriage. Rites of passage are things we experience during our entire lifetime from the beginning to the end. These things, however, are different from initiations because an initiation is something where you have to prove yourself in order to be accepted, but a rite of passage is about a more personal acceptance into your own life. And in my opinion the passage into adultho...
  • Doll's Pants
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    The Trials of Toilet Training Toilet training is difficult for both parent and child. Based on the research of two psychologists, Nathan Azrin and Richard Foxx, the average child can be fully trained in less than four hours. They began their training with mentally handicapped adults and successfully taught 95% in three days. With the added emphasis on language and verbal rehearsal they attempted to teach children and were astounded at the results. Their methods eliminate the fear damaging the ch...
  • Development Of The Child's Brain
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    The Many Marks of Childhood At age 18, the state of California in association with the federal government legally declares an individual to be an adult. He or she can now vote, watch pornography, buy a variety of things like cigarettes and spray paint, and even die for his or her own country. I remember the days approaching my 18th birthday. When we " re younger and smaller, we tend to imagine that there is some magical change that occurs the moment the clock strikes midnight that will suddenly ...
  • Thief Lord By Cornelia Funke
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    Hide and seek and steal The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke, trans Oliver Latch 350 pp, The Chicken House When writers for adults contemplate Venice they behold decay, dereliction and death. Thomas Mann, Daphne du Maurer, LP Hartley and Salley Vickers have all dispatched hapless protagonists to Italy, where they see Venice - and die. Cornelia Funke observes the city with a child's eye. "There were so many hiding places, so many narrow alleys with names no one could remember - some of them with no n...
  • Future Of Children Of Alcoholics
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    Growing up in an alcoholic family is certainly traumatic. In these homes, children experience a daily environment of inconsistency, chaos, fear, abandonment, denial, and real or potential violence. Survival becomes a full-time job. While most of us know that alcoholism is a disease, too few recognize it as a family disease, which may emotionally, spiritually and often physically, affect, not only the alcoholic but each member of the family. Little emotional energy remains to consistently fulfill...
  • Peter Pan
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    "He is a man because of his age, a child because of his acts" Peter Pan epitomizes the "immature male" in today's society. In the story, Peter's age was not specified. He was only referred to as the boy who would never grow up. On a superficial reading, one could translate that attribute physically, but essentially it talks about the character's mental set-up. "If I don't think about it, it will go away; if I think it will be different, then it will be"Peter Pan symbolizes the essence of youthfu...
  • Mature Children Adults
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    People recognize a difference between children and adults. What events (experiences or ceremonies) make a person an adult? Use specific reasons and examples to explain your answer. When someone recognizes you as an adult, it probably means that you look like an adult, because appearance and height is the most typical to classify whether you are a child or an adult. Children are usually baby-faced, short, simple, curious, careless, innocent, and na " ive. On the other hand, adults are mostly tall...
  • Carroll's Nonsense World Of Alice In Wonderland
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    Alice's Dilema Alice's DilemmaAlice's Dilema Essay, Research Paper Alice's Dilemma "In Lewis Carroll's nonsense world, of Alice in Wonderland, we are privileged to see our familiar adult society (somewhat exaggerated, so that we are sure to get the joke) through the thought of the wise child Alice' (Hubbell). The criticisms show how Carroll depicts Alice in this work. Carroll shows Alice as the frustrated child in a world of adult nonsense, the heroine, and reveals his own inner-view of women. A...

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