Analysis Of Amy Schalet's Not Under My Roof

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Section A: Short Answer
1) Improving the lives of the youth:
a) Increase the amount of time pre-adolescents spend with their peer groups. Increase time with their peer groups helps with becoming responsible, independent, and trusting because of no adult supervision and more contact with cross-genders/social hierarchies. This evidence comes from the Michael Moffatt’s, Coming of Age in New Jersey. This reading illustrates the outcome of something like this through the eyes of college students. I feel that this should be implemented at an earlier age to make the transition smoother.
b) Implement a peer culture more comparable to the Netherlands and how they parent their kids. Give their children more leeway through communication and not with
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Schalet’s findings fit with the deterministic theories of childhood socialization because parents (society) are controlling and directly telling their children how to think (limited). This model is known for society appropriating the child and has three dimensions: passive children participation, future oriented, and focused on the individual learning experience. An example of this comes from the role of U.S. parents in a child’s abstinence. A child does not have a say in this area (passive voice), besides defying their parents. The parents make this decision for them so that the child can individually learn how this would benefit them in the future. Schalet’s findings fit with the constructivist theories of childhood socialization because children can learn individually (individualistic) and the construct their own views from their parents and society around them. This model is known for the child appropriating society and has three dimensions: active children participation, future oriented, and focused on the individual learning experience. An example of this comes from the Dutch parents allowing their children to sleepover with the opposite sex. The children (adolescents) have an active role in determining the best way to go about this action of safe sex. The parents give their child the chance to make decisions on their own, which may or may not affect them in the future. Schalet’s finding fit with the interpretive theories of childhood socialization because the U.S. children collectively learn about sex and the culture around them without the insight of their parents being involved. This model is known for children collectively participating in society and also has three dimensions as well: active roles by children, present oriented, and focused on the collective learning experience. An example of this comes from the U.S. parents’ lack of actively informing

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