Stereotypes Of Children

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There has been a great deal of speculations in today’s society that each individual will become the product of their environment. One’s surroundings whether good or bad are what shapes them into becoming a role model for future generations. Although growing up in a broken home without one or both parents makes it difficult for a child to learn how to act and approach life it is still likely that they can take what they have learned from their childhood and turn it into something extraordinary. It is possible to break past the stereotype that they are a product of their environment by using past experiences to revolutionize their future. When a child is first born the first person they usually see is the doctor or midwife that has delivered…show more content…
However, it is still possible for them to become a typical adult with standard responses to obstacles occurring in their lives. “In 2004, Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, a professor of child and family studies at Leiden University, started carrying a video camera into homes of families whose 1-to-3-year-olds indulged heavily in the oppositional, aggressive, uncooperative, and aggravating behavior that psychologists call "externalizing": whining, screaming, whacking, throwing tantrums and objects, and willfully refusing reasonable requests. Staple behaviors in toddlers, perhaps. But research has shown that toddlers with especially high rates of these behaviors are likely to become stressed, confused children who fail academically and socially in school, and become antisocial and unusually aggressive adults” (Dobbs). A form of discipline has to be prominent in a child’s formative years or else they will not succeed and get the most out of…show more content…
This confirms that no matter where they came from or what they have had to face they still have managed to figure out how to effectively manipulate these experiences and turn them into something exceptional. It will be tough and it may just be the hardest thing that they have ever had to do, but for each child growing up in a broken home with or without both parents it is not impossible to make something of themselves. And they will make something of themselves and make their families proud if they never stop working hard for what they
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