The world is ever changing, and traditional mindsets must learn to adapt to the changes in society. Two Boys Kissing written by David Levithan is on a banned books list based on the cover being sexually explicit for the sole reason of the cover image being two male teenagers kissing, while a book None of the Regular Rules by Erin Downing pictures a heterosexual couple kissing, but is curiously not on the banned list of books. Students should have the option to read a novel they can relate to, because everyone is different, therefore students need access to all demographics they identify to(Top Ten Most Challenged Books Lists). Excluding a novel because of its alternative character choices limits the creative outlet of writers and therefore limiting students idea of the normal
Is today’s youth truly benefiting from school curriculums banning books? For many parents there kids innocence is more than often a top priority, but due to the growing public more and more are being exposed to explicit content. Through ideas such as the internet and other media, it has become increasingly easy to obtain this content. However, this does not mean that being able to obtain this content should be available everywhere. Although the novel In Cold Blood written by Truman Capote accurately portrays present day investigations on murder, it should be banned from school curriculums for young teens because of its explicit content.
Not only do they offer these programs that can help prevent teen pregnancy they also accept most major insurances and also offer several no-cost and reduced cost-programs and they also offer a sliding – fee scale. They try to give teens the best chance at preventing teen pregnancy. This is a great program for teens who need birth control but can’t afford it or for teens who need information and do not have someone they can get in from in their family. It is all confidential and they are very helpful when deal with anyone especially teens. (Planned Parenthood
Adolescence may develop this depressive disorder through learning patterns of negative thinking. Teenagers who are taught to think pessimistically, to give up and rely on others for their own happiness often are more likely to suffer from depression than the outgoing, optimistic teenagers. These patterns of thinking normally generate from their parents. Children who go through their lives with the mindset that when something is a challenge they should give up and not try to overcome an obstacle, often get depressed as they get older and are faced with more
Freitas uses many persuasive appeals and rhetorical strategies to persuade effectively on these arguments. By using these rhetorical devices she is able to keep the readers hooked into the argument. One example of a persuasive appeal and rhetorical strategy she uses is logos and exemplification because of her providing statistics and facts from surveys. Statistics from the article provide more compelling information because they provide a representative sample of teenagers who hold certain beliefs about hookup culture. It also wouldn’t hook readers to Freitas’s purpose in the article, making no one want to agree with her argument.
When you break the law you will always be sent to do a juvenile intake. During a juvenile intake you will first be given a drug and alcohol test to see if you are under any sort of influence. Then they will call your parents or guardians to come in. Both you and the adult will then be given an assessment. These assessments are both different and over a variety of topics.
This essay serves a convincing and powerful tone about how “colleges have a serious problem with alcohol abuse among students, and it is not getting any better” (336). It mentions how colleges are oblivious to this issue, and the problem will be solved over time, which is not true because evidence shows that students have carried their drinking issues throughout their lives. This essay lists steps about how this problem can be prevented in college campuses, and it does include statistics, but it relies on persuasive strategies to convince the audience that steps need to be taken to reduce the large amount of binge drinking in colleges, especially with students underage. The essay also uses convincing statements such as “Colleges cannot claim to create a supportive learning environment where they support such behavior” (338) and includes repetition of words like “must” to show that action needs to be done about this problem that continues to happen every year. Therefore, to prevent this conflict, the essay offers a solution of recommending a weekend tour so students can see the shame on students’ face after a night of drinking, and colleges also need to acknowledge the dangers of alcohol consumption.
Instead of thinking the worse about teens. Have an open mind when a teen is doing something because it could be for the better. Not all teens have the intention to do something bad. Along with that, if you don’t have the full context wait until you make an assumption about the person. According to the article, “ Negative Stereotypes Hurting Teens Job prospects,” Birdwell said, “Teenagers are motivated to make a difference in their community, but the approach they take is radically different to previous generations.”
To solve these problems parents try to use various ways of influence on their children. Some of them are effective, some are not, it is very individual and depends on the character of the teenager. Moreover, it is age of storm-and-stress that causes much misunderstanding. According to the scientific research, teenagers with proper upbringing have fewer problems with their parents and generation gap is not so noticeable in these families, contrary to children from dysfunctional families who suffer from the lack of parental care, misunderstanding and indifference.
Compared to other teens, Emily seems to spend more time with her little brother than her peers. Although this is typically not expected of her it can be helpful for her little brother. Emily will be able to guide and mentor him. Some more major concerns of most adolescents are body image and mass media. In terms of Emily's depression, I can tell that her self perspective on her weight is most likely heavily influenced by mass media.
One issue that I feel passionate about is the drinking age. I think that 21 is too old, however, I think that 18 is too young. It it were up to me I would make the drinking age 20. To start, 20 is a good age to allow people to begin drinking because once you hit 20 you are no longer a teennager. Even though 18 is legally when you become an adult, you are still a teenager, which means you are not an adult.
The Natural Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 has effectively established the drinking age to be 21 in order to drink alcohol in all fifty states. According to the National Minimum Drinking Age Act this law has saved 17,000 on the highways since 1988, and I believe this law should remain. 18-year-olds should not be allowed to drink. At the age of 18 one should not be allowed to drink alcohol because of the maturity level, increasing rates of car accidents and alcohol poisoning. Of course, many will disagree on the grounds of twenty-one being the age to purchase alcohol.
When I was a teenager, the cool thing to do was hang out with friends, party, and drink alcohol, so I thought. My friends and I would tend to follow the crowd and it seemed to always lead to trouble. I was only 14 years old the night it all began. At the time, I could not drive so my friends came and picked me up, we all went to a house party and alcohol was there. Because we were senseless and easily influenced, we decided to try some to fit in.