Runnin’ From Ritalin

 In Malcolm Gladwell’s Article “Running From Ritalin” discuses several subjects surrounding the implemented diagnostic drug Ritalin. One of the topics is how Ritalin can effect a person while on and off the drug, this can define that certain individual.  A summary of Ritalin positive effects were related to hardcore drugs such as cocaine and had positive effects such as amassing more dopamine receptors. What scale do we use to measure “normal?”. ImageIs the user of the drug associating themselves by it or is others calling them abnormal without it?

 

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A.D.H.D

Patrick Parnell

Is A.D.H.D present in some of us due to the contemporary daily lives we live?

            Today, our twenty four seven stream of information has dramatically changed the way our brains function from past years.With increasing amounts of the symptom ADHD and the amount of media in modern life. The amount of time kids spend watching, or interacting with, screens has risen intensely in recent years. An average of kids from 8 to 18 spend 7 hours and 38 minutes a dayusing entertainment media, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation report of January 2010. That’s one hour and 17 minutes, or nearly 20 percent, more than they consumed on such media five years ago. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention assumes that seven percent of children ages three to seventeen have been diagnosed with the symptom ADHD – nearly four and a half million kids. With an Increasing rise for more than a decade increasing three percent a year, starting 1997 to 2006.

ADHD has been proved that it can be transmissible from mother to newborn. Reasons causing this could be if the parent had used tobacco products (nicotine), alcohol, and other forms of drugs. Creating dopamine indifference that is translated into a newborns gene pool says Healthy Holistic living http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/benefits-of-adhd.html. Though the Newborn may have the symptom of ADHD some ADHD symptoms may be present in children without ADHD. Is it that ADHD could be a placebo of some kind inheriting the ones who do have the symptom to be self-conscious? Learning disabilities can be bad for grades. Dyslexia can cause bad grades. Surely bad study habits can cause bad grades. There has been a medicated war going on, ADHD is on the frontlines and is why questions are piling up on the doctors desk. Does ADHD really need to be medicated? Did ADHD form due to the Modern tools we use and interact with, starting with the first Television, Radio and so on… as technology advances our brains have to create new software programs for the different innovative advances in technology.

No one knows for sure to what degree these rising rates can be ascribed to technology, but some believe that combined media are having an evident effect. A recent study assessed the observing habits of 1,323 children in third, fourth, and fifth grades over 13 months and found that children who spent more than two hours a day in front of a screen, either playing video games or watching TV, were 1.6 to 2.1 times more likely to have attention problems.

The study, which was published in the August issue of pediatrics also found that exposure to “screen media” was associated with attention problems in a sample of 210 college students. “This study contributes to a growing body of research that shows media may have an effect on attention,” says Dimitri Christakis, MD, MPH, director of the Child Health Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Today it sure looks like our technological advances has influenced the symptom ADHD to arise in a formidable brain. A brain that can work at its most intellectual state could be subjective to ADHD. Then again if ADHD is a symptom of technology then why are we still calling it a symptom? Our history has shown we can have diagnosed ADHD patients like President George W. Bush, SR. who can “control” their lives with ADHD. Also ADHD has been described as almost “free spirited” many of Americas Icons have had this symptom. Michael Phelps an Olympic Gold medalist, Will Smith an Iconic Actor, even Beethoven. Its not the fact if you have ADHD we all have ADHD it is how we lived our daily life’s that make us l prone to have a “bad Case” of ADHD,

 

 

 

 

http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/benefits-of-adhd.html

 

http://www.everydayhealth.com/adhd-awareness/does-technology-cause-adhd.aspx

 

http://drlindasblog.com/why-bad-grades-happen-to-good-kids-the-book/

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Running from Ritalin- Diffuculty Essay#2

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DD for life. (New media project)

What went well? What did not go so well? What difficulties did you and your group encounter?  Think about your initial idea and the final product.  What changes did you have to make and why?  Other than medium, how was process similar to or different than writing a paper?

Our decision was to create a blog on WordPress.com.Named ‘Developmental Den’ The Blog was to help Parents better there parenting in forth to better there toddlers life. The great thing about Developmental Den is that it is a place for public use. Another win for DD was how we separated the work we all had left posts on educating parents and fake first hand story’s of how parents and their child interacted during some activity. Our informative information was quite easy to attain due to all other resources ( blog,website,books, public,). Our initial idea was to create a blog for parents to indulge in we did not really follow through with our humorous inputs to the blog. I saw similarities between our research paper… why? because every parent has a specific parenting way, and how I had drawn out the important information to me was what i thought was important.

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A Socialist America

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A Socialist America 

Every generation of parents, have their own distinct way of dealing with trends. Trends that are molded by major historic impacts made to the American society. Some impacts done by politics, science, and marketing.  This countries need for exponential economic growth has an effect on people as early as age three. Our current generation, (generation Z,) is taking a different approach from our previous generations, (pre 1993.) as this young generation seeks a more “grass root” way of living, yet living in a technology advanced society we see a new trend eroding from  Generation Z.

‘   The Baby Boomer Generation (born around 1946 to about 1964) struggled with the “right way” of child discipline, one major impact due to that was World War 2. When all military personal returned home from overseas 1946-1964 had 79 million recorded births and in the 1930s to 1940s recorded 2.8 million Newborns. With 79 million newborns families across America were strong and resilient people had pride for their country, in other words, Hammond says we are robbing our young people of the same opportunity to develop strong character by failing to provide great challenges. “We think stress free living is utopia,” he says. “But challenge is often the way to greatness.” Hammond suggests that our society lacks the rite of passage rituals that remain strong in other cultures, while our only real markers of adulthood are voting, drinking and getting a driver’s license. 

Generation X (born around late 1960’s to about 1982). Generation X may have become so overly involved in their children’s lives the term “helicopter parenting” started because parents were very protective about the children’s safety. According to some accounts, Robert Capa, a photographer  for Magnum, was the first person to use the phrase “Generation X,” using it to describe people growing up after World War II. He used it as the title of a photo essay that was published in 1953. Roughly a decade later, in a study of British teenagers for Women’s Own magazine, writer Jane Deverson came across a group of young people who were living outside of acceptable conservative mores by sleeping around, rejecting religion and disobeying their parents. When the magazine decided not to use the study, she co-authored a book with Charles Hamblett called Generation X, which was  published in 1965. Could the sleeping around, rejection of religion be an outcome of the “helicopter parenting” the fact WW2 had given strength to our country but overtime the new Generation despised the idea of a leader they wanted to be free you could even call them hippies.

 Generation Y (1983-2000) Parents stress the importance to make their children feel special. Food Safety and “environment” Generation Y have a “parenting style” that are conscious about how they a perceived by their peers. (Lucinda Schmidt, Peter Hawkins July 15, 2008)  (Posted on 29 January 2013 by Birth of a Mom)

Trends for some time now have taken course due to major historic impacts to American Society. Regarding Wars (WWII, Afghanistan,) Environmental bruises (Nuclear Reactors, Green House Gases) and marketing standards.  American   generations have only changed due to Americas country’s needs for exponential growth and an overpowering rule from our political leaders. Wanting to create the first three years of life to be fine-tuned in what our government finds of utmost importance. All our generations have had some distinct key features that played out parenting practices for the important development of our first three years. Looking back into some generations acknowledging their historic impacts like ground breaking inventions for the military use and civilian use. seeing where those impacts have brought us and why Generation Z is ushering in a Socialist standard for the next generation to come.

            Why Generation Z is called Generation Z? Unfortunately, it can mean the Generation born after the Millennial Generation (generation Y) but Generation Z is yet too young and have not set a certain tone for themselves so for now they are the ‘Z’.  With the past trends of parenting, what will our overall generation Z come to be and how will their trend spread to the next generation? It’s already starting to take shape ‘Generation Z’ supposedly starting early 1991 to 2001 with Generations Z’s view about electronics,  a very tech savvy group of young students, never having to painstakingly filter words out of a dictionary. Generation Z has been quick to find information and answers. Gen Z is also very conscious about the world they live in, creating a sense of social justice, philanthropy, and even maturity. Physical conversations are exponentially decreasing and (sms) texting is taking place quickly with 38 percent to 54 percent increase in over 18 months of teenager’s texting. With more texting Gen Z is starting to be more direct, finding answers faster, and broadening their range of topics to talk about.

Will Generation Z become the socialist leaders of tomorrow with all our research directing towards a richer America a stronger America it sure is a defiant question to ask? Generation Z could be similar to as Colonial Americans. Both share a very diverse community in trades,  religion, blood line, and most importantly how both Colonial and Generation Z have a grass root way of living with the knowledge of both wars in Colonial and during Gen Z the two Generations are well aware of what blood shed can cause and the detrimental effects to society’s.  Further takes me to say Generation Z has a “teamwork” ethic. Yet with technology the ‘Ballpark changes’.

“In April of 1997, Hillary Clinton was the host of a daylong conference at the White House entitled “What New Research on the Brain tells Us About Our Youngest Children.” In her opening remarks, which were beamed live by satellite to nearly a hundred hospitals, universities, and schools, in thirty-seven states, Mrs. Clinton said, “Fifteen years ago, we thought that a baby’s brain structure was virtually complete at birth.” She went on: (Malcolm Gladwell, Baby Steps)

Now we understand that it is a work in progress, and that everything we do with a child has some kind of potential physical influence on that rapidly forming brain. A child’s earliest experiences–their relationships with parents and caregivers, the sights and sounds and smells and feelings they encounter, the challenges they meet–determine how their brains are wired. . . . These experiences can determine whether children will grow up to be peaceful or violent citizens, focused or undisciplined workers, attentive or detached parents themselves. At the afternoon session of the conference, the keynote speech was given by the director turned children’s advocate Rob Reiner. His goal, Reiner told the assembled, was to get the public to “look through the prism” of the first three years of life “in terms of problem solving at every level of society”:

            Hillary Clintons support to attack this three-year development could not only be for the health in an individual. Could it be for the Wealth of America? Political point of view she could be doing it for the wealth and investment in America. Could it be a socialist standard for Generation Z if Americas view is to only want power and economic growth by engineering the parental standards? We also cannot wave Mr. Rob Reiner and the ideas implemented in this conference taken place in 1997 to “look through the prism” of the first three years of life “in terms of problem solving at every level of society” Reiner was saying with a perfect three year start our society in recent years to come may see a non-problematic society.

            What would a non-problematic American Society look like? Maybe a socialist society? Take Romania for instance, restrictions of human rights included invasion of privacy by the political police. “The message of the conference was at once hopeful and a little alarming. On the one hand, it suggested that the right kind of parenting during those first three years could have a lasting effect on a child’s life; on the other hand, it implied that if we missed this opportunity the resulting damage might well be permanent. Today, there is a zero-to-three movement, made up of advocacy groups and policymakers like Hillary Clinton, which uses the promise and the threat of this new brain science to push for better pediatric care, early childhood education, and day care. Reiner has started something called the I Am Your Child Foundation, devoted to this cause, and has enlisted the support of, among others, Tom Hanks, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Charlton Heston, and Rosie O’Donnell”

    Humans have become aware of the pros and cons in parenting. Now that we are able to have political powers share PowerPoint’s on the significance of brain development and to have funds supported by our great celebrity icons what outcomes can be foreseeable? Hillary Clinton and Rob Reiner clearly stated the decrease of violence in America. To say Generation Z a non-violent society would be too soon to call but for the next generation to come now that is a possibility. Generation Z has absorbed files of information they do know what is right and what is wrong on so many levels. But our past generations have implemented themselves into us in a way and our first three years are already have given the individual a great supplement of information. Only to say Generation Z will be some of the first parenting methods entailing major socialist trends, some trends implemented in Generations Z’s life will be under surveillance creating a “eyes over the shoulder” feel. With surveillance and big corporations like creating a workforce that is very economical their only times when Generation Z will have their children will the socialist standard take place?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bibliography

“From Capitalism to Socialism. . . How We Live and How We Could Live.” World Socialist Movement. Socialist Party of Great Britain, 2006. Web. 08 Oct. 2013.

 

Schaub, Maryellen. “Sociology of Education.” Library Log in. American Sociological Association, 1 Jan. 2010. Web. 08 Oct. 2013.

 

L, Corel J. “The Urban Child Institute.” Baby’s Brain Begins Now: Conception to Age 3. Urban Child Institute, 4 June 2010. Web. 08 Oct. 2013.

 

Hartman, Rachel Rose. “Hillary Clinton Announces Early Childhood Development Initiative.”Yahoo! News. Yahoo!, 14 June 2013. Web. 08 Oct. 2013.

 

Bodine, Larry. “America, One Nation Under Surveillance [Video].” Legal News Lawyerscom. Lawyers.com, 9 Sept. 2013. Web. 08 Oct. 2013.

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A Socialist America 

Every generation of parents, have their own distinct way of dealing with trends. Trends that are molded by major historic impacts made to the American society. Some impacts done by politics, science, and marketing.  This countries need for exponential economic growth has an effect on people as early as age three. Our current generation, (generation Z,) is taking a different approach from our previous generations, (pre 1993.) as this young generation seeks a more “grass root” way of living, yet living in a technology advanced society we see a new trend eroding from  Generation Z.

‘   The Baby Boomer Generation (born around 1946 to about 1964) struggled with the “right way” of child discipline, one major impact due to that was World War 2. When all military personal returned home from overseas 1946-1964 had 79 million recorded births and in the 1930s to 1940s recorded 2.8 million Newborns. With 79 million newborns families across America were strong and resilient people had pride for their country, in other words, Hammond says we are robbing our young people of the same opportunity to develop strong character by failing to provide great challenges. “We think stress free living is utopia,” he says. “But challenge is often the way to greatness.” Hammond suggests that our society lacks the rite of passage rituals that remain strong in other cultures, while our only real markers of adulthood are voting, drinking and getting a driver’s license. 

Generation X (born around late 1960’s to about 1982). Generation X may have become so overly involved in their children’s lives the term “helicopter parenting” started because parents were very protective about the children’s safety. According to some accounts, Robert Capa, a photographer  for Magnum, was the first person to use the phrase “Generation X,” using it to describe people growing up after World War II. He used it as the title of a photo essay that was published in 1953. Roughly a decade later, in a study of British teenagers for Women’s Own magazine, writer Jane Deverson came across a group of young people who were living outside of acceptable conservative mores by sleeping around, rejecting religion and disobeying their parents. When the magazine decided not to use the study, she co-authored a book with Charles Hamblett called Generation X, which was  published in 1965. Could the sleeping around, rejection of religion be an outcome of the “helicopter parenting” the fact WW2 had given strength to our country but overtime the new Generation despised the idea of a leader they wanted to be free you could even call them hippies.

 Generation Y (1983-2000) Parents stress the importance to make their children feel special. Food Safety and “environment” Generation Y have a “parenting style” that are conscious about how they a perceived by their peers. (Lucinda Schmidt, Peter Hawkins July 15, 2008)  (Posted on 29 January 2013 by Birth of a Mom)

Trends for some time now have taken course due to major historic impacts to American Society. Regarding Wars (WWII, Afghanistan,) Environmental bruises (Nuclear Reactors, Green House Gases) and marketing standards.  American   generations have only changed due to Americas country’s needs for exponential growth and an overpowering rule from our political leaders. Wanting to create the first three years of life to be fine-tuned in what our government finds of utmost importance. All our generations have had some distinct key features that played out parenting practices for the important development of our first three years. Looking back into some generations acknowledging their historic impacts like ground breaking inventions for the military use and civilian use. seeing where those impacts have brought us and why Generation Z is ushering in a Socialist standard for the next generation to come.

            Why Generation Z is called Generation Z? Unfortunately, it can mean the Generation born after the Millennial Generation (generation Y) but Generation Z is yet too young and have not set a certain tone for themselves so for now they are the ‘Z’.  With the past trends of parenting, what will our overall generation Z come to be and how will their trend spread to the next generation? It’s already starting to take shape ‘Generation Z’ supposedly starting early 1991 to 2001 with Generations Z’s view about electronics,  a very tech savvy group of young students, never having to painstakingly filter words out of a dictionary. Generation Z has been quick to find information and answers. Gen Z is also very conscious about the world they live in, creating a sense of social justice, philanthropy, and even maturity. Physical conversations are exponentially decreasing and (sms) texting is taking place quickly with 38 percent to 54 percent increase in over 18 months of teenager’s texting. With more texting Gen Z is starting to be more direct, finding answers faster, and broadening their range of topics to talk about.

Will Generation Z become the socialist leaders of tomorrow with all our research directing towards a richer America a stronger America it sure is a defiant question to ask? Generation Z could be similar to as Colonial Americans. Both share a very diverse community in trades,  religion, blood line, and most importantly how both Colonial and Generation Z have a grass root way of living with the knowledge of both wars in Colonial and during Gen Z the two Generations are well aware of what blood shed can cause and the detrimental effects to society’s.  Further takes me to say Generation Z has a “teamwork” ethic. Yet with technology the ‘Ballpark changes’.

“In April of 1997, Hillary Clinton was the host of a daylong conference at the White House entitled “What New Research on the Brain tells Us About Our Youngest Children.” In her opening remarks, which were beamed live by satellite to nearly a hundred hospitals, universities, and schools, in thirty-seven states, Mrs. Clinton said, “Fifteen years ago, we thought that a baby’s brain structure was virtually complete at birth.” She went on: (Malcolm Gladwell, Baby Steps)

Now we understand that it is a work in progress, and that everything we do with a child has some kind of potential physical influence on that rapidly forming brain. A child’s earliest experiences–their relationships with parents and caregivers, the sights and sounds and smells and feelings they encounter, the challenges they meet–determine how their brains are wired. . . . These experiences can determine whether children will grow up to be peaceful or violent citizens, focused or undisciplined workers, attentive or detached parents themselves. At the afternoon session of the conference, the keynote speech was given by the director turned children’s advocate Rob Reiner. His goal, Reiner told the assembled, was to get the public to “look through the prism” of the first three years of life “in terms of problem solving at every level of society”:

            Hillary Clintons support to attack this three-year development could not only be for the health in an individual. Could it be for the Wealth of America? Political point of view she could be doing it for the wealth and investment in America. Could it be a socialist standard for Generation Z if Americas view is to only want power and economic growth by engineering the parental standards? We also cannot wave Mr. Rob Reiner and the ideas implemented in this conference taken place in 1997 to “look through the prism” of the first three years of life “in terms of problem solving at every level of society” Reiner was saying with a perfect three year start our society in recent years to come may see a non-problematic society.

            What would a non-problematic American Society look like? Maybe a socialist society? Take Romania for instance, restrictions of human rights included invasion of privacy by the political police. “The message of the conference was at once hopeful and a little alarming. On the one hand, it suggested that the right kind of parenting during those first three years could have a lasting effect on a child’s life; on the other hand, it implied that if we missed this opportunity the resulting damage might well be permanent. Today, there is a zero-to-three movement, made up of advocacy groups and policymakers like Hillary Clinton, which uses the promise and the threat of this new brain science to push for better pediatric care, early childhood education, and day care. Reiner has started something called the I Am Your Child Foundation, devoted to this cause, and has enlisted the support of, among others, Tom Hanks, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Charlton Heston, and Rosie O’Donnell”

    Humans have become aware of the pros and cons in parenting. Now that we are able to have political powers share PowerPoint’s on the significance of brain development and to have funds supported by our great celebrity icons what outcomes can be foreseeable? Hillary Clinton and Rob Reiner clearly stated the decrease of violence in America. To say Generation Z a non-violent society would be too soon to call but for the next generation to come now that is a possibility. Generation Z has absorbed files of information they do know what is right and what is wrong on so many levels. But our past generations have implemented themselves into us in a way and our first three years are already have given the individual a great supplement of information. Only to say Generation Z will be some of the first parenting methods entailing major socialist trends, some trends implemented in Generations Z’s life will be under surveillance creating a “eyes over the shoulder” feel. With surveillance and big corporations like creating a workforce that is very economical their only times when Generation Z will have their children will the socialist standard take place?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bibliography

“From Capitalism to Socialism. . . How We Live and How We Could Live.” World Socialist Movement. Socialist Party of Great Britain, 2006. Web. 08 Oct. 2013.

 

Schaub, Maryellen. “Sociology of Education.” Library Log in. American Sociological Association, 1 Jan. 2010. Web. 08 Oct. 2013.

 

L, Corel J. “The Urban Child Institute.” Baby’s Brain Begins Now: Conception to Age 3. Urban Child Institute, 4 June 2010. Web. 08 Oct. 2013.

 

Hartman, Rachel Rose. “Hillary Clinton Announces Early Childhood Development Initiative.”Yahoo! News. Yahoo!, 14 June 2013. Web. 08 Oct. 2013.

 

Bodine, Larry. “America, One Nation Under Surveillance [Video].” Legal News Lawyerscom. Lawyers.com, 9 Sept. 2013. Web. 08 Oct. 2013.

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Samerica

A Socialist America

Every generation has its own distinct way of parenting a “trend”, well that trend may have just been molded by major historic impacts to American Society. Our generations have only changed due to our country’s needs for exponential growth and an overpowering rule from our political leaders. Wanting to create the first three years of life to be fine-tuned in what our government finds of utmost importance. All our generations have had some distinct key features that played out parenting practices for the important development of our first three years. Looking back into some generations acknowledging their historic impacts and seeing where those impacts have brought us and why they are changing Generation Z into a Socialist order.

“In April of 1997, Hillary Clinton was the host of a daylong conference at the White House entitled “What New Research on the Brain tells Us About Our Youngest Children.” In her opening remarks, which were beamed live by satellite to nearly a hundred hospitals, universities, and schools, in thirty-seven states, Mrs. Clinton said, “Fifteen years ago, we thought that a baby’s brain structure was virtually complete at birth.” She went on: (Malcolm Gladwell, Baby Steps)

Now we understand that it is a work in progress, and that everything we do with a child has some kind of potential physical influence on that rapidly forming brain. A child’s earliest experiences–their relationships with parents and caregivers, the sights and sounds and smells and feelings they encounter, the challenges they meet–determine how their brains are wired. . . . These experiences can determine whether children will grow up to be peaceful or violent citizens, focused or undisciplined workers, attentive or detached parents themselves.

At the afternoon session of the conference, the keynote speech was given by the director turned children’s advocate Rob Reiner. His goal, Reiner told the assembled, was to get the public to “look through the prism” of the first three years of life “in terms of problem solving at every level of society”:

If we want to have a real significant impact, not only on children’s success in school and later on in life, healthy relationships, but also an impact on reduction in crime, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, child abuse, welfare, homelessness, and a variety of other social ills, we are going to have to address the first three years of life. There is no getting around it. All roads lead to Rome”. (Hillary Clinton)   

            Hillary Clintons support to attack this three-year development could not only be for the health in an individual. Could it be for the Wealth of America? Why is a politician supporting child brain development?  Political point of view she could be doing it for the wealth and investment in America. Could it be a socialist standard for Generation Z if Americas view is to only want power and economic growth? We also cannot wave Mr. Rob Reiner the ideas implemented in this conference taken place in 1997 to “look through the prism” of the first three years of life “in terms of problem solving at every level of society”  Reiner was saying with a perfect three year start our society in recent years to come may see a non-problematic society.

            What would a non-problematic American Society look like? Maybe a socialist society? Take Romania for instance, Concerns over aging populace resulted in reproductive freedoms being severely restricted. Wishing to increase the birth rate, in 1966, Nicolae Ceaușescu promulgated the Decree 770 restricting abortion and contraception: only women over the age of 45 who had at least four children were eligible for either. Mandatory gynecological revisions and penalizations against unmarried people and childless couples . Other restrictions of human rights included invasion of privacy by the political police. “The message of the conference was at once hopeful and a little alarming. On the one hand, it suggested that the right kind of parenting during those first three years could have a lasting effect on a child’s life; on the other hand, it implied that if we missed this opportunity the resulting damage might well be permanent. Today, there is a zero-to-three movement, made up of advocacy groups and policymakers like Hillary Clinton, which uses the promise and the threat of this new brain science to push for better pediatric care, early childhood education, and day care. Reiner has started something called the I Am Your Child Foundation, devoted to this cause, and has enlisted the support of, among others, Tom Hanks, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Charlton Heston, and Rosie O’Donnell”

         I would like to use fossil fuels as an example; our generations have all used certain fossil fuels just for the Economic growth and power of a certain America; the America where the power is held on a capitalist ladder where Americas expenditures are definitely fast-forwarded towards the big gross income (fossil fuels), sadly that time has gone. America can be a leader in going green, but the money now is being invested for child brain development and what are we going to invest in? Fossil fuels or a healthier Earth done by our great American Gen Z’s?

‘   The Baby Boomer Generation (born around 1946 to about 1964) struggled with the “right way” of child discipline, one major impact due to that was World War 2. When all military personal returned home from overseas 1946-1964 had 79 million recorded births and in the 1930s to 1940s recorded 2.8 million Newborns. With 79 million newborns families across America were strong and resilient people had pride for their country, in other words, Hammond says we are robbing our young people of the same opportunity to develop strong character by failing to provide great challenges. “We think stress free living is utopia,” he says. “But challenge is often the way to greatness.” Hammond suggests that our society lacks the rite of passage rituals that remain strong in other cultures, while our only real markers of adulthood are voting, drinking and getting a driver’s license. I believe Hammond shares a trend. A trend about the voting, smoking, drinking and so on since America was born we have always had our “dirty trademarks” but it is true in the Baby Boomer Generation there was WW2 that formed the idealistic ideas of a Healthy and prideful  America. Now parenting was not always the best.

Generation X (born around late 1960’s to about 1982). Generation X may have become so overly involved in their children’s lives the term “helicopter parenting” started because parents were very protective about the children’s safety. According to some accounts, Robert Capa, a photographer  for Magnum, was the first person to use the phrase “Generation X,” using it to describe people growing up after World War II. He used it as the title of a photo essay that was published in 1953. Roughly a decade later, in a study of British teenagers for Women’s Own magazine, writer Jane Deverson came across a group of young people who were living outside of acceptable conservative mores by sleeping around, rejecting religion and disobeying their parents. When the magazine decided not to use the study, she co-authored a book with Charles Hamblett called Generation X, which was  published in 1965. Could the sleeping around, rejection of religion be an outcome of the “helicopter parenting” the fact WW2 had given strength to our country but overtime the new Generation despised the idea of a leader they wanted to be free you could even call them hippies.

 Generation Y (1983-2000) Parents stress the importance to make their children feel special. Food Safety and “environment” Generation Y have a “parenting style” that are conscious about how they a perceived by their peers. (Lucinda Schmidt, Peter Hawkins July 15, 2008)  (Posted on 29 January 2013 by Birth of a Mom)

Why invest? Well LA Partnership organization has some interesting information to look at. “Investments in infants and toddlers show a persistent pattern of strong effects most clearly seen by measures of social performance and lifetime achievement. For every dollar spent now in early childhood intervention, there’s a $3–8 savings enjoyed by the community later on. Children are more likely to complete school and build and sustain relationships and much less likely to require welfare or engage in criminal activities.” (LA Partnership,) La partnership is saying not only are we having smarter healthier children in society but also with a good investment our healthier smarter children will supposedly create a profitable country and why? When not investing in the early years there are multiple negative repercussions. However investing at the start, tends to pay off with an outcome of healthy babies that lead to strong and vibrant families and communities. With every One dollar invested in a child’s early growth economists have demonstrated a $4-$7 long-term savings because of lower rates of child delinquency, more high school diplomas being handed out, all this can eventually add up to a steady financial plan in later years to come. La Partnership really does try to stress that in our first three years if we could keep the “correct” parenting skills and with following certain guidelines our children (generationZ) could be Another great resource would be investing inChildren: Changes in Parental Spending on Children, from the two authors Sabino Kornrich and Frank Furstenberg. Some main points to be pointed out would be one “parental spending on children is often presumed to be one of the main ways that parents invest in children” In the early 1970’s to the late 2000’s there was a Consumer Expenditure survey to examine how spending changed from the early 1970’s to the late 2000’s focused towards on the inequality in parental investment in children. The parent’s expenditure increased and the inequality of investment increased too.  

With the correct parenting, what will our overall generation come to be? It’s already starting to take shape ‘Generation Z’ supposedly starting early 1991 to 2001 with Generations Z’s view about electronics, very tech savvy group of young students, never having to painstakingly filter words out of a dictionary. Generation Z has been quick to find information and answers. Gen Z is also very conscious about the world they live in, creating a sense of social justice, philanthropy, and even maturity. Physical conversations are exponentially decreasing and (sms) texting is taking place quickly with 38 percent to 54 percent increase in over 18 months of teenager’s texting. With more texting Gen Z is starting to be more direct, finding answers faster, and broadening their range of topics to talk about.

Will Generation Z become the socialist leaders of tomorrow with all our research directing towards a richer America a stronger America it sure looks like Gen Z will be merely robots that are smart working on a conveyer belt to make the most economical choices. And the funds to support this power are here now and they are rich.

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