Children Have Never Been Better Off

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"Children have never been better off than they are today." Do you agree or disagree with that statement? What evidence in this chapter supports the statement and what evidence refutes it? Every person has grown up in a different time period and every era has had its pro's and con's. Back in the 18th century brutal punishment was not uncommon, unlike our modern day perspective on psychical punishment. It was more common in the 18th century to see young children working. It isn't good for children to work at such a young age, but they should have some perspective of work, like having some sort of house hold duties. Children may have it better now because they are not expected to be responsible right after graduation or even before. Now we can go to college and further our dependence to out parents. Although we have more advantages, it isn't always better, most children do not appreciate the situation they are in and that leaves them worse off because they are terribly spoiled.

They find it hard to move out on there own because they have not had the chance to be independent. The average teenager back in the 1950's were married by the age oh 18-19. Now you see them getting married at the age of 24-5 or not married at all . I think things have changed a great deal, but it was not all for the good of children.

Thinking about the material on birth and the perinatal environment, arrange the perfect birth experience for you and your baby and justify its features. Where would you be, who would be there, and what would be done.

I would like to give birth to my baby at home, in a Jacuzzi style bath tub. I would play very soft...