This is an article which provides some info about birth order effects. I quite like that this also includes the effect of dysfunction of family dynamics and birth order also, as well as how a large gap between children may also affect family dynamics. I guess i like this because in my family i have a younger brother with only 18 months difference, and a younger sister with a gap of 7 years. Generally our birth order characteristics are not consistent with any articles written because of the large difference between us , and our younger sister. I really think that the gap between each sibling has a remarkable difference in the personality characteristics according to birth order, however i don’t really see this mentioned often . What do others think?
In the early ages, there was no dating or courtship. Men actually captured their wives! They would raid villages and take the women they wanted for their own. A lot of our dating traditions were born in the medieval times from the concept of chivalry. This is where we got our notion that the male should pay for dinner and that a male should hold the door open for a lady. Women were actually given the right to propose marriage in 1228!
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JORDANA :This actually reminds me of that doco programme that was on for a while recently “gypsy weddings” or something? The male adolescents would do something similar if they were attracted to a girl. They would be really aggressive and pull them , push them into a wall and kiss them , pinch them etc. They even had a term for it, and the girls were expected to deal with it. I think it was called “grabbing” or something. It looked like it was verging on sexual abuse to me , but in their culture it was a normal practice.
This is just a small quiz to see if your personality charactersistics matches your actual birth order based on your answers. There are only 10 questions , so I wouldn’t say its the most reliable quiz in the world, but more for fun!
Friendship - A dominant characteristic of friendship is that throughout childhood & adolescence , friends are generally similar in terms of age, sex, ethnicity and other factors.
Kohlsbergs Stages of Moral Development: A nice little diagram showing the different levels & stages of moral development. I wonder if people will operate at the some stage in all contexts of their lives, or will display differing moral behaviors depending on the context they are in.
Ok, so im not entirely sure what drinks they are basing their figures on because i have never seen any drinks that cheap at the liquor store haha.. BUT in my opinion i feel that more needs to be done than the constant raising of prices on alcohol which is punishing those who drink responsibly, and which results in teens turning to nastier cheaper alternatives . The drinking culture in this country is crazy. For some reason it is considered “cool” to spew your guts out after a night of drinking , among adolescents. This is what needs to be addressed, not the price of alcohol.
Quite an interesting and relevant article which highlights some differences in gender in regards to scholastic achievement. It seems that girls are outshining boys in reading tasks (expected) but also are beginning to outshine them in mathematical tasks which was usually dominated by males. Could it be that our schooling is designed in a way that benefits females and inhibits males, or is it just that females are finally able to utilize every tool & skill available to them.hmmm..
I read this last year and kept it as I REALLY liked it and wanted to remember it for my own kids. But the funniest thing is that I now find it quite negative. And I think I have to blame this course! It still is relevant, but its not that clear cut I’m finding now. If I’m being really contentious, parents and communities have the ‘responsibility’ to teach our adolescents responsibility. Adolescents’ actions can show the very best - but not the worst - of humans. Adolescents DO have problems as they always have over the generations. But a lot of it is what is perceived by us adults as problems.
P.S. When I read the article Cat had posted up about the internet and its social/moral implications, I had to laugh at the concern over the amount of time adolescents spend on the net. I can remember me and my friends getting into trouble for being on the phone for a couple of hours every night!
hahaah yeah i am the same as you ! read this a while back and thought “so dam true , lazy teens” , but now i think differently … oh how education makes you think !
“Put it in my mouth” - a song that ive heard young teens sing along to , children listen to and played many a time on the radio.. The lyrics are sexually suggestive and illustrate the male control/ aggression over the female. Could songs like these contribute to the social normality of promiscuity? Its amazing how much society has changed . I remember watching doco’s about a period not very long ago when rock n roll was considered satanic , and many tried to ban it. (which is considered absurd these days). But now , it seems musicians can sing about anything they like and get airplay.