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Department
Social Sciences
Course
SOCSCI 2O03
Professor
Geraldine Voros
Semester
Fall

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Mainstream Sociology  Canada  Just over 30 million people  Kids are the future of the country  Some of the brightest most intelligent kids field makes you feel very good What children have learnt o My daddy can say a lot of words I cant o When I have the room the way I like it, mom makes me clean it up o I can love 4 girls at the same time o Lieing on grass in a empty o If Im in trouble at school, im in more trouble at home o Being the last one chosen for the team makes me feel bad o If you laugh and drink soda pop it comes out your nose o When mom and dad shout at each other it scares me o I have learnt that I don’t like playing with my daddy because when I drop the ball he gets mad  Prof has a poster in her room of 100 ways to encourage a child with a word  always positive feedback, tell them they can do it  glass always full o The older I get the lesser attention I get  the kid was only 6 imagine the sense of attention o I know that I still have a lot to leary o You shouldn’t say I love you unless you mean, an if u mean it say it a lot  kids have home grown pearls of wisdom we can learn  Kids are carte blanche (dictionary meaning is to have complete freedom to act as they wish) o Born and are blank slate o The way we raise them we write upon them a script which they articulate  Conway  o Canadas largest natural resource is our children  Take a look at our literature about raising children but never on childhood  Convoy is alarmed by looking at children within society  He says if we want to know how valueable our resources are we need to look at historical/present contecualization and see where we/they are headed as a country o He sees Canadian families in crisis and people are victims  mothers, father, o As is not well in the nation o Crisis on monumental proportion and effects all of us o He may have a point, although may have overstated it o What is important is what we learn and do with it o He tells us that divorce rates are up o 1968  only be divorce if the partner took part in adultery  Later added other circumstances like incompatibility o Divorce rates are up not cuz pple like each other less  Initial laws regarding divorce were much stricter and are more lenient  Started off with cheating, and not compatibility  Divorce rate jumped post 1968 but remained constant by the time we are 50 years old we have got a 50% of being married and divorced o People kept getting married but the number of years to sustain marriage before divorce fell a lot  Sooner than later (9 year itch) o Canadians are declining to take that risk of marriage o More single parents going into their 30s and 40s  Before it was usually just widows and widowers o More single parents both f and m o More common law families o Blended families (remarried of pre divorced individuals) o Same sex families (will and grace ) o Modern family  introduction of new family forms  Impacts of the changes that are brought about are so in front of us that we can not neglect them  Government is endorsing same sex marriage o Definition of family is changing overtime o Family violence is increasing (physical, child abuse)  We have more than we need o Impact of divorce impacts children  They suffer, depends on how the adults accommodate the shift in their lives  May be traumatic or not o Gave us new meaning of the term custody (who gets the child)  When how  Can u take them outta the province  Custody is a big issue o Some families are childless (young couples how chose not to happen children)  Increased in the 21 century in Canada o Policy of having 2 kids per family (not to over populate the world)  A lot of people decided not to have children, single parents, birth control  Canada fell below replacement rate to replace the society  Statistically was dying out  Decided to invite more immigration  Traditional fams have different values and tend to have more children  Gov put that into palce to offset dying out o Lot of run aways  60-1000 kids run away from home between the ages of 10-16  Some go to streets(run from home cuz home is not pleasant)  Homeless children are not part of the stats o Breakfast programs in school for hungry children  No time or no money  We want to make sure that children learn and they can’t If they are hungry o Poverty afflicting children as well  We are not proud of poor, homeless, hungry kids o Conway underscores all this + canadians fams are suffering featuring ‘emotional solice’, men female suffering 
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