Adopting a child is an experience that promises to bring great joy as it changes a couple or individual’s life forever. But what happens if the mother of that child wants to endorse their child? Those are the issues that many adopting parents and birth-right mothers are facing today. Many biological mothers want their child back. There are many concerns for adopting parents to know- that there is the possibly that the birth mother may file for the child. As a birth mother or the adopting...
Controversies with Prayer in Today's Schools “Our father which art in heaven hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever, Amen.” About thirty-nine years ago children in the public schools prayed this prayer...
Abstract Human cloning is often viewed from a negative standpoint and very rarely noted for its positive capabilities. Many people are against cloning due their own personal or religious morals but there are actually many beneficial features to it. Such possible features include: cloning of body appendages and organs, and harvesting stem cells from embryos for medical solutions; reproduction for infertile couples, and single females and males. The most important outcome of cloning is...
Sustainable development was defined by (Brundtland, 1987) as a development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own need. Economists generally accepted and supported Brundtland definition of sustainable development. Pearce & barbier (blueprint for Sustainable Economy, 2000) also defines sustainable development as development that last. They also said that future generations should be entitled to at least the same level of...
Proving Discrimination in the Workplace "Although many women feel they have blossomed in middle or old age, there are some people in our society who believe that a woman's value declines as she ages. Some employers require women workers to meet youthfulness or physical attractiveness standards. If these requirements exclude women 40 or over or are not equally applied to men, they may be illegal" (Williams). Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, employers who have at least 20...
Should Children Be Punished With Physical Punishment It is generally believed that children are punished because adults want to teach them something. The whole purpose of punishment, in the case of children, is intended to change their behaviour. Adults generally think that they should do whatever it takes to get children to behave in an acceptable way. In order to get the children to behave thus, adults often punish them physically—that is, through causing pain. It is my opinion that...
1.) What is emotional intelligence and why is it important for us to understand it? Emotional intelligence is the skill to recognize and articulate emotions in an accurate way. This theory emphasizes interpersonal, intrapersonal and practical aspects of intelligence. (Santrock, 2007) Interpersonal intelligence is the skill to comprehend and efficiently interact with peers. Intrapersonal intelligence is the skill to comprehend oneself. Practical intelligence is the knack for getting out of...
Some contend that food aid dampens agricultural output and has negative effects on the economy of low-income nations (Abdulai, Barrett, & Hoddinott, 2005), while others argue that food aid benefits food insecure countries (Shaw & Singer, 1988; Hoffman, Gardner, Just & Hueth, 1994). This debate has lingered since the 1950s (Lowder, Southgate, & Rodriguez-Meza, 2004), and here I will examine this question further via fixed effects model of domestic food production to determine:...
The purpose of this essay is to discuss child labour and possible prevention. Child labour is when a child under the legal age (fifteen) are made to do work that is physically and mentally harmful and which interrupts their education or social development.1 Child labour is a serious problem in many countries. Africa and Asia has the most child employment with both making up 90% of total child employment. They are everywhere but invisible, toiling as domestic servants in homes, labouring behind...
Democracy and Development in Combating PovertyIntroduction The correlation between democracy and development in combating poverty stems from the European debate that has taken place since the early part of the last century. The significance of this debate has since been further amplified as a consequence of decolonization and the ability of international economic institutions such as International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to impose conditions on providing international aid to developing...