Improvement on Childhood

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Improvement of childhood over the years
March of progress
Sociologists say that childhood has transformed dramatically due to nowadays, the 21st centuary. Children are more valued, protected and educated than ever before and this is because of the laws that were put in place to make children different from adults and to make them feel protected for, cared for and treated well. However, on the other side of this story it can be aruged with the conflict view. They believe that inequality values are still in place today and not much has changed for it. For example, children are suffering from being in control and that allowing adults/parents are able to make physical, sexual and emotional abuse towards children.

Centuaries ago, childhood was extremely undetected. Childhood did not exist and they cease from it existing. Children and adults were treated exactly the same and the rules were equal to both adults and children leaving no gaps between them. It was said by Neil Postman that there were no differences to be seen from adults and children. For example, information and communciation through town speakers took away all of the innocence there were in these children. Also, due to the high number in infant mortality rate (5.7 births per women) it allowed the parents to have no emotional attachment to their children. If we turn this around and see the difference now we can see that children have a emotional attachment with their parents due to the rules on infant mortality rate (1.83 births per women). Through this change children are better cared for than they were centuaries ago.

Aires, a man who was a French medievelist and historian of the family and children aruged that childhood had improved since the middle ages. For example, children were expected to contribute within the household and workplace, generating in them having the same role as adults, and the…...

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