Childhood Transitions An Unmarked Transition

"Both folk wisdom and the findings of psychologists agree that between the ages of 5 and 7, there is a change in the intellectual capabilities of children" (B. B. Whiting & Edwards, 1988, p. 241). This changed capacity is exploited in many societies (Bradley, 1993). The child is expected to make a genuine contribution to the economy of the household and in many societies where this is not the case, the child begins school. Surprisingly, these major changes in the lives of boys and girls, which roughly coincide with the eruption of the second teeth, are not given ritual recognition. However, there are some societies in which ceremonials are celebrated in mid-childhood and these practices mutilate and inflict severe pain, when the observance pertains only to girls.

Pregnancy And Childbirth

Pregnancy And Childbirth

If Pregnancy Is Something That Frightens You, It's Time To Convert Your Fear Into Joy. Ready To Give Birth To A Child? Is The New Status Hitting Your State Of Mind? Are You Still Scared To Undergo All The Pain That Your Best Friend Underwent Just A Few Days Back? Not Convinced With The Answers Given By The Experts?

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