Adolescence is a period of searching a meaningful identity. To find identity young people usually outmode and compare the behavior and values among parents and models provide in mass media. It is a period where adolescents maintain and exchange ideas and value system of those peers than parents Muuss (1975). Adolescents are process of seeking freedom and freeing from dependency from parents. Mostly their behaviors are influenced and motivated by their age mates.
Adolescents go through a period of psychosocial crisis, this is a developmental period when a person has to resolve a conflict in his or her own life. The common question they face is “who am I?”. When transitioning in adulthood, adolescents may feel insecure or unsure of who they are. Without proper care and encouragement for self-exploration they will fail this stage and possibly have an unhealthy personality and sense of self. This theory is relevant to the thesis because it shows that adolescents are already in a period of importance, and they want to fit in with society.
Vygotsky’s cognitive theory emphasizes “individual development could not be understood without reference to the social and cultural context within which the individual was embedded” (Triplett, 2016). Throughout the events recalled, it is evident that Victoria’s world is shaped by experience and influence. In general it is nearly impossible to fully understand a person, nonetheless one going through adolescence, without knowing where they are coming from socially, culturally, and developmentally. For those who work with or intend to work with adolescents it is imperative that you form a relationship first, one in which you take the time to show care and interest in what’s important to them so that they can reciprocate by wanting you to accept
This happens because in this age you need a lot of guidance which one may not prefer when parents are around and therefore starts asking their peers for solutions to their problems. In the adolescents stage they cannot make decisions themselves as the brain is developing and the pre-frontal cortex, that controls reasoning and helps us think before we act, develops later. Their actions are guided more by the amygdale and less by the frontal cortex. The choices which adolescents make may also be to please the person they stay with and ensure that they are happy and might end up taking the wrong choices leading to sever situations such as my case study mentioned. However everyone believes that staying with peers may have a negative effect on a adolescent whereas in some cases peer pressure is not always bad, It can help you analyze yourself and change your thinking.
It is important that parents set the right examples for their children. Negative examples can be detrimental to a child’s development and can lead to bad behavior. Therefore, parents have a big influence on their children’s behavior and tend to be responsible for their actions. 2)Why I’m interested in this topic? As I did some research on certain topics I noticed that one of the topics that interested me the most was the topic I choose, how do parents/families influence their children and their behavior.
The changes in adolescence leads to reproduction, adolescence has a growth spurt. In adolescence there is a social, emotional and cognitive change. Some adolescence deal with this change well however some do not and it can be very problematic for them and the parents. There is a sense of more independence; they tend to
This exposure can contribute in your child’s upbringing and make him/her a better human with a tolerant attitude. Au Pairs generally belong to the non-speaking English countries like Germany, Spain, and Thailand, thus the chance of developing a world-view at an early age becomes quite inevitable for your little one. If compared with nannies, Au Pairs certainly have an upper hand on the nannies what with the fact that the nannies do not engage in any kind of cultural exchange. Moreover nannies are not qualified enough to transfer any kind of valuable knowledge to your child. In short, an Au Pair is the best caregiver for your child to trust
It is defined that gender identity formation is a developmental task of adolescence wherein people start to make a sense of identity and embrace their sexuality, along with other significant physical, emotional, and cognitive changes (Saewyc & Pettingell, 2012). It is believed that adolescence is a time when identity issues and concerns over heterosexual relationships are prominent and it is also a period when they adapt to these internal changes, adolescents need an environment that is both reasonably safe and intellectually challenging—one that provides a "zone of comfort" as well as challenging new opportunities for growth (Petersen, 2012). However, nowadays family seems to be broken" or "separated." The consistent findings show that emotional distance and conflict are highest during peak pubertal growth (Hill et al., 1985). The adolescent who is still on his way to developing his identity and personality may have difficulty in relating himself to the outside world because the attention of the parents seems to be divided.
An intervention will help the practitioner to get involved with the child and family to deal with any issues that may have been identified during observations. Practitioner may have noticed that child does not like to socialise or communicate with others. Practitioner will speak regularly to the parent/carer and together, they can support the child. If the child is left unobserved and not dealt with, it could impact on the child’s holistic
It was also similar conceptually with the principles of positive psychology. Central to its philosophy, the theory of Positive Youth Development suggests that, if young people have mutually beneficial relations with their social world, they are hopeful to their future by positive contributions to self, family, community, and civil society. A developmental scientist Eccles & Gootman (2002) and Lerner, (2004) have suggested that positive youth development consists of psychological, behavioural, and social characteristics that reflect what they call the “Five Cs” such as competence, confidence, connection, character, and caring/compassion. A child or adolescent who develops each of this Five Cs is considered to be thriving. Lerner, (2004) also believe that these thriving youth develop a sixth “C”: contribution (to self, family, community, and civil society) (Lerner, 2004) Figure No.