Explain How Relationships Affect Children And Young People's Development

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A child who is unsafe or has been neglected has a physically smaller brain and fewer brain connections ‘to develop the brain, pathways need to be made, connections made over and over so the baby can remember and learn otherwise these pathways are lost’ than a child who is safe. ‘Babies brains are making connections at a rapid pace’, when a child feels safe and is happy they are more able to participate and learn from their play, interactions, and daily routines. A child’s relationships affect all areas and stages of their development. The experiences they have in their younger years will shape them for the rest of their life. The parents are the most important thing in a child’s life. From the moment they open their eyes they are learning. One of the first things they see, hear, smell, and touch are their parents, children watch and learn from their parents. Children mimic their parent’s behaviour and actions.…show more content…
If a child is neglected by their parent it can cause problems with how they interact with other children and adults. When a child is encouraged to communicate with their parents it creates a stronger bind which will also encourage the child to go out and explore/learn about the world. The first three years of a child’s life is very important for building the baby’s brain. Everything a child sees, smells, tastes, and hears helps shape their brains for feeling, thinking, moving, and
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