Case Study 2 As a setting it is our responsibility to note down all events seen, including the date, time and where it took place. It is also important to monitor this, seeing if the child comes to the nursery like this often, or on particular days. It is our duty to safeguard the child and if we feel that they are being 'neglected' we have the right to report it. However, we could support the mother by having an informal meeting, talking about any issues that she may be having.
This article is about experiments and anaysis that have been done with children that have been separated from one or both parents. How hard it is to live without your parents and how complicated things get. Studies show that nearly three quartes of adolescents have been separated from one or both parents for extended periods. Results from general linear model anayses indicate that children whom are separated from their parents are more likely to report symptoms of anxiety and depression. I love the fact that they are doing analyses because this proves that they are harming children but taking parents.
In this book specifically, the separation of children from their mothers. From the moment their mothers say goodbye, children consider their mothers to be, “larger than life,” (7). In their mothers’ absence, children long for their care and support. This highlights the importance of a mother’s role in a child’s life. Even in more developed countries, some children suffer psychologically while growing up due to the absence of a mother-figure, or any other parental figure.
This leads me to wonder about the effects that absentee parents have on their kids' development. Without a parental figure or without both parental figures it is up to the children to parent themselves without the “...rules, discipline, and support” that is supposed to be provided to them by their parents. So what effect does the lack of these traits have on a child's development? This question is answered by a UMASS Amherst study where it is stated “Previous research has suggested that long term separation, from parents or parent, has the following adverse effects: depression, loneliness, anxiety, anger, behavioral problems at school, low academic achievement motivation, lack of self-esteem, misbehavior, truancy, and stealing. ”(He 1).
Homework #3 Mary Ainsworth was a very influential figure in the field of psychology. Not only did she focus on the scientific study of love, but she also looked at how this theory developed. Mary’s lifelong process looked at the origins and nature of attachments between the interactions of infants and their primary caregivers.
In the article, “The Causal Effects of Father Absence”, the authors McLanahan, Tech, and Schneider (2013) explain how many approaches and methods have been used to research how the absence of a father negatively impacts his children. They said how some of the methods and approaches included ‘omitted variable bias’, which cause the research results to be critiqued, but the approaches that were too biased were redesigned and more effective. The authors concluded that the effective approach results were that the absence of father negatively impacts the children social-emotional development, affects the male child more than the female, and has a larger effect when the absence occurs at the child's earlier years. The idea and concentration of fatherlessness and it’s affects on the male offspring is something to be studied and understood; this is essential because in studies, as stated before, male children are faced with more negative affects than that of
Analytic enquiry of the middle child: While we talk of the middle child and their behavior perhaps Bowlby 's attachment theory could bring more insight as we look into life of the middle child earlier in their life. Bowlby believed that that mental health and behavioral problems could be attributed to early childhood. Bowlby’s evolutionary theory of attachment suggests that children come into the world biologically preprogrammed to form attachments with others, because this will help them to survive. This attachment is primarily done with the mother and that humans have been actually developed a biological need to stay attached to the mother. Bowlby postulates that this attachment figure this single attachment was a secure base for the child
According to Sophie Bloom, M.S.L.Ac, by voicing their concerns and their attitudes towards things in the world, parents greatly influence their child and their child’s development. Therefore having a present and positive parental figure while growing up is extremely important for a child or a creature's development. The lack of affection and/or abandonment of a child can also cause severe consequences later in the child's life. According to Judith E. Carroll, Tara L. Gruenewald , Shelley E. Taylor, Denise Janicki-Deverts , Karen A. Matthews, and Teresa E. Seeman “The most toxic childhood stressors are those that occur in the absence of emotional support from a caregiver.” The lack of a parental figure and the absence of emotional support can greatly affect a child's life it can be considered one of the most harmful occurrences in a child's life.
One of the most important factors that affect a child 's development is the relationship and attachment of the child with their primary caregiver. John Bowlby studied the development of the child; he was interested in how childhood relationships affected kids as they grew older and became adults. He was also concerned with the relationship of the child and primary caregiver and how they interacted, and the effect this had on later life. Bowlby 's theory established that children’s earliest relationships shaped their later development and characterized their human life, "from the cradle to the grave"(Bowlby, 1998). The attachment style that an infant develops with their parent later reflects on their overall person.
Bowlby, Harlow, and Ainsworth each had unique positions on infant attachment and adult relationships. All three researchers pointed out that children become attached or unattached depending on the amount and type of love and affection they receive from birth. Each had a different way of creating their study. Harlow used baby monkeys taken from their mothers and replacing mom with either a metal or a terry cloth covered mom.
As divorce has become more common place in society, millions of children affected by separation of the nuclear family. For children, it is very hard to lose a parent because they just a little children that did not known what the situations really is. Also, a child 's life becomes more stressful because of the losses of parental support and economic. Significantly affect the child 's welfare. Since many children do not adapt well, their behavior is affected.
Since the ‘50s, Bowlby worked alone and with distinguished colleagues such as psychoanalyst James Robertson, ethologist/zoologist Robert Hinde and psychologist Mary Ainsworth on several different studies. Bowlby suggested that due to the attachment between children and their carers, children suffer loss when they are separated. Bowlby’s study with the ethologist Robert Hinde, inspired the idea that certain attachment behaviours have evolved as a survival mechanism (Bergen, 2008). The core of the theory today is that the quality of close relationships affects personality, emotional and social development not only in childhood but throughout the life of the individual (Howe, 2001). This suggests that attachment theory is effectively a biological, psychological and social theory of human development.