The Importance Of Social Development

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According to Dowling (2009) Personal development is based upon children’s obtainment of knowledge, individual personal skills, their ability to think, and the way in which they perceive themselves.
National Strategies (2008, P5) Social development is how we come to understand ourselves in relation to others, how we make friends, understand the rules of society and behave towards others”. National Strategies (2008) say emotional development: Having feelings, understanding them and having the ability to feel empathy towards others and their feelings.
It is vital that young children start the process of PSED in order for them to be able to progress and succeed as young persons. Developing these different qualities of their personality and charismas
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In addition, a study carried out by Jamyang-Tshering (2004) on social skills of pre-school children, shows that girls presented more social skills than boys while boys showed more problem behaviours than girls. Social skills are special behaviours essential for starting and continuing positive relationships with others (Ladd, 1990; Guglielmo Tryon, 2001; Westwood, 2003).Social skills should be developed during pre-school years to prevent social and behavioural problems which may provoked in social environment (Merrill, 1995; Squires, 2003; Roche-Decker, 2004; Herrera &Little, 2005). Children who have difficulty in social relationships due to innate temperamental traits experience psychological problems both in social and academic contexts. Not being able to develop positive social relationships in early years can cause social and behavioural problems as well as developing negative attitudes towards school, being dismissed from school, committing crime during adolescence, unsuitably behaviour in adulthood and low performance in professional…show more content…
Parents are the children security blanket. Children need frequent and affectionate handling. This broadens to other people in the child’s world but initially, it is the mother who is the most important figure. This concepts of holding does not just mean physically holding the child but it means anything the mother, family and wider society do to make the child feel secure and held. Also the concept of holding was absent from the lives of many children he worked which causes them to be anti-social tendency. (Flood, E., C., Hardy 2013:103)
As outlined earlier, attachment theory is a concept in developmental psychology that concerns the importance of attachment in regards to personal, social and emotional development in children. Specifically, it is a privilege that, the ability for an individual to form an emotional and physical attachment to another person gives a sense of stability and security necessary to take risks, grow and develop good personality. Naturally, attachment theory is a broad idea with many expressions, and the best understanding of it can be had by looking at several of those expressions in
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