National Strategies: Personal Development And 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 will support and help them with a variety of areas in life including relationships, confidence and self-esteem. In order for these to be succeeded they need to feel safe and secure. According Abraham Maslow (1949) ‘only a child who feels safe dares to grow forward healthily’. His/her protection demands must be satisfied, because unsatisfied safety needs will remain isolated and always calling for satisfaction. Bowlby 's theory also proposed that safe affection affects those parts of your baby’s brain responsible for social and emotional development, interaction, and relationships to flourish and develop in the best possible way. This relationship becomes the establishment of child’s ability to associate with others in a healthy
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