Resilience In Child Development

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Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION Situation Analysis For every stage of development there are critical periods which affect the development of the individual (Papalia & Olds, 2009). Specifically, childhood is one of these stages. Childhood years, from ages of nine-12 years old, are very crucial and fragile in the development of an individual for it is in this stage when they begin to be aware of negative feelings. These are the times when children experience fears, phobias, anxiety, problems and issues that would affect their future development. According to Erikson, when children equate their own abilities to those of their peers, they build a sense of who they are. If they feel inadequate, they may isolate themselves (Child Development Institute, 2015).…show more content…
Resilience is very imperative for children to possess or adopt. It strengthens their spirit to conquer the difficult situations in life where most of them fail. Children should be helped in overcoming the difficulties not only in their academics and their relationship with their peers but in relationships with themselves as well. The normal psychological functioning of children who are not guided to cope with stress may be adversely affected. Developing resilience is necessary that parents, care givers and other adults need to fulfill it as part of their role in the lives of…show more content…
The way the researcher puts it, resilience is the ability of a person to recover after a given stress or problem. Like any other people, children at their age also have the ability to recover and become alright after a stress or a problem with the help of self-acquired skills or his social institutions. According to Purisima (2011), resiliency is a personality trait affected by external factors. The result of low resistance to stress, loss and adversities in life is a problem affecting the normal functioning and limits the potential of a student. Some researches made about children’s resilience include an international study conducted by Atiadaud, Afklinteberg and Rydelius (2008) regarding the resilience and vulnerability among refugee children of traumatized and non-traumatized parents. The study aimed to explore resilience among refugee children whose parents had been traumatized and were suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The research proved that tolerable emotional expression, supportive
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