Social Development And Attachment Analysis

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This essay describe the importance and results of parents impact they have on their children 's social development, which involved their children learning values, knowledge and skills enabling them to relate to others effectively. Furthermore, describing the role of parents, what influences that role, parents as role models and how parents implement different parenting styles and their impact? As well as focusing on children 's first relationships, attachments and how they relate to others as they mature to adulthood. The role of a parent is to take care of a child biological needs, provide safe, nurturing and supportive environment, to protect and guide, motivation and manage discipline however reality is that these are not always met.…show more content…
Attachment is a deep and enduring emotional bond that connects one person to another (Ainsworth, 1973 Farrington-Flint 2014 p and Bowlby 1969. Farrington-Flint 2014 p Attachment behaviour in parents towards their child includes responding sensitively and appropriately to the child’s requirement, such behaviour appears universal across cultures. Attachment theory provides an explanation of how the parent/child relationship materializes and influences development, this is supported by Psychologist Bowlby, Harlow, Lorenz theories of attachments. Farrington-Flint 2014 p They suggested that infants come into the world biologically pre-programmed to form attachments with others. The element of attachment is not food, but care and responsiveness. Bowlby also suggested that a child would initially form one primary attachment, acting as a secure base for exploring the world. The attachment relationship acts as a model for all future social relationships so disrupting it can have severe consequences. This theory also suggests a critical period, if an attachment has not developed during this period, then the child will suffer from irreversible developmental consequences, Farrington-Flint 2014 p Whereas John Watson Farrington-Flint 2014 p proposed through the process of conditioning, based on Pavlov 's observations, was able to explain aspects of attachments though patterns of stimulus and reaction. Believing that all individual differences in behaviour were due to different experiences of learning. The nature via nurture debate continues, or could it be a mixture of both that enhances attachments. However the question remains can attachments if delayed be rebuilt over time of which it can but with some consequences as seen in Romanian orphans and adoption. activity 2 focuses on the innate and environmental factors that affect children’s social development. The video explores different perspectives on nature and nurture and introduces you

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