Where children live and the way they are brought up by their parents/carers has an effect on whom they are as a person and how they will develop. For instance if parents are rich or poor, live in good or bad housing, if they are capable loving carers or struggle with parenthood and/or their own (mental) health, or if there is abuse or lack of interest in the family unit, all these circumstances will make a difference to a child’s life and their physical and emotional health might be affected by these different scenarios.
Understanding on how child can develop and way of how to ensure their development was healthy is the most vital things, it is important as parents, educators and society to know the potential of children in order to shape them for the future and where exactly determined how children ends up when they grow up. Many have struggled in order to develop certain theory on how was development of children occurs and how to improve from time to time, hence the study of children development always on going to explore their proponents, area of development and strength, and this will work the best in helping development well. Physical developmental theory is one of theory that has been develop and focus on how children growth was study, paediatrician and
Developmental milestones are very important scales to track a child's development and determine if a child is growing properly. Most parents are excited to witness the growth and progress of their child's abilities throughout childhood. Although, developmental milestones are important ways to track a child’s maturation, it has some limitations. Developmental milestones can vary for each individual child since children develop at their own pace. There also others factors that can delay a child's development that parents should be aware of. Theresa seems to be a little delayed in some areas of physical development, however she is meeting her milestones for her cognitive development. Although, Theresa is progressing slower than others physically, her parents should not be too alarmed.
The bond that a child and a parent share is so indescribable that it can only be understood by a feeling. A child is the creation of both a male and a female that are bringing two souls into one. The child in that case, not only possesses their characteristics genetically, but also the behaviors that the parents illustrate physically. As a child is transitioning between preschool years and middle childhood years, the change is not significant. In fact, children at this age tend to stay stagnant. This is the timeframe well known as the “calm after the preschool years, before the storms of adolescence hit”(Holden, 2015, p. 262). The child is experiencing a shift from being in the house to a variety of different social environments that affects
The way in which settings plan and support children’s development in play is influenced by a range of theoretical perspectives.
In this chapter, I learned about human development. Types of human development are moral reasoning and cognitive ability. Developmental psychology is the study of how human humans grow, develop, and change throughout life span. In other words, an individual goes the stages of infancy, early middle childhood, adolescence, early and middle adulthood, later adulthood. However, psychologists proposed different theories of development. Some of the psychologists are JeanPiaget and Lawrence Kohlberg.
Piaget, Vygotsky and Erikson are three developmental theorists whose works were driven by a passion for how knowledge develops in an individual. Each defined theories they used to describe their views of developmental acquisition. There are some similarities between each of the theorists, in addition to many differences between them. Each have played a role in the development of curriculum for educating children. While some teachers may be more prone to support one over the other, the knowledge of each theorist aids in a greater understanding of child development.
Pregnancy can be divided into three trimesters and three development phases. The three development stages are germinal stage, embryonic stage, and fetal stage. Each trimester lasts about three months, starting with conception. The entire pregnancy typically lasts about nine months from conception to birth.
Each child is different from others. They are different in social, physical, cognitive and emotional growth patterns. Some children are active and others are quite. Some are bright and some are dull. To help all these children, we need to understand the procedure of their development. Knowledge of the area is very important of child development to guide young children and healthy development. Caring for young children we must understand theories about how people develop helps from knowledge. This combine knowledge will help us plan appropriate
The theory is essential within the psychological research of childhood development and adult love relationships, because it provides an explanation of how the child will attach to the caregiver, and how this attachment will continue throughout life and adult love relationships (McLeod, 2009). According to Bowlby, the four main characteristics of attachment are Safe Haven, which is the ability to rely on caregiver for comfort and safety, Secure Base, which is the action of the caregiver who will create security for the infant, Proximity Maintenance, which is the infant’s desire to be close to the caregiver, and Separation Distress, which is the infant feeling distressed when the caregiver is not present (Cherry,
Child development is an area of significant interest to professionals who deal with children on a daily basis. It is through child development theorists and their theories that we begin to form an understanding of how children develop emotionally and socially to become fully grown adults in society with a moral and emotional compass/. Teachers need to study child development in order to provide developmentally appropriate educational experiences for children. Health professionals also need to understand this area to support children in their physical, social, emotional and cognitive journey to becoming functioning adults in society. Childhood is a concept that is affected by social context and also by history. Here in the West childhood
that in order to achieve a healthy social development, it should start from infants, by
Hong Kong parents are known for their rare yet famous parenting approaches including ‘Monster Parents’, ‘Tiger Mothers’ and ‘Helicopter Parents’. One reason behind the rise in such practices is when the book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” came into light (Chua, 2014). Parents became influenced by it due to the successful story of the author’s daughters ending up in Harvard University in the book. As a result, parents also want their child to be like them. Hence, they tend to adopt and imitate such methods of disciplining the children. In addition, there are a total of four types of parenting styles in general including: Authoritarian, Authoritative, Permissive and Uninvolved/Neglectful (Morin, 2017). Characteristics and
Early childhood, also known as the preschool years, encompasses the rapid social and cognitive growth of children between the ages of two to six years (Hoffnung et al., 2016). This period serves as the foundation of an individual's life as they become more independent and social (Hill, Hanks, Wagner & Portrie-Bethke, 2016; Hoffnung et al., 2016). Additionally, children explore their roles outside of the family (Hoffnung et al., 2016). This essay will explore some normative milestones in cognitive and social development. It will also discuss some key aspects that influence the cognitive and social development of children. Furthermore, this essay will explain the importance of this knowledge in relation to the nursing practice.
The children are very important for any nation. Their needs and right should not be attended merely as a bye product of progress. They should be attended as an end and means of progress. Unless this change is achieved all investments in food production, community service and human resource development would remain less effective because the children constitute a significant proportion of the people and they would not be able to contribute fully to them nor benefit full from them. WE must not forget that the children are the ultimate goal for development and also the most effective tool for development. WE must also realize that the efforts for advance in the human condition must start as early as possible beginning with the child and with