This can happen only if parents and educators work together to encourage desired behaviors from pre-school-aged children in both the pre-school and the home setting. The first thing that needs to be looked at to understand a child’s development is attachment. Attachment is a lasting emotional relationship that begins at birth and is a lifelong process. The first attachment a child has sets the tone for development as well as provides the basis of all future relationships (Gonzalez-Mena, 2009). Attachment gives infants a sense of well-being which happens when an adult responds sensitively and appropriately to a baby’s needs.
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This behavior paves the way for terrible twos. Although, this can be a frustrating time for parents and caregivers it is important to note that learning to say no is a fundamental skill. When children enter the no stage giving choices throughout the day will make a child feel more independent. Giving children choices such as whether to dress themselves or be dressed by a parent. Toddler will gain self-confidence by being able to choose (Hudlemeyer, 2008).
For practitioners to plan effectively towards children’s development needs, parent partnership is essential because parents are the child’s first educators. Fitzgerald (2004) stated that “partnerships within early years settings are about reciprocal relationships: the influence that the family has on the setting and the influence of the setting on the family”. Parent partnership has several key features, one of which is that practitioners know the needs of the child. Practitioners need to know how the child is and how their needs are so they can fulfil them to the best of their ability. In Early Years settings daily sheets are filled out to inform parents about their child’s progress throughout the day, practitioners then feedback to parents about the child’s overall day.
A child’s emotional development depends on the amount of influence the parent has on the child during his or her early stages of development. There are many things parents can do to help their children develop healthy emotional experiences, for example, parents should create a bond with their children on an emotional level, and spend one on one quality time with them, and maintain a consistency to influence their emotional development. In addition, parents should help their children learn to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy emotions (Vasquez,... ... middle of paper ... ...e child respect, honest, and how to think before acting out or breaking any rules in the future. How parents deal with anger and discipline can affect their children mental, physical, and social development. Using profanity, yelling, and hitting are not an effective way to discipline children.