All parents should be taught about child development. Discuss.

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Child development is made of many factors such as physical, cognitive, moral, spiritual, beliefs, Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED). Parents are the first interaction a child will have with as when a child is born a bond will always be there between parents and a child. However, what parents do not know is that for a child to develop, they need all factors to develop which is why all parents should be taught about child development. A child’s development is about the ‘process of maturation, or the biological developmental plan contained in our genes’ (Doherty, 2009, p6). For example, a parent may have a disability; it may pass to the child resulting in taking time to develop a child’s their physical development such as fine and gross motor skills as well as their social development as it may affect them by not socializing with any other children or parents. This is one of the reasons why parents should be taught about child development from parents as they may not be prepared for any problems that can occur through child development and the child may need holistic support. All parents should be taught that the ‘heart of the relationship between parent and child is attachment’ (Doherty, 2008, p.395). For example, children create ‘emotional ties to special people who offer us comfort and in whose company we feel happiest’ (Doherty, 2008, p350). Although some children attached to their parents may create problems for when they are at different settings like school or if the parent has a job, parents should be taught this as a child develops from attachment as their emotional ties is developing the child’s emotional development as they feel happiest with who they are helping them experience feelings they may not have ... ... middle of paper ... ...e development, but to develop children do need the factors of child development. Works Cited • Delaney, E. M., & Kaiser, A. P. (2001). The effects of teaching parents blended communication and behavior support strategies. Behavioral Disorders, 26(2), p 93–116. • Doherty, J & Hughes M. (2009). Introducing Child Development. In: Child Development Theory and Practice 0-11. England: Pearson Education Limited. p6. • Doherty, J & Hughes M. (2009). Cognitive and Social Development. In:Child Development Theory and Practice 0-11. England: Pearson Education Limited. p350-395. • Ives St (2008). Social and Emotional Aspects of Development. Nottingham: DCSF Publication. p6 • Kaiser A.P. (2003). Teaching Parents New Skills to Support Their Young Children’s Development. Infants & Young Children. 16 (1), p12. • Pound L (2006). How Children Learn. London: MA Education Ltd. p44.

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