Socialization and Childhood Influences Lesly Longoria Texas Woman’s University Socialization and Childhood Influences As we have been learning this semester in class, the experiences and ecological settings in which a child grows up in are important in giving each child their uniqueness. According to Bronfenbrenner, the degree to which individuals realize their potentials and develop their abilities is determined by interactions and experiences (Berns, 2016). It is evident that these interactions and experiences can come from different sources. In order to understand how a child’s development is influenced by their environment, it is important to know how their biological, social, and psychological characteristics are shaped
Who we are is directly related to our environment that we are nurtured around. Our development is essential to who we are as adults and will be the very fabric connected to how, what and why we act and think the way we do. I’ve decided to talk about early childhood development, which plays the most crucial part in the foundation of who we will be. At this stage we are sponges soaking up this new world we are now apart of. I will discuss physical development, cognitive development and psychosocial development pertains to early childhood development.
Before the 1700’s, what we today understand as “childhood” and the innocence that comes with it did not exist because of extreme poverty and high infant mortality rates. It was normal for children to help with labour, be at parties with adults and even dress and have the same postures as adults. Medieval childhood mostly undifferentiated from adulthood until the industrial revolution. With the emergence of a larger middle class and disposable income, toy stores, schools and even houses built with nurseries were established. Thus, childhood was discovered and “increasingly, the child became an object of respect, and a s...
Future research should be worthwhile to explore further the idea of childhood in modern societies as children are those who will define history in the future and investing in them is for sure important. Another important issue related to the appearance of the term is that if childhood is a social construction as supported widely from the literature, how is it possible for historians to trace the term in the past since it is not the same as defined today and maybe the fact that it is not makes it itself difficult to be found. What if the term was so different conceptualized then that it cannot be understood and therefore not found
Childhood, as we know it nowadays, was an unknown concept. Children were seen as small adults as soon as they had achieved a minimum ability to take care...
In the model I developed for child development there are three main groups: physical, mental, and social. Within these three groups are subcategories, many including ideas from various theorists, that I will use to support my system of child development. Throughout this paper, I will use ideas, definitions, and examples from the theorists I have chosen and from my own experience.
Woodhead, M. and Montgomery, H. (Eds) (2003) Understanding childhood: an interdisciplinary approach, Milton Keynes: John Wiley and sons in association with The Open University.
Somewhere around the beginning of the seventeenth century, the perception of the nature of childhood -- its duration, its perceived purpose, its requirements, its quality -- changed rather significantly in the Eurocentric world, a period Valerie Suransky identifies as a watershed for the modern notion of childhood (1982, p. 6). Actually, two things seemed to have happened: first, the idea of childhood as a separate developmental stage began to arise; second, the idea of who was deserving of childhood also began to broaden. The pattern was similar in Europe and America, with some minor variations which resulted from geography, religion, etc., but the differences are inconsequential. Generally speaking, the factors which influenced this change are the view of the nature of humankind, the development of industry, urbanization, parents themselves, and the women's movement.
The dictionary definition of a child is a young human being, an immature person and offspring (Oxford, 1976). This idea is reflected in Mead’s statement ‘that children to adults are representative of something weak and helpless in need of protection, supervision, training, models, skills, beliefs and ‘character’’ (Montgomery et al, 2003, p vii). The emphasis is on the concept of the child by adults rather than the size or mentality raising the notion that a child, and therefore childhood, is not just a biological concept but also an ideological one (Falconer, 2009). This ideology makes an oxymoron of Children’s Literature according to Rose (Hunt, 2009a) as adults write, publish and purchase books with each set of adults having their own ideas about childh...
In high school, child development was on of my favorite subjects, apart from nutrition and dietetics. This video left me with a clear and precise summary of the main aspects of child development. As the oldest sibling from 3 children, I have witnessed first hand many of the theories and descriptions mentioned in the video.