The Influence of Families on a Child’s Development Children’s development in all aspects are influenced by genetic composition (Nature) and the environment in which they grow (Nurture). They are influenced by all adults in which they come into significant contact. Smiling at someone unfamiliar or speaking to a stranger is less likely to have a lasting impact on the child or their development. However, parents and immediate family have the most impact on a child’s development. A family is defined as at least one adult and one child who live together and in which the adult is control of the child’s life and behavior as well as demonstrates responsible care for the child (McDevitt & Ormand, 2013). Parents are the primary educators and caregivers, …show more content…
These individuals have daily contact with the child and through communication and actions shape the development of the child positively or negatively. Parents may use child development theories, such as B. F. Skinner’s behaviorism theory on rewards, to direct children to make correct choices that they deem proper. Through the parent’s participation in a culture and/or religion and the child’s exposure to the same aspects, including any parental conversation, the child gains the understanding and participation in the same culture or religion. Through parental involvement and a positive home environment, families support academic growth in children, the child gains more knowledge, skills, positive educational attitudes, school readiness skills and interest in learning (Parker, Boak, Griffin, Ripple & Peay, 1999). Finally, parental decisions on physical home environmental conditions, such as cleanliness and an area conducive to academics, as well as nutrition influence each child’s physical development and safety. Each choice family members make regarding daily events, including meals, religion, and culture, have an impact on the children within the …show more content…
In summary, this student is disappointed in his physics grade as he has honestly worked to earn a higher grade in comparison to his classmates who have been cheating on assessments. His mother helps guide him in advocating for himself with the teacher and earns the opportunity to retake an assessment. His mother advises that to prove he deserves a higher grade as a result of the opportunity, he must be fully prepared and study. His perfect score proves his ability and resulted in a higher semester grade. Finally, both learned that Cedric had advanced in his development and he was prepared to enter college
Parenting in today's world can be a challenge and parents will find themselves choosing their battles and determining which issues are really "worth it" when it comes to their offspring. As parents make these decisions, their child rearing style will be developed. Child-rearing is a reflection of how parents demonstrate love and exercise authority toward their children. As parents begin using a particular child-rearing style, they will influence and ultimately determine a large portion of who that child becomes in their adult life.
There are three perspectives of social learning theory, attachment theory and parenting styles. Social learning theory was one of the greatest prominent models of parent-child relationships, and it was connected to the thoughts and outcomes of Bandura (Bandura, 1977). Social learning theory claims that the real life experience shape the behavior of the children directly and indirectly. If a child gets an instant reward for his behavior, like parental attention, care, support or approval, then the child will like to do the same behavior again, but if parents discounted or punished then the child will be less likely to do it
From the perspective I have at this stage in my journey in the early childhood education field, I would like to share what I have come to value and believe in regards to early learning and care by looking at my philosophy statement. To begin we will look at the statement and highlight three key features and find out why they are important to me, then we will see what they will look like in my practice, and lastly we will examine these ideas closely by looking at where they originated. By taking an in-depth look at my philosophy statement we will better understand the motivation behind my practice which I hope to continue to refine and refresh as I gain more knowledge and experience.
The universality versus cultural specificity debate both have aspects that make sense and can be applied to childhood development. On one side, supporters of the argument for the universality of parenting suggest that certain types of parenting styles will produce the same child development outcomes in different cultures. On the other hand, the argument for cultural specificity states that different parenting practices vary from culture to culture, and that culture ultimately determines the outcomes of child development. Each culture has specific styles of parenting that instill values on children particular to that culture. Each individual has characteristics of what their parents taught them, which gives every individual their own personality. Both sides present logical information on the cultural impacts of parenting on child development outcomes.
In one’s childhood it is apparent that the immediate family members have a significant impact on the way a child grows up. The environment a child is raised in can and will affect him or her in many ways. Developing siblings learn from one another through everyday play and family activities. The interactions within a family provide many opportunities to acquire social, emotional, and behavioral skills (Conger, Stocker, McGuire, 2009).
The foundations for a child’s development begins not only in the child’s first year, but also while they are in utero. A child’s development can also be influenced by how much the parents are contributing to the development of the child. A couple that interacts well with one another as well as with the child can have “positive impacts on a child’s cognitive, language and motor development, this can also positively benefit the couple relationship, and the parent-infant relationship,” (Parfitt, Pike, & Ayers, 2013). A parent’s especially a mother’s mental health can greatly impact a child’s development if a mother is less stressed the will be more comfortable around the child creating a better mother-child attachment which also promotes language development. (Parfitt, Pike, & Ayers, 2013). If a father’s is positively involved in a child’s life early on that the child will have a greater reduction in cognitive delays, this is especially true in boys (Parfitt, Pike, & Ayers, 2013). Another positive key in a child’s development comes from the sibling relationships. Siblings help a child learn social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral
Poverty is “the inability to acquire enough money to meet basic needs including food, clothing and shelter” (Gosselin,2009). This social disadvantage limits one’s ability to receive a quality education and it is a constant problem throughout the world accompanied with“deleterious impacts on almost all aspects of family life and outcomes for children”(Ravallion,1992). Poverty is a main factor that affects normal human growth and development in a variety of ways, primarily impacting children’s early development, social behaviour, health, and self worth.
Babies come into this world with physical, and emotional dependencies to others and learn about the world around them, including about themselves through early human interactions. The role of the parents is to provide a solid, supportive foundation to facilitate interactions creating a secure, loving environment for the child to grow. At the core of the infant’s healthy social development is the mother-child relationship. Parenting style and how well the mother respond to child’s sensory social signals, effect child’s aptitude to bond to others including to their peers. However, other factors are important, such as father involvement, mother’s mental state and peers support.
Parents and their parenting style play an important role in the development of their child. In fact, many child experts suggest that parenting style can affect a child’s social, cognitive, and psychological development which influence not just their childhood years, but it will also extend throughout their adult life. This is because a child’s development takes place through a number of stimuli, interaction, and exchanges that surround him or her. And since parents are generally a fixed presence in a child’s life, they will likely have a significant part on the child’s positive or negative development (Gur 25).
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
When people hear the term Child Development they automatically think of how the baby is forming inside of the mother. Child Development means so much more than that, it is also the term used to describe how children learn and grow as they age into adults. Another term that is used for child development is developmental psychology (enter in-text citation). The actual definition of child development is the biological, physical, and emotional changes that occur from birth until the end of adolescence. There are many different stages of development, it starts in the womb.
Development is the process of growing, forming or creating into something slightly more advanced than before. Development starts during conception and ends during death. Development consists of three developmental domains which are, physical development, cognitive development, and psychosocial development. Each of which involve some form of growing or changing including the changes of moods throughout the lifespan. The Nature versus Nurture concept are issues that are found in stages of development as well. Nature which relates to the behavior that is inherited by genetics, and Nurture which relates to the behavior that is inherited or learned from the environment. With every developmental change or growth in a person’s life the mood of the
Children living in poverty have significant effects on their development. Poverty begins to affect children’s cogitative development early on in the child’s life, reasons why it is noticeable at an early age is because they do not have the learning experiences they need before start attending school, causing them to fall behind, plus leaving them to be unsuccessful for the rest of their life. School readiness is the biggest factor in determining whether a child can escape from poverty or whether they will continue to struggle with learning throughout their life. Interventions during the early childhood could prevent some of these effects from occurring or influences their achievement. Interventions have been used by child care centers to improve
From the very beginning of our life, from conception until death we grow in many ways. We grow physically, cognitively, and socially but which of these is more important? Physical development, cognitive development, or psychosocial development they are all intertwined and are based upon each other. An issue with physical development can cause serious detrimental effects on both cognitive development and psychosocial development. For example; a child who is born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome will not only have physical malformations but also cognitive delays and this in turn can lead to psychosocial delays. Physical development is the most important for the first few years of life as well as cognitive
The importance of early childhood development is found in the emotional, social, and physical development of the young children and how education has a direct effect on their overall development. Early childhood education is most beneficial for children ages three through five and is also often referred to as preschool, pre-kindergarten, day care, nursery school or early education. Early childhood education is necessary for the preparation of young children for their transition into elementary school and beyond. Sending children who are of preschool-age to an early education program can have a positive impact on the child's life and give them a noticeable head start towards a bright future.