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Essay On Child Observation

Writing Assignment 1: Observation Paper It stands to a reason that children are magnificent human beings. Once they are born, they do not know much, but within time they get to learn more and more. For this paper I chose to interview a young girl who is ten years old and lives in a family with both parents and a younger sister. The sister who is eight years old is very close to her age, however, their personality traits differ significantly. The subject is Caucasian and currently goes to school; the subject is in fifth grade. The family has a middle class socioeconomic status and live in an apartment which is spacious enough for the four family members. The subject was observed and interviewed in her personal environment because she could feel more comfortable engaging with her family and show more of her real personality and how she acts on her daily basis. Later, I…show more content…
Also, she could speak clearly using verbs, adverbs, adjectives, etc. and that really surprised me because I never noticed that before, until I read the book, and then did the interview. These facts relate to Piaget’s recognition concrete operational thought. Also, I noticed that the children imitate many actions that their mother does. When they see their mother putting on make-up and getting dressed, the children want to do the same. However, this can be a problem because the children also are learning quickly the mother and father’s language usage, such as bad words. In the interview I noticed that the subject eventually would say words that normally a child wouldn’t use. I also noticed that the parents are authoritative. According to Baumrind’s parenting style, they do demand tasks to be done, but also listen to what the children want to say (Berger, 2014). When one of the children is in trouble, the other one feels bad because they developed empathy for each

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