Auditind Essay

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Personal, Social and Emotional Development stages Childhood is a time when young people have few responsibilities outside themselves; it is also a time when growth occurs in many different areas. Childhood development covers a broad field, but the social, emotional, and personal developments in particular receive much attention. During the ages between 10 to 14 years old, children undergo specific changes socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Socially, being with friends becomes an important aspect of this developmental age group with each gender preferring to spend more time with like gender. (Johnston, 50) Personal Development Personal development is influenced by peers, parents, heredity and other adults. Development can be influenced by Parents by providing a structured environment that is both demanding and responsive to children's individual needs. Peers affect development by providing opportunities for social skill development and by influencing the formation of values and attitudes. (Glascoe, 35) Social Development Children’s ability to learn cooperatively in school and interact with their friends is influenced by social development. Social problem solving includes the ability to read social cues, generate strategies, and implement and evaluate these strategies. (Briggs-Gowan, 155) Emotional Development Attachment is an intense emotional bond, often referred to in the context of parent-child relationships. Much of what we know about human attachment comes from the research of John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth. The lack of exposure to close intimate relationships left many of these children with emotional problems and the inability to form subsequent connections with others. Based on his research and observation, Bowlby offered a description of what could be considered normal phases of attachment. His theory is based not only on

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