The Movie Big Daddy

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A child’s early years of life are important. “It is important for cognitive, social and emotional development. To ensure that every child grows up in environments where social, emotional and educational needs are met, we as society need to take the necessary steps.” I chose the movie Big Daddy, with actor Adam Sandler, to analyze because it shows all the contraries. This movie proves what not to do when trying to create such environments for children. I believe Rousseau’s view on child development really defines what this movie portrays. Rousseau thought “newborns were endowed with an innate sense of justice and morality that unfolds naturally as children grow. In this unfolding, children move through the developmental stages that we recognize…show more content…
14-15) Direct environmental influences are simply one part of a much larger system, where each element of the system influences all other elements. Different people and institutions fit together to form a persons culture such as their knowledge, attitudes, and behavior associated with a group of people. Vygotsky, focused on ways that adults convey to children the beliefs, customs, and skills of their culture. This is exactly what Sonny did for Julian. He imposed his way of life on the child and formed the child’s mind, attitude and his…show more content…
Sleep and nutrition play a crucial role in physical growth and development. Sleep is essential for normal growth because “while a child sleeps, 80% of growth hormone is released by the pituitary gland. Growth requires a great amount of energy, thus the need for a balanced diet for children.” (Kail p. 105) Infants to adolescents have different dietary requirements that should be followed for development to proceed normally. Sonny has Julian eating McDonald’s and greasy food everyday. When the child asks for Cheerios he is denied. Malnutrition during rapid periods of growth may damage a child’s brain, which may result in children having problems paying attention in school and becoming easily
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