Child, Family, and Community: Family Centered Theresa R. Moore ECE 313- Final Paper February 19, 2012 Dr. Alicia Holland-Johnson The Child in Context of Family and Community “Each child must be viewed in the context of his or her family, and each family must be viewed in the context of the community to which it belongs” (Menza-Gonzalez, 2009). Educators who have a deep-rooted respect for their students and families will use decision making skills to enhance the general relationship, communication, and services provided to connect and help to develop a child into a society of life long learners and citizens. “A family- centered approach takes the individual child and the group of children out of the spotlight and instead focuses on the children within their families. That means that parent involvement isn’t something the teacher does in addition to the program for children, but that the program includes the family as an integral, inseparable, part of the child’s education and socialization. Families, along with their children, are the program” (Menza-Gonzalez, 2009).
Close friends, colleagues and neighbors provide it. Informational support involves the provision of advice, suggestions, and information that a person can use to address problems. Appraisal support involves the provision of information that is useful for self-evaluation purposes: constructive feedback, affirmation and social comparison.’ (para. 2) The social support theory is relevant to our social issue of teenage mothers getting back to education to finish their high school certificate or equivalent because of the goals we are trying to achieve and our campaign to achieve the goals. We are aiming to support and encourage teenage mothers to complete their high school education or equivalent leading into further education or employment.
Parenting groups have experienced staff what will work with the parents and with the child/children helping them to develop strategies to improve your situation. There is a full programme of activities planned each half-term for both children and parents, and staff provide one-to-one services, advice and support, workshops and training sessions, visiting speakers, behaviour modification, play therapy, and recreational and therapeutic sessions. • Improved self-esteem for you and your child • A better quality of life • Better mental and physical health • An improved understanding of your child’s needs • Increased parenting skills • An understanding of nutritional value to you and your family "Parents usually know their children better than anyone else. They understand their own culture and the community where they live. Facilitated sensitively, Parenting Support Groups can help families decide what works best for them."
According to the authors, millennial students were influenced by a unique set of culture, such as hard work, supportive parents who desire the best for their future. Even with these positive qualities, millennial students also give difficulties to their teachers, counselors and the administrators at high school and college levels. An additional influence on the millennial students is parental involvement. Parents of this generation pay very close attention to their children’s academic progress and extracurricular activities. Elam, et al.
The Effects of Healthy Family Systems and Childhood Development Danielle Whitebread HSCO 502- Liberty University Family systems are important in children’s growth and development for many reasons. Murray Bowen, John Bowlby and Erik Erickson’s theories of family systems, attachment and trust describe how family systems are important to a child’s physical, emotional, spiritual and social development. The family systems theory was originally introduced by Dr. Murray Bowen. Dr. Bowen’s theory was used more in the clinical setting as a therapy involving the entire family system. Bowen’s theory explained that instead of one being seen as an individual, they were a part of a larger group; a family system.
A peer group could be the most effective agent of socialisation as during primary socialisation it is becoming more common for children to be enrolled in nurseries while parents work, so children start getting socialising by classmates and friends from a very early age and this continues all through secondary socialisation although it may occur more with the work place. This conveys the reason why people might believe that the peer group is a major part of socialisation as it occurs although our life until we
I believe earning my degree is especially important to me for many reasons, but to name the most important ones to start is what it means for my family. I will be able to better provide for them, and I will be able to teach my daughters the importance of higher education. Another important aspect of earning a degree is the confidence and self -esteem boost I get. I believe that I will be able to achieve a career I can be proud of, and one that will provide me a lifetime of happiness. I will grow intellectually through different experiences and by meeting new people with the same intellect.
To be successful throughout these cycles, family members need to adapt and change to ensure survival of the family. Each stage presented to the family will come with new challenges and greater responsibilities as well as opportunity to master new skill. When the family masters these skills they are able to move forward to the next cycle. Inability to master these skills may have a negative impact on the family in way of relationship and
Together, these changes contribute to advances in one’s identity. Many aspects of the life course that were once socially structured such as marriage, parenthood, religious beliefs, and career paths are increasingly left to individual decision. Emerging adults play a more active role in their own development than at any earlier time. As they explore, they often face disappointments in love and work that require them to adjust, and sometimes change, their life path. It is therefore important an individual has social support to foster resilience.
Communication is also needed to build relationships in the first burst of communication we are building a new relationship even by just saying ‘hi’. Then we need to maintain this relationship each time we greet a parent / carer when they come into the setting, by asking how they are? What have they done over the weekend? This can help to strengthen the relationship, also we can gain and share information with families, other professionals and children, this information we gain and share will help us in the way we work. Sometimes communication can be about gaining