Introduction I began this core with the idea that in comparison to adults, children could be somewhat limited in their capacity to make sense of their own experiences. I assumed that the procedures themselves would also be limited in there use. However as I examined the various case studies I soon came to realise that miecat procedures are not so much limited but adapted to meet the needs of younger people. This assignment will examine the adaptation and impact of miecat procedures in working with children, with particular focus on the concept of play and how this represents the child’s experiencing. Furthermore it will consider how children process meaning and examine how or if this is different from the process of adults.
He believed that children needed a key worker in order to help them feel safe and secure within the setting. Bowlby also believed that it helped children build close relationships with people from a young age, so they wouldn’t have problems building these relationships when they are older. Bowlby found that children who did not have relationships with others found it hard to socialise and be comfortable around other people than children who had that close relationship, “His findings suggested that children who were at an early age, deprived of a relationship with their primary carers were more likely to have behavioural problems in later life.” (Tassoni, 2007, page
Compare and contrast how content analysis and ethnographic research have been used to study children’s understanding of friendship. Defining the concept of friendship has caused many difficulties for psychologists. Friendship and our understanding of friendship changes through time, it can also mean something different from one individual to another. (Brownlow, 2012) Bigelow and La Gaipa, as cited in Brownlow (2012) pioneered research into the understanding of children’s friendships using content analysis to gather their research. William Corsaro (1985) as cited in Brownlow (2012) built on this study choosing ethnography as his method of research.
The SDQ is a brief behavioural screening questionnaire for children and adolescents that is widely used in CAMHS. The SDA covers many areas which young people may be struggling with on a day- to – day basis. McDougall, Armstrong, Trainer (2010). That tool can be completed by parents, teachers, and youths themselves. The use of structure assessment tool inform decisions about the most effective way to meet the young person’s needs Mitchell (2006) This scale was used however to gain a basic knowledge of outcome whilst not overlooking the family meetings as a measure of outcome.
However, I was surprised to discover that just a few twisting of the words and some changes in the language could do the trick, while saving/and or creating the parent-and-child relationship. This book was aimed primarily at elementary-school-aged kids, but many of the lessons can be applied to toddlers quite easily, or even to adolescents and other adults. How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk provides true examples and confirmed ideas of how parents and teachers can improve their relationships with the children in their lives by improving their communication skills. The book is divided into seven chapters which address common ineffectiveness in communication, and how adults can help the child express the feelings evoked in the situation without acting out (i.e. describe the child’s feelings for him, listen and provide small feedbacks like “oh”, and avoid questioning), and think of the solution to the problem together and follow through instead of expecting the child to do what the adult wants, all the while leaving the child feeling empowered and unpunished.
Page 6 of 28 some children in the same family develop such different personalities. Neither does it explain why children gradually develop moral codes’ (Tassoni et al, 2007: 78). People also criticise that this theory does not explain why some children gradually develop moral codes. Francesca Denney Page 7 of 28 B1- Evaluate how current influences play and different theoretical models affect the planning and provision of learning opportunities The EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) (see appendix 3) provides guidelines for settings to plan activities for children which are suited to their needs, abilities and their age/ stage of development, these activities can be set out either indoors or outdoors. The EYFS also provides guidelines for settings to plan children’s next
Bowlby proposed that an internal working model (IWM) developed in childhood will determine or affect later adult relationships and how successful they are. Ainsworth’s strange situation helped develop three main types of attachment: secure, resistant and avoidant. Secure children develop a positive model of themselves and relationships as their primary caregiver was sensitive, emotionally responsive and supportive. Resistant children have parents who were inconsistent in their care giving, resulting in the child having a negative image of themself - often seeking attention but not finding comfort when they receive it. Avoidant children often have rejecting parents, which leads to them developing an internal model which makes them think they are unacceptable and unworthy.
(preschool) • Child gains trust in their care givers, they are in control of their emotions Stage 3: • Initiative verses Guilt (3-5 years) • Their social world is widening • Adults expect children to be more responsible • Children develop uncomfortable guilt feelings if they are irresponsible Stage 4: • Industry versus Identity ( elementary-school years) • Children take initiative which gives them new experiences. • Mastering knowledge and intellectual skills • Children enjoy learning new skills • Problems can arise developing a sense of inferiority and incompetence Stage 5: • Identity verses Identity Confusion (High School) • Trying to find themselves and what they want out of life • Encourage students to explore different paths • If not allowed to explore may develop identity crisis. Stage 6: • Intimacy versus Isolation (early adulthood) • Developing a relationship with a partner • Intimacy is finding yourself but not losing yourself in someone else • Hazards - Feeling of loneliness when you cannot find a partner Stage 7: • Generativity versus Stagnation: ( mid-adult ) • Generativity means transmitting something positive to the next generation. • Stagnation can happen when we feel we have done nothing to help the next generation Stage 8: • Integrity versus Despair ( Late Adulthood ) • If retrospective evaluations are positive they develop a sense of integrity • If they have mainly negative backward experiences they
Through my research it seemed as if the struggles presented were unexpressed to the ‘other side’ (parents or children), which then causes familial conflict. However, if parents and children actually knew and were explained about the types of trouble each other was facing, they would be better informed and would also be able to make educated decisions as to how one should act accordingly. What’s more, the family dynamic would then become a learning experience for both parents and children, instead of an intrapersonal struggle kept to oneself. This would lead to a healthier family unit, and give children a support system to rely on which would decrease the occurrence of bad
Their self-conscience is highly regarded as conceited which can cause personal distortion. Generally these added pressures serve as only distractions in a child’s development, but can have adverse effects if they are not addressed. Peer groups are capable of aiding children during this difficult period, but there are some peers that influence risky behaviors. The adolescent starts believing that if risky behavior is not harming their friends, then it will not harm them and some risk taking can lead to greater peer acceptance. One benefit would be that it can also help relieve the so-called maturity gap between physical and social maturity by mimicking adult behaviors, thereby affirming personal independence.