Describe, with Examples, How Different Aspects of Development Can Affect One Another.

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A child’s development can be affected in a positive manner or a negative manner as a result of many different factors. There are many examples that can describe how different aspects of development can affect one another. Most of the time, one aspect will affect one or more other aspects of a child’s development. For example, if a child needs to overcome a language barrier such as speaking a foreign language or the late development of speaking, this stops the child from being able to interact freely with other children and also with adults which leads on to the child having a low self esteem and the child feeling like an outsider. This would affect the social and behavioural development of a child. Obesity or being overweight is an issue which is sometimes overlooked in children. If a child is overweight, they are often unable to keep up with other children in sports and P.E. They will struggle to participate in high energy sports such as football and athletics. Other children may laugh at and bully the overweight child, which results in low self confidence and the child being embarrassed about himself. Obesity and being overweight is very often a consequence of bad diet and a low energy lifestyle, which has a negative effect on the physical, emotional and social development of a child. Disability in children is a factor which can hugely affect a child’s development. For example, being unable to walk would be a detriment to the child’s physical development, but be advantageous to his/her intellectual development as they would be more inclined to read or engage themselves in learning new skills. However, the child may also be left confused as to why he/she is different to the rest of the children which would affect the emotional, social and behavioural development of the child. One change that may affect a large majority of children is the addition of a new baby
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