As parents we are supposed to be guardians, providers and protectors of the family. There are many characteristics in being a good parent. *I think that parents need to be good listeners when it comes to their children. Sometimes we are so quick to judge our children's actions and words that we tend not to hear them crying out for love, attention or just help in general. We need to listen to them and their feelings and how they react to things.
Even before birth a child is developing within the womb. The parents are responsible in ensuring that they are giving their unborn child the nutrients to develop. This helps to prevent any small or large physical and learning difficulties during this time, as in many cases it is out of the child’s or parents control. If learning cognitive theories are accepted and the infant brain is insufficiently stimulated during the first 3 years of a child’s life, or they are exposed to toxins or malnutrition, then this can be a factor in later learning and disabilities. There have been many studies on diet and how it effects a child’s growth and physical development and ability to learn.
September 1, 2009 Assignment #1 1. This question is difficult to answer because I feel that each contributor and theories are equally important in the field of early childhood education. My belief is that they are all parts of the whole in which should be considered for early childhood educators. Rousseau’s’ contribution that all children are naturally good is important because we must consider that behaviors are learned. It is the responsibility of the adult/caregiver to teach a child how to make good choices and encourage exploration of the world around them in which they may encounter the circumstances of their actions.
There are many values a child should learn, but the main values a child should learn are responsibility, respect, honesty, love, fairness, self-control and, last but not least, money management. The reason responsibility is one of the main values that are taught to our children is because we want our children to grow up and carry their own weight, so that they are not always expecting someone to carry out their duties for them. Being responsible requires a person to take charge of something or be trusted with important matters (“Responsible”). So, children need to learn how to take care of their own duties, especially without the parents waiting on them hand and foot. To teach our children the small value of responsibility, we have to model responsibility.
Also you can’t just yell at them when they do something wrong. By yelling at them you are disrespecting them. This can lead your children to believe that disrespecting people is normal. This is why being respectful is an important characteristic for a parent to have because young children look up to their parents as role models. Parents need to have courage because you can’t show your children that you’re afraid.
CHILD AND YOUNG PERSON DEVELOPMENT: 1.1 Birth-1- PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT: This is a fast development period for babies. Babies are quick to learn the sucking motion and they need it to feed at this early age which results in there physical development for weight and height. There reflexes are vital at this age as they need to survive. As they get a little older they become stronger and are able to begin lifting their heads, rolling over and in some cases crawling aswell. "Baby talk" may also come into affect.
Family involvement is indeed necessary in the behaviour change process, lest we become victims of addictive behaviour. Schaumberg 1997, from the book false intimacy stated: “If all parents had to do was to manage their children’s external environment, the neighbourhood they live in, the schools they attend, the friends they choose, the quality of parenting they experience, - parenting would be relatively elementary. A solid understanding of child development, knowledge of effective parenting principles, and just plain common sense would go even further in making children’s lives go smoothly. But parenting involves far more than controlling a child’s environment! I would like to agree with Dr. Schaumberg that parenting involvement does not only mean controlling a child’s environment.
It is important to have a meaningful plan for parents to have full involvement in their child’s progress, development, interests and most important of all happiness. It is paramount to raise parent’s self-esteem and show them how they can promote their child’s overall development. In order to improve involvement between a childcare setting and parents/guardians the following plan is what I would use and hope to be efficient in assisting parents in becoming involved in their child’s preschool life: - Food pyramid In their statement Achtenberg and Satter states” Traditionally, children were primarily influenced e pyramid is by their families. However, todays parents tend to be less reliable food providers than in the past”. (Achtenberg, 1988;Satter, 1987).
Social development starts in the family. Each member has his/her own responsibilities to do. The roles of each of the members of the family must be fulfilled. This will improve the relationship of the family and strengthen the connections between parents and their children. Each member of the family must also be aware and involved in the community in order to have ideas on how they can contribute to the development of the community.
I have found that kids will actually enjoy having a babysitter more if they listen to the sitter and do what they are supposed to do. There are three main reasons why kids don’t want babysitters. The first reason is because they feel that they get into trouble. What kids don’t realize, however, is that if they respect their sitters, they will not have to worry about getting into trouble. The second reason why kids don’t want to be babysat is because it can get boring.