This development in children includes both emotional and social development. From infants to adults, children are constantly adapting and learning about the environment and the world surrounding them (Maggi & Irwin, 2008). As a result, they begin to understand how to co-exist with others and the world. It is very early on when the child develops a certain personality depending on the type of upbringing and environment provided. Children do develop differently depending on their genetic makeup and environment, parents and guardians can play a huge role to ensure that the child grows up to be an emotionally mature individual.
REFLECTIVE JOURNAL ECE 205 Introduction to Child Development a. What has impacted your learning the most throughout this course? This course has impacted my knowledge of how important changes are that occur when a child grows and develops. This includes being physically healthy, mentally alert, emotionally sound, socially competent and ready to learn. As per research the first three years are critical in the shaping of a child’s brain construction and early experiences is the base of the brain’s organizational development leading throughout life.
Development is often referred to on a timeline and is broken down in ages. As development is more rapid in early years the milestones start by being quite close together before becoming further apart as baby becomes a child and then a young adult. The aspects of development that children are measured on are physical, language, social and emotional, and intellect. Physical development is usually very rapid early on in the child’s development. Within weeks of being born a baby will start to smile and respond to sounds and environments around them.
The preschool years, age three to five years, are the next step after toddlerhood. A child should continue to make vast progress in their language, motor skills development, and their overall view of the world (McGoldrick, Carter, & Garcia-Preto, The Expanded Family Life Cycle: Individual, Family, and Social Perspectives, 2011). According to Erikson these preschool years are referred to as the stage of “initiative versus guilt” (Cloninger, 2004). The goal of this stage is for the child to develop more purpose. This stage builds upon the autonomy the child has developed.
(Freeberg & Payne, 1967). The early stages of development for an infant on through childhood are based on how the family has affected the young child, and the types of parenting; education has influenced the growing child. How families affect the development of infants and young children. When an infant comes into the world they have no say or control over which family they will be placed into, or the environment in which they will begin to live in. The culture of the family is what is the biggest influence on how a child is raised, the morals Infancy and Childhood Development 3.
CYP31 Understand child and young person development Outcome 1 Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth – 19 years 1.1 Children’s development is continuous and can be measured in a number of different ways. Although all children will develop at different rates and in different ways, the sequence in which they develop will be roughly the same as they need to have developed one skill, for example walking, before they move on to develop another such as running and jumping. Birth to 1 year Physical Development Physical development is usually very rapid early on in the child’s development. Within weeks of being born a baby will start to smile, respond to sounds and environments around
The essay will discuss how children brought up in addicted households are affected and the effects on their adult lives. It also touches on how they handle their own families when they grow into adulthood. Although addiction can present itself in many different ways such as gambling, food or sexual, for the purpose of this essay the author will describe how a family is affected by substance abuse. Main Body Families that are affected by addiction can often be tense, painful and frightening experience for young children. The family can be put under a lot of stress and people’s emotions get minimized as the pain of what they live in is denied.
As these generations age, society changes as well as the family values. Adjustments are made to meet both individual and society needs. The three key processes in which children learn values and develop character should start with the forming of emotional attachments, teaching of pro-social behavior, and respect for authority; and abiding by the rules both within the family structure and society. The forming of emotional attachment should start at birth. First the infant bonds with its mother.
DIFFERENT STAGES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT INTRODUCTION OF Child development Child development refers to the biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur in human beings between birth and the end of adolescence, as the individual progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy. It is a continuous process with a predictable sequence yet having a unique course for every child. It does not progress at the same rate and each stage is affected by the preceding types of development. Because these developmental changes may be strongly influenced by genetic factors and events during prenatal life, genetics and prenatal development are usually included as part of the study of child development. Related terms include developmental psychology, referring to development throughout the lifespan, and pediatrics, the branch of medicine relating to the care of children.
This essay is in reflection of nutrition during infancy and toddlerhood period. I will provide substantial evidence in support of the values in nutrition from infancy as well as its long term effects throughout toddlerhood. I will support the infancy stages as more important to the overall long term healthier effects available in toddlerhood. What happens during the prenatal period and the earliest months and years of a child’s life has lasting impact on the life course journey. In the earliest moments, months, and years, interactions with parents, family members, and other adults and children influence the way the brain develops, as do such factors as nutrition and environmental safety.