Family Systems and Healthy Development Liberty University Family Systems and Healthy Development In today’s world, families are dynamic and interdependent systems. The developmental processes of the children in the family are deeply affected by how the family system operates. However, a family’s structure does not determine whether it is a healthy family system or not. Today, families consist of single parents, stepparents, divorced parents, remarried parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. They are all able to contribute to a healthy functioning family system by meeting each family member’s needs and encouraging positive communication (Jamiolkowski, 2008).
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."
Unit 78 - Work in partnership with families to support individuals Working in Partnership with Families Key Points for working in partnership with families. • Welcoming atmosphere where families feel valued as experts on their relationship with their relative • Open, honest & daily dialogue • Flexibility in communicating - taking individual circumstances into account • Keeping families informed of their development • Find an appropriate time and place to discuss any sensitive issues • In communications with families, begin by sharing something positive • Being responsive to family concerns • Make positive and useful suggestions as to how you can work together • Encourage families to become involved in their relatives activities and interests • Support less experienced staff in sharing information with parents First Impressions First impressions of a setting are a decisive factor for families. A positive response to their initial enquiry regarding the setting is the foundation to the partnership. All members of staff have a shared responsibility to ensure that the family are made to feel welcome on their first visit, given the time to look around and the opportunity to ask questions. Families will feel slightly apprehensive on their first visit.
For the most part both children’s development is fostered here. It seems that both Simon and George’s parents are in communication with their educators and they are involving in some decision-making (George’s parents more so then Simon’s). This communication will insure both Simon and George are on a positive developmental path. Urie Bronfenbrenner concludes, “A child’s development is determined by what he/ she experiences in the settings he/ she spends time in and that the most important setting for a young child is his/her family, because this is where he/ she will spend most of
EYMP 1 Task 2 3.1 As a trainee practitioner i need to show the knowledge and understanding of how partnership with parents is important to the success of each individual child in the setting. Promoting an effective bond between the parents and professionals, this provides a source of strength throughout their time in the setting. Consequently practitioners should be very aware that there leading role is very different in the Childs life, compared to their own parents, carers etc. Practitioners roll is to be able to show a more compassionate bond with the child. Leading on Carolyn Meggitt also believed that “Practitioners need to develop constant, warm and affectionate relationships with children, especially babies, but should not seek to
I think that if you have two very patient and loving parents the child will learn to cope with it as he or she grows up, like in the case with Noah. It took him quite some time to figure it out but now he is in a much happier and healthier relationship with both his mother and
Wolfendale acknowledges that “the value of partnership with parents has been recognized since it was stated in the plowden report (1967) that by involving parents the children may be helped and the fact that many settings now routinely work closer with parents.” Brudenell, Kay (2008, p274) I believe as time goes on the Ideologies and theories will continue to be put into our practice within working settings. It is my contention that every policy and regulation that we create will refer back to a certain pioneers key findings, it may me slightly different the way it’s used but the outcome will be comparable. We often complete schemes which we are unaware of any background and how it was founded such as “the change for life” which aim is to support and encourage the children to be healthy and active. This was something McMillan emphasised on all these years
But what he didn’t expected was when all his friends knows about his condition, they volunteered their time to help him when he was falling behind the school, and sometimes even help him with his mum’s daily care. Nelson was grateful for what they did for him, “Sometimes the hardest thing was keeping it a secret and being too proud to ask for help.” and now he is getting on well with his
Having a sibling with a learning disability such as ADHD can bring diversity and compassion to a child. Siblings can thrive from having an ADHD brother or sister. Siblings can grow in to well rounded, empathetic, mature, diverse, amazing parts of society. Siblings that have to grow up to adapt to their situations and behaviors learn to “go with the flow” which can make adulthood an easy adjustment with being able to work and live among all walks of
This also pays benefits to children under the age of 18 along with the surviving spouse caring for them. The disability program pays monthly income for workers who are disabled for at least a year, are unable to perform gainful employment due to physical or mental impairment, and had previously paid into social