The support and guidance given to children during this time will have a great bearing on the pace of their development. *As a teenager they form their individual identity, education should guide them on moral, social, economic and culture codes. As they become older they become less reliant on adults and have a strong sense of what is right and wrong, although adults normally still have to support to help solve disagreements and they understand behaviour that is acceptable and
Each young person is an individual and will mature and develop at different rates and time scales. It is important to factor this in when working with young people on an independence plan as one plan will not suit all young people. As previously mentioned a young person with mental or physical disability may require more intense care and support for a longer amount of time than a
Although there are norms, it is important to remember that every child will develop in their own way. Norms describe the average set of expectations; however if a child develops faster than the
Discuss Kohlberg’s theory of gender development. Kohlberg’s Gender Consistency Theory basically argues that the development of a consistent gender identity can be seen as part of the child’s more cognitive development. Young children find concepts such as conservation hard but older children do not. Similarly as children get older they understand that there can be different perspectives on a situation to their own. The child responds to the influence of other people but is actively engaged in developing its own concept of its and others genders.
The experience of a child is no less valued than that of an adult however how the child engages and communicates that experience does differ from that of a fully mature adult. The child’s use of play allows them to engage with the world in a way, which is unique to the child. Through play they are able to express themselves. Play becomes their language and represents their experience. One of the main aims of Miecat methodology is to understanding self and it is proposed that through the
An experiential account from a single case study has been used, based on secondary data from a semi-structured interview. The qualitative method of interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) was used with an ideographic focus to identify themes and then organise these into clusters. IPA is still a recently developed research method, its expansion could lead to valuable insights into the effects quality of friendship can have on the social development of an individual. Introduction There are a myriad of interpersonal relationships an individual can engage in; work relationships, intimate relationships, or friendships. All these relationships are at the heart of our existence and play a vital role in shaping our lives (Berscheid and Peplau, 2002).
If these factors (with the exception of special needs) are not included in the children’s or young person’s environment there may be a negative impact on their individual rate of development and so, the inclusion or exclusion of these factors can influence the rate at which a child develops and acquires skills e.g. lack of social interaction could inhibit (slow the rate of) a child’s communication development opportunities and so the child would be less likely to be at the same stage or milestone as its peers. In conclusion, children’s and young person’s development does follow a sequential pattern however each
Broderick & Blewitt (2015) define social comparison as comparing someone else’s abilities with their own, and this is a common practice during middle childhood and early adolescence. Middle childhood is when self-esteem is developed and these social comparisons can influence childhood self-esteem and an adolescent’s identity status (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015). Eccles (1999) classifies these stages of development as being socially dramatic due to the individual wanting to fit in somewhere. Social rejection from peers can influence the development with negative behaviors and feelings
As development is more rapid in early years, the first few milestones start by being quite close together, before becoming further apart as a baby becomes a child then a young adult. The aspects of development that children are measured on are: physical, language, social, emotional and intellect.
Children will develop at different rates and may progress unevenly through across some areas, but will generally reach the milestones in roughly the same order. A general explanation of the child development progress would be. From the head down towards the feet, From the trunk of the body outwards, i.e. gaining control of the muscles close to the trunk and head and then moving outwards slowly gaining control of the arms then the wrist and followed by the fingers. From simple to complex.