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Discuss nature and nurture in health and social care

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´╗┐Charliee Nicholls Unit 4 Task 2 M1 D1 What is Nature? Nature is part of a long standing debate that is about an individuals characteristics. People who believe in the nature part of the debate believe that all of a persons characteristics are inherited from their parents, this includes everything from your eye and skin colour o your behaviour and personality. Nature includes all the genetic parts of your development, so you would have gained your behaviour, looks and personality from your parents. Example of nature: A man who has been in prison for aggressive behaviour has a son, as his son grows up the child shows more anger than perhaps other children generally would. Some people could think that this was inherited from his father, whilst others could believe that the environment in which the child was brought up in has influenced this. Nature can also be linked to illness. People who believe in nature could think that because one of your parents has asthma, then their child will to. Although this could also have been effected by the environment. Drug and alcohol addictions could also be included within the debate, or example if a child is born drug dependant because of the parents drug use during pregnancy, then this shows ...read more.


This is due to the fact that both parents are of shorter heights so their child will be too. Nurture The child?s ability to walk and run could be affected by the way that they are brought up, children will also talk in the way that their parents/carers talk. This is nurture as these things need to be taught to a child in order for them to complete the task successfully. Example of nurture within physical development: An example could be that a child does a lot of sports, compared to a child who doesn?t, therefore the child who does more sport will most likely be better at walking and running etc. Intellectual development Between the ages of three and five, children should be using paint and drawing as well as being able to wash their own hands and feed and drink for themselves. The main natural things that children develop on their own is their behaviour, a child?s behaviour and interests will start to develop, this can help to be shaped through their family and friends. Example of nature within intellectual development: An example of nature would be a child in a playground at school creates their own game and prefers to play on their own. ...read more.


At this age, children will begin to develop friendships and preference which gender they most like to play with. Children develop quickly socially when they begin school as they become more independent and start to make choices for themselves. Example of nature within social development: A child begins school and becomes very upset when his parents go to leave him, but over time, he starts to become more independence as he has now started to form friendships with other children. This shows that the child is now excited to go to school to see his friends. Between the ages of three and five, it is a very big life change for children as they start school which can impact the child a lot by challenging their different feelings and emotions. Example of nurture within social development: A three year old boy begins nursery and is told off for not sharing the toys with the other children. He does not understand why he has to share his toys as he wasn?t taught this at home due to him being an only child and there being no other children for him to share with. His parents should have helped to teach him how to share and the reasons as to why sharing is so important. ...read more.

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This work discusses nature and nurture in relation to child development. The description of nature and nurture was good, but some of the examples given for how they relate to child development were weak, for example the example regarding nurture and physical development. Please make sure that the examples are easy to understand.
I would have liked to have seen examples from other settings such as a hospital or nursery which would evidence the ability to think more widely.
The writing style was satisfactory but there was room for improvement in terms of use of punctuation and reducing grammatical errors

Marked by teacher Diane Apeah-Kubi 28/06/2013

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