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    Describe the ideal relationship between parents and children. How do you appreciate your parents and how do they appreciate you?

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    This can be more prominently observed when two members of the same sex are involved (mother and daughter...) As the age of the child increases, the responsibility of the parent decreases, most probably proportionally, and this has to be observed by the parent. One has to take into consideration that the child's young years are all that he/she has experienced and that although it's existence might only go back as far as a tiny fraction of the parents life, this cannot be understood by the child until a certain age.

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    The age group I have selected to describe the physical and intellectual and learning development is 3 to 7 years.

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    Physical Development The physical development stages expected for 3 to 7 years At 3 to 4 years they can steer and pedal a tricycle. At 4 to 5 years they can skip with a rope, can throw and catch a large ball. By 7 years they can balance on a beam and hop on one foot these are the gross motor skills which are skills involving movements of children between 3-7 years old, which can take quite a lot of co-ordination.

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    How Daily Routines can help to support children(TM)s care and all round development for 0-3 years.

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    How a welcoming routine supports a Childs development A welcoming routine is very important as it makes the child feel loved and wanted. Ways in which this could help them develop are: Physically- hand eye co ordination, when they hang their coat. Intellectually- remembering their marker on their coat peg. Language- talking and welcoming their teacher and even just being able to recognise their name. Emotional- this could be when they leave their parents as it might make then feel sad, or sometimes happy.

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    child study visit

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    Observations When Sam found out that we were going to the park she got really excited. As soon as we got there she immediately ran over to the swings and she needed me to start her off on the swing by pushing her once and then she used her legs to make her keep moving. After about two or three minutes she wanted to get off the swing and she asked me to get her off because the swing was a little bit high as her feet didn't touch the floor when she sat on it.

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    Introduction to Child Study.

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    She has a wide imagination and often pretends to be a teacher using the skills her teachers use at nursery which she as noticed. Mica loves to play along in games with others and amuses herself when alone. She loves to play with her dolls and teddy bears but also likes watching television. Mica's favourite programme is Tweenies, she also likes to watch films, and her favourite is Monsters Inc. She often relays what is happening in the film like when the monster is talking she will say the words before him or when the little girl is about to scream she will prior to it happening.

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    Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different family types

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    4. Learning Skills: In a nuclear family, children usually get far more extensive training in life skills. For instance, mothers usually teach their children relationship skills, like emotional response skills and how to have smooth relations with others, while fathers, in general, teach their children handiwork skills and sports skills, like fixing things around the house or hitting a baseball, as well as how to deal with the world outside. 5. Sharing Responsibility: With two parents sharing the responsibility of raising the children, it enables one parent to take time to pursue other interests or get a rest while the other parent plays or works with the children.

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    Stages of adolecence

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    By late adolecence, many teenagers would have come to appreciate subtleties of ideas and situations and will be able to project to the future. Their capaility to sense what others feel and solve complex situations has improved considerably. But as they are still quite inexperianced in life, even older teenagers may use these newfound skills erratically and may act without thinking. Emotional development- If teenagers could have a reason for being (other than cleaning out the refrigerator and sleeping all day)

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    Child Study observation - We will bake a type of desert that Zariya enjoys. I will let her look through recipe books to choose what she would like.

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    Then we will start to bake and finally get to eat them! Risk assessment: Oven: There will be a risk because of the heat of the oven. Will have to ensure adult presence at all times during the baking and also make sure Zariya's younger sister, aged 1 is not in the kitchen. Observation, how will I record this? I will be using my notebook to record observations of Zariya Baking To start with Zariya and I had to put on some aprons, tie up our long hair and wash our hands so that we were ready to bake.

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    The age group I have selected to describe the physical and social emotional development in the age group 3 to 7 years.

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    Fine motor skills can be things such as turning a page in book one by one, cuts out simple shapes, colours pictures in and is able to join handwriting these are all skills that involve small movements involving the whole hand and wrist such as unscrewing a jar or writing, drawing and making a jigsaw also known as fine manipulative skills. Social and Emotional development for children aged three to five is very important for every child's development in these are being met

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    Influences on personal learning

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    learning for example doing practical lessons in science or any other subject also when something getting explained to them writing note help them understand it better. Some things that may influence the way that I learn for example is teacher that are in schools for example if I was tort by a teacher which always said that my work was wrong and never gave the praise me then that could affect the me by not trying my hardest in that lesson or the I could just stop doing that lesson.

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    Development of 4 to 9 years

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    S/He will be able to draw a picture of a house and will include the garden and sky. Intellectual Development By the age of 6, children often use language as well as some adults. Normally language develops very fast between 2 and 6 years. Between the age of 2 and 7 years, most of the children learn to count and to explain how much things weigh. Language Development At round two years of age most children have started to speak, using two word phrases such as 'Melissa park', meaning Melissa wants to go to park.

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    child development visit 1

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    Aims and Planning My aim is to focus on Richards's physical development. I am going to be looking at his gross and fine motor skills. I will also be watching his sensory skills by reading to him and asking him to identify words and pictures. There are many activities which I can monitor Richard's Physical Development. Expectations For gross motor skills Richard should be able to: 1. Run up and down stairs, one foot per step. 2. Stand, walk and run on tiptoe. 3. Walk with a good sense of balance. 4.

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    Outline of speech on: Child Abuse Child abuse is the physical or psychological mistreatment of a child by his or her parents (including adoptive parents), guardians

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    -- Washington Post, May 5, 1977. This is good information to you that already have kids, or for people that plan on having kids. If you know that you do not have patience for children, then please do not have any until you are ready. Without time and patience for children, you may feel or already have an urge to mistreat and abuse your kids. There are many reasons why parents abuse their children, but it does not make it right. Today I am going to talk to you about child abuse and the some of the causes of it.

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    Childhood Obesity-A Rising Issue GCSE Health and Social Care

    It is un-preventable. If it going to happen, there is virtually nothing you can do to prevent it. Even though, a person can appear to look fit, they still can have Type 2 diabetes. 3 in 8 people are considered to be malnourished, however 40% of those people are self- conscious on their personal appearance. However Type 1 diabetes, which was extremely uncommon a few decades ago, is now a popular ever growing thing. Type 2 diabetes reduces your body's ability to control blood sugar.

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  15. I believe that I have been a positive role model for children in my placement as I always use my manners and I am polite towards the staff, parents/carers and children that bring them into the nursery.

    Vygotsky's theory led him to the conclusion that children learn from adults and other children around them. This proves that the children are learning from me being a positive role model, the children will be more likely to act this way when they are older. Tidying up in the nursery shows the children that I am willing to work and that I am happy while doing it. This sets a good example and shows the children that they can follow this, so that they can be good at helping tidy up where they've been playing.

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  16. Development of a 7 year old child.

    Jared is a 7 year old boy living in North London. He attends the local catholic primary school situated in a secluded leafy area. His mother is a Housekeeper and his father a successful property developer. Jared's school report has shown that he is not making much progress and his parents have become greatly concerned about their son's academic slow-down. However, the school has also informed that Jared has become extremely chatty with his classmates; his parents are hoping that this is the reason why he is losing out in class, because it will be easier for them to solve as opposed to their son having some sort of a behavioural or medical condition.

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  17. Genetic assignment

    It is uncommon and rarely seen in children, but there are some early signs of development. For example, children who used to enjoy relationships with others may start to become more shy or withdrawn and seem to be in his or her own world. They may also start to cling to parents or talk about strange fears and ideas that do not make sense. Schizophrenia's inheritance is multifactoral; It is usually the result from a complex interaction between genetics and heredity, chemistry, and environmental factors. The disorder has a strong hereditary component. Individuals with a schizophrenic relative (parent or sibling)

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  18. Professional development

    Family During the past few years the knowledge and skills I have gained, has benefited my family in terms of increasing their knowledge particularly health and well-being. Furthermore it helped them to develop skills for day to day living. One example would be nutrition, over the past year I have develop knowledge on this particular subject as I was studying it as a topic. I used this knowledge to inform my family members about healthy lifestyle and dietitian requirements. Since my mum most of the cooking in the house, I educated her about calories intake on food and furthermore much is allowed for each individuals according to their age, weight and height.

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    Max starts to laugh and Becky says "has grumpy max gone?" and max says "yes" amongst chuckles. Max has grown more and he talks much more quickly. He is three now and seems to have grown into a little boy. Becky tells us lunch is ready and max will not eat his pasta and starts screaming "I don't like sauce" Becky tells him not to be silly and tells him to eat 3 pieces. Max can use a knife and fork which according to Brennand is on cue with development.

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  20. Developing effective communications

    Elderly people and people with disabilities can feel depressed and isolated. In order to prevent a depressed mood state that results from communication difficulties the results from communication difficulties the staff of a skilled nursing facility should demonstrate patience and provide the elderly residents with alternative methods of communication when possible. Difficult, complex and sensitive issues that occur within health and social care residential accommodation; Communication difficulties related to dementia and stroke can result in Major comprehension difficulties are generally related to other, more serious, health problems.

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  21. Signs of pregnancy and possible complications.

    The usual reason is that there is something wrong with the baby's development. Ectopic pregnancy An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilised egg dose not becomes implanted in the uterus wall but in a fallopian tube or elsewhere in the abdomen. An operation is needed to remove the embryo and repair the damage.

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  22. Child development factors

    Economic to boost a child's self esteem parents may spend money on buying their children nice expensive clothes, a family who are more interested in the economic circumstances means their children are more than likely to have a more healthier and active lifestyle and this will boost their confidence.

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  23. Leaflet to explain the importance of children's play

    They are also improving their intellectual knowledge as they are learning the area's of a house by playing with the doll's house and also how clothes work by putting the clothes on the doll. How play helps children learn to interact: What is interaction? Interaction is a group having a conversation or an exchange with other people. Play can help children interact with others through the social interaction that some play has for example playing ruled games that more than 1 person plays.

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  24. Broad Area of Research (BAR)

    After some practice, a 3-year-old will be able to help dress and feed him/herself, which gives him/her a sense of independence. Intellectual Through play, children learn about themselves, their environment, people and the world around them. As they play, children learn to solve problems and to get along with others. They enhance their creativity and develop leadership skills and healthy personalities. Play develops skills children need to learn to read and write. Play in early childhood is the best foundation for success in school.

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  25. Child study - I spoke to Sophies mum about the safety checklist and questionnaire while Susie read Sophie a Barbie story. There was no sign of sibling rivalry with the two sisters.

    She was good at the roads before crossing them, very familiar with the green cross code. As we walked along she was chatting away to us using full sentences and her speech was very clear to understand. Lots of why? and how? and when? All the things I pointed to she was able to say what they were. She didn't recognise the colour purple of a flower I pointed to but she knew all the rest of the colours showing she has grasped the concept of colour well. Every dog was just a dog not labrador etc. We got to the playground and once we got there she said please could she go on the slide.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • "For both Rousseau and Wollstonecraft, childhood represented a crucial phase of self-development. Discuss this aspect of their thought."

    "In conclusion it is clear to see from both Jean-Jacques Rousseau's and Mary Wollstonecraft's writings that they both believed that childhood was a crucial phase in a person's self-development. It was important for them to try to relate their beliefs to the general public which is why they emphasise it in their books, and also the reason that they write about it so successfully is because of their own personal experiences in their own childhood which seems to have provided them with a solid base to work upon in their adult life."

  • This assignment will discuss and critically analyse maternal welfare, observing the effects of alcohol on the growing fetus.

    "To conclude, the health status of a human being at whichever point in their lifetime is determined by the associations of numerous influences, for the most part arising from their biology, their social and economic circumstances, their own psychology and behaviour, and the occasion of 'random' actions. A number of these influences were active only for a short time in that individual's earlier developments, but they have left permanent damage to the child. The condition of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and its effects is just not widely known to people in this country so it is important that awareness is raised. There currently is no way to predict which babies will be damaged by alcohol; the safest course is not to drink at all during pregnancy this will optimise your chances of a healthy baby. Furthermore, all women who drink should stop as soon as they think they are pregnant. By developing learning environments that respond to the unique challenges of a child with FAS/E, one can provide an important link in the chain of support needed to assist these children to succeed in the school and in the community."

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of using the concept of age as a marker for development? Discuss with reference to at least two of the following topics: infant temperament, the development of perception, cognitive development

    "In conclusion, most children do not learn or understand problems and ideals at the same rate. Children react differently to their surroundings and can perform better at certain tasks if that particular task involves something they can relate to, for example, the naughty teddy. This is a major disadvantage when using age as a marker for development as the child may be expected to act a certain way or produce different results than expected. Many of the criticisms of Piaget surround his underestimation of childhood capabilities and also the age at which the cognitive developments are said to take place. There are obviously many advantages to using the age as a marker for development, with reference to Piaget's stage theory. Many developmental psychologists use related age boundaries to discern the developing periods in a child's life. Also, many schools have revised their teaching approach and are now using Piagetian principles in the classroom. (Driscoll 1994). While possibly not wholly precise, Piaget's stage theory nonetheless provides a thorough explanation of the order in which Western children seem to develop and can be used by carers and teachers alike to aid their child's development throughout the different ages of its life."

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