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  1. Each of the three observations was on a different area of development: physical, language, and social/emotional. The child I observed in all three is A.B (initialed to protect her identity) she is five years five

    This shows that she is at the correct stage for her age, however Tassoni and Beith (2002 p169) also state that at the age of six and seven years of age "ties and unties laces". This is more than what is expected for a child at this age. Considering this she still needs the opportunity to independently do these things to improve them e.g. get dressed/tie laces faster. AB showed she could run quite quickly while avoiding objects and people.

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  2. Family Values

    He doesn't know whether they are going to accept the fact or reject him. He shouldn't have even had a thought about his parents rejecting him because they should make him feel that he is loved no matter what his choices maybe in life. We as Americans always claim to be family oriented; we always put family first, but in reality we are always willing to pass judgment people who we feel are different from us or have different beliefs from us.

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  3. Time of visit: 12. 30 - 14.00Age: 4 years and 7 monthsPlace: Local ParkPeople present: Aysia and me Aims:Today, I'm going to take Aysia to a bigger park

    I think that she will enjoy running around and having a bit of freedom to play on what she wants to at the park. Observations: When I arrived at Aysia's house she came running up to me because she hadn't seen me for a couple of weeks because they have been on holiday. I told Aysia that I was going to take her to the park but this isn't the one around the corner it is close but further away from the closest one.

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  4. In 1976, J.S. Bruner and V. Sherwood investigated the game of "Peek-a-boo." In the research, the psychologists were trying to determine the conversion of procedures used during Peek-a-boo into rule structures

    Every two weeks for an hour, the baby and her mother went to the laboratory to be observed. In order to illustrate the findings accurately, the article focused its attention primarily on one particular pair, Diane and her mother. The researchers concluded that there were four "rounds" seen throughout the game of Peek-a-boo. The first round was involved in getting the attention of the child. This often included a "chance event as a 'starter'" such as "turning the drying with a towel into an episode of Peek-a-boo" (Bruner, 56). Oftentimes, events such as the preceding are used to distract an upset child.

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  5. Expectations: I expect that Aysia will enjoy her time at the park and will be confident at all sorts of gross motor skills as in the park she would be able to use (running, balance and co-ordination) as said in the GCSE child development CGP

    said how her mother said that it was very important to keep safe and wait for the green man then she was able to cross. As soon as we went threw the gates she let go of my hand and ran to the steps of the slide then went down the slide. She enjoyed this very much as she was screaming with joy, as she came down the slide. She wanted to go on the swing so she asked me polity to help her on; she didn't really know how to swing herself, so she asked if I could teach her.

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  6. Aims: I am going to observe Aysia's play and social skills. To achieve this I am going to play the game "snap" with Aysia and her friend Aaliyah. Also I am going to observe Aysia's intellectual skills

    I wanted to get on with the study so I went up to her and said "hello do you want to play snap" she replied yes, she sounded very excited to play this game. She told her friend to play too. Immediately she seemed comfortable around me. This was a good way to see her social skills as I could see she liked to play in a group and was very patient while waiting for her turn. Aysia recognises colours, shapes and numbers as she knew when to hit the deck of cards when we were playing.

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  7. Bullying The tablets were just sitting there me in frustration staring at them nobody around why would there be,

    stupid something I could ignore maybe it would go away but if it lasted longer then it wouldn't stop and I wouldn't be able to stop it this could be the single toughest decision of my life and if I made the supposed wrong one then it would be my last one as well but what the hell if they wouldn't stop then I wont in regretting this moment even though it seemed like it was taking forever this moment could prove how brave strong or how idiotic I really am.

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  8. Today I'm going to observe Aysia when making Tom & Jerry cakes. I'm going to be looking at her intellectual development when I'm telling her instructions. I am also going to be looking at her, social skills, to see how she communicates with me

    I think she will stand and listen to what she is told to do. She will also do it properly when she is told to do it and if she gets stuck will have no problem having to ask for help. As well as my other visits she will still be polite and well mannered. I believe she will enjoy cooking because she has a toy kitchen and cooker in her room and Aysia enjoys playing with this. Observations: When I went to visit Aysia she was very excited when I had told her we were making cakes, she followed my instructions clearly but when she found it hard to mix the ingredients together when it was getting sticky and more hard to mix she asked me for help.

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  9. Experiencing Single Parenthood There are many different factors that can affect the emotions that parents may experience, especially for single parents who are obligated to raise their children on their own

    When raising a child, society social norm usually expects the mother to stay at home and take unconditional care for the child. Yet, if one was to be a single parent, he or she would also be most likely be the breadwinner of the household in order to support the family. During challenging and crucial situations like these, the parents would have to depend on other sources in order to care for their children.

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  10. Health & Social Care - Needs of the Hargreaves Family

    This would be useful at Christmas (e.t.c) when long shopping trips are needed. Basic Intellectual Needs for Senior Citizens are: * Having an active brain * Keeping Interested * Lifelong Learning * Feeling mentally motivated * Not being bored Nana should have all of these too, but also may need personal Intellectual Needs: * Buy puzzles * Keep Busy * Feeling and being mentally motivated Nana, an 82 year old women, who lives alone will get bored easily, therefore she should have different forms of entertainment, for example, television (maybe with sky) a dvd, cd player, videos and radio e.t.c to keep occupied.

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  11. Tsunami Disaster Have you ever looked forward to a holiday and when you're there it turns into a holiday from hell?

    I was relaxed; I had no energy to play around. Although my younger brother was full of energy he was there trying to get hooked up playing beach ball with a girl in a pink swim suit, and trust me it was short. I left him to it anyway I knew he wasn't going to get anywhere with her. She was from the states as he said. Spending Christmas holidays on a beach, I was glad to be alive. Well until the non sorrow and powerful tsunami hit us. I was woken up by the roaring and rumbling noise of the sea and the tourist screaming.

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  12. Oprah Gail Winfrey was born January 29, 1954 on the family farm in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Her dad, Vermon Winfrey, who was stationed as a solider at a loca

    Oprah recalls that the other women in the church would say, "Hattie Mae, that child is gifted." At age four the whole town knew that she was gifted. She became known as "the little speaker." Oprah enjoyed bringing her performances to life. Once she was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, and she answered without hesitation, "I want to be paid to talk." At home Oprah was forbidden to talk around adults. Oprah found it hard to understand this, because everyone wanted to hear her talk. She was so talkative and lively all the time.

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  13. Explain the context, concept, lessons and recommendations from the Norsk Hydro's Utkal Venture case study with examples from other mining companies.

    Norsk Hydro is a Fortune 500 energy and aluminum supplier & leading offshore producer of oil and gas; and a pioneer in renewable energy and energy-efficient solutions. The company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and employs about 43,000 people & operates in 40 countries.1 Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the detailed issues on which an organization exceeds the minimum required obligations to stakeholders.2 However some critics of corporate social responsibility argue that the organization main purpose is to maximize the return to shareholders whilst obeying the laws of the countries within which it operates.

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  14. Darwins evolutionary theory challenged the religious beliefs (that there is a fixed separation between humans and animals) by arguing that Homosapiens and other species of ape descended from the same ape-like ancestors

    For instance, Europeans and animals, and this provided justification for the inhuman treatment of colonized people. Darwin's evolutionary theory challenged the religious beliefs (that there is a fixed separation between humans and animals) by arguing that Homosapiens and other species of ape descended from the same ape-like ancestors. This idea contradicted the creationist beliefs so much that it is still challenged in the USA and Europe today. Twentieth century science of genetics explained the mechanisms of inheritance and the way species evolve. A person's genes do not specify or determine their behaviour. Due to technological advances in scientific methods, the evolutionary development of Homosapiens has been recorded in much detail and has been applied to the question of human nature.

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  15. I will discuss the relevant managerial and organisational theoretical concepts that I observed whilst working on placement at the Knowsley Leaving Care Team.

    The levels of authority are well defined in the hierarchal structure. The higher up the pyramid you are the more power and influence you have on your subordinates. For example the Assistant Director of the Children and Families Division holds the most control over the movement of employees within that division. Directly below sits the Service Managers who plan operations and below them sits the Team Manager who is responsible for overlooking the day to day work of all team members. The Leaving Care Team had only one team manager whom the team reported to and used as a mediator to higher management. This could be seen as Fayol's unity-of-command principle.

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  16. "We're not going anywhere, goodbye." This quote talks about how the Grape family is being held down and can't leave. What's Eating Gilbert Grape.

    It is extremely obvious that she does care for them though, especially Arnie. The love of her son is shown when she steps out of the house for the first time in 7 years to release Arnie from jail. Bonnie and Arnie are perceived as the wall stopping Gilbert from leaving and this becomes apparent when Betty tells Gilbert "I chose you because I knew you wouldn't be going anywhere." It can also be said that Gilbert didn't want his older sister Amy to have to carry the burden of taking care of Bonnie, Arnie and Elle, so he doesn't try to escape like his older brother did.

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  17. It is break time and all the children run out in to the playground and on to the playing field. This observation focuses on R (6:09).R raced over to the fence with J (6:06), and R got there first. He flew towards the fence

    He repeated these noises many times. "Come with me and fight the bad guys" J said to R in a deep voice. J ran about a metre with R behind him. J then came to a halt and R stopped. The boys whispered to each other. As they did this they cupped their hands over each others ears. R then jumped back. J said "I'll be obe-one-canobe and you be........", at which point R shouted out "Luke Skywalker". As soon as he had said he was going to be, R started to move his arms as if holding a light saber, moving his arms back and forth.

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    and dimensions of parenthood, the Authoritative Parenting Style 3 conditions of parenthood, and the concerns of parenthood, in short to refocus on parenting style which deem the best for the child. A simple analogy is to associate the bringing up of a child to an airplane flight; both need a clear destination, a flight plan, and a compass to keep them on course. I would add that both require careful and knowledgeable piloting. Like airplanes, which can stray from their flight plans but come back and (hopefully) arrive at their destination safely, families (the best of which go off course)

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  19. To observe a child replacing rhyming words in a poem during the literacy hour and compare to the national curriculum.Details of setting:Child in a small group within a year 2 class of 27

    T looks up towards the teacher who is with another child on the table. T draws a line through the words sandy desert and writes snowy mountins. T turns to N and taps her on her shoulder. T > N, "Nothing rhymes with mountains" T is running his finger around the outside of his book and following his finger with his eyes. T runs his fingers under the words he has written and says them quietly. He then writes where there is rabbits.

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  20. Believe that W is at the 'norm' for his age group in the area of cognitive development. He can say many words which I witnessed during and after my observation. Two of the milestones I did not see in my observation

    Cognitive development is about the way our thought processes develop. It is about the ways in which we organise our thinking and come to an understanding of our environment. There are many theories about how children learn, but they follow three essential strands: * Behaviourist theories * Social Learning theories * Constructivist theories It is useful and necessary for early learning practitioners to understand how children learn so they can use different strategies when working with children. According to child development experts, a child aged 3 years should be able to do the following: * Can identify difference between big and small, soft and hard * Can say up to

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  21. Immigration involves the process of entering one country from another to take up permanent residence.

    Act 2004. * A couple must be legally married which is recognized in the UK. The problem with this is that people can forge documents and certificates to say that they are married when they are not. * Fianc�s must be legally free to marry. This rule is to ensure that fianc�s are not committing bigamy under English law, which can be discriminatory against religions, which allow marriage to different people at the same time. * Couples must intend to live together permanently. This rule is quite difficult to prove because couples would have to show that they plan bur or rent a house or perhaps live with relatives.

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  22. Are there sensitive periods during early development?

    2nd ed, p.91) where he followed up the lives of 220 children who were born to mothers who were experiencing a great deal of stress, due to not having expecting to get pregnant, or not feeling ready for motherhood and many of who wanted the baby to be terminated, yet were refused abortion due to being medically proven to be capable of completing through with the pregnancy and raising the child. The children born were matched compared to babies born from mothers who were happy that they were pregnant, and more likely to be in a better financial state and in a happy relationship.

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  23. Meals a four year old child should eat It is important for a four-year-old child to eat a well balanced diet

    This means that all meals should be ate together preferably at the table and you should try to avoid any distractions such as television during meals as this may put the child of their food. A healthy breakfast for a child is one that provides them with a good supply of energy and nutrients. A popular choice at breakfast is cereals as some are good sources of vitamins, iron, and minerals and as milk is added to them the child is also getting a good supply of calcium.

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  24. All of these poems deal with parents' relationships with and reflections on their children.Plath, Broadstreet, Hood

    She is, during the poem, trying to express her anticipation of the birth of something that she had created and how she feels about continuing the ever-changing circle of life. She tries to convey with a number of images what she feels about the child's development and how she sees it as much more than another life developing inside her. It starts with the line 'Clown like, happiest on your hands', which immediately indicates that the mother sees her baby as something to rejoice in, that perhaps make her laugh.

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  25. Speech on child abuse A five year old is sexually abused by someone she trusts. She knows it isn't right but he tells her

    She despises herself. She begins to self-harm. She hits herself; she cuts herself; she wants to die but she has a phobia of swallowing; pills offer no solution. So she punishes her body even more; she stops eating, obsesses over exercise, she takes control of her life. By now, the family friend has noticed. She is sent to a doctor who refers her to an anorexic clinic and prescribes her antidepressants. She is forced to swallow them. At the clinic, she refuses to eat.

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