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Influences of child development

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Influences of child development No two children are alike and each child should be recognised as an individual. No child or adult wants to be compared to anyone else but valued in his or her own right as an individual Children's development happens naturally. By a certain age, you would normally expect babies to have achieved certain milestones e.g. most babies can sit up by the age of 9 months, however some can support their backs earlier than this and sit up by the age of 7 months. There are many factors, which can influence babies and children's development. In the box below, write as many influences that you can think of. Influences on children's development Influences on children's development Home conditions * The place where a child lives e.g. ...read more.

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and aspirations of the culture Education * the family's attitude to education * the use of pre-school and nursery * the teachers and pupils the child meets throughout their school life * how far the family were involved in education e.g. how many members of the family did "A" levels or went to college or University Food * a child needs a balanced diet, but can the family provide that. Childhood obesity is a very common problem today * can anyone in the family cook? Or do they only eat readymade food? * Food is a great way to continue a family's culture and traditions Illness * Severe long term illness can slow down a child's development * Prolonged illness can also affect a child's emotional development Exercise * If the family is not interested in even basic exercise e.g. ...read more.

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money to buy basic goods and this can affect them socially and emotionally * There are very low aspirations for the child and this will affect their development The position in the family * The position in a family may affect their development. Older children often have to take on lots of responsibilities * Younger are sometimes spoiled The number of children in a family * Children from large families may be influenced by * Having to share * Having very little privacy * Having to look after younger siblings * May receive less individual attention from parents * Having fewer material benefits as the family's money has to go a long way! * Always having someone to play with * Learning to interact with others Financial influences * Limited money in a family can have many affects on children ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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