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Influences of child development

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  • Submitted: 04/02/2009
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GCSE 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. a flat or a house

* If you live in the country or in a city

* who looks after the child e.g. a single parent, an extended family

* whether the child is loved and wanted

* the child's friends

* is the child an only child or do they have brothers

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