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Lifespan Development - moral & social development - a case study

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Introduction

Lifespan Development Philip is a 15 year-old boy who is proving to be very difficult for his parents to cope with. He is becoming argumentative and he wants more freedom to stay out late on a night. Philip is showing a keen interest in the opposite sex and has been asking his parents if he can go to a local nightclub with a few of his older friends. His parents are strongly against him staying out incase he gets involved in crime and illegal drugs. Philip argues that he is sensible and he is becoming very annoyed that his parents do not trust him. The social and moral development of Philip is all associated with the process of the life stage that he is at. As he is an adolescent then he is starting to grow up physically, mentally, socially and intellectually, and that is what is making him act the way he is. Adolescence Puberty in adolescents usually starts at 14 in males and 12 for females. Physical development Philips body is undergoing a number of changes. Physically he has enlargement of testes and penis, pubic and facial hair, increased muscle and bone size and his voice will get deeper. ...read more.

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Emotional Development The adolescent's quest for independence is normal development and need not be looked upon by the parent as rejection or a loss of control. As for his argumentative mood is also another part of him growing up. He believes that he isn't a little boy anymore but he also isn't a man. He has a lot of growing up to do and experiences he has to go through. At the moment Philip has no responsibilities maybe if his parents gave him some then it may keep him preoccupied and feel more important and independent. Charlotte was born four days ago and is now at home with her mother. Her mother's first choice for feeding the baby was by breast, but after forty-eight hours, she made a decision to artificially feed the baby. She is pleased to change to artificially feed the baby, because she feels very tired and her mother, who is staying for two weeks, intends to feed the baby. However, Charlotte did not take to the change in feeding very well and cried when the teat went into the mouth and had a tendency to vomit on few occasions. ...read more.

Conclusion

He will also start to understand short commands that you will give him. Children learn to talk by * Other people talking to them * Listening * Practising making signs * Copying sounds made by other people * Learning what the sounds mean (Lecturer notes 2002) Reasons for slowness in learning to talk * Inherited pattern of development * Concentrated first on other aspects of development * Not enough individual attention from adults * Lack of encouragement * Deafness * Disability (Lecturer notes 2002) James's vocabulary is increasing at a normal rate. Not all children are alike and some may seem slow when it comes to learning to talk and others may learn faster. The playgroup that he attends will help him influence his speech greatly as he will be interacting with other children. Children tend to learn things easier from children their own age as they try to copy what the other child is doing. Conclusion I have established that adolescence is a major physical change in life and that it doesn't only affect the subject but others around him too. Nature is sometimes healthier then nurture as its more natural. I have also learnt of the relationship of a stimulus and response. Finally that during infancy others can be important as learning is a major process in this stage of life. Task 1 ...read more.

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