• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Social- Adulthhod During early adulthood the social calender tends to be bursting with social developments

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Unit 4 Emotional- Adulthood During the early part of adulthood major emotional transition takes place. At the beginning of the adulthood lifestage you begin to seprate from your parents and family and no longer rely upon your peers to support you in a pratical way- such as doing your washing and also in a emotional way, you begin to find that your parents aren't such a big fixture in your life. During our early adulthood we spend alot of our time finding a partner and once we do we become emotionally attached and begin to rely upon our spouse for support as we once did our parents. During our adulthood we make the transition to 3 new roles- worker, partner and parent and must adapt emotionally to fit these new roles. Becoming a parent is a major life event which usually happens in adulthood. As a parent you must learn to deal with a whole new type of emotions and love which you possibly haven't felt before. Becoming a parent creates a greater feeling of self- worth. As life expectancy is increasing it is normal to have one parent (usually mother) ...read more.

Middle

The three types of roles (partner, parent and worker), which were sustained during early adulthood continue to be important but have usually changed. If a divorce has taken place it will be likely that it effects the social calender. Friends which were shared by the couple are likely to feel their loyalties are split which could result in a loss of friends. However, on the other hand, a divorce can result in what could be considered as ' new found freedom'. If a marriage hasn't resulted in divorce, after the children have left home, the relationship with your spouse will be given more significance. You will have chance to take up a hobby. However, during this life stage you may find your self with the responsibility of caring for a elderly relative which can be very time consuming. Emotional- Later Adulthood Later adulthood is a lifestage where considerable changes take place as many long time roles are shed. Retirement is a key event which takes place during later adulthood and, emotionally, can be a difficult time. It may feel as though their identies are being lost. ...read more.

Conclusion

However a great majority of people retire with a state pension and find they quite often don't have enough many to live comfortabley and this is a major factor which can effect how someones retirement is spent. When retired it can be a great chance for people to spend their remaining time with the person that they love. however if they have out-lived their spouse retirement can be a very lonely time with few chances to communicate with other people, particulary if they are still in mourning which is quite common. If they suffer from a disability it will likely effect their social life. It can often leave a person house-bound which will greatly effect their enjoyment of later adulthood. In conclusion, a persons enjoyment of life during later adulthood greatly depends on a variety things which leaves me doubtless in thinking that will effect a persons social life. Some people find as they get older their social becomes non- existent and it can also appear that they are simplt waiting to die. However, for some people, under the right circumstances their social life has never looked as healthy and their best part of their life was during retirement. By Kirsty Metcalfe, Tracy Bolton and Natalie Meeson. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Child Development section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Child Development essays

  1. Why family structures are changing.

    However Pete still needs to get exercise and when he has good days he would walk to the shop, this might only be once a week. Pete's intellectual need are reading novels, he loves to read about the war and fishing in his younger age Pete had participated in the

  2. Family Support Resource

    The parents had already begun to put in place activities for the following school holidays. The parents were now empowered through an understanding of Tommy's condition and recognising that they would need extra support for the times they were caring for him more fully i.e.

  1. childrens activites and how they promote their development

    They will also smell and taste the chocolate when they eat it. The role of the childcare and education worker and how they can support the children's learning The childcare and education worker is going to make sure that all the children understand and know what they are doing.

  2. Health and Social care

    Each day, the care workers have a list of patients' appointments, which are equally shared out between all the doctors. A GP could see anything between 20 and 50 patients a day, depending on the time of year and the general health of patients.

  1. Settings in which children's play takes place.

    There should also be a creative area such as the messy play area where children are able to develop their creative learning. Different colour paints, glitters and materials should be used for children to have more option and be able to creative different models that they would like to do not what they have been told to do.

  2. Health and social care early years provision

    How the school are funded. The education provided by the school. The staff that are employed and discipline policy and how the school should be run etc. the local governments decide how much a school receives. They also can decide what the money should be spent on and they also can decide what education that should be provided.

  1. Cache L2 unit 2. Social Development of Children

    access for all children to same range of services ? The role adults should play in promoting diversity and inclusive practice. In order to meet children diverse needs and help all children make the best possible progress, practitioners should: Provide a safe and supportive learning environment, free from harassment, in

  2. Cach L2 unit 4. Childrens Play

    4. He noticed that play changed as children?s thinking developed. 5. Piaget claimed that play was for pleasure and while it allowed children to practice things they had previously learned, it didn?t necessarily results in the learning of new things. 6.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work