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How do external factors affect a child's development?

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  • Essay length: 576 words
  • Submitted: 04/09/2009
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Linda Penn
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The introduction sets out what is going to be discussed. However, it is unclear why technology and vices have been chosen as external factors affecting child development. The writer has then gone on to discuss technology but has hardly touched on the economy. Also what does the writer mean by vices?

Nutrition, health, socio-economic factors, family, education and politics are all topics which the writer could have chosen from since these are all external factors affecting child development. These external factors are far more important and relevant.

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Marked by teacher Linda Penn 08/05/2013

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HOW DO EXTERNAL FACTORS AFFECT A CHILD'S DEVELOPMENT?

A person's personality and moral values are usually developed during their childhood according to the experiences in this period of their lives. Childhood is one of the most delicate stages in a person's lifetime. Therefore, it should be taken seriously within the individuals that surround them. Being careful with the actions and decisions that they make in their presence, which may be crucial for the youngster's development. The basic reason I opted for this topic is that many people aren't aware about what factors can affect a child, and how these factors influence them on upcoming stages of their life. The external factors that affect a child's development are: technology, economy, and vices.

Technology has a great influence in a child's development . In today's society we are surrounded by high-tech devices and other kinds of products that ease our everyday life. Children that live in suburban areas, or in the countryside, mostly in undeveloped countries, are usually unaware of these devices. Therefore, they may be taken as ignorant in today's society. Whilst children in big cities are usually familiar with these gadgets. Unfortunately, sometimes there are

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The introduction sets out what is going to be discussed. However, it is unclear why technology and vices have been chosen as external factors affecting child development. The writer has then gone on to discuss technology but has hardly touched on the economy. Also what does the writer mean by vices?

Nutrition, health, socio-economic factors, family, education and politics are all topics which the writer could have chosen from since these are all external factors affecting child development. These external factors are far more important and relevant.

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Marked by teacher Linda Penn 08/05/2013

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