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Understanding Children(TM)s Behaviour
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- Submitted: 29/05/2009
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Understanding Children's Behaviour
Behaviour is everything that we do or say, in our actions and our reactions. From a very early age children learn from their relationships with the people around them, both adults and children close to them. This circle of influence gradually widens, through nursery and then onto school.
Children who grow up in an environment that allows and encourages them to develop a positive view of themselves are more likely to grow into independent and capable adults, which will better equip them for life.
"If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn,
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight,
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves...."
'Children Learn What They Live', (Nolte and Harris, 1998).
There has been a considerable amount of research into behaviour, examining types of behaviour and ways in which these can be managed. Psychologists often look at elements that can influence children before birth and those that influence them after birth. The majority of behaviour is learned; however there are also behaviours that seem to be innate. The nature verses nurture debate is one that has been ongoing and continues
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