E02.V.9.1 Child Development Assignment 4_04 September 12, 2015 Dynamics and Change Introduction In this paper I will be discussing the changes in family dynamics for the impending birth of a child. I will include the mother, father, siblings, extended family, and newborn. I will also be discussing the perceptual motor and physical development in infants and children ages 1 to 3. Family Dynamics
The arrival of a new baby can be filled with both excitement and frightening emotions. From day one many mothers instantly bond with their unborn child (I know I did).For a mother many factors will affect mental and physical well-being. The mother will change physically from not fitting into clothes, becoming swollen, and getting stretch marks. This physical change can affect her mood as well. With all the hormonal changes an expecting mom can be happy one moment to being depressed the next. The mental state of a mother can also affect the well-being of the unborn baby. This is why a strong support system is so important in helping identify harmful moods. For a father the birth of a child is very life altering. The emotions sometimes get the best of them. They start to doubt themselves. Many fathers often ask themselves,” Will they be able to support their growing family?” Or,” How will the measure as a father?” Studies show that an
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