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LIFESPAN HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 1 Case Study Unit 4 EDPS 325 Eastern Michigan University 2
Attachment and family relationships construct a large portion of early childhood development. When a child is of pre-school age, their level of attachment is large indicator of what their behavior will be. Children that develop strong-attachment tend to have fewer behavioral problems, whereas a child with insecure-attachment is more likely to experience anger and a negative self-attitude (Boyd, 2015). Hong was placed into a home care program for the first 8 months of her life, before the Service family adopted her at 15 months of age. With Hong residing in a home for the first stages of her life, she was able to develop secure attachment through her caregiver at the time. Because of the development of secure attachment, Hong expresses friendly, outgoing behavior, is open and welcoming to relatives, and has progressed exponentially in her literacy. When Hong was 4½ years old, Li was adopted, and brought into the family. From the time Li was 5 days old, up until her adoption, she resided in an orphanage. At an orphanage, there are many children to few adults, so the children do not have the opportunity to development secure attachment. Due to Li having developed insecure attachment before arriving to the Service household, it led her to have a diminished attitude and be very cautious of people and activities in her life. Li experiences difficulties self-engaging in new activities, peer participation, and literacy development. At age 4, she was only using single English words and gestures, whereas Hong was a fluent English speaker when at the same age. As children grow and explore their surround environments, their personalities begin to develop. Additionally, children develop great control over 3
their own behaviors. Temperament is described as a collection of factors that make someone a distinct individual, and varies from person to person. Children with a poor

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