COM220 Final Project

COM220 Final Project - Raising Children (1) Title: Raising...

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Raising Children (1) Title: Raising Children Name: Jordan Miller Course: COM/220 Due Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Instructor: Christie Wilson
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Raising Children (2) In September 2006, a man was expecting his first baby to be born. He was extremely nervous and eager about what responsibilities and expectations he faced with the birth of his child. He received plenty of advice from friends and family, but his best advice came when the suggestion was made to do his own research on the topic of raising a child. Amongst his findings he came across information about the attachment theory, pioneered by a man named John Bowlby. The attachment theory is the theory that attachment is the bond that develops between caregiver and infant around eight or nine months old. Along with this, is the suggestion that this is a very influential time in an infant’s life for the parent to teach and learn. This friend began to understand that whatever he does when raising his child can affect the way the child could shape his or her life in the future. He took this idea and began to explore every avenue of proper ways to raise children based on many outlets of information. In some ways the thought of doing the wrong thing disturbed him and scared him even more, but his fears fueled his determination to raise his child properly using any resource available to help him. Just as he was in the hospital watching his child being born, just before he held her for the first time, one of the nurses told him the most important piece of information he had received to that date. He was told to just be himself and be the best father he can be, naturally because the baby can sense when something is wrong. Raising a child is not always easy and can be full of complications at times, but the rewards can be worth more than most new parents can begin to imagine. Does the attachment theory provide a sound basis for advice on how to bring up children? To answer this question for advice to parents, I will explore some of the details of the attachment
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Raising Children theory showing, earlier studies and more up-to-date criticisms, how it proposes family members and daycare can affect a childs upbringing. John Bowlby, pioneer of the attachment theory, did research regarding the emotional connection between the adult and infant and he believed that the early relationships determined the behavior and emotional development of a child. In an early Bowlby study, he discovered children who had an unsettling upbringing were more likely to become juvenile delinquents. His work is constantly open to criticism and revisited with continued research. Subsequent research has based measuring security and insecurity in a child from an early age using the Strange Situation Test. Other research has shown certain trends of difficult behavior and how the child interacts with the caregiver actively. Bowlby based his theory on ideas from etiology and previous work including the
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COM220 Final Project - Raising Children (1) Title: Raising...

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