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Child_Family_Society - Week 5 Discussion 2

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Situational Contexts – Factors in a situation such as people watching, has he or she experienced this situation before, what is the relationship of the people involved and what does society think of this situation? Individual Contexts – Temperament can affect moral development. An aggressive child will respond differently to an experience than a child who is shy. A child’s ability to control his or her emotions may also affect moral development. Patient children have time to process a situation or experience and respond accordingly. If a child has low self-esteem it can definitely affect moral development. A child who feels good about themselves and didn’t have to depend on other’s for approval will have a better
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Unformatted text preview: outlook on life and develop a better moral attitude. Age, intelligence, education, social interaction and emotions also affect moral development. Socialization Contexts – Parents should teach their children right and wrong from the very beginning. The rules of how to act in public, at home, with family with newly introduced people are all learned from family. Initially a child won’t know good from bad which is where a parent steps in to either reward a behavior or show disapproval for a behavior. When a child does something wrong and they don’t know it’s wrong a parent needs to explain to the child what they did was wrong and why. Other social contexts include peers, school, mass media and community....
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