10_Vygotsky - Moodle Question #2 Summary Successful child...

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Unformatted text preview: Moodle Question #2 Summary Successful child development Definition Reaching developmental milestones on time Becoming an adult that can function well in society Reaching their full potential given the current age Succeed in school and everyday life activities Reached their full potential physically, mentally, and emotionally Grow to be healthy and happy Good morals and values Independent life Family factors Parenting styles & family structure/dynamics (e.g. # of parents; birth order, relationships) Family size- this has an affect on how many resources will be available for the child and how much attention the parents can give to each of the children. SES is most influential because it is the foundational context of a family Culture- factor on parenting styles and helps shape how parents discipline and teach their children Different influences at different times of the child's life . In the earlier years, parents play an important role, then in later years, peers have more of an impact. Moodle Question #2 Summary Successful child development Socioeconomic status lower SES: parents are forced to make certain decisions that can directly affect what opportunities a child receives growing up, such as deciding between private vs. public school, paying for extra-curricular sports/activities , buying school supplies or lunch, all play a role in a child being able to garner his or her full potential both mentally and physically Successful child development ... is when a child has developed to a certain level where they are able to think for themselves , question their surroundings, intake new information and be able to present it in a certain manner, being emotionally stable in their interaction with family, peers, and other people who may be influencing them through out there development. Moodle Question #2 Summary Successful child development, Continued In some cultures however, the parent may not believe in certain parenting styles and will have an authoritarian parenting style because of how they were raised. In other cultures a parent may believe that a permissive approach is best and let their child do most of the decision making and let them do as they please. The culture of the family and the community around a developing child is incredibly influential and will lay down the basis for the child's morals, values and future success. means that the child is a functional and happy member in society; the child is well adapted to the social and behavioral norms that society has placed on them. I think that successful child development means that the child can communicate their wants and desires in a manner in which others can understand them....
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course EPSY 236 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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