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National average is 1.9 per family Some Christians say Christians should have more than 2 children. (C. Donald Cole is one) O. T. = Children are gift, good to have many of them Influence society, children of Christians a good way to pass on faith Tax code discourages having kids Spacing? No perfect spacing. In our survey – 2 year spacing seemed best (close enough to be playmates, but separate enough so only 1 in diapers). Some research agrees. But 2 years isn’t perfect. One survey says seven-year spacing so each is center of attention for several years. Child Development Stage theories prominent Symbolic interaction theory (a sociology theory) Development takes place via interaction. Acquire culture via language Three stages (G.H. Mead) 1) preparatory to language (1-2 years)
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Unformatted text preview: a. learns gestures b. words accompany gestures, see meaning from contest (separating self from parents – Freud) 2) play age (2-5 years) a. play out roles with others – see other perspectives b. from the others’ perspectives begins to look back on self (late in the stage) but limited to doing this with only 1 person at a time (decline in egocentrism – Piaget) self = what that one person thinks of me. 3) game age (5 years +) a. take on roles of several others simultaneously hide or seek = seeks & hides baseball = can play & understand all positions b. develop view of self from others in general (not just one other) self = what several people see me as being Later: self becomes what peers think, what I decide, what society thinks. (as adults – professional groups)...
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