Motor skills- fine motor skills- board games or playing tag or CognitionLanguageSocial skills- theory of mind and understanding turn takingEmotion
ChildhoodPopularWell liked, rarely dislikedRejectedOften highly aggressive. Peers will not rate them highly, they bring them up and are not likedSome are socially isolated, submissive children. Were pushed away and not considered part of the group.NeglectedGood social skills; nonaggressive; shy and unassertiveWhen asked who they like or dislike peers will not bring them up, simply not remember them. They are nice enough, but are basically invisible to their classmatesControversialGood social skills, leadership qualities, aggressiveBasically seem to have a lot of social status, leaders in the group but some don’t like them because they can bully or act aggressively towards a group or some peopleAverageIn middle on like and dislike scales.May think of them, know who they are but they are neither liked or disliked, they are just kind of meh they’re alright
ChildhoodWhy are some children more popular than others?Physically attractive children are more likedChildren who are relatively intelligent are usually more popularSocial competence predicts popularity- being able to deal with conflict, understanding other’s emotions, understanding how to interact and start playing with other people. Hold back and assess a social situation and then blend in. Children could be the pushy child or the child who hangs back and never gets involved. Too much or not enough. But the popular kid will hang back and then integrated later. Usually being rejected in childhood means they will be rejected when they get older.Having at least one friend increases the odds that a child will be happy and socially competentPeople who just have a lot of people who know them but not actually close with them is not as good as a child who has a close friend who they can rely on. If they just have one close friend it will help them become socially competent and better off.
AdolescenceAdolescentsNeed the security and encouragement to exploreProvided by supportive parents- if parents are very overprotective and are scared the friends will be a bad influence. The adolescents still want to be independent but they still need their parentsAdolescents with secure parent-child attachmentsStronger sense of identity- easier for them to develop with a secure attachmentHigher self-esteemGreater social competence- Better emotional adjustment- when they go to college or camp and they separate from their parents securely attached children have an easier time dealing with thisFewer behavioral problems
AdolescenceFriendships change with ageEarly childhoodEnjoyment of common activities- Friends because they play the same sports or like the same toyLate childhoodMutual loyalty and caring Start to care for one another, become more attached and loyal. An actual special caring relationship starts to form.
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