Development of Child and Family Relationships
Development of Child and Family Relationships

Development of Child and Family Relationships

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For every human being to reach the adulthood, they have to undergo through several stages of development which begins early in the childhood era. These changes cuts across all span of life of a child, that is biological, physiological and emotional, this implies that development is a complex process which starts from simple aspects to complex autonomy. Child development depends on the child’s life experience, environment, society and economic conditions (Buhler 2013). In this perspective, I am going to talk about my experience as a child and how my development was influenced by the above factors. Family influence on my development as a child.

According to Buhler (2013), a family is the basic unit of a society and one of the core influence of a child as it is the first social gathering a child will associate with. A family can influence the development of a child both positively and negatively. During my time as a child, my development was influenced by the family in many ways. My family facilitated the formation of my self esteem. This was achieved due to the provision of security and love not only from my parents but also from my siblings and relatives, who gave me company during most of my time. The family also helped me in developing my well being as a person by providing a sense of security in case of any turbulence or difficult situations.. How my Peers impacted my development as a child.

Peers are those group of people, mostly of one’s age whom one spends much time w

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ith during the childhood periods, (Buhler 2013). Peers are met in the society as well as in schools and they really influence ones behavior. As the saying goes, show me your friend and I will tell you who you are, peers contribute immensely towards ones character, both positively and negatively. Peers enabled me to learn the importance of play and exercise during the leisure time. I can vividly remember how we used to play in the compound and at school and this helped us build our bodies as well s a means of relaxation so as to refresh our minds. Peers also contributed much towards my cognitive development. However, peers can force a child to engage in immoral activities. For example some of my peers were abusive and arrogant which made me to acquire these bad characters although my mother was at a close watch over me. Influence of various adults during my time as a child.

Whatever I learnt or acquired from the society, school and from my peers was greatly influenced by my parents, teachers and the coaches. My parents played a critical role in ensuring that I grew up to become a responsible person in life. They taught me good morals and values while discouraging from acquiring immoral behaviors from those whom I used to spend my time with. Sometimes o used to be punished by my mother because of not adhering to her rules.

Teachers also contributed immensely towards my life as a child. They taught me about the virtue of hardworking, mutual respect in school and back in the society.

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For example, those who adhered to the stipulated rules have been accepted in the society hence being successful in life as opposed to those who were hard nuts to crack. Finally, couches taught me the essence of keeping time which is crucial for human survival.
In conclusion, several theories have been developed to explain the influence of a child on development. They include the psychosocial theory by Jean Piaget, the cognitive theory by Eric Erickson, the psychoanalytic theory by Freud and Ecological theory by Uri. These theorists have brought up the concept of child development, (Buhler 2013),

Reference

  • Buhler, K. (2013). The mental development of the child: A summary of modern psychological theory (Vol. 68). Routledge.
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