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The first few years of a child's life are important for all aspects of their development. Many factors may comprise a child's optimal development, including socioeconomic. Impoverished children lack in nutrition, care, education, medical care and social services, thus creating developmental delays and health problems. Economic factors can affect children's physical, social, emotional and cognitive development and their overall health.


Economic factors specifically poverty is one factor affecting the life of a child. This factor was evident especially in a public school. Different problem arises as you deal with the children.

One role of being a teacher is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a pupil as well as their problem in order to help them develop their entire well-being positively.

As a grade five teacher, different behaviors were noticed that was normal for a grade five pupil but one of them seemed different.

This pupil was already 12 years old. Even though he was a 12 year old boy, his height did not match his age. He was also malnourished so physically, he was skinny.

He was in a last section and every time his teacher conducted a lesson, he was always inattentive, lazy in doing things such as writing and uncooperative whenever there was a group activity.

In addition to that, he just shouts whenever he wanted to without any valid reason. Sometimes during recess, he just laid down on the floor playing dead. He also looks for his classmates every time they ate their “baon” so as a teacher you cannot helped but pitied him. Everytime he had no “baon” the teacher gave him something to eat or money so that he could buy in a “bilao” for whatever food he wanted to.

As the teacher interviewed him, he told us that his mother was the only...
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