Describe the Expected Pattern of Children and Young People’s Development from Birth to 19 Years

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Describe with examples the kind of influences that affect children and young people development:

Background Health EnvironmentPoverty

Children will come from a range of different family environments, cultures and circumstances. These different circumstances can affect children’s emotional and intellectual development. If pupils suffer from poor health or physical disability or impairment, this may restrict their development opportunities and can’t participate in some activities like other children. This may initially affect physical development, but may also restrict their social activities. Health

Some children may have inherit conditions such as blood sickle disease and disorders or asthma will affect his education, he will be absent for long periods from the school and this will affect his ability to make friends and share with school activities. Poverty

Children who come from poor and deprived backgrounds are less likely to thrive and achieve well in school, as parents will find it more difficult to manage their needs, which will affect all areas of their development.

If a child has a shy personality, that means his parents themselves may not be comfortable in social situations that make child is more likely to be shy with limited social exposure and experiences, and this will affect on his social, emotional, physical, and intellectual developments.

Children with different cultural backgrounds will be influenced by several factors such as religion, beliefs and their families, so the children may have emotional conflict when they wish to share in some physical activities which go against their family’s wishes or religious beliefs.

Family breakup
Children who have parents that are going through a breakup may show emotional turmoil. Their behavior may change or they may become withdrawn. A family breakup would affect a child's emotional development and could affect their intellectual development. Introduction of a new partner...
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