Describe with examples how different aspects of development can affect one another. From a very early age parental or carer interaction and encouragement is extremely important for a child, it can help the child grow and develop in all aspects: physical, emotional, behavioural, social, communication & intellect. A child who has little interaction, is neglected or has negative social experiences in these early development years may become an isolated individual, have difficulty interacting with others and lack in self-esteem. They may have low expectations of themselves regarding school and learning, which could lead to poor results in school which in turn could affect their confidence even further. Children from a poor area or deprived background could be affected in many ways; environmental, economic situation and health factors can all be linked. For example their home may be overcrowded & they could be neglected as an individual, the family could be struggling financially which puts pressure on the parents causing tension within the family. Lack of money may mean lack of food for the family, leading to poor nutrition. Some children might feel under pressure from peers to have certain brands of clothing, shoes etc, they might not be able to keep up with the latest technology and this could lead to bullying, lack of self-esteem, anger and behavioural problems. Children with poor or insufficient nutrition could be weak and vulnerable to health problems causing absences from school. Poor nutrition can cause tiredness & concentration problems so their schoolwork is likely to suffer. Likewise obesity can have a negative effect on a child’s physical development and also impact on their social and emotional development. A child may be very self-conscious or embarrassed, have difficulty doing sports activities at school, they may be teased or bullied. A child’s home & family situation can affect their wellbeing. For example: separation or...
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