How Parent Child Relationships Change

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LLUK 301 2.1

A parent child relationship will change over time, when the child is first born they are totally dependent on the parents, the older they get the less dependent they are on the parents and more independent they become. This is because as babies they cannot do anything for themselves, they need unlimited amounts of attention and support. As they reach the toddler stage they become more independent and start to try new things on their own, they can walk, hold things, play etc. This can be hard on a parent who has always done everything for their child. The toddler will still need the parent to dress, bath and feed them and will still want cuddles and affection from their parents when their tired or have fallen. As the child reacher the school age the parent-child relationship will change a little but will still be as important as ever. At this age the child sees their parents as role models and want to be just like them, whatever the parents do, whether it be bad or good, the child will copy or repeat, the child will think its right or okay to do so because "mummy and daddy do/say it". As the child becomes a teenager they broke nearly totally independent, they want to be treated like adults. The relationship between parent and child will change dramatically, as the child starts to go out and socialise with friends, looking for a job and learning to drive etc. The parent will have near enough nothing to do for the child other than washing clothes, providing food and keeping a roof over their head. Every point in a child's life in which they become more independent can be hard for the parents to adjust to. To support them we can provide numerous activities for them to do with their child. We can support them by communicating with them and being positive about how their child is getting on, we give them any information they need or want to know about what their child likes to do in school and what they are very good at or may be struggling with. If...
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