Describe with examples, the kind of influences that affects children and young people’s development Including:
How development is influenced by personal factors:
Background and Environment
Children will be part of different family environments including cultures, religion and ethnic backgrounds. There are many situations that happen outside of school in the pupil’s family lives that the school may not have been informed about these circumstances example: bereavement, break-ups, new sibling, illness or moving house. Anyone of these may affect children’s emotional and intellectual development. Different social environments and backgrounds have a large effect on the development of the child example: a wealthier background could give greater life experiences, more access to play, extra-curricular activities and more opportunities to socially interact. A lower income or single parent family may struggle financial from poverty and deprivation, making them less likely to thrive and achieve well in school. It also affects the way they deal with different situations and respond, limiting their life chances. A wealthy background doesn’t always guarantee a positive environment. The child’s parents could be over-protected and rarely allowed to make their own decisions. The child may not have many friends locally, so have only adults for company. This could affect their social, emotional and intellectual development and limit their communication skills. Health
Development opportunities are restricted if a child suffers poor health or disability for example: a child who has an illness has spent a considerable amount of time in hospital, resulting in missing large periods of school. They have limited opportunities to play with others affecting their social development also falling behind on school work could make them feel stressed, upset and worried affecting their emotional and intellectual development. Parent’s health...
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