3rd Period Child Development
25 November 2014
Developmental Theorists created the foundation for parenting today. They studied individuals and their children and came up with theories that represent the aspects of parent to child interaction. They have become very influential and their approaches to raising a child have offered parents the opportunity to raise their child in the best way possible. Through their research, parents are able to mixandmatch different theories to offer help in the “realworld” of daily child rearing. Developmental Theorist, like Piaget, Kohlberg, and Freud, not only grant parents the opportunity to be the finest parent they could be, their theories allow caretakers to …show more content…
Even though Piaget came up with a very influential theory, some researchers disprove of Piaget’s theory. They believe that he failed to “consider the effect that the social setting and culture may have on cognitive development” (McLeod). In addition, according to Simply Psychology, “others have queried the age ranges of the stages. Some studies have shown that progress to the formal operational stage is not guaranteed” (McLeod). Many others have strong opposition to Piaget for other various reasons. However, Piaget did not have all criticism to his theory. In education, teachers are able to communicate and understand children. Researchers continue to expand upon
Piaget’s ideas to increase knowledge on cognitive development. Personally, I agree with Piaget’s approach to parenting because it allows adults to grasp how a child grows up and have prime communication with their children. Hence, Piaget developed the Cognitive Development Theory in how a child’s mind evolves, but Vygotsky took a different approach to parenting.
As a Russian psychologist, Lev Vygotsky lived from 1896 to 1934, building the …show more content…
For instance, pretending to be a chef in the real world is a quintessence of a child trying to imitate their parents, extending their knowledge and progressing their creativity.
Opposition to Lev Vygotsky’s view consists of his belief that it applies to all cultures. To illustrate this, Rogoff, who lived in 1990, “dismisses the idea that Vygotsky's ideas are culturally universal and instead states the concept of scaffolding which is heavily dependent on verbal instruction may not be equally useful in all cultures for all types of learning” (McLeod). To contradict this, many classroom teachers have used scaffolding as both teacher and student collaborate in practicing summarizing, questioning, paraphrasing, and predicting. As the student becomes more advanced, the teacher’s role lessens over time (McLeod). I affirm this theorists because he offered a new outlook on how parenting should be done. Children need guidance to learn, not helicopter parents that are trying to constantly make their kids better directly. Lev
Vygotsky is an exemplar of an approach to parenting that has become extremely influential