Social Emotional Development In Early Childhood

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Jenny Garber

PSY-211Q2864

22 Jan. 2016

Effects on Social Emotional Development in Early Childhood

Social emotional development Has been defined in many ways. All of these definitions focus on a child's ability to control and manage their emotions in a manner that makes them a positive asset to society. A child should be able to develop the skills needed " to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others"(Cohen). As well as have empathy for their peers.

There are many factors that can effect a child's social emotional development. There are genetic, prenatal, maternal and environmental issues that can predisposition a child for poor social emotional development.
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ADHD, Autism and behavior problems are on the rise. If poverty, drug addiction, domestic violence and depression are the leading causes of poor social emotional development then the only way to improve child development is to provide education and employment opportunities to those living in poverty, drug counseling for those suffering from addiction, anger management for those in need or assistance for victims of violence to gain safety and offer early intervention and treatment to mothers suffering from depression especially young …show more content…
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