Analyse How Children and Young People’s Development Is Influenced by a Range of Personal Factors

1535 WordsMar 29, 20137 Pages
Children and young people often experience many things which have a direct impact on their development; things such as their family environment and structure, personality, hospital visits, childcare arrangements, and culture. Family Environment Of the environmental influences, the family has the most profound impact on child development. Family stability can be described in many ways. Traditionally it is defined in terms family structure (for example, single parenthood, extended families, working families, foster care etc) Exploring the various family processes that pertain to stability may be a useful means of understanding the specific characteristics of family stability that support healthy child development. For example,…show more content…
When parents understand how their child responds to certain situations, they can anticipate issues that might be problematic for their child. They can prepare the child for the situation or in some cases they may avoid a potentially difficult situation altogether. Parents who know how to adapt their parenting approach to the particular temperament of their child can best provide guidance and ensure the successful development of their child's personality. Finally, the third component of personality is character—the set of emotional, cognitive, and behavioural patterns learned from experience that determines how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. A person's character continues to evolve throughout life, although much depends on inborn traits and early experiences. Character is also dependent on a person's moral development. Hospital Visits Having had a child who has experienced several hospital visits and interventions, I know firsthand how these can have an impact on development and in particular Socially, Emotionally and Behaviourally. My daughter was diagnosed at 6 months with Hip Dysplasia (when a child’s hip is not formed correctly). She underwent a simple procedure under aesthetic and was placed in rings splints for several months. At this young age she found the experience
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