Child Observation 2

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Johnny Deep TECA 1354 Dr. Osso Negro 04 April 2010 Child Observation Project I will be observing a seven-year-old child for my project. What I have learned from being a parent and watching my kids as they grow up the social emotional, physical and intellectual changes that occur in children between birth and the end of adolescence are that they all progress at individual intervals from dependency to increasing individualism. Because these developmental changes may be strongly influenced by genetic factors and events during prenatal life, genetics and prenatal development are usually included as part of the built in parenting skills we all possess. When children are born they have no sense of fear but quickly develop a fear of what…show more content…
Later on I observed him at home and how he interacted with his mother, he used his “big boy words” as his mother called it. When he wanted something he just asked politely and in a manner suitable to his age. Intellectually I would say that Aaron is right on track. He is able to complete his required assignment with little direction. I have noticed that he does have very high standards for himself and can become frustrated when he does not accomplish the assignment perfectly. I have also noticed that he starts one project then moves on to another and then goes back and completes the primary and secondary project. Aaron demonstrates intellectual development on target for his age such as wanting his papers to be perfect. According to Maternal and Child health Nursing this is considered an eraser year because children this age want everything to be perfect. (Pillitteri, 915) Also Aaron demonstrates intellectual development for his age such as working a problem out in his head without having to write it down. (Potter, 148) I observed Aaron at school and at home for his social and emotional development. Socially Aaron is able to interact with the children appropriately to his age. I noticed that he does have friends and is not isolated at recess. He plays with children his own age and is included in the activities on the playground. Aaron has no problems expressing his feeling toward the
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