Social Development : Learning The Values, Knowledge And Skills

896 WordsApr 26, 20164 Pages
Social development involves learning the values, knowledge and skills that allow children to connect with others effectively and to participate in positive ways to family, school and the community. This kind of learning is transferred onto children directly by those who care for and teach them, as well as indirectly through social relationships within the family or with friends, and through children’s contribution in the culture around them. Through their relationships with others and their growing mindfulness of social values and expectations, children build a sense of who they are, and of the social roles available to them. As children develop socially, they respond to the influences around them and play an active part in shaping their relationships. Social development is beneficial because it helps young people to; gain skills for future economic independence, formulate their own moral/ value system, develop realistic body image, negotiate with peer and intimate relationships, formulate their sexual identity, develop realistic positive self-identity, create independence from parents and other adults and overall develop a sense of who they are. Headspace uses social development by aiming their support services to young people. With young adulthood, comes a significant time of change and development. The onset of mental health problems at this time of life can therefore, have significant impact on the development of important life skills if left untreated. By Headspace
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