The Role Of Children's Development And Experiences

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Introduction What are the most significant aspects of children’s development and experiences that contribute to their longer-term well-being? Introduction This essay will look at the most significant aspects of children’s development and experiences that contribute to their longer term well-being. This will include attachment, identity representation emotion and communication. The term well-being is ambiguous, Allin (2007) stated ‘There is no single definition for Well being’ however it is generally understood to be a reflection upon the quality of peoples lives. Statham and Chase, (2010) suggest wellbeing as a dynamic state that is enhanced when people fulfil their personal and social goals, relating to objective measures, including household income, educational resources and health status together with subjective indicators including happiness, perceptions of quality of life and life satisfaction. The Guardian article ‘Emotonal Health in Childhood ‘is the key to future happiness’ (Doward 2014) presents a simplified version of the evidence from the research paper, What predicts a successful life? Life-course model of well being’ (Layard et al., 2014) however, the article contains incorrect information including the size of the study, and who conduce the original study. The article focuses only on the points which enhance the writers point of view. One claim the article makes is that Layard (2014) says that satisfaction levels in an adult are more
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