SOC 312 Ashford University Week 5 Child Development and Social Life Case Study Paper

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Final Paper

Your good friends have just adopted a four-year-old child. At this point, the only socialization decision they have made is that the child is going to preschool. Imagine that you are an expert in your chosen field. Your friends have come to you for advice and to devise a plan to raise their child. They ask you to be frank with them and give them specific examples to support your opinions. They are determined to raise this child to the best of their ability. Since they are new parents, they need advice on everything!

The Final Paper should include the following:

  1. Summarize Bronfenbrenner's ecological model and describe why it is important for them to be aware of this theory.
  2. Suggest and explain a parenting style/philosophy (authoritarian, authoritative, or permissive) that you believe will be most beneficial for the child and the family.
  3. Explain which childcare (nanny, center-based, or family-based care) option (before/during/after preschool) you think is best for the child and why. Be sure to include discussion of the social factors that influence the likelihood of the family selecting a particular form of childcare.
  4. Share specific suggestions, including at least two to implement safe technology use in the home. Explain how the media can (both positively and negatively) influence the child.
  5. Discuss the importance of culture and ethnicity in the development of the self-concept. Share your ideas of ways that the new parents can create opportunities for the child to learn about his or her culture.
  6. Describe at least two researched methods to increase the child's self-esteem and positive attitude.
  7. Differentiate between the importance of socialization that occurs in the home and at school. Explain the importance of each venue as a positive haven for the child.
  8. Explain the importance of the teacher’s role in the child's life. Give examples of how the school and the teacher will affect the child's socialization.
  9. Share the importance of positive peer interactions. Give two examples for the parents to implement at home to foster friendships.
  10. The conclusion of the Final Paper should include the following:
    1. Brief discussion of the student’s future profession and how understanding the nature of families and children in relation to society is important for that profession.
    2. Discussion of how the student’s knowledge of the theories of socialization will impact his or her work in the future profession.
    3. Discussion of how the student’s understanding of child development will assist him or her in the chosen profession.

The Final Paper:

  1. Must be seven double-spaced pages in length, not including the title page, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
  2. Must include a title page with the following:
    1. Title of Final Paper
    2. Student’s name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name
    5. Date submitted
  3. Must be well organized and reflect college-level writing.
  4. Must be supported by at least five scholarly sources in addition to the text.

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Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model
The theory based on individual interaction with the current environment and which forms
the community that one continually exchanges with gradually. The approach focuses on the fact
that there is continuous interaction that would happen between individuals within the
environment (Christensen, 2010). The society at large and may contribute largely to their
continued development. However, all these interactions based on the fact that there is a
continued contact that happens between the society and the child throughout their development
process. These interactions are essential to the child as they help them focus on developing better
and establishing a more significant influence in their future life and communication.
The theory based on five different environments that continually interact with the child
and establish a more significant impact on their lives in the long run. These environments have
distinct facts and ways through which they influence the development and create better
interaction between society and the child as they develop in life. These involve;
The system forms the first and immediate environment that a child begins to grow within.
It includes the immediate family, school, peers, and neighborhood, which form the bi-directional
relationship with children and the environment subjected. The setting is essential in establishing
the child's immediate responses towards the development and interaction with a situation.



The environment is composed mainly of the more significantinteractions that take place
without the presence of the child. These interactions may be in the form of continued exercises
or discussions that would take place between parents and the child’s teacher. The communication
is mainly influential to a child’s development as these negotiations are primarily to improve the
continued growth of the child through understanding different aspects within their lives.
The environment is similar to the mesosystem and entails an effect created by a specific
item or person close to the child. The situation involves the continuous improvement of child
development through guidance and interaction with a different third party. The influence is
termed as indirect and effectively helps in child growth. Similarly, the child’s environment may
either be short or long terms, and these depend on how well the child develops and the impact
created by the environment.
However, the environment involves the broader culture and factors related to
socioeconomic status, wealth, and ethnicity. Similarly, it also includes the child’s immediate
environment, which entails the parent's schools and the parent's place and how these interact with
the child through development. For example, a Parent's workplace would have a more substantial
influence on the child's event due to the effects created through the parents subject to the work
environment. These involve work stress, lay off, and many other work-related issues that a
parent may come across in the workplace.



It's the extreme environment that ...

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