Respond to a peer providing them with suggestions on how they can work with and promote social growth in those children who have not had positive cognitive, social or cultural influences. What strategies might they implement when working with that child’s parents? 150 words or more.
Choose two periods of development (infancy, early childhood, middle childhood or adolescence). For each period share two typical Social/Emotional Milestones.
I chose early childhood, and adolescence periods of development. One of the typical social/emotional milestones in early childhood is initiating their own play activities, and becoming more self-assertive. They may also try to control the actions of others. Some of the social/emotional milestones for adolescence are, imitating adults, and peers in their lives, and they are able to show affection for family and friends without prompting.
After viewing the Social Attributes Checklist, provide tips for how to help a child who is struggling in at least two areas from the “Social Skills Attributes” category.
One of the social skills attributes that I chose was, expresses frustrations and anger effectively and without harming others or property. And takes turns fairly easily. With the first attribute I would make sure that the child had enough support to work through their frustration, and make sure that they were not a danger to the other children in the classroom. With the second attribute I would provide extra support, and cue them when it was their turn and when it was his friend’s turn.
List at least one cognitive, one social and one cultural influence on self-concept for each of your chosen age groups.
Adolescence: Cognitive self-concept is developing more defined work habits.
Social self-concept is showing more independence.
Cultural self-concept is higher self-esteem with strong ethnic pride.
Early Childhood: Cognitive self-concept is seeking answers to questions.
Social self-concept is acting out how they feel.
Cultural self-concept is acting out their culture during play.
Lastly include a statement explaining the impact self-concept can have on development in each of your chosen age groups.
With adolescence, self-concept can impact the way they view themselves, and how they feel the world views them. It is a very tough age, and a difficult period to go through. It is very important to support children of this age group and make sure you know what is going on in their day to day life. With early childhood aged children it is more how they are treated, and whether they are respected and supported. They are starting to come into their own, and they still need cues and help understanding right from wrong. If they have the right support, then they should develop a positive self-concept as they mature.