This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Life Span Problems Of Children Ages 7 12

1600 words - 7 pages

Children today are faced with many developmental challenges while growing up. In this paper we will discuss some of the issues facing children in the adolescent age group in relation to emotional, cognitive and biological development. Through an observation of children interacting in this age group I was able to observe a few of the issues we will discuss that effect children’s abilities to build peer relationships, succeed in school and live happy healthy lives.
One of the first thing I noticed in my observations was the difficulties in peer relationships in this age group (Redmond, 2014). Peer relationships provide children with more than just fun playmates. These peer relationships help ...view middle of the document...

For example, children of divorcing parents may act out feelings of anger at school, causing rejection from peers in the process. For children whose families are faced with problems, such as parental alcoholism or drug use, they may be reluctant to bring friends home, or the parents may forbid them from bringing friends into the home. Children who live in poverty may also avoid close peer relationships out of embarrassment or fear (Handy, 2004). These children are unable to build close relationships or loose friends due to what I call “secrets at home.”
As a result of a lack of positive peer relationships many children suffer from feelings of isolation and fail to build a sense of self confidence. These children often require help from adults if they are to overcome their peer relationship problems. Children whose behavior or family situations leads to social rejection often need to learn new interpersonal, and communication skills in order to help them positively interact with their peers. Some ways researchers have found to assist children in building peer relationships is through, cooperative class room projects and non-threatening social experiences. They believe that shy children are less likely to participate in large groups because they can feel threatening. In a non-threating social experience shy children benefit from opportunities to interact with peers in small groups with less pressure allowing them to build both peer relationships and self-confidence. Peer relationships can also be encouraged through cooperative group projects, these interactions can help children with peer acceptance as well as help children who are trying to improve their social reputations. Working as a team with a common goal also aids children who are seen as different by their classmates. Researchers believe positive peer relationships are vital to school-age children's healthy development stating, “children who lack friends can suffer from emotional and mental difficulties later in life” (Ryan, 2010).
This lack of peer relationships leads into our next topic, stress and its effects on child development. While there are many causes of stress in childhood, trying to fit in or be accepted by peers is only one obstacle to emotional development. Along with peer relationships living in poverty is the one cause of stress in children that has repeated in all of the research I have encountered. In the article Stress and Child Development written by Ross Thompson (2014) he states “stressful experiences that are endemic to families living in poverty can alter children’s neurobiology in ways that undermine their health, their social competence, and their ability to succeed in school and in life” (2014). Thompson believes children begin to encounter stressful situations as young as early infancy. Unfortunately, his research concludes that long term or sever stress at an early age creates changes in the child’s neurobiological functioning (Thompson, 2014). For...

Other Papers Like Life Span Problems of Children Ages 7-12

The Long Shadow Cast by Childhood Physical and Mental Problems on Adult Life

5287 words - 22 pages examinations captured emotional maladjustment (at ages 7 and 16 y), and parent reports captured whether the child had been seen by a psychologist or psychiatrist (ages 11 and 16 y). In medical examinations, doctors judged degree of maladjustment to be “none,” “a problem but no handicap to ordinary schooling,” “a slight problem,” “a moderate problem,” or “a severe problem.” We count moderate or severe problems only, to be consistent with our coding

Life Span Perspectives Paper

1287 words - 6 pages on the scientific study of humans from conception till their death. The life span perspective has three domains for development known as the physical, the cognitive, and the social domains. Psychologists Sigmund Freud and Jean Piaget both developed theories regarding life span development. Freud’s controversial philosophy suggested each stage addressed sexual pleasure based on a certain body part. Piaget focused his research on children and

Tv Content and Delayed Speech Development in Young Children

901 words - 4 pages television. “A recent study suggested an association between viewing of baby DVDs/videos and poor language development among infants (age 8–16 Several longitudinal studies on the effects of television viewing have since been conducted and suggested that hours of television viewed per day at both ages 1 and 3 was associated with attention problems at age 7 (Christakis, Zimmerman, DiGiuseppe, & McCarty, 2004), and that television viewing

Psy 375 Individual Life Span Perspective

1168 words - 5 pages Life Span Perspective Paper Life Span Perspective Most of us, at one point in time or another, have reflected back to earlier periods of time in our lives and thought about the differences between how we were then and the people we are today. We may wonder why we have changed and how we evolved to this point. We may even think about the future and the people we will be decades from now. The process of changes we experience is examined and

Decision of Uncertainty

873 words - 4 pages number of children ages six to 12 in the state of Illinois is 171,855 or 45% of the total children ages 0-12. Kids Day Out determined C1 is children age 7-12 and C2 is children age 0-6 that is mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive variables. Kids Day Out identified P(C1) = .45 and P(C2) = .55. The NCCIAC revealed 18.1% of all childcare was by daycare centers, but only 3.2% were for children ages 5-14 (n.d.). Therefore, D = daycare

Cyp Core 3.1: Understanding Child and Young Person Development

3007 words - 13 pages to cut around shapes. The child should be able to dress and undress itself and be able to do and undo zips and buttons. At 7the child will enjoy playing in team games such as football or netball. Their confidence has increased when climbing, running and hitting a ball. 7-12 Years The child will begin to lose all of its baby teeth and grow a lot taller and thinner. Hobbies are now a big thing in the child’s life and become more practised

Unit 1 Child & Young Person Development 1.1 .1.2

3037 words - 13 pages language, body language and developing vocabulary. Social and emotional development consist of forming relationships, making decisions, developing self-confidence and caring for others. The following developments is a general guide to how children and young people develop within the following age ranges; 0 – 3 years 3 – 7 years 7 – 12 years 12 – 16 years 16 – 19 years Physical development; Childs physical development is an important

Impact Divorce Has on Children

1891 words - 8 pages respond openly to the child. Fritz (2002) composed a chart of reactions to the stress of divorce. From birth to age 2 separation anxiety can result in withdraw or clingy behavior (Fritz, 2002). Peck and Manocherian (1988) also discussed how a child perceives a divorce. Babies are seen as less affected. Parent’s distresses mostly affected babies. Children ages 2 to 4 may develop bedwetting, thumb sucking, cry frequently, tantrums, problems sleeping

Lifespan Development and Personality Paper

1287 words - 6 pages terms can be a tough task. In this paper I chose to write on one age group. To define this age, I will focus on the middle childhood ages 6 to 12. I will address physical, cognitive, social, and moral as well as personality development. Within these factors I am also considering both hereditary and environmental factors. Middle childhood is the period of life between the years of 6 to 12, where children are going to school, beginning to make


2071 words - 9 pages these key points divided cognitive development into four periods: sensorimotor period – lasts first 2 years of life, marked by orderly progression of increasingly complex cognitive development ranging from reflexes to symbolic thinking. object permanence develops Preoperational Period – represents a four to give year transitional period between first being able to think symbolically and then being able to think logically. Children become

Does an Infant’s Temperament Shape His/Her Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Development?

1358 words - 6 pages role in the child’s life as they teach the child specific skills. It is at this stage that the child’s peer group will gain greater significance and will become a major source of the child’s self-esteem. At this stage my son wanted to show me all that he had learned and sometimes tried to stump me Identity vs. Role Confusion- During adolescence (age 12 to 18 yrs), the transition from childhood to adulthood is most important. Children are becoming

Related Essays

Children Quality Of Life Essay

1664 words - 7 pages Evaluate the significance of the term ‘quality of life’ in work with children and their families. The whole concept of ‘quality of life’ can vary in meaning for each individual concerned. It is an elastic concept that’s definition can differ depending on what issues are being addressed and who is actually interpreting its literal meaning. It is also important to recognise that what is meant by ‘quality of life’ can vary not only on an

The Effects Of Homelessness In Children On Their Ability To Be Successful In Their Adult Life

1285 words - 6 pages these five studies, it can be hypothesized that if children are subject to homelessness during their youth, their ability to be successful in their adult life without producing some sort of developmental delay in basic skills, decreases. Method: Sample: Data will consist of 300 homeless children ranging in age from 12-16 in two different cities: New York City and Philadelphia (150 from each city). As well as 300 children from the same age

Unit 109 Enable Parents To Develop Ways Of Handling Relationships And Behaviour That Contribute To Every Day Life With Children

2347 words - 10 pages O1 – Know how to enable parents to understand and respond to children’s feelings and behaviours 1.1 It is important to model behaviour for children and young people and their parents as they have a tendency to imitate the behaviour of others who surround them and what they see in the media. People will not only imitate good behaviour but bad behaviour also. There are many role models in the media for children to imitate and often the

Psychology Essay

1550 words - 7 pages ). EXPERIMENT: My experiment will test whether children ages 2-3 use insight, or sudden understanding of problems, to find the solution. I will first randomly assign four children into two groups, two children in each group. Group One: no instruction given in regards to the different materials provided (CONTROL). Group Two: will be instructed to retrieve the ball in a playpen using the materials supplied (EXPERIMENTAL). Both groups will be given the same