What Should Parents Tell Their Seriously Ill Child?
Having a seriously ill child in a family is one of the most emotionally and psychologically draining experiences any parents can go through. The emotional needs of the child are of utmost importance, and the impact on family members can be very tasking. It is advisable that family members explore all support groups available, which can include family, friends, and social workers to help them cope with the life changing process of caring for a sick child. It is advisable that parents are open and honest with the child at every point in time depending on the child’s cognitive development. It is already obvious to the child that something is wrong, and is already imagining worse things due to their pain threshold tolerance level. Concealing information from the child will only add to their fear and anxiety level. The parents need to be honest with the child as to the nature of their illness, and possible outcomes. Parents need to take time out to listen to the ill child share his or her feelings, fears, negative thoughts, questions about God and the future. Parents need to encourage their children to express their feelings, tell them the truth when talking about their illness but they might need to modify their explanation in a way that fits the child’s cognition. Being open and honest does not necessarily mean the parents have to tell the child everything concerning his or her illness, but the child’s condition can be explained in a developmentally appropriate way. Situations in Which to Not Inform Child He or She Has a Serious Illness Children should be educated on the nature of their illness if they are developmentally able to understand. Young aged children are in a way protected in that they do not understand the implication of the illness they have developed, but this also means that many of the treatment process will seem overwhelming and frightening, because it is difficult to reassure them with...
... dynamic youth and maturity. Parents can play an important role in helping their children use or strengthen behaviors, skills, attitudes, and motivation that promote their physical and mental health and overall well-being in childhood, adolescence and well into their adulthood. As you grow up, you are taught many life lessons from your experienced parents. Your parents' duty is to nurture you, so that you can grow up to become a person who is strong and able to support oneself. Parents must grasp that when it comes from raising an adolescent, together must put in an equal amount of effort so that the child acquires new things. Averts family failures or fights and stops the child from drifting off the 'right' track as they say. It is a typical state where the dad is the one who is assumed or not currently a part of raising their kids or kid.
The first reason why both parents, a pop and ma, ought to have equal chances to nurture their children is that the father, by his masculinity nature, will be better to give his child the sense of braveness and teach them. To defend themselves against anyone who could hurt them in their environment. By the father involving himself in this way in his child’s life would certainly increase the their method of analyzing any trouble they could possibly find themselves being involved in in the future and enhance and revive their...
EDUC 3701: Assessment Task 1
Essay: Parent to child, child to parent influences
Author: Nicole Castledine (s42590480) Tutor: Gregory Vass
Students who are gifted and talented are recognized as those with an innate ability in any domain that places them within the top 10% of their age peers (Collins, 2011; Gifted and Talented Children, 2013). What constitutes giftedness varies in cultures and society, however gifts are generally classified as natural abilities, whereas talents are skills that are scaffolded and developed over time (Gifted and Talented Children, 2013, Women's and Children's Health Network, 2011). This essay will address the parent to child and child to parent influences that occur from a child being labelled gifted or talented, during two specific periods of time. The age brackets which will be discussed include five to eight years and nine to eleven years. Comparison and contrast will occur of two phases of this age group to determine the dynamic nature of parent/child relationship in these two periods, including how they develop and change. This essay will address the two main influences research has found to occur for parents and children; IQ testing to determine giftedness with links to underachievement, and...
What Type of Parent Will I Be?
Parent can be one of the most difficult jobs any couple or individual can have. There are no black and white manuals for parenting, only suggestive techniques, which are all subjective to your own understanding and abilities. Through research of different journal articles online (Internet), readings (non-interent) and different experiences I have encountered I will discuss what type ofparent I think I will be. This will include Dr. Diana Baumrind’s style of parenting (Baumrind, 1967) that I feel that I may have as well as nutritional importance and its relationship to development of children from infancy through adolescence as well as social skills associated with nutrition (Internet). This paper will also discuss three different developmental stages (Berk, 2010) and issues I am concerned with within each stage.
Keywords: children and nutrition, importance of breast feeding, cognitive development & parenting styles.
What Type of Parent Will I Be?
To be able to decide what type of parent I will be and discuss my issues I feel I may come across when the time comes; I first need to decide what style of parent I feel I will have. In order to do this I have researched Dr. Diane Baumrind’s three styles of parenting; permissive, authoritative, and authoritarian. (Baumrind,...
...Child Development: 9- to 12-Year-Olds
In late elementary and middle school your child experiences a period of tremendous intellectual, social-emotional, and physical change. School demands increase, friends become as important as family, and puberty begins to reshape her body. This is also a time when individual differences among children become more apparent.
Here are the stages you can expect you child to pass through during early adolescence:
uses tools, such as a hammer or small garden tools, fairly well
capable of fine hand and finger movements
draws with great detail
may persist with an activity until exhausted
interested in own strength; boys enjoy wrestling
memorizes and recites facts, but may not show deep understanding
reads to learn (rather than learning to read)
has a strong desire to complete tasks
keeps train of thought and will continue work even after interruptions
able to use a dictionary
very interested in mastering skills
critical thinking starting to emerge
beginning be aware of right and wrong (versus good and bad)
Social & Emotional Development
may experience wide mood swings
may be critical of self and others
may use physical complaints to avoid unpleasant tasks
often dislikes the opposite sex intensely
responsible; can be depended upon and trusted
puts great importance on fairness, in self and in others...
...Title: Parent- Child Relationship and Academic Performance of Students in Core Gateway College
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
Development of a student is not as simple as others think it is. His life among his peers and among members of his family undergo several stages. His relationship is the basis for his achievement or failure in his education and his development.
Adolescence has always been a critical period for every individual. This “problem age” as labeled by most experts in the study of human development is brought about by a number of factors ranging from the physical to the psychological. One of these is the relationship with the people around them. The most important figures in his life at the moment, undoubtedly, are his parents.
In the Philippines, one can say that there are many problems of high schools students such as misbehavior, drop-outs and low academic achievement. (Aguinaldo, 1995) noted that problems such as poor quality of parent and child relationships, poor father and mother relationship, unhealthy home environment affect students’ performance in school.
The researcher is interested in this research focus to find out the quality of the students’ relationship with parents as perceived by the students. It seeks to find out why adolescents sometimes have behavioral problems in school.
This research can...
Parents send their children to schools in the hopes of having them acquire hard skills such as knowledge about the world, logic, and comprehension. However, at present, the focus of parents, along with other concerned institutions such as the school and the workforce, have extended to also consider the "soft skills" of the individual. These are the abilities to evaluate, communicate, and adapt effectively to the social environment collectively known as social competence (West, 1996).
One manifestation of social competence, particularly in adolescents, is being accepted within the peer group, or acquiring a desired peer group status (East, 1991). Perhaps no other stage in human development puts emphasis on peer status as much as in adolescence, as peer groups become the center of the adolescents' concerns and activities (Barrocas, n.d.). A major task of the adolescent is to be well-adjusted and skillful at meeting the norms within their peer groups (Santrock, 2001).
For parents, the challenge may also increase as their children grow from childhood to adolescence. Unlike infants and young children, adolescents are exposed to physical and emotional changes in themselves, as well as social situations outside their homes that may challenge their bond with parents (Bean, Lezin, Rolleri, & Taylor, 2004). The unique bond, the sense of security or the attachment between the...
...THE ROLE OF PARENT IN CHILD LEARNING
AZIM PREMJI UNIVERSITY
Before I start with presenting my understanding that I developed in course of my immersion into the topic, which I selected for my term paper it helps to first list out the objective behind it. Through this paper I wished to investigate the role of parents in adolescence learning. I focus on adolescence nature and what is the role of family member in child learning development because, the nature of families and family life are generally accepted as being a powerful influence on child development.
An important aspect to reflect is as to what triggered me to choose this particular topic. I feel it’s a crucial question for parents who are involved with their child’s learning. The question is why do parents become involved in various aspects of their children’s education, when they do become so involved and how does their involvement influence school outcomes. I am trying to explore, the parental role in children’s development which includes participation in their children's education. These questions encouraged me to choose the topic....
...ShouldParents Send Their child to a Single-sex School?
To make school environment better in terms of efficiency, school officials came to introduce class differentiation years ago but there are so many problems if parents send their child to single-sex school.
I. Education is a conventional mode of receiving knowledge needed for people to pursue professional aspirations. What shape such aspirations are schools that narrow children’s scope of interests, determine the areas of expertise and, most importantly, provide with knowledge. The system of single-class schools had not regained its popularity with American parents until 2000s.
A. People misunderstand students achieve better results though the instrumentality of gender separation.
i There are some study said boys from single-sex classes were more willing to join science and mathematics courses
B. People misunderstand single class schools handle the problem of bullying,
ii. They believe single-class make student-to-student interaction more respectful in all-girl classes
II. Single-Sex schools take advantage of gender-specific teaching methods instrumental in identifying boys’ and girl’s merits and strengths.
a. A longitudinal pediatric neuroimaging study from 2007 conducted by neuroscientist team from the National Institute of Mental Health have concluded that different brain areas tend to...