Development and Socialization
* Human Development
Quality of Life and the Child’s Development
* Proper and Necessary Skills
* Education and Economics
Norms, Customs, and Child Care
* Traditions vs. “ The New Normal”
* Who’s Minding the Store: The Supervision of another’s Child
Chapter 5 covers Human Development and Socialization. I will be discussing Development and Socialization, Quality of Life and the Child’s Development, and Norms, Customs, and Child Care. The first is title Development and Socialization. Human development is a process pertaining ...view middle of the document...
Although a two parent household is an ideal living condition, it is not necessary to provide a quality life for children in today’s society. Extended family members, such as grandparents and cousins living with or near a child may or may not affect quality of life. It depends largely on culture and customs of the family. A number of studies support the idea facts that family size, financial status, and customs directly contribute to the quality of life and development of a child. In 1997, a study of family bond to family structure, 799 students in Greece, Cyprus, Great Britain, Germany, and the Netherlands showed no major differences in telephone contact, and emotional and geographical closeness. However, more intense research revealed that the wealthier people (in those areas) were not as emotionally and geographically close. Whereas, less wealthier people show the opposite. The lower-class, less educated people did not answer their children’s questions as detailed as the middle- class. Children of poorer families were inclined to cooperate with the family because of economic reasons. Poor Mexican mother were more physical than middle-class Mexican mothers. The same statistics are also the norm in the United States. Discipline is necessary to a child’s development. It is important in every culture. If children are not taught that bad behavior has consequences, it will not benefit them or society in any way. Discipline does not have to be physical. However some parents believe that spanking is a necessary evil. Others think spanking is abusive. Never the less, abuse of any kind is detrimental to the overall development of children. Children who are mentally or physically abused systematically are more likely to spend time in prison and develop...