As Berk (2013) states, “Self-development begins with the dawning of self-awareness in infancy and gradually evolves into a rich, multifaceted, organized view of the self’s characteristics and capacities during childhood and adolescence” (pg. 448). Therefore it is important to have a comprehensive view of social development as it pertains to your work with children.
So, for this discussion you will:
- Choose two periods of development (infancy, early childhood, middle childhood or adolescence).
- For each period share two typical Social/Emotional Milestones.
- 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.
- List at least one cognitive, one social and one cultural influence on self-concept for each of your chosen age groups.
- Lastly include a statement explaining the impact self-concept can have on development in each of your chosen age groups.
300 words or more.