Middle Childhood social personality development : Social Development

Middle Childhood social personality development

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From the early childhood years to middle childhood, children undergo dramatic social and emotional changes. Just think of the difference between a child at the age of two and one at the age of seven or eight. An enormous amount of change and growth occurs during those intervening years. The typical two year old is famous for having temper tantrums and clinging to parents. Kids this age also struggle to do things on their own, have dramatic changes in mood, and often have a difficult time getting along with other children. A two-year-old child also requires constant supervision, lest his burgeoning curiosity lead to trouble.

Fast forward to age seven and you'll see that the child has become quite adept at doing things independently and is probably quite proud of such accomplishments. During middle childhood, kids become more competent and confident. Parents begin to place trust in the child, allowing him to take on daily tasks such as selecting his own clothes and making his own breakfast. Family friendships are still vital, but children are far less clingy at this age. Unlike the toddler years, when parental separation often led to fits of crying, school-age children usually go to school calmly and without much drama. During the day, children interact successfully with peers as well as listen to the teacher and follows directions.

While cognitive growth also plays an important role in this progression, a great deal of social and emotional growth also occurs during middle childhood. As children start school, their social world becomes much larger. Where most of their previous social interactions were primarily with family, the introduction of school opens up a whole new world of relationships with other people. This offers kids a much richer and deeper pool of social experiences with both familiar and unfamiliar people.

The Developing Social Self

As children enter school, they start to pay greater attention to those around them. As they notice other people more and more, they also begin to compare themselves to their peers. Self-concept grows gradually throughout childhood, starting in the early years as kids realize that they are independent individuals and progressing to a firm understanding of who they are and what they like. During middle school, kids also begin to develop a better sense of how they fit into their social environment.

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* $1,000 per working family from a new "Making Work Pay" tax credit
* $1,000 Emergency Energy Rebate to American Families
* Simplify tax filings so Americans will be able to do their taxes in less than five minutes
* A $500 Universal Mortgage Credit
* Expand the Family and Medical Leave Act to allow parents up to 24 hours to participate in their children's academic activities
* Guaranteed health coverage for every American
* Lower the cost of health care for the average American family by $2,500
* Raise the minimum wage to $9

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