While brain power, work ethic, and even genetics all play important roles in student achievement, the determining factor comes down to what kind of support system she has at home.
Parental Influence on the Emotional Development of Children by Bethel Moges and Kristi Weber When most people think of parenting, they picture changing diapers, messy feeding times, and chasing a screaming child through a crowded grocery store.
But parenting goes far beyond the requirements for meeting the basic survival needs of the child, and parents have a significant influence on how children turn out, including their personality, emotional development, and behavioral habits, as well as a host of other factors.
It is important for the overall development of children that parents be present enough to support them, and this support fosters confidence and growth in many areas. Here we will explore the ways parents can impact the emotional development of their children.
Sometimes, just being physically present is not enough.
Parents that may be nearby but that are not emotionally invested or responsive tend to raise children that are more distressed and less engaged with their play or activities. Parents should keep this in mind when considering the quality of the time they spend with their children, because if they do not invest enough of their time and commitment into pouring emotionally into their child, the child will struggle to learn how to regulate his emotions and interact with others appropriately.
Alan Sroufe found that the style of early attachment relationships predicts later emotional development of children. This suggests that attachment styles are not inborn but are driven by how parents interact with their infant from birth.
Longitudinal attachment studies show that children with anxious attachment were likely to be emotionally disturbed and have low self-esteem Sroufe If the form of attachment has such long-lasting impacts on children, it is clear that parents must treat their children in ways that foster secure attachment in order for the children to grow into emotionally stable adolescents and adults.
An important factor in the emotional development of children is how warm caregivers are, and studies have been done to find the effects of depressed mothers on the emotional development of children. Depressed mothers have maladaptive thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors, and these, along with being in a similarly stressful environment as the mother, put a child at risk of developing his own emotional problems Sroufe The fact that depressed mothers are likely to be indifferent towards their children, put them in less social situations, and generally provide less stimulation for their children, puts the children at a disadvantage for achieving normal emotional development.
A key aspect of emotional development in children is learning how to regulate emotions. Children see how their parents display emotions and interact with other people, and they imitate what they see their parents do to regulate emotions Sheffield Morris et.
For example, children more prone to negative emotions or episodes of anger are deeply affected by hostile and neglectful parenting, often leading to even more behavioral problems.
Difficult temperaments can become a bidirectional problem that evokes even more negative emotions from the parent if not monitored.
The Effects of Parental Influence in Katherine Mansfield’s “The Garden Party,” and Witi Ihimaera’s “This Life is Weary” Parenting and role models play an important part helping children grow into healthy adults. ARTICLE Parental Influence on Substance Use in Adolescent Social Networks Holly B. Shakya, PhD; Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD; James H. Fowler, PhD Objective:Toevaluatetherelationshipbetweenthepar-entingstyleofanadolescent’speers’parentsandanado-lescent’s substance use. Design: . Based on previous research, it was hypothesized that parents who have a positive attitude towards their child's education, school, and teacher are able to positively influence their child's academic performance by two mechanisms: (a) by being engaged with the child to increase the child's self-perception of cognitive competence and (b) by being engaged with the teacher and school to promote a stronger .
Furthermore, how parents address the emotions of their children and respond to them affects how expressive the children feel they can be. Reacting with criticism or dismissing the sadness or anger of a child communicates that their emotions are not valid or appropriate, which can cause children to be even more prone to those negative emotions and less able to cope with stress Siegler et.
This sort of emotion coaching greatly helps in reducing future problem behavior in children.
In addition to being able to express their own emotions, it is important in social situations for children to be able to identify and deal with the emotions of those around them. Parents model for their children how to comfort someone who is crying or smile at someone who is smiling, but other parental behaviors also influence how their children learn to understand the emotions of others.
Coming from a family with divorced parents, I Kristi can relate to this issue of background anger being a factor, because although my parents split when I was at a vulnerable age, they made sure not to fight in front of my sister and I, and I think that allowed us to have a healthier reaction to the divorce and to be emotionally well-adjusted in social interactions.
Parenting decisions affect how children turn out physically, socially, and emotionally, but that is not to say parents should be obsessed with following certain steps to have a perfectly well-adjusted child.
We accept that there is no perfect formula for parents to model behavior or speak to children in certain ways to make them have a perfect emotional development experience, and that places a limit on our exploration of this subject. Parents can help their children develop into emotionally stable people by giving them a supportive environment, positive feedback, role models of healthy behavior and interactions, and someone to talk to about their emotional reactions to their experiences.
References Sheffield Morris, A. The role of the family context in the development of emotional regulation. Social Development, 16 2pp From infant attachment to promotion of adolescent autonomy: Prospective, longitudinal data on the role of parents in development. Influences on Academic, Intellectual, and Social-emotional Development.
Predictors of parent-infant attachment and emerging self-regulation. Journal of family psychology, 16, pp The Effects of Parental Influence in Katherine Mansfield’s “The Garden Party,” and Witi Ihimaera’s “This Life is Weary” Parenting and role models play an important part helping children grow into healthy adults.
ARTICLE Parental Influence on Substance Use in Adolescent Social Networks Holly B. Shakya, PhD; Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD; James H. Fowler, PhD Objective:Toevaluatetherelationshipbetweenthepar-entingstyleofanadolescent’speers’parentsandanado-lescent’s substance use.
Design: . Parental Influence on the Emotional Development of Children by Bethel Moges and Kristi Weber When most people think of parenting, they picture changing diapers, messy feeding times, and chasing a screaming child through a crowded grocery store.
The study investigated the effects of parental influence on the career choice of students in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State. The sample comprised of students randomly selected from two secondary schools in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State. The effects of parent influence on studies isn't simply a singular effect on one grade or class score.
Instead, parents are often key players when it comes to helping students succeed in specific areas and in their overall education. Carroll, Crystal Jayne, "The Effects of Parental Literacy Involvement and Child Reading Interest on the Development of Emergent Literacy Skills" ().
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