Argumentative Essay On Child Development

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After exploring and paralleling the ideas of four theorists, sundry similarities begin to emerge and create an intertwined picture of childhood. Each of the philosophers, imparting their perception of child development with the hope of providing a blueprint of children’s emotional, cognitive, physical and social growth. Launching into the first stage (birth to 1 year), Erickson, Piaget, and Freud collectively suggest oral stimulation as a way for the budding child to connect with the world. Remembering, Infants coming into this world as hopeless mammals that depend on loving adults to care for them. “Attachments are theorized to serve an evolutionary purpose because they increase the likelihood that the caregivers will protect and care for …show more content…
Running around the house, pulling objects over, and caregivers continually chasing after them. Therefore, companies continue to invest millions on safety items for babies. Salkind and several others call this the terrible twos or even the horrible threes, and that is very appropriate.
The teachers of these outstanding scientists get the pleasure of hearing the one-word toddlers seem to know best, NO, thrown repeated back at them. “Toddlers teachers become accustomed to hearing, “No! Me! Mine! Me do it! Toddlers have a way of being fiercely independent one minute and needy and clingy the next.” (Mooney, 2013) As a teacher, we need to make sure to nurture these qualities and turn them into real life skills. While many toddlers are becoming more independent in their physical worlds, their emotional development at this stage is still every
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“Freud believes that here was a pleasure associated with the exercise of anal functions.” (Salkind, 2006) Freud viewed this as a gateway to self-control issues later in life. “The anal stage, generally the second and third years of life, is held to be significant for the child’s later development because the acquisition of bowel control is presumed to be connected to other forms of self-control, such as cleanliness and orderliness.” (Britannica, 2016) Erickson’s mention of toilet training is a stepping stone for children independence described in his theory. Being seen as the ultimate way for children to become aware of their bodies and allows some control over their bodies. Usually, caregivers are just as excited about this accomplishment as the child

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