Essay on Children Are Developing Intellectual Competencies

1082 Words Oct 25th, 2015 5 Pages
Children are also developing intellectual competencies, however it is still important to remember they need parental support. In this stage children have made great leaps in concrete, logical thought. However thinking abstractly and planning into the future is still limited: They can complete today’s homework assignments but need assistance with long term projects (Haight & Taylor, 2013). For instance, children develop a notion of how one goes about learning, and they discover that strategies such as studying and practicing can improve learning and performance. They become more able to retrieve information and use it to solve new problems or cope with new situations.
While children in this age group are exploring new relationships with their peers, they also tend to remain closely connected to their parents. The parental relationships continue to change and therefore change the strategies parents must employ to mentor children. Parents may rely on reasoning during this period to keep their children safe, which may be different from the stage before. This period also has the potential for children looking for support and validation from any source to be misled by potential abusers.
Some children do not receive the adult supervision they need, factors such as physical abuse, drug and alcohol addiction in the parents, and poverty are some of the social factors that may influence the consistent supportive family environment that children require. With substance abuse…

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