I Believe People Are Born Essay

702 Words Nov 21st, 2015 3 Pages
I believe people are born “neutral”. I do not think that they are “inherently good” or “born evil”. People are born into this world “neutral” and other influences will affect if they are going to be considered “good” or “bad”.

As children progress from infant to early childhood, they are more capable of better self-control. Children can learn to regulate their own behavior, once they have evolved “from the outside to the inside”. They take more internal responsibility and start to think about their behaviors rather than being told or reminded about how to act properly. It is a slow process and begins around the age of 2. Perfection is not realistic with children this young. Just practicing and strengthening these internal realizations is just as beneficial. Teachers need to recognize that a child can, and should, take more responsibility for controlling him/herself as he/she grows up. Significant adults can verbally communicate this expectation when they transfer control to the child.

Learning is something that is constantly occurring and something that will never stop. Children begin to learn based on their perception and memory. As they grow older and their memory strengthens, they are able to complete tasks at a greater rate than when they were younger. Their wealth of knowledge can expand and reach new heights. Children also learn through experience and interactions with others and their surroundings.

In order to promote healthy psychosocial development, teachers…

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