Identity And Self Identity

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The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship and process of children’s development in self identity from middle childhood to early adolescence. This paper will further explore how they are developed, and how these developments may be impacted on influences that are interwoven into self- social, biological, and cultural factors. Finally, this paper will include suggestions for future interventions in counseling, while having a better sense of awareness in middle childhood to early adolescence development.

The years between 6 and 14 are considered middle childhood to early adolescence is a very important stage in the development of identity and self concept. The relationship that peers often share within the social groups
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Unfortunately, the tumultuous physical and social changes can be extensions produced from other children that are products of broken homes, homes with domestic violence or homes of a lower social economic status. As a result of this type of influence it may cause problems in the development of self identity and early adolescence. In addition, the impact of environmental influences such as where a child may live, parenting styles and family structure may also play a role in how a child’s development of identity and self concept as it relates to his or her culture. However in spite of negative influences that may impact the identity of self development there are problems solving and resolution skills to help counteract such misfortune. The term self-concept and its developments are how one learns to understand awareness of self. Self concept is a form of self esteem as they are both closely related together (Broderick, P. C., & Blewitt, 2015). Framework of self concept is a portion once established and …show more content…
C., & Blewitt, 2015). Depending on parenting practices and values of one’s culture may change how children perceive themselves. When there are differences in cultural values it changes the social patterns in childhood development. For example in some cultures self esteem is concern or highly measured, and more commonly found in the Eastern cultures, Whereas, Western cultures place more emphasis on family and value on self concepts rather than their own uniqueness (Broderick, P. C., & Blewitt, 2015). Therefore the difference in culture from one demographic region to another differentiates in children and adolescents and the process of self-concept. The biological development in middle childhood has influential factors that are based on h physical development affects a way a child is viewed, especially in early adolescence as they progress into puberty. Due to the visible changes that are apparent draws sexual attraction by both boys and adults, therefore, affecting the way they view themselves (American Association of University Women). The biological changes in hormones and physical development can also affect a child 's social interaction with other peers and their relationships. Therefore while early ////// through this difficult time of transition it is

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