Tda 2.1 Describe with Examples the Kind of Influences That Effect Children and Young Peoples Development

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Describe with examples the kinds of influences that effect children and young people’s development.

- While children are influenced by many things, there are no stronger influences that that of their parents as they are usually their child’s first playmates and while the world expands with each passing year, parental influence is still one of the greatest factors in determining the ways in which a child will grow and develop.

- Background.
Naturally parents will want to see their children do well. Sometimes though in an effort to keep their children safe parents inadvertently hold their children back from exploring the world around them, lessening their chances to learn and progress. While it is understandable to want to shelter
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If for no other reason than to install good habits to their children parents should make every effort to sustain an active and healthy lifestyle.

However a child with a prolonged illness that leads to hospitalisation and prolonged treatment may suffer development problems, by not being able to do everything that their peers are able to do. This and missing out on school can see a child a long way behind in the curriculum and unable to catch up the work as children all develop at different speeds. A child that struggles at school and has not been identified as having any specific needs could suffer from depression thus affecting that child’s development.

- Environment.
Poor housing is another factor that affects healthy holistic development. Low income families are more likely to live in homes which are damp and or unheated, this increases dramatically the risk or infection, particularly respiratory illnesses. Neighbourhoods that are densely populated with few communal areas and amenities are negative, children without access to a safe garden or playing area may suffer emotional and social problems . Overcrowded conditions or homeless families that are housed in bed and breakfast accommodation or hotels often have poor or no access to cooking facilities and may have to share a bathroom with several other families, often the children’s education is badly disrupted when moving from place to place.

Children can also fall foul and have their

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