Essay on The Effects Of Social Support On Children

832 Words Dec 10th, 2015 4 Pages
From the time we are born to the time we are adults and can take care of ourselves we have some kind of caregiver. It could be our parents, step-parents, grandparents, and etc. When people reach the later stages of their life their body begins to break down so they need someone to help take care of them. We don’t realize this as children we just know our guardians will be there for us. As we get older they also get older and begin this process. So since they took care of us when we were young it is only right we take care of them when they are elderly. When I reach the age of 80 hopefully I have done well by the people I know so that they will take care of me.
What we are looking for during this time is social support. Newman and Newman (2014) define social support as giving people belief that they are cared for, loved, esteemed, valued, and belonging to a social group (c.l.).Emotional and Social Support says that psychiatrist Sidney Cobb referred to this also as a subjective sensation in which those feelings are felt. The subjective part is important because that means that supporting each individual person will be different. For some people you may have to do more things for them to feel they are getting social support for another person it may be one thing as simple as driving them to the store and back.
Newman and Newman (2014) inform us that 78% of the U.S. adults ages 75 and older own their own homes. (c.l.) When I am in this age group this is one the things I…

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