Essay on The Factors Affecting The Growth And Development Of Children

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The growth and development of children is shaped by their experiences within their family, their cultural and social networks which are turn influenced by events and ideas operating at national and international levels. Child development is influence of both biological and environment changes, that occur to every human from birth to teenager (linking theories print out)
The environmental effects emphasise social interactions and cultural determinants of behaviour and mental processes. Though we are often unaware of their influence, factors such as religion, ethnicity, occupation, and socioeconomic class have an enormous psychological impact on them (Carpenter & Huffman, 2010). This essay will ignore the biological factors and discuss how environmental factors affect the growth and development of a child, limiting my discussion to poverty.
Poverty is defined as an economic deprivation; it means being completely isolated to change one circumstances because of insufficient income or material resources (child poverty by nz jonathan boston) It is further categorised as absolute poverty and relative poverty. Absolute poverty relates to basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter whereas relative poverty is concerned with quality of life such as insufficient money, resources and to be deprived from acceptable community standards (Perry, 2009). .
In New Zealand the poverty has been categorised as relative poverty. (pg13 lfb) . De Boston and Chapple (2014) indicated that…

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