The Four Theories Of Infants And The Stages Of Child Development

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After researching and comparing the four theories, similarities begin to immerge and create a type of circle. Each theorist developed their stages of child development and hoping to explain to people with actual knowledge how they perceive children’s growth patterns. Therefore, starting at stage one, Erickson, Piaget, and Fraud all grasp the idea of oral stimulation as a way for the emerging child to join the outside world. Infants come into the world as hopeless mammals and depend on responsible adults to care for them. “Attachments are theorized to serve an evolutionary purpose because they increase the likelihood that the caregivers will protect and care for the infant.” (Salkind, 2006) As the babies continue to grow rapidly during …show more content…
As teacher become more of a constant in the lives of children moving up through school the teacher becomes more and more necessary. This need for approval can be seen in the lower grades as children frequently want to show their teacher the work they have completed for approval showing they care proficient enough in a subject. As older children, this need for adoption is less obvious, but students still exhibit the behaviors of a student wanting approval. They look at their papers for the gold star or constant worry about getting a good grade. The need to be good enough and skillful enough never goes away just shifts in the way it is exhibited. In Kohlberg’s theory the ideas of social law or law of the land helps enforce this need for approval. In most classrooms, teachers are a type of sheriff, enforcing the rules of the school, but teacher must know how to skillfully enforce the laws while nurturing the students’ needs as well. This need to seek approval is accomplished also by following the rules and staying out of trouble. In the many culture it is a sign of disrespect for a child to look an adult in the eye. While an American child is taught to look people in the eye when speaking. Adults want children to look them in the eye so that they know the child is hearing them and reinforces the seriousness of that is being said good or bad. …show more content…
In a first grade class, conflict is shared many students are still struggling with the idea of problem solving. Children will take an object from another child and the child will run to the teacher for help in troubleshooting instead of trying to explain themselves. Teachers can use these situation as a productive time and use a skit to illustrate the appropriate way to hand the issue. Older children may use different strategies for problem solving one that works well in schools is to rock it out. The game of rock, paper, scissors is use to determine a winner when students are conflicted with me first situations or wanting the same item. Teaching different problem solving techniques actually allows student many different options to address the problems on their own. In the older children we also tend to see their thinking and problem solving skills shifting from a only logical thinking to consistent with a common sense style of thinking. When issues arise in the classroom such as split water many younger child’s will cry and teachers or aids end up cleaning up the water. But as students get order a cup of split water can be cleaned up quietly and quickly by a student because common sense tells them to hurry and clean up the mess quickly. Common sense is a skill that is learned with life experience the more life experience the more common sense. Common sense can also

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