The Physical, Social, and Cultural Development of Children Essay

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“I best be careful, they grow up way too fast.” “It could not possibly be my child’s tenth birthday; it feels like they were two years old just last year.” “Wow, you cannot have grown six inches from last year.” These are three statements that might travel through parents’ mind occasionally as they rear their children from birth until adulthood. However, these thoughts are not literally meaning their children are growing up faster than normal; rather, their children are aging normally, it just seems as if time has passed hastily. What if parents knew their children were maturing intellectually, socially, and physically more rapid? There is proof that children are more physically, intellectually, and socially advanced than in previous …show more content…
The benefits of physical activity is encouraging adults to create more physical activity amongst children which will better develop their motor skills, making them more physically advance than other less active generations. Precocious puberty is often a result of genetics, but can also be a factor of food hormones, pollutants, and obesity. There have always been exceptions of children who enter puberty early because of family heredity, but not because of the later three factors. As obesity continues to rise, early puberty continues to be linked to excess body fat. Obesity altars hormones responsible for puberty and triggers brain signals for the development of puberty. This is the negative manner in which early physical development cannot always be positive. Early social maturity has been an effect of factors like the emphasis of cooperativeness, the rise of the known benefits of play, and many cultural factors. Schools accentuate cooperativeness between peers in the classroom by using group methods of teaching, projects, tests, or studies. Working together in the classroom will follow the children to the playground where they use their cooperativeness skills in play. Cooperative play is the most social type of play and encourages children to interact and play to achieve a common goal. While engaged in cooperative play, children will form friendships among their peers. These friendships are the

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