Child and Adolescent Development

Research a journal article on self-concept and self-esteem, summarize the article and use that information along with your course readings to respond to the following.

  • How can culture, ethnicity, and race influence self-esteem and self-concept?
  • How can parental divorce impact the development of self-esteem in middle childhood? Would child outcomes, including physical health and social functioning, differ depending on the level of hostility and tension between parents?
  • Adolescence is often referred to as a time of increased stress. Do you believe there are certain periods in life that are relatively stress free or stressful? Do people of all ages experience stress? How do stressors differ by age?

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION
In a 3-4 page double-spaced document, succinctly and clearly reflect on your experiences parenting your “virtual child.” Be sure to make references to course concepts whenever appropriate.
Section I – What Went Right/Wrong? (approximately 1-2 pages)
Reflect on your child’s experiences growing up. Describe in detail one thing that you believe positively influenced AND one thing that negatively influencedyour child’s development as they were growing up. In your role as a parent and/or an informed professional in the field of child & adolescent development, be sure to use appropriate terminology & concepts of development in your description about these experiences (and the impact of these experiences) on your child’s learning & development. A strong paper will incorporate theoretical perspectives and concepts which are directly applicable to the specific experience. In addition, a strong paper will illustrate that the author has a strong command/understanding of specific relevant concepts of child & adolescent development.
 Section II – Advice & Informed Suggestions (approximately 2 pages)
Reflect on your overall experiences in this class including your experiences as a virtual parent/parent. What have you gained from this semester experience learning about the physical, social, and cognitive development of children & adolescentsIn terms of your personal & professional life, in what ways has this impacted you? In what ways do you feel you will be able to use what you have learned/gained? In what ways do you expect you will use content gained from the course? A strong paper will provide in-depth, meaningful ways the course content is relevant to one’s personal & professional life.

Text book : The Developing Person: Childhood through Adolescence 9th ed

MLA format please.

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