Write an essay (suggested length of 23 pages) which describes common social needs of children. Incorporate the following aspects:A. Describe at least three skills or personal capabilities that contribute to positive social development in a wide range of lifes social roles and responsibilities.
B. Describe at least two qualities of a family environment that contribute to the development of the skills or capabilities you identified in A.
C. Describe at least one quality of a family environment that may inhibit the development of the skills or capabilities you identified in A.
D. Describe at least two qualities of a classroom environment that contribute to the development of the skills or capabilities you identified in A.
E. Describe at least one quality of a classroom environment that may inhibit the development of the skills or capabilities you identified in A.
F. Incorporate supportive evidence from the theory of Erik Erickson, Abraham Maslow, Maurice Elias, or another social development theorist.
G. Provide in-text citations of at least two resources in APA format.
There are a number of common social-emotional skills that children need to cultivate as they grow, learn, and mature that will contribute to their positive social development. In the booklet, Academic and social-emotional learning, Maurice Elias describes a set of skills that The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning has identified that underlie effective performance of a wide range of social roles and life tasks. (Elias 2003) In this essay, I will describe three of these skills and the potential positive and negative impacts that family and classroom environments can have on their development.
The first skill or capability is to Care for others. (Elias 2003) This skill is influenced through the development of pro-social behaviors - defined as voluntary actions toward others such as caring, sharing, comforting, and cooperation. (Slavin 2009) Pro-social skills are important for children to acquire as they influence the development of empathy and respect for self and others, an appreciation for diversity within society, and essentially how a person interacts with their peers and society. These social skills are developed through interactions with family, relatives, and peers as a child or adolescent matures. They can also be taught through coaching in school if not learned adequately in the home environment. The second skill or capability is to Know yourself and others. (Elias 2003) This skill is influenced through the development of self-esteem. This characteristic is how a child or adolescent values themselves, their abilities, and their achievements. Inter-related with self-esteem is the characteristic of self-concept. This is how a child or adolescent perceives their own strengths, weaknesses, abilities, attitudes, and values. (Slavin 2009) These two traits are strongly influenced by both family and school experiences. As they...